January 20, 2010

BAFTA Announces Tomorrow

BAFTA will name the nominees tomorrow. Will this influence voters? Maybe those stragglers that still have not sent in their ballots and word from the grapevine is that some are having trouble coming up with ten.

Expected to make a strong showing, Lone Scherfig's An Education and probably Tom Ford's A Single Man. Neill Blomkamp's District 9 is also a very good bet at a strong showing which may lock up his tenth spot.

What are some of your predictions? Here are some of mine.

Best Picture: District 9, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Up in the Air
Best Director: Jane Campion (Bright Star), Neill Blomkamp (District 9), Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (A Serious Man), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air)
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Damned United, Fantastic Mr. Fox, In the Loop, Let the Right One In, Up in the Air
Best Original Screenplay: Bright Star, Broken Embraces, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, It's Complicated
Lead Actor: Ben Whishaw (Bright Star), Colin Firth (A Single Man), George Clooney (Up in the Air), Peter Capaldi (In the Loop), Michael Sheen (The Damned United)
Lead Actress: Audrey Tautou (Coco avant Chanel), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria), Marion Cotillard (Nine), Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia)
Supporting Actor: Alfred Molina (An Education), Christian McKay (Me & Orson Welles), Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), Christopher Plummer (The Last Station), Stanley Tucci (Julie & Julia)
Supporting Actress: Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air), Anne-Marie Duff (Nowhere Boy), Julianne Moore (A Single Man), Mo'Nique (Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire), Rosamund Pike (An Education)


  1. surprised not to see avatar on your list, but glad it made it in 7 categories

  2. I think its high time Mr. Davis accepts the fact the Avatar is gonna win the Best Picture at the Oscars.

    The weird thing here is I see not even a single Avatar nomination prediction here but it topped the list (along with The Hurt Locker and An Education) and got 8 BAFTA Nominations

  3. I wouldn't be surprised if James Cameron stood there holding Oscar for best movie, looks like passion project is paying it's way off :-) BAFTA was the scary part for me with AVATAR, but looks like they love it too :-)