My Thoughts on the 2013 BAFTA nominations

So it’s that time of year again to give my thoughts on the BAFTA nominations released. As usual, my thoughts will be shown in the Will Win, Should Win and Missing sections and I will be discounting the short film nominations. With that out the way, let’s dive in.
Best Film:
Will Win: Zero Dark Thirty
Should Win: Argo/Lincoln
Missing: The Dark Knight Rises/Avengers Assemble/Looper/Moonrise Kingdom

Best British Film:
Will Win: Les Miserables
Should Win: Skyfall
Missing: Sightseers/Berberian Sound Studio

Best Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer:
Will Win: Bart Layton and Dimitri Doganis – The Imposter
Should Win: Bart Layton and Dimitri Doganis – The Imposter/James Bobin – The Muppets
Missing: Alice Lowe and Steve Oram – Sightseers

Best Foreign Language Film:
Will Win: Amour
Should Win: Amour/Rust and Bone/The Hunt
Missing: The Raid

Best Documentary:
Will Win: The Imposter
Should Win: The Imposter/West of Memphis/Searching for Sugar Man
Missing: You’ve Been Trumped

Best Animated Film:
Will Win: Frankenweenie
Should Win: Frankenweenie
Missing: The Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists

Best Director:
Will Win: Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty
Should Win: Ben Affleck – Argo/Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
Missing: Christopher Nolan – The Dark Knight Rises/Joss Whedon – Avengers Assemble/Rian Johnson – Looper/Wes Anderson – Moonrise Kingdom/Steven Spielberg – Lincoln/Peter Strickland – Berberian Sound Studio

Best Original Screenplay:
Will Win: Django Unchained
Should Win: Django Unchained/Moonrise Kingdom
Missing: Sightseers/Looper/The Cabin in the Woods

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Will Win: Lincoln
Should Win: Lincoln/Argo
Missing: The Dark Knight Rises/Avengers Assemble

Best Actor:
Will Win: Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Should Win: Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Missing: Toby Jones – Berberian Sound Studio/Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Looper/Martin Freeman – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Actress:
Will Win: Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Should Win: Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty/Emmanuelle Riva – Amour/Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone
Missing: Alice Lowe – Sightseers

Best Supporting Actor:
Will Win: Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Should Win: Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln/Javier Bardem – Skyfall
Missing: Mark Ruffalo – Avengers Assemble/Michael Fassbender – Prometheus/John Goodman – Argo/Andy Serkis – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Supporting Actress:
Will Win: Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
Should Win: Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables/Judi Dench – Skyfall
Missing: Maggie Smith – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Best Original Music:
Will Win: Lincoln
Should Win: Skyfall
Missing: The Muppets

Best Editing:
Will Win: Skyfall
Should Win: Argo/Skyfall
Missing: Avengers Assemble/Looper/The Raid

Best Production Design:
Will Win: Les Miserables
Should Win: Les Miserables/Anna Karenina
Missing: Dark Shadows/Berberian Sound Studio/Moonrise Kingdom/The Cabin in the Woods/Avengers Assemble/The Dark Knight Rises/The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Costume Design:
Will Win: Les Miserables
Should Win: Anna Karenina/Les Miserables
Missing: Mirror, Mirror/Avengers Assemble/Dark Shadows/The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Make-Up:
Will Win: Hitchcock
Should Win: Hitchcock/The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Missing: Cloud Atlas (although it may not be out in time for the BAFTA voters to have seen it)

Best Sound:
Will Win: Les Miserables
Should Win: Skyfall/The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Missing: Berberian Sound Studio

Best Visual Effects:
Will Win: Life of Pi
Should Win: All the films nominated deserve to win
Missing: None

EE Rising Star Award:
Will Win: Juno Temple
Should Win: Andrea Riseborough/Juno Temple/Elizabeth Olsen
Missing: Chloe Grace Moretz/Elle Fanning/Dane DeHaan/Alice Lowe

So this year’s nominations were a pretty good batch overall, I’m really looking forward to seeing what will win this year. It’s a lot harder to predict the BAFTA winners than the Oscar winners so I’m guessing I could be wrong about a few of these award. Still we’ll find out the winners of February 10th.

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