The nominations for the 2011 BAFTAS have been announced with The King’s Speech leading the way with 14 nods.
Black Swan is nominated in 12 categories, Inception has nine nominations and 127 Hours and True Grit are each nominated eight times. The Social Network, which won Best Film at Sunday’s Golden Globes has six nominations.
The Social Network also finds itself in the BAFTA Best Film category, where it will again go head-to-head with Black Swan, The King’s Speech and Inception along with Joel and Ethan Coen’s True Grit.
In the Best Director award, David Fincher will be looking for more success for his work on The Social Network but will face stiff competition from Danny Boyle (127 Hours), Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), Christopher Nolan (Inception) and Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech).
Colin Firth is the hot favourite to pick up Best Actor for his Golden Globe-winning performance in The King’s Speech. He will be up against The Social Network’s Jesse Eisenberg, 127 Hours’ James Franco, True Grit’s Jeff Bridges and Javier Bardem for his role in Biutiful.
In the Best Actress category, Annette Bening and Julianna Moore both get nominated for their roles in comedy The Kids Are All Right, with Globe winner Natalie Portman also nominated for her performance in Black Swan. Noomi Rapace and Hailee Steinfield get nots for their efforts in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and True Grit respectively.
Joining Andrew Garfield and Geoffrey Rush in the Supporting Actor category are Globe winning Brit Christian Bale for The Fighter, Mark Ruffalo for The Kids Are All Right and the late Pete Postlethwaite for his scary performance in Boston crime drama The Town.
In the Supporting Actress category, Amy Adams is nominated for The Fighter, Lesley Manville is nominated for Another Year and Miranda Richardson for Made in Dagenham. Helena Bonham Carter is nominated for her role in The King’s Speech and Barbara Hershey gets a nod for her role in The Black Swan
Jonathan Ross will host the BAFTAS at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on February 14. The show will be broadcast live on BBC1.
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