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‘The Artist’ Scores 12 BAFTA Nominations

"The Artist" director Michel Hazanavicius. GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The hit silent movie The Artist continues to gain momentum heading to the Academy Awards.  It won three Golden Globe Awards Sunday, and on Monday it picked up a leading 12 nominations for this year’s British Academy Film Awards, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy is nominated in 11 BAFTA categories.  Hugo received nine nominations, while The Help and War Horse picked up five nods each.

The British film awards are considered a barometer for the upcoming Academy Awards.  The BAFTA trophies will be handed out on Feb. 12 in London.

Here’s a rundown of the nominees in several BAFTA categories:

BEST FILM
The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Help
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

ANIMATED FILM
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of The Unicorn
Arthur Christmas
Rango


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

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids, Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig
The Guard, John Michael McDonagh
The Iron Lady, Abi Morgan
Midnight In Paris, Woody Allen

LEADING ACTOR
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Michael Fassbender, Shame

LEADING ACTRESS
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Viola Davis, The Help

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Jim Broadbent, The Iron Lady
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Ides of March

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Carey Mulligan, Drive
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Judi Dench, My Week with Marilyn
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer, The Help

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