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BAFTA Nominations 2012

baftaThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for the 66th British Academy Film Awards, honoring the best in film in 2012.

In the Best Original Music category, which is named in memory of the film director Anthony Asquith, the nominees are:

  • MYCHAEL DANNA for Life of Pi
  • ALEXANDRE DESPLAT for Argo
  • DARIO MARIANELLI for Anna Karenina
  • THOMAS NEWMAN for Skyfall
  • JOHN WILLIAMS for Lincoln

This is the first BAFTA nomination for Danna. It is the 6th BAFTA nomination for Desplat, who won the award in 2011 for his score for The King’s Speech, and the 2nd BAFTA nomination for Marianelli. It is the 3rd BAFTA nomination for Newman, who won the award in 2000 for American Beauty, and is the 14th nomination for Williams, who has won on seven previous occasions: for Jaws in 1975, Star Wars in 1977, The Empire Strikes Back in 1980, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in 1983, Empire of the Sun in 1987, Schindler’s List in 1993, and Memoirs of a Geisha in 2006.

The winners of the 66th BAFTA Awards will be announced on February 10, 2013.

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