9 Things We've Learned From The Nominations For The 2013 BAFTA Awards

09 January 2013 by

January's sole redeeming feature is that it marks the start of Awards Season. This is a golden time, when going to the cinema is regarded as more high brow that going to see some free jazz. There are, however, a lot of films to see, many upwards of 200 minutes long and not-in-English. To save you time, Grazia Daily have compiled a list of Things We've Learned About The BAFTA Nominations. Feel free to print off and laminate to ensure you stay top of your game in the pub this weekend...

1. Daniel Day-Lewis will never not be nominated for an award...

Ever. Even if he stars in dull histori-dramas like Lincoln.

2. Ben Affleck has come a long way since Bounce...

See: Best Director for Argo, a film so completely absurd were it not based on a real life event.

3. The swiftest route to a nomination?

Make sure your film is over 200 minutes long. Hi, Lincoln and The Master who BAFTA nominated partly for work ethic. They’re good like that...

4. Unless you’re The Hobbit...

For which neither length, nor budget nor even casting will save you. Great make-up though, guys.

5. Bond films will forever be overlooked...

Major props to Javier and Judi for their nominations, but newcomer director Sam Mendes didn’t get a look in. And his direction was good.

6. Dexter Fletcher, who’s up for an Outstanding Debut BAFTA for Wild Bill, might be a fine director...

But for many of us, he will always be Spike #PressGang #Forever

7. Many of this year’s best films were foreign...

See: Rust and Bone, Amour and Headhunters. Sadly this means they’ve been crammed into a single category.

8. What some of last year’s films lacked in content, they made up for in hype...

Which explains why Marvel Avengers Assemble and Prometheus were nominated solely for best visual effects.

9. The most exciting category is still the 'Rising Star' one...

Elizabeth Olsen, Andrea Riseborough, Suraj Sharma, Juno Temple, Alicia Vikander. SCREAM. Plus, it’s a public vote – vote now, readers!

 


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