John Powell & the Score for HTTYD Nominated for a BAFTA!

I watched the taped BAFTA nominations this morning and because during the press conference, featuring the wonderfully clipped British tones of Academy Chairman Tim Corrie and the equally mellifluous and telegenic Dominic Cooper and Tallulah Riley, (found here: bcove.me/rf76m173) they only showed us the "major" awards such as those for acting, writing,  and directing, I very nearly missed this little tidbit:

JOHN POWELL HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR A BAFTA FOR THE SCORE OF  HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON !!!!

Sorry for shouting. Can you tell I’m excited??  After both Mr. Powell and this wonderful music were ignored by the HFPA and The Golden Globes, I was beginning to despair that they would be recognized this award season. "Oh ye of little faith…"  Leave it up to the British to know quality when they hear it.

The film has also received one of the three nominations for Best Animated Film!!!

Now that I’m calmer, I can also say that I’m a little disappointed by their other nominations, specifically where’s Melissa Leo for The Fighter?? I’m on record has having enjoyed Amy Adams’ performance in that film, but if they were allowed to choose only one, it most certainly should have been Ms. Leo (and funnily enough, it does appear that most of the rest of the award-nominating world agrees with me. AMPAS has, of course, yet to weigh in on the matter.)

On the other hand, I love that they nominated Hailee Steinfeld as a lead actress and not a supporting one. It makes no difference that she won’t win, she’s only fourteen, she can wait, but it is a better fit, since if the yardstick is screen time, she has more than Jeff Bridges who is considered a leading actor.

Complete list of 2011 BAFTA nominees:

BEST FILM

BLACK SWANMike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin

INCEPTIONEmma Thomas, Christopher Nolan

THE KING’S SPEECHIain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

THE SOCIAL NETWORKScott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Céan Chaffin

TRUE GRITScott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

127 HOURSDanny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, Christian Colson, John Smithson

ANOTHER YEARMike Leigh, Georgina Lowe

FOUR LIONSChris Morris, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Mark Herbert, Derrin Schlesinger

THE KING’S SPEECHTom Hooper, David Seidler, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

MADE IN DAGENHAMNigel Cole, William Ivory, Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley


OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

THE ARBORDirector, Producer – Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOPDirector, Producer – Banksy, Jaimie D’Cruz

FOUR LIONSDirector/Writer – Chris Morris

MONSTERSDirector/Writer – Gareth Edwards

SKELETONSDirector/Writer – Nick Whitfield

DIRECTOR

127 HOURSDanny Boyle

BLACK SWANDarren Aronofsky

INCEPTIONChristopher Nolan

THE KING’S SPEECHTom Hooper

THE SOCIAL NETWORKDavid Fincher

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

BLACK SWANMark Heyman, Andrés Heinz, John McLaughlin

THE FIGHTERScott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson

INCEPTIONChristopher Nolan

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHTLisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg

THE KING’S SPEECHDavid Seidler

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

127 HOURSDanny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOORasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel

THE SOCIAL NETWORKAaron Sorkin

TOY STORY 3Michael Arndt

TRUE GRITJoel Coen, Ethan Coen

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

BIUTIFULAlejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik, Fernando Bovaira

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOOSøren Stærmose, Niels Arden Oplev

I AM LOVELuca Guadagnino, Francesco Melzi D’Eril, Marco Morabito, Massimiliano Violante

OF GODS AND MENXavier Beauvois

THE SECRET IN THEIR EYESMariela Besuievsky, Juan José Campanella

ANIMATED FILM

DESPICABLE MEChris Renaud, Pierre Coffin

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGONChris Sanders, Dean DeBlois * although we know this is where my heart lies

