Life of Pi and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the Hollywood films which had their shooting in India were chosen for the major BAFTA Awards 2013. The political drama of Steven Spielberg, Lincoln is leading its way with ten nominations.
Suraj Sharma, the Indian actor was already nominated for the BAFTA Awards 2013 for the category of Rising Star. He acted as the Pi in Life of Pi directed by Ang Lee.
Life of Pi and Les Miserables earned nine nominations respectively. These movies are competing with Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty and Argo in the category of Best Film.
Daniel Day-Lewis was nominated for the category of Best Actor for his portrayal as US President in the movie Lincoln. Others who are nominated in this category include Ben Affleck for Argo, Joaquin Phoenix for The Master, Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook and Hugh Jackman for Les Miserables.
Ang Lee was nominated for Best Director category in BAFTA for Life of Pi along with Ben Affleck (Argo), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Michael Haneke (Amour) and Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained).
Life of Pi is running for the categories original music, cinematography; best adapted screenplay, production design, special visual effects, Sound and editing.
Argo is running for categories best adapted screenplay, editing, sound and original music.
Lincoln is running for best cinematography, costume design, makeup and hair, original music and production design.
The British Academy Film Awards 2013 will be held at Royal Opera House on 10 February 2013.