The 2013 BAFTA nominations have been announced, with awards heavyweights ‘Life Of Pi’, ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Lincoln’ leading the way. As usual however, BAFTA voters threw a few surprises into the mix, with several contenders unexpectedly ignored.
Sam Mendes for ‘Skyfall’
First up, ‘Skyfall’ shocked us all by picking up eight well-deserved nominations - a surprise as Bond is traditionally ignored at award shows. ‘Skyfall’ only got one Golden Globe nomination, for example. However 007’s latest adventure picked up nods for ‘Outstanding British Film’, Roger Deakins’ superb cinematography and the supporting roles played by Judi Dench and Javier Bardem. Despite the BAFTA love-in though, Sam Mendes, the director who masterminded what many consider the best ‘Bond’ in decades (perhaps even ever?) was frozen out of the incredibly competitive and frankly quite random ‘Best Director’Read More »from BAFTAs 2013 nominations: biggest snubs