Eight Bafta nominations for Skyfall, as Lincoln leads the way

08:44 09 January 2013

Dame Judi Dench has been nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Skyfall. File picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Dame Judi Dench has been nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Skyfall. File picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Bond stars Javier Bardem and Dame Judi Dench have been nominated for Baftas, although the latest film in the series misses out on a nomination for best film.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the shortlist of nominations for its annual awards this morning.

Dame Judi is in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role as spy master M in the Bond film Skyfall, and faces competition from actresses including Anne Hathaway, who is nominated for her role in the big screen version of Les Miserables.

Javier Bardem, who plays Bond villain Raoul Silva is on the shortlist for Best Supporting Actor.

Skyfall has been nominated in eight categories, although misses out on the shortlist for Best Film.

Daniel Day-Lewis is nominated for the Best Actor award for his performance in the title role of Lincoln - Steven Spielberg’s biopic of the US president who led his country through the civil war.

He is up against stars including Ben Affleck and Hathaway’s co-star Hugh Jackman.

Dame Helen Mirren is nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in Hitchcock - playing the wife of the famous filmmaker.

Skyfall is also nominated for Outstanding British Film and Original Music - a nod to Adele who provided the hit Bond theme of the same name.

The film also picks up nods for Cinematography, Editing, Production Design and Sound.

Spielberg’s Lincoln leads the field with 10 nominations, with nine each for Les Miserables and Life Of Pi.

Quentin Tarantino is nominated for Director and Original Screenplay for his western Django Unchained and one of its stars, Christoph Waltz, is nominated for Supporting Actor.

TV star Dexter Fletcher is nominated for an Outstanding Debut award - with his co-writer Danny King - for their work on Wild Bill.

The award for best film sees Lincoln and Les Miserables up against Affleck’s Argo, Life Of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty - the story of the manhunt for Osama bin Laden.

Les Miserables is also in with a chance to win Outstanding British Film along with Anna Karenina, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Seven Psychopaths and the latest Bond.

Affleck could walk away with two of the night’s biggest prizes after he was nominated for Best Director and Best Actor for his work on Argo - a thriller set during the Iran hostage crisis.

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