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Black Swan and The King's Speech top Bafta nominations

The glitzy Bafta bash next month at London's Royal Opera House will be a battle between The King's Speech and ballet-dancing drama Black Swan, after the films received the most nods.

Thriller Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, follows with nine nominations, while rock-climbing drama 127 Hours and True Grit, the Coen brothers film, are in eight categories.

The Social Network, about the founding of Facebook, is up for six gongs.

Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland has five nominations, while The Kids Are All Right, about a lesbian couple and their children, and Made In Dagenham, a dramatisation of the 1968 strike at the Ford factory, have four apiece.

The Fighter, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Toy Story 3 each receive three nominations.

The ceremony, hosted on February 13 for the fifth year by Jonathan Ross, is the biggest movie bash in the UK.



Colin Firth's nomination, for his role as stammering King George VI, comes after he increased his chances of Oscar glory by picking up the Golden Globe for best actor.

His co-star, Helena Bonham Carter, is up for best supporting actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth in the film.

The movie, which had a disappointing result at the Golden Globes when it won just one of its seven nominations, is also up for best British film.

Firth's rivals in the best actor category are US actor Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network, Jeff Bridges for True Grit, Javier Bardem for Biutiful and James Franco for the Danny Boyle film 127 Hours.



FULL LIST OF BAFTA NOMINEES

By Sherna Noah, Press Association Showbusiness Correspondent

Here is the full list of Bafta film nominations:

BEST FILM

Black Swan

Inception

The King's Speech

The Social Network

True Grit

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

127 Hours

Another Year

Four Lions

The King's Speech

Made In Dagenham

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

The Arbor: Clio Barnard (director), Tracy O'Riordan (producer)

Exit Through The Gift Shop: Banksy (director), Jaimie D'Cruz (producer)

Four Lions: Chris Morris (director/writer)

Monsters: Gareth Edwards (director/writer)

Skeletons: Nick Whitfield (director/writer)

DIRECTOR

127 Hours, Danny Boyle

Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky

Inception, Christopher Nolan

The King's Speech, Tom Hooper

The Social Network, David Fincher

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Black Swan

The Fighter

Inception

The Kids Are All Right

The King's Speech

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

127 Hours

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Biutiful

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

I Am Love

Of Gods And Men

The Secret In Their Eyes

ANIMATED FILM

Despicable Me

How To Train Your Dragon

Toy Story 3

LEADING ACTOR

Javier Bardem, Biutiful

Jeff Bridges, True Grit

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Colin Firth, The King's Speech

James Franco, 127 Hours

LEADING ACTRESS

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right

Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Noomi Rapace, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christian Bale, The Fighter

Andrew Garfield, The Social Network

Pete Postlethwaite, The Town

Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right

Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams, The Fighter

Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech

Barbara Hershey, Black Swan

Lesley Manville, Another Year

Miranda Richardson, Made in Dagenham

ORIGINAL MUSIC

127 Hours

Alice In Wonderland

How To Train Your Dragon

Inception

The King's Speech

CINEMATOGRAPHY

127 Hours

Black Swan

Inception

The King's Speech

True Grit

EDITING

127 Hours

Black Swan

Inception

The King's Speech

The Social Network

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Alice In Wonderland

Black Swan

Inception

The King's Speech

True Grit

COSTUME DESIGN

Alice In Wonderland

Black Swan

The King's Speech

Made In Dagenham

True Grit

SOUND

127 Hours

Black Swan

Inception

The King's Speech

True Grit

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

Alice In Wonderland

Black Swan

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1

Inception

Toy Story 3

MAKE UP AND HAIR

Alice In Wonderland

Black Swan

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1

The King's Speech

Made In Dagenham

SHORT ANIMATION

The Eagleman Stag

Matter Fisher

Thursday

SHORT FILM

Connect

Lin

Rite

Turning

Until The River Runs Red

THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD

(voted for by the public)

Gemma Arterton

Andrew Garfield

Tom Hardy

Aaron Johnson

Emma Stone





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