No luck for Aussie nominees at 2012 BAFTA awards

Producer Emile Sherman and actor Chris Hemsworth have gone home from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards empty handed. At the ceremony, which took place in London this morning, Sherman’s production company See Saw Films was beaten by Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy in the Outstanding British Film category. Sherman was nominated with producing partner Iain Canning for the Steve McQueen directed Shame.

Hemsworth was nominated for the audience voted Rising Star award. The trophy went to English rapper and actor Adam Deacon best known for his roles in Kidulthood and Adulthood.

The big winner was The Artist which won seven out of the twelve awards it was nominated for including Best Film, Director, Leading Actor and Original Screenplay.

A full list of the winners:


• Academy Fellowship
Martin Scorsese

• Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
John Hunt

• Best Film
The Artist – Thomas Langmann

• Outstanding British Film
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo, Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan

• Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
Tyrannosaur – Paddy Considine (dr), Diarmid Scrimshaw (pr)

• Director
The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius

• Documentary
Senna – Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Manish Pandey

• Original Screenplay
The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius

• Adapted Screenplay
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan

• Film not in the English Language
The Skin I Live In – Pedro Almodovar, Agustin Almodovar

• Animated Film
Rango – Gore Verbinski

• Leading Actor
Jean Dujardin – The Artist

• Leading Actress
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady

• Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer – Beginners

• Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer – The Help

• Original Music
The Artist – Ludovic Bource

• Cinematography
The Artist – Guillaume Schiffman

• Editing
Senna – Gregers Sall, Chris King

• Production Design
Hugo – Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo

• Costume Design
The Artist – Mark Bridges

• Sound
Hugo – Philip Stockton, Wugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley

• Special Visual Effects
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 – Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler, David Vickery

• Make Up & Hair
The Iron Lady – Mark Coulier, J. Roy Helland, Marese Langan

• Short Animation
A Morning Stroll – Grant Orchard, Sue Goffe

• Short Film
Pitch Black Heist – John Maclean, Geradine O’Flynn

• Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award
Adam Deacon


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