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    The Artist Keeps Trucking Toward Oscar With BAFTA Nomination Domination—Who Else Made the Cut?

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    For a silent film, The Artist sure is making a lot of noise this awards season.

    Fresh off its domination of Sunday's Golden Globes, the film was the most-nominated flick today at the Orange British Academy Film Awards (aka the BAFTAs aka the British Oscars) with a whopping 12 nominations.

    U.K.'s homegrown Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was next up with 11 BAFTA nominations, followed by Martin Scorseses Hugo with nine, My Week With Marilyn with six, and The Help and War Horse, which earned five nominations apiece.

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    In addition to its Best Film nomination, The Artist also notched Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Sound Design (oh, those Brits and their irony) and a handful of technical nods, along with Director, Leading Actor and Leading Actress nods for Michel Hazanavicius, Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, respectively. (Uggie, however, was snubbed.)

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, meanwhile, just about matched The Artist nod for nod, tallying  Best Film, Outstanding British Film (a lock if ever there was one), Adapted Screenplay, a host of technical noms, and Director and Leading Actor bids for Tomas Alfredson and Gary Oldman.

    Rounding out the Best Film category are The Descendants, The Help and the lone surprise, Drive.

    See? Not even the British can deny the allure of Ryan Gosling. Er, except when it comes to nominations. While the film's director, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Supporting Actress Carey Mulligan scored nods for their work, Gosling's name wasn't called out.

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    But George Clooney's was, and The Descendants star is up against a familiar roster: Moneyball's Brad Pitt, Shame's Michael Fassbender (so censors, get ready to bleep that acceptance speech), Dujardin and Oldman.

    As for the actresses, Marilyn Monroe channeler extraordinaire Michelle Williams is unsurprisingly up for Leading Actress, alongside Bejo, The Help's Viola Davis, The Iron Lady's Meryl Streep (guess they didn't mind her trampling on their history, after all) and We Need to Talk About Kevin's Tilda Swinton.

    The Adventures of Tintin, Arthur Christmas and Rango are the Animated Film nominees. Other notable nominations include War Horse, up for five, Bridesmaids, which scored two nods, one for Original Screenplay for Kristen Wiig and one for Supporting Actress for woman of the hour Melissa McCarthy.

    The nominations for the audience-voted Orange Rising Star Awards were already released last week. The winners in all categories will be announced at the Stephen Fry-hosted ceremony, taking place Feb. 12 in London.

    Here's the complete list of nominations:

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    Best Film
    The Artist
    The Descendants
    The Help
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Outstanding British Film
    My Week With Marilyn
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    We Need To Talk About Kevin

    Outstanding Debut by A British Writer, Director Or Producer
    Attack The Block
    , Joe Cornish (Director/Writer)
    Black Pond
    , Will Sharpe (Director/Writer), Tom Kingsley (Director), Sarah Brocklehurst (Producer)
    Ralph Fiennes (Director)
    , Richard Ayoade (Director/Writer)
    , Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)

    Film Not In The English Language
    , Denis Villeneuve, Luc Déry, Kim McGraw
    , Wim Wenders, Gian-Piero Ringel
    , François Ozon, Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer
    A Separation, Asghar Farhadi
    The Skin I Live In
    , Pedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodóvar

    George Harrison: Living In The Material World
    Project Nim

    Animated Film
    The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
    Arthur Christmas

    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

    Adapted Screenplay
    The Descendants
    , Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
    The Help
    , Tate Taylor
    The Ides Of March, George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
    Moneyball, Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Bridget O'Connor, Peter Straughan

    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

    Original Music
    The Artist
    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    War Horse

    The Artist
    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    War Horse

    The Artist
    Tinker Tailor Solider Spy

    Production Design
    The Artist
    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    War Horse

    Costume Design
    The Artist
    Jane Eyre
    My Week With Marilyn
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Make Up & Hair
    The Artist
    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2
    The Iron Lady
    My Week With Marilyn

    The Artist
    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    War Horse

    Special Visual Effects
    The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2
    Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
    War Horse

    Short Animation
    Bobby Yeah
    A Morning Stroll

    Short Film
    Mwansa The Great
    Only Sound Remains
    Pitch Black Heist
    Two And Two

    The Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award
    Adam Deacon
    Chris Hemsworth
    Chris O'Dowd
    Eddie Redmayne
    Tom Hiddleston

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