Wednesday, February 17, 2010

BAFTA Orange Nominees Announced


SERIES: Hollywood Guild Awards and Oscars®





The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA®), announced the nominations for their BAFTA Orange Awards recently, honoring the best of 2009 in the UK film industry. Yes, BAFTA is their equivalent of the U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS®), and an Orange Award is equivalent to an Oscar®.

The Los Angeles branch, BAFTA/LA, will host an annual Awards Brunch on Sunday, 21 February 2010. The Buffet Brunch will be followed by the live satellite broadcast from London of the BAFTA gala. You may ask, "What does the British Film and Television Academy (BAFTA) have to do with the U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Academy Awards®?"

The answer to the best of my ability is as follows: 1. Unless you have been living under a box for the last 70 years, or so, you know that the UK is the same as Britain or British, but it is more politically and geographically correct to refer to the area now as the United Kingdom of Great Britian, "UK" for short, combining all countries in the area, including Wales and Ireland. However, the Academy was named long before the area became known as the UK.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA®), announced the nominations for their BAFTA Orange Awards recently, honoring the best of 2009 in the UK film industry. Yes, BAFTA is their equivalent of the U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS®), and an Orange Award is equivalent to an Oscar®.

The Los Angeles branch, BAFTA/LA, will host an annual Awards Brunch on Sunday, 21 February 2010. The Buffet Brunch will be followed by the live satellite broadcast from London of the BAFTA gala. You may ask, "What does the British Film and Television Academy (BAFTA) have to do with the U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Academy Awards®?"

Answer to the best of my ability is as follows: 1. Unless you have been living under a box for the last 70 years, or so, you know that the UK is the same as Britain or British, but it is more politically and geographically correct to refer to the area now as the United Kingdom of Great Britian, "UK" for short, combining all countries in the area, including Wales and Ireland. However, the Academy was named long before the area became known as the UK.

2. Citizens in the UK countries working in the movie industry are most likely to be dual citizens in the USA, and working in the industry in the U.S. Not only that, they are probably voting members of AMPAS, or some Hollywood guild, as well as BAFTA.

3. There is now a Los Angeles Chapter of the BAFTA (BAFTA/LA), and they vote for the BAFTA Awards held in London. Therefore, the bestowal of a BAFTA award, as with a Hollywood guild award, gives us an indication of how the members of those guilds and academies will vote in the Oscar® race. I keep repeating the importance of these guild awards. Are you getting it yet?


BAFTA ORANGE FILM NOMINEES:


Feature Film:
AVATAR
AN EDUCATION
THE HURT LOCKER
PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE
UP IN THE AIR
Outstanding British Film:
AN EDUCATION
FISH TANK
IN THE LOOP
MOON
NOWHERE BOY
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer:
Lucy Bailey, Andrew Thompson, Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock, David Pearson, Directors/Producers – MUGABE and the WHITE AFRICAN
Eran Creevy, Writer/Director – SHIFTY
Stuart Hazeldine, Writer/Director – EXAM
Duncan Jones, Director – Moon
Sam Taylor-Wood, Director – Nowhere Boy

Director:
AVATAR - James Cameron
DISTRICT 9 - Neill Blomkamp
AN EDUCATION - Lone Scherfig
THE HURT LOCKER - Kathryn Bigelow
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS - Quentin Tarantino
Original Screenplay:
THE HANGOVER - Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
THE HURT LOCKER - Mark Boal
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS - Quentin Tarantino
A SERIOUS MAN - Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
UP - Bob Peterson, Pete Docter
Adapted Screenplay:
DISTRICT 9 - Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
AN EDUCATION - Nick Hornby
IN THE LOOP - Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE - Geoffrey Fletcher
UP IN THE AIR - Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner
Film Not in the English Language:
BROKEN EMBRACES - Agust'n Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar
COCO BEFORE CHANEL - Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo, Philippe Carcassonne, Anne Fontaine
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN - Carl Molinder, John Nordling, Tomas Alfredson
A PROPHET - Pascale Caucheteux, Marco Chergui, Alix Raynaud, Jacques Audiard
THE WHITE RIBBON - Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Margaret Menegoz, Michael Haneke
Animated Film:
CORALINE - Henry Selick
FANTASTIC MR FOX - Wes Anderson
UP - Pete Docter
Leading Actor:
Jeff Bridges - CRAZY HEART
George Clooney - UP in the AIR
Colin Firth - A SINGLE MAN
Jeremy Renner - THE HURT LOCKER
Andy Serkis - SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL
Leading Actress:
Carey Mulligan - AN EDUCATION
Saoirse Ronan - THE LOVELY BONES
Gabourey Sidibe - PRECIOUS: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Meryl Streep - JULIE & JULIA
Audrey Tautou - COCO BEFORE CHANEL
Supporting Actor:
ALEC BALDWIN It’s Complicated
CHRISTIAN McKAY Me and Orson Welles
ALFRED MOLINA An Education
STANLEY TUCCI The Lovely Bones
CHRISTOPH WALTZ Inglourious Basterds
Supporting Actress:
ANNE-MARIE DUFF Nowhere Boy
VERA FARMIGA Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick - UP IN THE AIR
Mo'Nique - PRECIOUS: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Kristin Scott Thomas - Nowhere Boy
Music:
AVATAR - James Horner
CRAZY HEART - T-Bone Burnett, Stephen Bruton
FANTASTIC MR FOX - Alexandre Desplat
SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL - Chaz Jankel
UP - Michael Giacchino
Cinematography:
AVATAR - Mauro Fiore
DISTRICT 9 - Trent Opaloch
THE HURT LOCKER - Barry Ackroyd
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS - Robert Richardson
THE ROAD - Javier Aguirresarobe
Editing:
AVATAR - Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, James Cameron
DISTRICT 9 - Julian Clarke
THE HURT LOCKER - Bob Murawski, Chris Innis
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS - Sally Menke
UP IN THE AIR - Dana E. Glauberman
Production Design:
AVATAR - Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, Kim Sinclair
DISTRICT 9 - Philip Ivey, Guy Poltgieter
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE - Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS - Nominees TBC
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS - David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds Wasco
Costume Design:
BRIGHT STAR - Janet Patterson
COCO BEFORE CHANEL - Catherine Leterrier
AN EDUCATION - Odile Dicks-Mireaux
A SINGLE MAN - Arianne Phillips
THE YOUNG VICTORIA - Sandy Powell
Sound:
AVATAR
DISTRICT 9
THE HURT LOCKER
STAR TREK
UP
Special Visual Effects:
AVATAR
DISTRICT 9
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
THE HURT LOCKER
STAR TREK
Make Up & Hair:
COCO BEFORE CHANEL
AN EDUCATION
THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS
NINE
THE YOUNG VICTORIA
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