British Academy Film Awards nominees announced

The 2011 Film Awards Nominees for the Orange British Academy Film Awards were announced today. In the Special Visual Effects category three of five nominated films are the same as will appear in this week’s bake-off for the Oscars, however BAFTA adds Black Swan and Toy Story 3. We believe this is the first time an animated film like Toy Story 3 has been included in a visual effects category.

Special Visual Effects
Alice in Wonderland – Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Sean Phillips, Carey Villegas
Black Swan – Dan Schrecker
Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows Part 1 – Tim Burke, John Richardson, Nicolas Ait’Hadi, Christian Manz
Inception – Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Bebb
Toy Story 3 – Guido Quaroni, Michael Fong, David Ryu

In the Cinematography category the nominated films are very close to those nominated by the American Society of Cinematographers with the exception being a snub for The Social Network and BAFTA adds 127 Hours. It is also notable that most of the nominees originated primarily on film.

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

Complete list of nominees

The Orange British Academy Film Awards take place on Sunday 13 February at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. This is the fourteenth year of Orange’s sponsorship of the Film Awards. The ceremony will be hosted for the fifth year by Jonathan Ross and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One. Red carpet coverage will be hosted by Edith Bowman on BBC Three.

fxguide would like to congratulate all those nominated.