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‘King’s Speech’ reigns at BAFTA

'Black Swan,' 'Inception' also frontrunners

The monarchy still reigns supreme in Blighty, as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts unveiled its shortlist Tuesday with 14 nominations for “The King’s Speech,” including best film, director and actor.

“Black Swan” followed with nominations in 12 categories, including film, director and actress, while Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” garnered nine noms including film, original screenplay and director.

True Grit” and “127 Hours” took eight noms each, while “The Social Network” saw a more modest six noms.

Pics up for top film are “Black Swan,” “Inception,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network” and “True Grit.”

Javier Bardem’s turn as a conflicted man with cancer in “Biutiful” earned him a nomination for actor, joining Jeff Bridges (“True Grit”), James Franco (“127 Hours”), Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) and Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”) in the category.

Natalie Portman’s portrayal of a paranoid ballerina in “Black Swan” impressed BAFTA members as she and Annette Bening (“The Kids Are All Right”), Julianne Moore (“The Kids Are All Right”), Noomi Rapace (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) and young Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) battle it out for lead actress.

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In the British film category are “127 Hours,” “Another Year,” “Four Lions,” “The King’s Speech” and “Made in Dagenham.”

Chris Morris’ jihad comedy “Four Lions” is also nominated for debut by a British writer, director or producer, alongside Gareth Edwards’ “Monsters,” Clio Barnard’s “The Arbor,” Banksy’s docu “Exit Through the Gift Shop” and Nick Whitfield’s “Skeletons.”

In the foreign-language film category are Mexico-Spain co-production “Biutiful,” Sweden’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” Italy’s “I Am Love,” Gaul’s “Of Gods and Men” and Argentina’s “The Secret in their Eyes.”

“The Fighter” received three noms for original screenplay, supporting actor (Christian Bale) and supporting actress (Amy Adams).

The awards will be given out at a ceremony Feb. 13 in London.

After the announcements, which were presented by Brit thesps Dominic Cooper (“An Education”) and Talulah Riley (“St. Trinian’s”), industryites buzzed that it was an unsurprising but strong list this year.

“I would have to say that these nominations are what I would have expected in pretty much every department,” said producer and deputy chairman of the BAFTA film committee Nik Powell. “In terms of diversity and strength, it’s a very solid nominations list.”

2010 BAFTA NOMINATIONS

BEST FILM
“Black Swan,” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin
“Inception,” Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan
“The King’s Speech,” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
“The Social Network,” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Cean Chaffin
“True Grit,” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

DIRECTOR
“127 Hours,” Danny Boyle
“Black Swan,” Darren Aronofsky
“Inception,” Christopher Nolan
“The King’s Speech,” Tom Hooper
“The Social Network,” David Fincher

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Black Swan,” Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John McLaughlin
“The Fighter,” Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
“Inception,” Christopher Nolan
“The Kids Are All Right,” Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
“The King’s Speech,” David Seidler

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“127 Hours,” Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel
“The Social Network,” Aaron Sorkin
“Toy Story 3,” Michael Arndt
“True Grit,” Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

LEADING ACTOR
Javier Bardem, “Biutiful”
Jeff Bridges, “True Grit”
Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
James Franco, “127 Hours”

LEADING ACTRESS
Annette Bening, “The Kids Are All Right”
Julianne Moore, “The Kids Are All Right”
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
Noomi Rapace, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network”
Pete Postlethwaite, “The Town”
Mark Ruffalo, “The Kids Are All Right”
Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, “The Fighter”
Helena Bonham Carter, “The King’s Speech”
Barbara Hershey, “Black Swan”
Lesley Manville, “Another Year”
Miranda Richardson, “Made in Dagenham”

ORIGINAL MUSIC
“127 Hours,” Ar Rahman
“Alice in Wonderland,” Danny Elfman
“How to Train Your Dragon,” John Powell
“Inception,” Hans Zimmer
“The King’s Speech,” Alexandre Desplat

