The Bafta award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema goes to producer Tessa Ross.
Quentin Tarantino thanked his actors for doing a "bang-up job with my dialogue" in his acceptance speech.
His screenplay for Django Unchained has attracted criticism for its liberal use of racial insults and Tarantino thanked his backers for standing by what he described as "a hot potato" film.
West London born Dame Helen Mirren is nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in Hitchcock - playing the wife of the famous filmmaker.
Dame Helen Mirren said she was "delighted" to have been nominated for Best Actress for her performance as Alma Reville in Hitchcock.
The latest 007 film Skyfall secured eight nominations, including nods for Dame Judi Dench and Javier Bardem: