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BAFTA nominations: The Artist continues to collect

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The Artist vs. Tinker Tailor

The Artist is one step closer to the Oscars. Tuesday morning, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts unveiled their nominees for the 2012 BAFTAs and The Artist came out on top.

The Artist

The Artist can't be stopped. After winning three Golden Globes -- including Best Picture, Comedy or Musical -- the French film is tackling the UK. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (their equivalent to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) has announced their nominees for this year's BAFTA awards.

The Artist leads the pack with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Leading Actor, Leading Actress and Director. But the British thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is nipping at its heels with 11 nominations, including Best Film and Leading Actor for Gary Oldman.

Unfortunately, Tinker Tailor has been ignored by most awards shows, including the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild. But it's finally getting some love on its home turf. The Artist is its biggest competition, so in order to win it has take down that handsome Frenchman and his cute dog.

Here's the complete list of the 2012 BAFTA nominees:

Best Film:

  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • Drive
  • The Help
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Film Not in the English Language:

  • Incendies?
  • Pina
  • ?Potiche
  • ?A Separation?
  • The Skin I Live In

Outstanding British Film:

  • My Week with Marilyn?
  • Senna?
  • Shame?
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • ?We Need to Talk About Kevin

Director:

  • The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
  • Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn
  • Hugo, Martin Scorsese
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lynne Ramsay

Leading Actor:

  • Brad Pitt (Billy Beane), Moneyball
  • Gary Oldman (George Smiley), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • George Clooney (Matt King), The Descendants
  • Jean Dujardin (George Valentin), The Artist
  • Michael Fassbender (Brandon), Shame

Leading Actress:

  • Bérénice Bejo (Peppy Miller), The Artist
  • Meryl Streep (Margaret Thatcher), The Iron Lady
  • Michelle Williams (Marilyn Monroe), My Week with Marilyn
  • Tilda Swinton (Eva), We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Viola Davis (Aibileen Clark), The Help

Supporting Actor:

  • Christopher Plummer (Hal), Beginners
  • Jim Broadbent (Denis Thatcher), The Iron Lady
  • Jonah Hill (Peter Brand), Moneyball
  • Kenneth Branagh (Sir Laurence Olivier), My Week with Marilyn
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (Paul Zara), The Ides of March

Supporting Actress:

  • Carey Mulligan (Irene), Drive
  • Jessica Chastain (Celia Foote), The Help
  • Judi Dench (Dame Sybil Thorndike), My Week with Marilyn
  • Melissa McCarthy (Megan), Bridesmaids
  • Octavia Spencer (Minny Jackson), The Help

Original Screenplay:

  • The Artist
  • Bridesmaids
  • The Guard
  • The Iron Lady
  • Midnight in Paris

Adapted Screenplay:

  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • The Ides of March
  • Moneyball
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Cinematography:

  • The Artist
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • War Horse

Animated Film:

  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Rango

Editing:

  • The Artist
  • Drive
  • Hugo
  • Senna
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Production Design:

  • The Artist
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2
  • Hugo
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • War Horse

Make Up and Hair:

  • The Artist
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2
  • Hugo
  • The Iron Lady
  • My Week with Marilyn

Costume Design:

  • The Artist
  • Hugo
  • Jane Eyre
  • My Week with Marilyn
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Special Visual Effects:

  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2
  • Hugo
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • X-Men: First Class

Documentary:

  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World?
  • Project Nim
  • ?Senna

Sound:

  • The Artist
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2
  • Hugo
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • War Horse

Original Music:

  • The Artist
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

The BAFTA awards will be handed out Feb. 12 in London.

Photo credit: WENN
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