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BAFTA Awards 2012

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This Sunday sees the return of the BAFTAs, or the brightly coloured Orange BAFTAs as they seem to be known as now. Over the last few years Orange have cemented themselves in the minds of anyone that goes to the cinema or loves film. Orange Wednesday’s (where Orange users can get 2 for 1 film tickets) has become an institution, the success, well beyond their own wildest expectations. The recent addition of free Thursday downloads through iTunes is picking up pace with Film To Go.

Here we take a look at the main awards at this years Orange sponsored BAFTAs, the nominees, who we think will win, but more importantly who we think deserves to win!!

BEST FILM

THE ARTIST
THE DESCENDANTS
DRIVE
THE HELP
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

Who we want to win: Drive. One of our favourite films of the last few years. Yes the Oscars maybe too stuffy and old to recognise great film for a younger generation, but we really hope that the BAFTAS will go against the trend. They did a few years ago with Slumdog and Hurtlocker, will they go that way again?.

Who will win: The Artist. Yes we hate to say it, but they will probably choose the Artist, which I am sure many of you have never seen, and have no wish too. That doesn’t make it a bad film, but it doesn’t make it a good one either. Give it it’s dues, it is original though! Just imagine Instagram in motion!

Who won: The Artist

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OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
SENNA
SHAME
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

Who we want to win: Senna. This is a tough one, either Senna or Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy would be worthy winners. But we would love to Senna get credit above and beyond a documentary to which it has been labelled, and this would be perfect!

Who will win: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Heh, we will be pretty happy at our second choice but still!! Great story, Great cast, Great film.

Who won: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. 1 point!

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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

Who we want to win: Hugo – Martin Scorsese. Surprised you huh? Martin Scorsese is a living legend in the film industry, and it was great to see him back to his best with Hugo.

Who will win: Hugo – Martin Scorsese. Although Martin Scorsese will also be honoured with an Academy Fellowship, we think he might just sneak this as well for a double celebration!

Who won: THE ARTIST – Michel Hazanavicius

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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

Who we want to win: The Iron Lady. We are a bit of a sucker for ole Maggie, and this great insight into British life is our top choice. Though Midnight in Paris comes a close second and I know it is one of Dan's favourite films of last year!

Who will win: Midnight in Paris. We think BAFTAs may buck the trend here and choose good old Woody, and we for one won’t be too disappointed if they do.

Who won: The Artist

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ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

THE DESCENDANTS
THE HELP
THE IDES OF MARCH
MONEYBALL
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

Who we want to win: Moneyball. Strange choice some might think, but this really hasn’t been given enough credit. Pitt and Jonah Hill are both superb and you don’t even need to be a sports fan to watch it!

Who will win: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. We love the book, we love the film. A little bit predictable but the film is THAT good, it is sure to win.

Who won: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – 2 points!

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LEADING ACTOR

BRAD PITT – Moneyball
GARY OLDMAN – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
GEORGE CLOONEY – The Descendants
JEAN DUJARDIN – The Artist
MICHAEL FASSBENDER – Shame

Who we want to win: Brad Pitt. No contest for us. Had his critics, but this is top top draw from the heart-throb turned serious actor.

Who will win: George Clooney. Although we weren’t the biggest fan of the Descendants, Clooney yet again proved he is just a next level actor. Yes some maybe cheesy, but this is real life, gripping stuff!

Who won: JEAN DUJARDIN – The Artist

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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

Who we want to win: Meryl Streep. The performance was world class and a very believable Margaret Thatcher!

Who will win: Tilda Swinton. With so many nominations, We talk about Kevin has got to take something, and this well may be it. Well done Tilda!!

Who won: Meryl Streep

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There we have it, our thoughts on the winners, I wonder how we will do? For all the information and other BAFTA gossip head over to Orange Film Pulse.

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