'The Artist' Leads BAFTA Nominations

The Orange British Academy Film Awards—more commonly known as BAFTA—have announced this year's nominees. Golden Globe winners The Artist and The Descendants lead the list of Best Film nominees, joined by Drive, The Help, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. The awards pay special attention to the year's outstanding British films, noting My Week With Marilyn, Senna, Shame, and We Need to Talk About Kevin, in particular. Also acknowledged are films by British writers, directors, or producers, films not in the English language, and best cinematography among others. The silent film The Artist leads in almost every category.