The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has released their long list of nominations for their February 13th awards ceremony. Since they are generally considered the British Oscars, they are more than worth taking note of.
Black Swan and The King’s Speech lead the long list with 15 potential nominations each. Of course, that means very little at this point, as Winona Ryder (Black Swan) and Guy Pearce (The King’s Speech) will almost certainly not make it to the short list.
Five actors nabbed two long list nominations: Leonardo Dicaprio (Inception and Shutter Island), Gemma Arterton (The Disappearance of Alice Creed and Tamara Drewe), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network and Never Let Me Go), Rosamund Pike (Barney’s Version and Made in Dagenham), and Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech and Alice in Wonderland). The interesting part is that it is very possible that none of those five will make it to the short list. Nothing is written in stone just yet.
You can find the BAFTAs long list here.
The official nominations will be released on January 18th.