The BAFTA 2013 nominees includes an array of American talent including Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence
The BAFTA nominations for 2013 have been announced, and while they are very much a British institution, this year it’s the very best of American acting talent who dominate the shortlist.
With an incredible year of cinematic offerings from Hollywood it’s hardly surprising that the likes of Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) and Jessica Chastain made it into the Leading Actress category and they weren’t alone. Following rather fashionably behind are Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) and Amy Adams (The Master) who received nods for Supporting Actress.
But it’s not just the girls who are flying the flag for the US, Ben Affleck (Argo) and Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) made it into the Leading Actor shortlist while Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master) and Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) feature in the Supporting Actor line up.
In true British form our homegrown talent has also been honoured with Helen Mirren (Hitchock) and Judi Dench (Skyfall) also featuring in the BAFTA roll call. While Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone) and Javier Bardem (Skyfall) also make BAFTA nominee appearances.
While the stars dream of going home with the glittering gong, Life of Pi is already warming up its hand having been nominated for nine awards but, if it hopes to dominate the night, it has some fierce competition from Skyfall, which is shortlisted for eight awards, and Les Miserables, which received seven nominations.
The BAFTA 2013 leading and supporting actor and actress nominations are:
Ben Affleck (Argo)
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln)
Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
Emmanuel Riva (Amour)
Alan Arkin (Argo)
Javier Bardem (Skyfall)
Philip Senior Hoffman (The Master)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Amy Adams (The Master)
Judi Dench (Skyfall)
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
The 2013 EE BAFTA nominations were unveiled by Jeremy Irvine and Alice Eve this morning and the ceremony will take place on 10 February at the Royal Opera House.
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