The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have announced their nominations for the 2011 BAFTA Awards (the British equivalent of the Oscars). While The Social Network is busy dominating awards circles on this side of the Atlantic, it looks like (unsurprisingly) The King’s Speech is going to clean up at the BAFTAs. The film received 14 nominations including Best Picture and Outstanding British Film. The Social Network still managed to pick up 6 nominations including Best Picture. Also in the Best Picture race: Black Swan (12 nominations), True Grit (8 nominations), and Inception (9 nominations). Other great films getting some love from the BAFTAs included Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop (1 nomination) and Chris Morris’ Four Lions (2 nominations).
Hit the jump for a full list of the nominations. Winners will be announced on February 13th.
The longlists for the British Academy Film Awards have been released, and The King’s Speech and Black Swan lead with 15 entries each. Inception and Made in Dagenham garnered 14 entries apiece, while The Social Network conjured up 13. While this is not the list of nominees for the BAFTA’s, the longlists narrow each field down to 15 entries and provide a peek into what the academy members are thinking by unveiling which five entries in each category obtained the most votes.
The BAFTA’s, which are often considered the “British Oscars”, will unveil their list of nominees on January 18th, with the award ceremony set to take place on February 13th. Hit the jump to see who made the cut in the longlists of each category.
A slew of release dates and release date changes were announced today. Movies getting their release date changed are the animated films Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom (May 27th, 2011 to May 26th) and Rango (March 18th, 2011 to March 4th).
Getting release date announcements are The Company Men (Oct. 22nd), David O. Russell’s The Fighter (Dec. 10th), Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist (Dec. 25th), Mike Leigh’s Another Year (Dec. 29th), Made in Dagenham (Nov. 19th), Stephen Frears’ Tamara Drewe (Oct. 8th), and the remake of Fright Night (Oct. 7, 2011). Hit the jump for details on all of these films.