CINEMATOGRAPHY
“127 Hours,” Anthony Dod Mantle, Enrique Chediak
“Black Swan,” Matthew Libatique
“Inception,” Wally Pfister
“The King’s Speech,” Danny Cohen
“True Grit,” Roger Deakins

EDITING
“127 Hours,” Jon Harris
“Black Swan,” Andrew Weisblum
“Inception,” Lee Smith
“The King’s Speech,” Tariq Anwar
“The Social Network,” Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter

PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Alice in Wonderland,” Robert Stromberg, Karen O’Hara
“Black Swan,” Therese Deprez, Tora Peterson
“Inception,” Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat
“The King’s Speech,” Eve Stewart, Judy Farr
“True Grit,” Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

COSTUME DESIGN
“Alice in Wonderland,” Colleen Atwood
“Black Swan,” Amy Westcott
“The King’s Speech,” Jenny Beavan
“Made in Dagenham,” Louise Stjernsward
“True Grit,” Mary Zophres

SOUND
“127 Hours,” Glenn Freemantle, Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Steven C. Laneri, Douglas Cameron
“Black Swan,” Ken Ishii, Craig Henighan, Dominick Tavella
“Inception,” Richard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, Ed Novick
“The King’s Speech,” John Midgley, Lee Walpole, Paul Hamblin
“True Grit,” Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, Peter F. Kurland, Douglas Axtell

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
“Alice in Wonderland,” Nominees TBC
“Black Swan,” Dan Schrecker
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” Tim Burke, John Richardson, Nicolas Ait’hadi, Christian Manz
“Inception,” Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Bebb
“Toy Story 3,” Nominees TBC

MAKE UP AND HAIR
“Alice in Wonderland,” Nominees TBC
“Black Swan,” Judy Chin, Geordie Sheffer
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin
“The King’s Speech,” Frances Hannon
“Made in Dagenham,” Lizzie Yianni Georgiou

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
“Biutiful,” Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jon Kilik, Fernando Bovaira
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” Soren Stærmose, Niels Arden Oplev
“I Am Love,” Luca Guadagnino, Francesco Melzi D’Eril, Marco Morabito, Massimiliano Violante
“Of Gods and Men,” Xavier Beauvois
“The Secret in Their Eyes,” Mariela Besuievsky, Juan Jose Campanella

ANIMATED FILM
“Despicable Me,” Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
“How to Train Your Dragon,” Chris Sanders, Dean Deblois
“Toy Story 3,” Lee Unkrich

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
“127 Hours,” Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, Christian Colson, John Smithson
“Another Year,” Mike Leigh, Georgina Lowe
“Four Lions,” Chris Morris, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Mark Herbert, Derrin Schlesinger
“The King’s Speech,” Tom Hooper, David Seidler, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
“Made in Dagenham,” Nigel Cole, William Ivory, Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
The Arbor,” Clio Barnard (director), Tracy O’Riordan (producer)
“Exit Through the Gift Shop,” Banksy (director), Jaimie D’Cruz (producer)
“Four Lions,” Chris Morris (director/writer)
“Monsters,” Gareth Edwards (director/writer)
“Skeletons,” Nick Whitfield (director/writer)

SHORT ANIMATION
“The Eagleman,” Stag Michael Please
“Matter Fisher,” David Prosser
“Thursday,” Matthias Hoegg

SHORT FILM
“Connect,” Samuel Abrahams, Beau Gordon
“Lin,” Piers Thompson, Simon Hessel
“Rite,” Michael Pearce, Ross Mckenzie
“Turning,” Karni Arieli, Saul Freed, Alison Sterling, Kat Armour-Brown
“Until the River Runs Red,” Paul Wright, Poss Kondeatis

THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD (VOTED FOR BY THE PUBLIC)
Gemma Arterton
Andrew Garfield
Tom Hardy
Aaron Johnson
Emma Stone

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