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BAFTA place Harry Potter and George Clooney duo on awards longlist

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2

Story by Jack Foley

BAFTA has included the final Harry Potter film and two George Clooney movies on its longlist for the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is one of 15 longlisted features vying for ‘Outstanding British Film’.

While Clooney films The Descendants (which he stars in) and The Ides of March (which he co-stars and directs) make the ‘Best Film’ longlist along with Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, The Artist, The Help and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

The longlists were compiled now that the first round of voting by members of the Academy has been completed.

A total of 285 movies were entered for this year’s BAFTAs, with the first round of voting whittling down the list of eligible films to 15 in each category.

A further round of voting will now determine which films make the final five nominations in each category.

The 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards nominations will then be unveiled on Tuesday, January 17 ahead of the winners’ ceremony on Sunday, February 12.

The major awards contenders are…

Best Film
The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Help
The Ides of March
The Iron Lady
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse
We Need to Talk About Kevin

Outstanding British Film
Arthur Christmas
Attack the Block
The Guard
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
The Iron Lady
Jane Eyre
My Week with Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse
We Need to Talk About Kevin

Michael Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive
David Fincher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Tate Taylor, The Help
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
George Clooney, The Ides of March
Phyllida Lloyd, The Iron Lady
Clint Eastwood, J. Edgar
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Bennett Miller, Moneyball
Simon Curtis, My Week with Marilyn
Tomas Alfredson, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Steven Spielberg, War Horse
Lynne Ramsay, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Leading Actor
Antonio Banderas (The Skin I Live In)
Brad Pitt (Moneyball)
Brendan Gleeson (The Guard)
Daniel Craig (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Eddie Redmayne (My Week with Marilyn)
Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
George Clooney (The Descendants)
Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar)
Michael Fassbender (Shame)
Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris)
Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur)
Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus)
Ryan Gosling (Drive)
Ryan Gosling (The Ides of March)

Leading Actress
Bérénice Bejo (The Artist)
Carey Mulligan (Shame)
Charlize Theron (Young Adult)
Emma Stone (The Help)
Helen Mirren (The Debt)
Jodie Foster (Carnage)
Kate Winslet (Carnage)
Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre)
Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)
Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur)
Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin)
Viola Davis (The Help)

Supporting Actor
Alan Rickman (Prof. Severus Snape) – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Albert Brooks (Bernie Rose) – Drive
Ben Kingsley (George Méliès) – Hugo
Benedict Cumberbatch (Peter Guillam) – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Christopher Plummer (Hal) – Beginners*
Colin Firth (Bill Haydon) – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Eddie Marsan (James) – Tyrannosaur*
Ezra Miller (Kevin – Teenager) – We Need to Talk About Kevin
George Clooney (Mike Morris) – The Ides of March
Jim Broadbent (Denis Thatcher) – The Iron Lady
John Hurt (Control) – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Jonah Hill (Peter Brand) – Moneyball*
Kenneth Branagh (Sir Laurence Olivier) – My Week with Marilyn
Paul Giamatti (Tom Duffy) – The Ides of March
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Paul Zara) – The Ides of March

Supporting Actress
Alexandra Roach (Young Margaret Thatcher) – The Iron Lady
Bryce Dallas Howard (Hilly Holbrook) – The Help
Carey Mulligan (Irene) – Drive
Emily Watson (Rosie Narracott) – War Horse
Evan Rachel Wood (Molly Steams) – The Ides of March
Jessica Chastain (Celia Foote) – The Help
Judi Dench (Dame Sybil Thorndike) – My Week with Marilyn
Kathy Bates (Gertrude Stein) – Midnight in Paris
Kathy Burke (Connie Sachs) – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Marion Cotillard (Adriana) – Midnight in Paris
Melissa McCarthy (Megan) – Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer (Minny Jackson) – The Help
Olivia Colman (Carol Thatcher) – The Iron Lady
Shailene Woodley (Alexandra King) – The Descendants
Zoe Wanamaker (Paula Strasberg) – My Week with Marilyn