Lincoln, the Steven Spielberg film about the eponymous US president, leads Bafta 2013 pack with 10 nominations.
The film, which stars Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field, has been nominated for best film, leading actor and leading actress amongst its ten nominations.
Literary adaptations have also done well, with Ang Lee's Life of Pi and Tom Hooper's Les Miserables picking up nine nominations. Both films are nominated in the best film category.
Ben Affleck's film on the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, Argo, also makes a strong showing in the major awards - and is nominated for best film, director, adapted screenplay and lead actor.
Watch Ben Affleck's interview with Channel 4 News on Argo, Iran, Obama and rape in warzones.
Also on the best film list is Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. The five-strong BAFTA list contains just one British-made film, Les Miserables.
Les Miserables also features on the outstanding British film shortlist, alongisde Anna Karenina, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Seven Psychopaths and the latest in the James Bond series Skyfall.
View other shortlists below:
Michael Haneke - Amour
Ben Affleck - Argo
Quentin Tarentino - Django Unchained
Ang Lee - Life of Pi
Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Rust and Bone
Brave - Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Frankenweenie - Tim Burton
Paranorman - Sam Fell, Chris Butler
Ben Affleck - Argo
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day Lewis - Lincoln
Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
Helen Mirren - Hitchcock
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard - Zero Dark Thirty
Alan Arkin - Argo
Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained
Javier Bardem - Skyfall
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
Amy Adams - The Master
Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
Helen Hunt - The Sessions
Judi Dench - Skyfall
Sally Field - Lincoln
Anna Karenina - Dario Marianelli
Argo - Alexendre Desplat
Life of Pi - Mychael Danna
Lincoln - John Williams
Skyfall - Thomas Newman
The BAFTAs, officially called the EE British Academy Film Awards, will take place on the 10 February at London's Royal Opera House. You can find a full list of nominations here.