Bond baddie Bardem gets Bafta nod

Lancashire Telegraph: Javier Bardem has a Bafta nomination for his Bond role Javier Bardem has a Bafta nomination for his Bond role

Javier Bardem's performance as Bond villain Raoul Silva in Skyfall has been recognised with a Bafta nomination.

The Spanish star has been named on the shortlist for the Best Supporting Actor award along with other big names including Tommy Lee Jones.

His Bond co-star, Dame Judi Dench, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as spy master M in the same film, which has a total of eight nominations.

She will face competition from Anne Hathaway who is nominated for her role in the big screen version of Les Miserables.

Daniel Day-Lewis is nominated for the Best Actor award for his performance in the title role of Lincoln - Steven Spielberg's biopic of the US president who led his country through the civil war.

He is up against stars including Ben Affleck and Hathaway's co-star Hugh Jackman.

Dame Helen Mirren is nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in Hitchcock - playing the wife of the famous filmmaker.

Skyfall is also nominated for Outstanding British Film and Original Music - a nod to Adele who provided the hit Bond theme of the same name. The film also picks up nods for Cinematography, Editing, Production Design and Sound.

Spielberg's Lincoln leads the field with 10 nominations, with nine each for Les Miserables and Life Of Pi.

Quentin Tarantino is nominated for Director and Original Screenplay for his western Django Unchained and one of its stars, Christoph Waltz, is nominated for Supporting Actor. TV star Dexter Fletcher is nominated for an Outstanding Debut award - with his co-writer Danny King - for their work on Wild Bill.

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