The 66th British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, were held on 10 February 2013 at the Royal Opera House in London, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2012. The nominations were announced on 9 January 2013. Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, accolades were handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality that were screened at British cinemas in 2012. Stephen Fry hosted the ceremony, where Argo won Best Film and Best Director for Ben Affleck. Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor for Lincoln and Emmanuelle Riva won Best Actress for Amour. Christoph Waltz won Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained and Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress for Les Misérables. Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes, was voted Outstanding British Film of 2012. Sir Alan Parker received the BAFTA Fellowship and Tessa Ross garnered the BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award.
|66th British Academy Film Awards|
|Date||10 February 2013|
|Site||Royal Opera House, London|
|Hosted by||Stephen Fry|
|Best British Film||Skyfall|
|Best Actor||Daniel Day-Lewis|
|Best Actress||Emmanuelle Riva|
|Most awards||Les Misérables (4)|
|Most nominations||Lincoln (10)|
|Best Film||Best Director|
|Best Actor in a Leading Role||Best Actress in a Leading Role|
|Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Best Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Best Original Screenplay||Best Adapted Screenplay|
|Best Cinematography||Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer|
Bart Layton (director) and Dmitri Doganis (producer) – The Imposter
|Outstanding British Film||Best Documentary|
|Best Original Music||Best Sound|
|Best Production Design||Best Special Visual Effects|
|Best Costume Design||Best Makeup and Hair|
|Best Editing||Best Film Not in the English Language|
|Best Animated Film||Best Short Animation|
The Making of Longbird
|Best Short Film||EE Rising Star Award|
The 2013 British Academy Scotland Awards were held on 17 November 2013 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow, honouring the best Scottish film and television productions of 2013. Presented by BAFTA Scotland, accolades are handed out for the best in feature-length film that were screened at British cinemas during 2012. The Nominees were announced on 23 October 2014. The ceremony was broadcast online via YouTube and was hosted by Edith Bowman.
Richard Wilson, Kirsty Wark, Steve Begg and Rockstar North were honoured with Outstanding Contribution awards at this ceremony.2013 in Denmark
Events from the year 2013 in Denmark.2nd AACTA International Awards
The 2nd Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards (commonly known as the AACTA International Awards), were presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a not for profit organisation whose aim is to identify, award, promote and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television. Awards were handed out for the best films of 2012 regardless of geography, and are the international counterpart to the awards for Australian films (held on 28 and 30 January). The ceremony took place at Soho House in Los Angeles, California on 26 January 2013. The event was hosted by Australian actor Russell Crowe.The nominees were announced on 8 January 2013, with Silver Linings Playbook receiving the most nominations, with five. Silver Linings Playbook won the most awards with three, and were given to discretionary, non-competitive awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress to Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver, respectively.34th Moscow International Film Festival
The 34th Moscow International Film Festival was held from 21 to 30 June 2012. Dukhless was selected as the opening gala film and closed with The Beloved by Christophe Honoré. The Golden George was awarded to Junkhearts (2011) directed by Tinge Krishnan.38th César Awards
The 38th Annual César Awards ceremony, presented by the French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques (Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma), was held on 22 February 2013, at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The ceremony was chaired by Jamel Debbouze, with Antoine de Caunes as master of ceremonies. Nominations were announced 25 January 2013. Michael Haneke's film Amour, nominated in ten categories, won in five, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.Amour (2012 film)
Amour (pronounced [a.muʁ]; French: "Love") is a 2012 French-language romantic tragedy film written and directed by the Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. The narrative focuses on an elderly couple, Anne and Georges, who are retired music teachers with a daughter who lives abroad. Anne suffers a stroke which paralyses her on the right side of her body. The film is a co-production among the French, German, and Austrian companies Les Films du Losange, X-Filme Creative Pool, and Wega Film.
Amour was screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Palme d'Or. It won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards, and was nominated in four other categories: Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Emmanuelle Riva), Best Original Screenplay (Michael Haneke) and Best Director (Michael Haneke). At the age of 85, Emmanuelle Riva is the oldest nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role.At the 25th European Film Awards, Amour was nominated in six categories, winning in four, including Best Film and Best Director. At the 47th National Society of Film Critics Awards it won the awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress. At the 66th British Academy Film Awards it was nominated in four categories, winning for Best Leading Actress and Best Film Not in the English Language. Emmanuelle Riva became the oldest person to win a BAFTA. At the 38th César Awards it was nominated in ten categories, winning in five, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. In 2016, the film was named as the 42nd best film of the 21st century, from a poll of 177 film critics from around the world.Anna Karenina (2012 film)
Anna Karenina is a 2012 British historical romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright. Adapted by Tom Stoppard from Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel of the same name, and remake of the 1985 film of the same name. The film depicts the tragedy of Russian aristocrat and socialite Anna Karenina, wife of senior statesman Alexei Karenin, and her affair with the affluent officer Count Vronsky which leads to her ultimate demise. Keira Knightley stars in the lead role as Karenina, marking her third collaboration with Wright following both Pride & Prejudice (2005) and Atonement (2007), while Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson appear as Karenin and Vronsky, respectively. Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander appear in key supporting roles.
Produced by Working Title Films in association with StudioCanal, the film premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. It was released on 7 September 2012 in the United Kingdom and on 9 November 2012 in the United States. Anna Karenina earned a worldwide gross of approximately $69 million, mostly from its international run. It earned a rating of 64 percent from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, labelling it generally favourable. Critics praised the cast, but commented on and criticised the heavily stylised adaptation, and were less enthusiastic with Wright's preference for style over substance and his idea of setting most of the action on a theatre stage.
It earned four nominations at the 85th Academy Awards and six nominations at the 66th British Academy Film Awards, winning Jacqueline Durran both prizes for Best Costume Design. In addition, Anna Karenina garnered six nominations at the 17th Satellite Awards, including a Best Actress nod for Knightley and Best Adapted Screenplay for Stoppard.Argo (2012 film)
Argo is a 2012 American historical drama film directed by Ben Affleck. Screenwriter Chris Terrio adapted the screenplay from the book by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez, The Master of Disguise, and the
2007 Wired article by
Joshuah Bearman, "The Great Escape: How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran". The latter deals with the "Canadian Caper", in which Mendez led the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran, under the guise of filming a science fiction film during the 1979–1981 Iran hostage crisis.The film, starring Affleck as Mendez, and Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman in supporting roles, was released in the United States on October 12, 2012. It was produced by Grant Heslov, Affleck and George Clooney.
Upon release, Argo received widespread acclaim, with praise directed towards the acting (particularly Arkin's), Affleck's direction, Terrio's screenplay, the editing, and Desplat's score. The film received seven nominations at the 85th Academy Awards and won three, for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. The film also earned five Golden Globe Award nominations: it won Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for Alan Arkin. It won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Arkin was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. It also won Best Film, Best Editing and Best Director at the 66th British Academy Film Awards, and 37th Hochi Film Award for Best International Picture.
Despite its praise, Argo has been criticized for some specific inaccuracies, in particular for minimizing the role of the Canadian embassy in the rescue, for falsely showing that the Americans were turned away by the British and New Zealand embassies, and for exaggerating the danger the group faced during events preceding their escape from the country.I Am Nasrine
I Am Nasrine (Persian: من نسرین هستم) is a 2012 British-Iranian drama film written and directed by Tina Gharavi. The film was nominated at the 66th British Academy Film Awards for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.Jacqueline Durran
Jacqueline Durran is a British costume designer. She received considerable attention for her work on Pride & Prejudice, for which she received both an Academy Award for Best Costume Design and BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design nominations. She won an Oscar for her work on Anna Karenina, and has been nominated six times for the award. She has also been nominated eight times for a BAFTA Award, winning for Vera Drake and Anna Karenina. Durran has been a frequent collaborator with directors Mike Leigh and Joe Wright, having designed the costumes for six times on Leigh and Wright's films.James Bobin
James Bobin (born 1972) is a British film director, writer, and producer. He worked as a director and writer on Da Ali G Show and helped create the characters of Ali G, Borat, and Brüno. With Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, he co-created Flight of the Conchords. He directed the feature films The Muppets (2011), Muppets Most Wanted (2014) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016).List of accolades received by Argo (2012 film)
