January 17th, 2012
10:50 AM ET
The glimmer of hope for an Oscar nod next week is looking a little brighter for a few of the race's dark horses following the BAFTAs reveal of the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards nominees on Tuesday.
In addition to “The Artist” and “Hugo,” which were handed 12 and 9 BAFTA nods respectively (and are front-runners for Oscar best picture nominations), films that had been considered somewhat long shots, such as “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “Drive,” also received multiple nominations, possibly bumping their chances with Oscar.
“Tinker” was especially heavily lauded, picking up 11 nominations, including best film, outstanding British film, director, adapted screenplay and lead actor (Gary Oldman), among its haul.
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