Aamir Khan’s ‘Dhobi Ghat’ in BAFTA longlist

‘Bollywood actor Aamir Khan’s ‘Dhobi Ghat’ has made it to the Longlist for the 2012 British Academy Film and Television Awards (BAFTA). The list has My Week With Marilyn and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy leading the pack. This is the result of the first round voting by members of the Academy.

Dhobi Ghat was directed by Khan’s wife Kiran Rao and stars Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra and Kriti Malhotra. Khan plays an artist in the film that has music by Gustavo Santaolalla.

With 285 films entered this year, the first round of voting reduced the list of eligible films to 15 in each category. Round two voting will reduce these 15 contenders down to the five nominations in each category.

Over 6300 members of the Academy vote in three rounds to decide the Longlist, according to a press release from the organisation. In the final round, winners are voted for by specialist Chapters in all categories except for Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Documentary and Film Not in the English Language and the four performance categories, which are voted for by all members.’

‘Nominations in all categories will be announced on January 17. The winners will be announced at the Orange British Academy Film Awards on February 12.
Here is the complete Longlist:

Best Film
The Artist
The Descendants
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Help
The Ides of March
The Iron Lady
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse
We Need to Talk About Kevin

Film Not in the English Language
As If I Am Not There
The Boy Mir – Ten Years in Afghanistan
Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)
Little White Lies
Post Mortem
Le Quattro Volte
A Separation
The Skin I Live In
The Troll Hunter’

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