Argo is a 2012 political thriller directed by Ben Affleck, and produced by Grant Heslov, Affleck and George Clooney. The screenplay by Chris Terrio was adapted from sections of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative Tony Mendez's memoir The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA, and the 2007 Wired article The Great Escape by Joshuah Bearman on the Canadian Caper. The film stars Affleck as Mendez, who attempts to rescue six United States diplomats from Tehran, Iran, during the 1979–81 Iran hostage crisis by pretending that they are part of a film crew scouting the country for the filming of a fictitious science-fiction film, Argo. Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman feature in supporting roles.After successful screenings at the Telluride Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival, Warner Bros. gave the film a wide release in the United States at more than 3,200 theaters on October 12, 2012. Argo grossed over $232 million at the worldwide box office on a production budget of $44.5 million. Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, surveyed 317 reviews and judged 96% to be positive.Argo garnered awards and nominations in a variety of categories, with particular praise for its direction, screenplay, and Arkin's performance. At the 85th Academy Awards, the film received seven nominations, including Best Picture, and Best Supporting Actor for Arkin, and went on to win three awards: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay for Terrio, and Best Film Editing for William Goldenberg. It became only the fourth film in Oscar history to win Best Picture without a directing nomination. Argo earned five nominations at the 70th Golden Globe Awards, winning for Best Motion Picture – Drama, and Best Director for Affleck. At the 66th British Academy Film Awards, the film received seven nominations, and won for Best Film and Best Direction.At the 24th Producers Guild of America Awards, Argo won for Best Theatrical Motion Picture. Affleck received the Outstanding Directing – Feature Film Award from the Directors Guild of America. The cast garnered the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and Terrio's screenplay won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Both the American Film Institute and the National Board of Review included the film in their annual listing of the top ten films of 2012.List of accolades received by Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. An adaptation of the novel of same name by Matthew Quick; the film stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, with Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, and Julia Stiles in supporting roles. The film tells the story of, Patrizio "Pat" Solitano, Jr. (Cooper), a man with bipolar disorder who finds companionship in a young widow, Tiffany Maxwell (Lawrence).Silver Linings Playbook premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2012, where Russell won the People's Choice Award. The film initially received a limited release in the United States on November 16, 2012. The Weinstein Company later gave the film a wider release at over 700 theaters on December 25. Silver Linings Playbook earned a worldwide total of over $236 million on a production budget of $21 million. Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, surveyed 228 reviews and judged 92 percent to be positive.Silver Linings Playbook received awards and nominations in a variety of categories with particular praise for its direction, screenplay, and the performances of Cooper, Lawrence, and De Niro. As of 2013, it has received a total of 47 awards from 91 nominations. At the 85th Academy Awards, the film received eight nominations, and won Best Actress (Lawrence). At the same ceremony, it became the first film in 31 years to be nominated in all four acting categories. At the 66th British Academy Film Awards, Russell won the Best Adapted Screenplay award. The film was nominated for four awards at the 70th Golden Globe Awards, going on to win one—Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical. Among other honors, Silver Linings Playbook was named Best Film at the AACTA Awards, Detroit Film Critics Society, Film Independent Spirit Awards, and Satellite Awards. It also received a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media nomination for the song "Silver Lining (Crazy 'Bout You)".List of accolades received by The Sessions
The Sessions is a 2012 American independent drama film written and directed by Ben Lewin. It is based on an essay written by Mark O'Brien, a poet paralyzed by polio, who hired a sex surrogate to lose his virginity. John Hawkes and Helen Hunt star as O'Brien and sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen-Greene, respectively. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival under its original title The Surrogate and was immediately acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The Sessions was released on October 19, 2012 in the United States. As of March 20, 2013, the film has earned over $9 million at the box office.The film gathered various awards and nominations following its release, ranging from recognition of the film itself to Lewin's screenplay and the cast's acting performances, particularly those of Hawkes and Hunt. The AACTA Awards saw Lewin and Hawkes receive nominations for Best Direction and Best Actor. Hunt earned nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the 85th Academy Awards and the 66th British Academy Film Awards. The Alliance of Women Film Journalists awarded Hawkes and Hunt the Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction accolade.
Hawkes and Hunt garnered one nomination each from the 70th Golden Globe Awards. The film's international poster received a nomination from the Golden Trailer Awards, while Hawkes was named Breakthrough Actor at the Hollywood Film Festival. The Indiana Film Journalists Association nominated The Sessions for Best Picture and Hunt for Best Supporting Actress. At the 28th Independent Spirit Awards, Hawkes won Best Male Lead and Hunt won Best Supporting Female. They also went on to win Best Actor and Actress at the Nevada Film Critics Awards. Lewin collected the Audience Favorite Active Cinema Feature Award for the film at the Mill Valley Film Festival and the Audience Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival.
