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The Artist, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, My Week With Marilyn, The Iron Lady

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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.

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.

The Descendants,The Artist, My Week With Marilyn,

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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:

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

Outstanding British Film
My Week With Marilyn
Senna
Shame
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)
Coriolanus,
Ralph Fiennes (Director)
Submarine
, Richard Ayoade (Director/Writer)
Tyrannosaur
, Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)

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

Documentary
George Harrison: Living In The Material World
Project Nim
Senna

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

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
Hugo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

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

Editing
The Artist
Drive
Hugo
Senna
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy

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

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

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

Sound
The Artist
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Hilliker
Hugo
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
Hugo
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
War Horse

Short Animation
Abuelas
Bobby Yeah
A Morning Stroll

Short Film
Chalk
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