The prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA
) announced today its long list of nominations for the annual BAFTA Awards. Mariah received the honor of being listed in the Best Supporting Actress
category for her performance as Mrs. Weiss in the film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
. Congratulations Mariah!
Over 6000 members of the Academy vote in three rounds to decide the winners of the Orange British Academy Film Awards. The Long List is the result of Round One voting by members of the Academy. With 220 films entered this year, the first round of voting reduces the films down to fifteen in each category. Round Two voting will reduce these fifteen contenders down to the five nominations in each category.
The full list of nominations will be announced on Thursday 21 January at BAFTA Headquarters.