3 Animated Features up For British Academy Awards

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British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

British Acad­emy of Film and Tele­vi­sion Arts (BAFTA)

Brave,” “Franken­wee­nie” and “Para­Nor­man” are the three nom­i­nees announced Wednes­day in the Ani­mated Film cat­e­gory of the EE British Acad­emy Film Awards, also known as the BAFTAs.

Mark Andrews and Brenda Chap­man were sin­gled out for recog­ni­tion for Brave. Direc­tor Tim Bur­ton was named in con­nec­tion with Franken­wee­nie, while Sam Fell and Chris But­ler were cited for Para­Nor­man.

In the cat­e­gory “Out­stand­ing Debut By a British Writer, Direc­tor or Pro­ducer,” direc­tor James Bobin is nom­i­nated for his role in Disney’s partly ani­mated The Mup­pets.

For Short Ani­ma­tion, the nom­i­nees are Here to Fall (Kris Kelly and Eve­lyn McGrath), I’m Fine Thanks (Eamonn O’Neill) and The Mak­ing of Long­bird (Will Ander­son and Ainslie Henderson).

The British Acad­emy Film Awards are sim­i­lar to the Oscars in the United States.

Lin­coln received 10 nom­i­na­tions, the most of any film. Lin­coln is nom­i­nated for Best Film, Adapted Screen­play, Orig­i­nal Music, Cin­e­matog­ra­phy, Pro­duc­tion Design, Cos­tume Design and Make Up & Hair. Daniel Day-Lewis is nom­i­nated for Lead­ing Actor, Tommy Lee Jones is nom­i­nated for Sup­port­ing Actor, and Sally Field is nom­i­nated for Sup­port­ing Actress.

The EE British Acad­emy Film Awards take place Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 10 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Gar­den, Lon­don. The cer­e­mony will be hosted by Stephen Fry and will be broad­cast exclu­sively on BBC One and BBC One HD, pre­ceded by a red car­pet show on BBC Three. The cer­e­mony is also broad­cast in all major ter­ri­to­ries around the world.

The awards are pre­sented by the British Acad­emy of Film and Tele­vi­sion Arts (BAFTA), an inde­pen­dent char­ity that sup­ports, devel­ops and pro­motes the art forms of the mov­ing image by iden­ti­fy­ing and reward­ing excel­lence, inspir­ing prac­ti­tion­ers and ben­e­fit­ing the public.

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