TOY STORY 3Lee Unkrich

LEADING ACTOR

JAVIER BARDEMBiutiful

JEFF BRIDGESTrue Grit

JESSE EISENBERGThe Social Network

COLIN FIRTHThe King’s Speech

JAMES FRANCO127 Hours

LEADING ACTRESS

ANNETTE BENINGThe Kids Are All Right

JULIANNE MOOREThe Kids Are All Right

NATALIE PORTMANBlack Swan

NOOMI RAPACEThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

HAILEE STEINFELDTrue Grit

SUPPORTING ACTOR

CHRISTIAN BALEThe Fighter

ANDREW GARFIELDThe Social Network

PETE POSTLETHWAITEThe Town

MARK RUFFALOThe Kids Are All Right

GEOFFREY RUSHThe King’s Speech

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

AMY ADAMSThe Fighter

HELENA BONHAM CARTERThe King’s Speech

BARBARA HERSHEYBlack Swan

LESLEY MANVILLEAnother Year  (because she’s British and they gave her Melissa Leo’s spot)

MIRANDA RICHARDSONMade in Dagenham

ORIGINAL MUSIC

127 HOURSAR Rahman

ALICE IN WONDERLANDDanny Elfman

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGONJohn Powell  COME ON!

INCEPTIONHans Zimmer

THE KING’S SPEECHAlexandre Desplat

CINEMATOGRAPHY

127 HOURSAnthony Dod Mantle, Enrique Chediak

BLACK SWANMatthew Libatique

INCEPTIONWally Pfister

THE KING’S SPEECHDanny Cohen

TRUE GRITRoger Deakins

EDITING

127 HOURSJon Harris

BLACK SWANAndrew Weisblum

INCEPTIONLee Smith

THE KING’S SPEECHTariq Anwar

THE SOCIAL NETWORKAngus Wall, Kirk Baxter

PRODUCTION DESIGN

ALICE IN WONDERLANDRobert Stromberg, Karen O’Hara

BLACK SWANThérèse DePrez, Tora Peterson

INCEPTIONGuy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat

THE KING’S SPEECHEve Stewart, Judy Farr

TRUE GRITJess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

COSTUME DESIGN

ALICE IN WONDERLANDColleen Atwood

BLACK SWANAmy Westcott

THE KING’S SPEECHJenny Beavan

MADE IN DAGENHAMLouise Stjernsward

TRUE GRITMary Zophres

SOUND

127 HOURSGlenn Freemantle, Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Steven C Laneri, Douglas Cameron

BLACK SWANKen Ishii, Craig Henighan, Dominick Tavella

INCEPTIONRichard King, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A Rizzo, Ed Novick

THE KING’S SPEECHJohn Midgley, Lee Walpole, Paul Hamblin

TRUE GRITSkip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, Peter F Kurland, Douglas Axtell

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

ALICE IN WONDERLANDNominees TBC

BLACK SWANDan Schrecker

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1Tim Burke, John Richardson, Nicolas Ait’Hadi, Christian Manz

INCEPTIONChris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Peter Bebb

TOY STORY 3Nominees TBC

MAKE UP & HAIR

ALICE IN WONDERLANDNominees TBC

BLACK SWANJudy Chin, Geordie Sheffer

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin

THE KING’S SPEECHFrances Hannon

MADE IN DAGENHAMLizzie Yianni Georgiou

SHORT ANIMATION

THE EAGLEMAN STAGMichael Please

MATTER FISHERDavid Prosser

THURSDAYMatthias Hoegg

SHORT FILM

CONNECTSamuel Abrahams, Beau Gordon

LINPiers Thompson, Simon Hessel

RITEMichael Pearce, Ross McKenzie, Paul Welsh

TURNINGKarni Arieli, Saul Freed, Alison Sterling, Kat Armour-Brown

UNTIL THE RIVER RUNS REDPaul Wright, Poss Kondeatis

ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING AWARD

GEMMA ARTERTON

ANDREW GARFIELD

TOM HARDY  (WOO  HOO!)

AARON JOHNSON

EMMA STONE

The Orange British Academy Film Awards will be given out Sunday 13 February 2011, the ceremony again hosted by the wonderful Jonathan Ross and can be seen here in the States on BBCAmerica (8pm ET which is not live due to the 5 hr time difference.)

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One response to “John Powell & the Score for HTTYD Nominated for a BAFTA!

  1. So pleased about this. It’s possibly my favourite film and score of last year.

    Thanks for the add too. Nice to ‘meet’ you!

    and yeah…. Tom hardy – woo hoo! We get to vote in that category don’t we!

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