By Lully Guhl | January 9, 2013
A huge congratulations to Kevin McKidd and his co-stars on their BAFTA nomination for Best Animated Film with Brave!!
The movie, which has been hailed for its benefit for Scottish tourism, is also tipped to be mentioned in the Oscars nominee list, which will be unveiled tomorrow.
Set in the Highlands, Brave follows the heroic journey of Merida, voiced by Kelly Macdonald. Other actors involved include Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane.
In the Baftas, Spielberg’s Lincoln leads the field with 10 nominations, with nine each for Les Miserables and Life Of Pi.
Glasgow-based film maker Johnny Barrington was also nominated for a Bafta in the Short Film category, for his film Tumult.
Javier Bardem’s performance as Bond villain Raoul Silva in Skyfall has been recognised with a Bafta nomination.
The Spanish star has been named on the shortlist for the Best Supporting Actor award along with other big names including Tommy Lee Jones.
His Bond co-star, Dame Judi Dench, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as spy master M in the same film, which has a total of eight nominations.
She will face competition from Anne Hathaway who is nominated for her role in the big screen version of Les Miserables.
Daniel Day-Lewis is nominated for the Best Actor award for his performance in the title role of Lincoln – Steven Spielberg’s biopic of the US president who led his country through the civil war.
He is up against stars including Ben Affleck and Hathaway’s co-star Hugh Jackman.
Dame Helen Mirren is nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in Hitchcock – playing the wife of the famous film-maker.
Skyfall is also nominated for Outstanding British Film and Original Music – a nod to Adele who provided the hit Bond theme of the same name.
The film also picks up nods for Cinematography, Editing, Production Design and Sound.
Quentin Tarantino is nominated for Director and Original Screenplay for his western Django Unchained and one of its stars, Christoph Waltz, is nominated for Supporting Actor.
TV star Dexter Fletcher is nominated for an Outstanding Debut award – with his co-writer Danny King – for their work on Wild Bill.
The award for best film sees Lincoln and Les Miserables up against Affleck’s Argo, Life Of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty – the story of the manhunt for Osama bin Laden.
Les Miserables is also in with a chance to win Outstanding British Film along with Anna Karenina, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Seven Psychopaths and the latest Bond.
Affleck could walk away with two of the night’s biggest prizes after he was nominated for Best Director and Best Actor for his work on Argo – a thriller set during the Iran hostage crisis.
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