Three Animated Pics Get BAFTA Noms

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Three animated features received BAFTA nominations today. The three titles up for the Best Animated Feature of 2012 are:

Disney/Pixar’s Brave (directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman)
Disney’s Frankenweenie (Tim Burton)
LAIKA’s ParaNorman (Sam Fell, Chris Butler)

Among the films that didn’t get any BAFTA love were DreamWorks’ Rise of the Guardians, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph, Sony’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits and Hotel Transylvania.

The VFX nominees are:

The Dark Knight Rises (Paul Frankline, Chris Corbould, Peter Bebb, Andrew Lockley).
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White)
Life of Pi (Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer)
Marvel’s The Avengers (Nominees TBC)
Prometheus (Richard Stammers, Charley Henley, Trevor Wood, Paul Butterworth)

Short Animation:

Here to Fall (Kris Kelly, Evelyn McGrath)

I’m Fine Thanks (Eomonn O’Neill)

The Making of Longbird (Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson)

The no-surprise live-action film nominees are Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty.

The winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London. The show will be hosted by Stephen Fry and will be broadcast on BBC America in the U.S. and in the U.K. on BBC1.

Fore more info, visit www.bafta.org.

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