BAFTA Nominations – My Predictions

OK so we’ve got about half an hour till the BAFTAs are screened on BBC1 and although the ceremony has already begun and news is coming out of who’s won, I thought I’d quickly share with you my predictions. Below you’ll find both the nominees I believe will win and the nominees I believe deserve to win. However I haven’t included any predictions for Film Not In The English Language, Short Animation, or Short film because, well frankly I haven’t seen any of the nominees in those categories. Anyway read, enjoy, comment. I’ll be back in a couple of hours with the list of winners and a possible rant depending on whether I agree or not with all the winners:

Best Film

I predict: The Artist

I’d like: The Artist

Outstanding British Film

I predict: Tyrannasaur

I’d like: Submarine

Documentary

I predict: Senna

I’d like: Senna

Animated Film

I predict: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

I’d like: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Director

I predict: Thomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

I’d like: Martin Scorsese (Hugo)

Original Screenplay

I predict: Midnight In Paris

I’d like: Bridesmaids

Adapted Screenplay

I predict: The Help

I’d like: The Help

Leading Actor

I predict: Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

I’d like: George Clooney (The Descendents)

Leading Actress

I predict: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

I’d like: Michelle Williams (My Week With Marylin)

Supporting Actor

I predict: Jonah Hill (Moneyball)

I’d like: Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marylin)

Supporting Actress

I predict: Carey Mulligan (Drive)

I’d like: Carey Mulligan (Drive)

Original Music

I predict: The Artist

I’d like: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Cinematography

I predict: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

I’d like: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Editing

I predict: The Artist

I’d like: Senna

Production Design

I predict: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

I’d like: Hugo

Costume Design

I predict: Jane Eyre

I’d like: My Week With Marylin

Make Up and Hair

I predict: The Iron Lady

I’d like: The Iron Lady

Sound

I predict: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

I’d like: The Artist

Special Visual Effects

I predict: Hugo

I’d like: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Orange Rising Star Award

I predict: Tom Hiddlestone

I’d like: Tom Hiddlestone

Chronicle (2012)

Over the past few years the found footage genre has risen from strength to… well Paranormal Activity 3. And so before we are given yat another 90 minutes of sleep inducing footage with the odd jumpy moment thrown in to make sure we’re paying attention in the fourth instalment in October, we’ve been given Chronicle.

Chronicle brings together two of the most popular genres of the last decade – super hero and found footage – in an edge of the seat thriller/horror/comedy as three teenagers stumble across something deep underground which gives them telekinetic powers. This is usually the part where we cue a super baddie for the hapless teens to stop thus saving the world and getting the girl. But instead they do what is expected of them. They use their powers to scare little girls and generally have a bit of fun at other peoples expense. But when one of the boys, Andrew becomes more powerful than anyone could have anticipated things begin to get a bit disturbing.

Although the storyline is still full of the usual things we’ve seen before the acting and directing make up for it. With the boys telekinesis being used as a way in which to make the camera move around more seamlessly the film still manages to look like a beautifully crafted piece of art yet managing to retain the sense of amateur filmmaking. No more are we stuck with the camera being either motionless in  the corner of the room or jumping around making us view random shots of the ground for no apparent reason. Instead the we are treated to a proper looking film.

With special effects which are not the most impressive yet will still astound and amaze and yes, even impress, this film is a mmust see for not just superhero fans, not just Blair Witch Project/Paranormal Activity fans but really anybody. The first film of this genre to truly amaze me.

5/5