‘Black Swan’ and ‘The King’s Speech’ lead BAFTA nominations

2011 British Academy Film Awards release long list ahead of February ceremony

The nominations for the British Academy Film Awards have been announced.

The long list was announced by British actors Matthew Goode and Romola Garai at BAFTA‘s London headquarters yesterday (January 7). The awards take place at London’s Royal Opera House on February 21.

Two films released this month, Black Swan and The King’s Speech, lead the list with 15 potential nominations each.

Five actors were given two long list nominations. They are: Leonardo DiCaprio (Shutter Island and Inception), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network and Never Let Me Go), Rosamund Pike (Made in Dagenham and Barney’s Version), Gemma Arterton (The Disappearance of Alice Creed and Tamara Drewe), and Helena Bonham Carter (Alice in Wonderland and The King’s Speech).

The official nominations will be released on January 18. In the meantime, you can find the long list on BAFTA.org.