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Brave nominated for Bafta

Brave, the Pixar film featuring a host of Scottish actors' voices, has today been nominated in the best animated film category of the Baftas.

The movie, which has been hailed for its benefit for Scottish tourism, is also tipped to be mentioned in the Oscars nominee list, which will be unveiled tomorrow.

Set in the Highlands, Brave follows the heroic journey of Merida, voiced by Kelly Macdonald. Other actors involved include Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane.

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

Glasgow-based film maker Johnny Barrington was also nominated for a Bafta in the Short Film category, for his film Tumult. 

Read more on the Baftas in Phil Miller's State of the Arts blog

Javier Bardem's performance as Bond villain Raoul Silva in Skyfall has been recognised with a Bafta nomination.

The Spanish star has been named on the shortlist for the Best Supporting Actor award along with other big names including Tommy Lee Jones.

His Bond co-star, Dame Judi Dench, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as spy master M in the same film, which has a total of eight nominations.

She will face competition from Anne Hathaway who is nominated for her role in the big screen version of Les Miserables.

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 film-maker.

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.

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.

 

 

Here is a full list of the contenders for the film Baftas:

 

:: Best Film

Argo

Les Miserables

Life Of Pi

Lincoln

Zero Dark Thirty

 

:: Outstanding British Film

Anna Karenina

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Miserables

Seven Psychopaths

Skyfall

 

:: Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Bart Layton, Dimitro Doganis - The Imposter

David Morris, Jacqui Morris - McCullin

Dexter Fletcher, Danny King - Wild Bill

James Bobin - The Muppets

Tina Gharavi - I Am Nasrine

 

:: Film Not in the English Language

Amour

Headhunters

The Hunt

Rust And Bone

Untouchable

 

:: Documentary

The Imposter

Marley

McCullin

Searching For Sugar Man

West Of Memphis

 

:: Animated Film

Brave

Frankenweenie

Paranorman

 

:: Director

Michael Haneke - Amour

Ben Affleck - Argo

Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained

Ang Lee - Life Of Pi

Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty

 

:: Original Screenplay

Michael Haneke - Amour

Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained

Paul Thomas Anderson - The Master

Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola - Moonrise Kingdom

Mark Boal - Zero Dark Thirty

 

:: Adapted Screenplay

Chris Terrio - Argo

Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin - Beasts Of The Southern Wild

David Magee - Life Of Pi

Tony Kushner - Lincoln

David O Russell - Silver Linings Playbook

 

:: Leading Actor

Ben Affleck - Argo

Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln

Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables

Joaquin Phoenix - The Master

 

:: Leading Actress

Emmanuelle Riva - Amour

Helen Mirren - Hitchcock

Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook

Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty

Marion Cotillard - Rust And Bone

 

:: Supporting Actor

Alan Arkin - Argo

Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

Javier Bardem - Skyfall

Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master

Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln

 

:: Supporting Actress

Amy Adams - The Master

Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables

Helen Hunt - The Sessions

Judi Dench - Skyfall

Sally Field - Lincoln

 

:: Original Music

Anna Karenina

Argo

Life Of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

 

:: Cinematography

Anna Karenina

Les Miserables

Life Of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

 

:: Editing

Argo

Django Unchained

Life Of Pi

Skyfall

Zero Dark Thirty

 

:: Production Design

Anna Karenina

Les Miserables

Life Of Pi

Lincoln

Skyfall

 

:: Costume Design

Anna Karenina

Great Expectations

Les Miserables

Lincoln

Snow White And The Huntsman

 

:: Make-up and Hair

Anna Karenina

Hitchcock

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Miserables

Lincoln

 

:: Sound

Django Unchained

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Les Miserables

Life Of Pi

Skyfall

 

:: Special Visual Effects

The Dark Night Rises

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Life Of Pi

Marvel Avengers Assemble

Prometheus

 

:: Short Animation

Here To Fall

I'm Fine Thanks

The Making Of Longbird

 

:: Short Film

The Curse

Good Night

Swimmer

Tumult

The Voorman Problem

 

:: THE EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

Elizabeth Olsen

Andrea Riseborough

Suraj Sharma

Juno Temple

Alicia Vikander

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