The Sessions garnered six nominations from the Satellite Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Editing for Lisa Bromwell. Hawkes, Hunt and William H. Macy gathered nominations in the acting categories from the St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, The Sessions competed for the Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Film. The film went on to win the Audience Award for Dramatic Film and the Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting. Hawkes and Hunt earned nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress from both the Vancouver Film Critics Circle and the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association. Hawkes received a total of twenty-four nominations for his portrayal of O'Brien, while Hunt received twenty-six for her role as Cohen Greene.McCullin (film)
McCullin is a 2012 feature-length documentary film, directed by David Morris and Jacqui Morris, about the life and work of photojournalist Don McCullin.
The film premiered at the 2012 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.McCullin was nominated for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer and Best Documentary at the 66th British Academy Film Awards. It also won the award for Best Use of Footage in a Cinema Release at the 2014 Focal International Awards.It has a 100% rating, and an average rating of 7.3/10, at Rotten Tomatoes, with consensus not yet reached.Sarah Greenwood
Sarah Greenwood is a British production designer. She has been nominated six times for an Academy Award – in 2006 for Pride & Prejudice, in 2008 for Atonement, in 2010 for Sherlock Holmes, in 2013 for Anna Karenina and in 2018 for both Beauty and the Beast, and Darkest Hour. In 2013, she was elected best production designer for Anna Karenina at the 66th British Academy Film Awards, the 26th European Film Awards, and won the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Period Film for the same film.She studied at the Wimbledon College of Art and was production designer in theater for more than three years. However she was not entirely satisfied with the work, so she got a job at the BBC in the early 90s and stayed there for a while. It didn't only get her a better job, but helped in her transformation from theater to TV. She worked on designing sets for television talk show Later... with Jools Holland. Then, in the late 90s, the BBC disappeared the charge of production design, and she had to work in independent cinema.
In an interview column for the Golden Globe Awards, Greenwood stated that green arsenic was used in the corridors for the film Atonement, but the director, Joe Wright, wanted Irish green for the dress that Keira Knightley was going to use in the movie. Sarah decided to give priority to dress and change the colour she had planned for the corridors, because the dress had a risk of losing visual emphasis. She said, "Sometimes you have to be strong to win battles, and sometimes you have to know when to let go." She was not entirely convinced with the color that the director wanted, but there are decisions that an art director must make to get the message to the viewer.
Another story that she tells, is that when she went to get a production art job on a film to be made, someone said, "This project is very large. Sure you can handle it?" She had worked on huge sets, so she said "if you have the tools and enough supplies to meet the needs with a good production team, anything is possible." When she met the director, he said he was asked the same question, this made clear it was not a gender thing. "They just wanted to make sure that we all can do this," she said.
In 2017, Greenwood worked on Disney's live action version of Beauty and the Beast, directed by Bill Condon and released in March, and the biopic Darkest Hour, directed by Joe Wright; receiving Oscar nominations for both.Searching for Sugar Man
Searching for Sugar Man is a 2012 Swedish–British–Finnish documentary film, about a South African cultural phenomenon, directed and written by Malik Bendjelloul which details the efforts in the late 1990s of two Cape Town fans, Stephen "Sugar" Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, to find out whether the rumoured death of American musician Rodriguez was true, and if not, to discover what had become of him. Rodriguez's music, which had never achieved success in the United States, had become very popular in South Africa although little was known about him in that country.
On 10 February 2013, the film won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary at the 66th British Academy Film Awards in London, and two weeks later it won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.Swimmer (film)
Swimmer is a 2012 Scottish short film directed by Lynne Ramsay. The film won Best Short Film at the 66th British Academy Film Awards.The Imposter (2012 film)
The Imposter is a 2012 British-American documentary film about the 1997 case of the French confidence trickster Frédéric Bourdin, who impersonated Nicholas Barclay, a Texas boy who disappeared at the age of 13 in 1994. The film was directed by Bart Layton. It includes interviews with Bourdin and members of Barclay's family, as well as archive television news footage and reenacted dramatic sequences.