Silent movie The Artist looks set to continue its winning streak after picking up a massive 12 nominations for the 2012 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).
The critically-acclaimed film, which won a coveted Best Picture prize at the Golden Globes on Sunday (15Jan12), now looks set to dominate the U.K. film awards after the nominations were announced on Tuesday (17Jan12).
The Artist scored 12 nods in categories including Best Picture and Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, as well as acting honours for its stars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo.
British drama Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is another major competitor with 11 nominations, going up against The Artist for a number of awards including the Best Picture prize. The other nominees for the event's top award are The Descendants, Drive and The Help.
Dujardin will fight for the Best Actor award against Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy's Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt (Moneyball), George Clooney (The Descendants) and Michael Fassbender (Shame), while in the Best Actress category, Bejo is pitched against Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Viola Davis (The Help).
The winners will be unveiled at the prizegiving in London on 12 February (12).
The main nominees are as follows:

Best Film
The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
The Help
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Leading Actress
Meryl Steep - The Iron lady
Michelle Williams - My Week With Marilyn
Viola Davis - The Help
Tilda Swinton - We Need To Talk About Kevin
Berenice Bejo - The Artist

Leading Actor
George Clooney - The Descendents
Brad Pitt - Moneyball
Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Michael Fassbender - Shame
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Supporting Actress
Carey Mulligan - Shame
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Judi Dench - My Week With Marilyn
Melissa MCCarthy - Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer - The Help

Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Jim Broadbent - The Iron Lady
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Ides Of March

Outstanding British Film
My Week With Marilyn
Senna
Shame
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
We Need To Talk About Kevin

Director
The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius
Drive - Nicolas Winding Refn
Hugo - Martin Scorsese
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Tomas Alfredson
We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lynne Ramsay.