Silent movie The Artist leads nominations for the Bafta awards announced today (17 January), garnering a total of 12 nods including best film.
The cinematic homage to early movies is also up for best actor for Jean Dujardin, best actress for Berenice Bejo and best director for Michel Hazanavicius.
The movie adaptation of John Le Carré's Cold War mystery, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is next on the Bafta shortlist with 11 nominations - this despite it being largely ignored at other awards such as the Globes.
In the best actress category, Berenice will battle it out with Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn), Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin) and Viola Davis (The Help).
The best supporting actress shortlist sees Carey Mulligan singled out for her role in crime thriller Drive, alongside Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer (The Help), Judi Dench (My Week With Marilyn) and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids). Bridesmaids is also up for best original screenplay.
The awards will be hosted by Stephen Fry and will take place at the Royal Opera House in London on 12 February.
See below for a list of all major nominations...
2012 Bafta Nominations
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Outstanding British Film
My Week With Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive
Martin Scorsese - Hugo
Tomas Alfredson - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Lynne Ramsay - We Need To Talk About Kevin
Brad Pitt - Moneyball
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
George Clooney - The Descendants
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Michael Fassbender - Shame
Berenice Bejo - The Artist
Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn
Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin
Viola Davis - The Help
Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Jim Broadbent - The Iron Lady
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh - My Week with Marilyn
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Ides of March
Best Supporting Actress
Carey Mulligan - Drive
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Judi Dench - My Week with Marilyn
Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer - The Help
Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer
Attack The Block - Joe Cornish (director/writer)
Black Pond - Will Sharpe (director/writer), Tom Kingsley (director), Sarah Brocklehurst (producer)
Coriolanus - Ralph Fiennes (director)
Submarine - Richard Ayoade (director/writer)
Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine (director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (producer)
Best Foreign Language Film
A Separation (Iran)
The Skin I Live In (Spain)
Best Animated Feature Film
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
Best Original Screenplay
The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids - Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig
The Guard - John Michael McDonagh
The Iron Lady - Abi Morgan
Midnight In Paris - Woody Allen
Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)