BAFTA nominees unveiled

The British Film and Television Academy's (BAFTA) British Film Awards have announced their 2013 nominees.

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Daniel Day Lewis front runner for a best actor BAFTA

British actor Daniel Day Lewis is the front runner for a best actor BAFTA - for his role as America's civil war president, Abraham Lincoln. The film got ten nominations. Les Miserables got nine. The Bond film Skyfall got eight - though not one for 007 himself, Daniel Craig.

ITV News correspondent Nina Nannar looks at what this might tell us about the Oscar nominations, which are due out tomorrow:


Les Mis director 'thrilled' for stars' Bafta nominations

Director Tom Hooper said he was thrilled for both Jackman and Hathaway.

I'm thrilled to see Hugh being Bafta-nominated. He really carried this picture from first round to the last, and gives it an incredible emotional through line.I was staggered when I worked with him, the understanding of the human condition that he brought particularly to the older years of Jean Valjean. He's only in his early 40s and doesn't have the life experience of this character and when he gets to the end of the film and his declining days, his understanding of that moment is so powerful. I'm really pleased to see him honoured.

With Anne, this song she sings - I Dreamed A Dream - continues to knock people out. People keep being amazed by her performance and having such strong emotional reactions to it. She's so gifted and people weep for the character.I am definitely disappointed but I am consoled that Steven Spielberg woke up to the same news this morning. I feel like I'm in good company if I'm with him.

'Surprise' that Les Mis director missed out on nomination

Tim Bevan, who produced Les Miserables, said he was "surprised" director Tom Hooper did not receive a nomination.

We're very proud of the film. We're somewhat surprised that Tom Hooper wasn't in the list for director

Steven Spielberg wasn't nominated for best director for Lincoln, which tops the list, so it just goes to show how wide open it is this year.

He said Jackman and Hathaway's nominations in the acting categories were "fantastic ... absolutely brilliant", adding: "The film wouldn't be what it is without them."

Mirren 'delighted' with Best Actress BAFTA nomination

Dame Helen Mirren said she was "delighted" to have been nominated for Best Actress for her performance as Alma Reville in Hitchcock.

This was a wonderful role, Alma Reville was more than Hitchcock's wife, in many ways she was his muse, his assistant, his editor and more, and I am proud to have had the opportunity to portray her.

There were many people involved in the making of the film, all of whom played a part in this nomination.

I would particularly like to thank my co-star Anthony Hopkins and our director Sacha Gervasi who helped me to shape Alma on to the screen.


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