BAFTA award nominees 2011

The nominees for the 2011 British Film and Television Awards have been announced by The Orange British Film Academy. In the running this year for a highly coveted BAFTA award, which some British actors prize more highly than an Oscar, are; “The Kings Speech” with a predictable but impressive 14 nominations, “The Social Network”, a chronicle of the life of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and Black Swan, which sees Natalie Portman return to a starring role on the silver screen.

Also in the running is British production “True Grit”, up for ‘Best Film’, while Italian Amy Adams finds herself nominated for best supporting actress. After his sad passing in January, Pete Postlethwait looks a sure thing to win ‘Best supporting actor’ for his role in “The Town”, while Hailee Stienfeld is nominated ‘Best Actress’ for her breakout role in “True Grit” and faces off against Noomi Rapace for her critically acclaimed role in “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”, also nominated for the same award.

Although the nominations for the Oscars will already have been decided, it remains to be seen how the results of the BAFTA nominations will affect the momentum in the lead up to the biggest award ceremony in the world, with the Oscars taking place this year on the 27th of February.