George Clooney & Meryl Streep lead BAFTA nominations

The pair bagged Best Actor and Best Actress awards respectively…

After their success at Sunday’s glittering Golden Globe awards, Meryl Streep and George Clooney look set to continue their winning streak at the BAFTAs, after being nominated for prestigious best actress and actor prizes.

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Meryl Streep’s historical hit The Iron Lady was also named in three further categories, garnering nods for Best Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay and Hair & Make-up, while George Clooney was also featured in the Best Director category.

But this year’s golden pair face stiff competition.

Meryl will go up against Michelle Williams, Viola Davis, Tilda Swinton and Berenice Bejo in the race for Best Actress.

Meanwhile, George Clooney is once again head to head with best pal Brad Pitt, Shame star Michael Fassbender, Gary Oldman and Jean Dujardin.

Once again, runaway hit The Artist swept the board overall, garnering an amazing 12 nods, including Best Film and Best Director.

Earlier this month, the BAFTA Rising Star nominees were announced as Adam Deacon, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth and Chris O’Dowd.

The only gong voted for solely by the British public, the Orange Wednesday’s Rising Star Award, last year’s Rising Star award went to Tom Hardy, with other previous recipients including James McAvoy, Eva Green and Shia Lebeouf.

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BAFTA NOMINATIONS: THE FULL LIST

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