Skyfall misses out on top prizes in Bafta Film Awards nominations

No best film, director or actor nods for Daniel Craig’s latest James Bond outing but nominations in the British film and supporting actor and actress categories

It’s the biggest British box office success of all time but Skyfall has missed out on nominations in the prestigious best film, leading actor and director categories at the Bafta Film Awards.


Daniel Craig failed to garner a nomination for his third outing as James Bond, while director Sam Mendes was also overlooked on his 007 debut.

However, Skyfall did elicit eight other nominations, including outstanding British film and supporting actress and actor nods for Dame Judi Dench – in her seventh appearance as MI6 head M – and Javier Bardem for his hypnotic turn as villain Raoul Silva.

Lincoln, Steven Spielberg’s biopic of the US president, leads the Bafta charge, with ten nominations including best film, leading actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and supporting actor and actress for Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field.

Musical theatre adaptation Les Misérables and Ang Lee’s visual feast Life of Pi are both nominated in nine categories, while Argo – which dramatises the true story of a CIA-Canadian secret service operation in Iran in 1980 – wins six nominations, including best film, best supporting actor for Alan Arkin and both leading actor and director for Ben Affleck.


See a full list of the nominees here