With 16 nods each, the Cold War spy film Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy and the Marilyn Monroe biopic My Week With Marilyn lead the pack of films included on the longlists by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). The two films, both of which are rife with British movie stars and are set in Britain, are each vying for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, while their stars — including Tinker, Tailor's Gary Oldman and Marilyn's Michelle Williams — stand out among multiple acting mentions.

The BAFTAs, which follows a different voting process than its American counterpart, The Oscars, puts out longlists of 15 entries in most categories, starting off the first round of voting, according to Entertainment Weekly. In the second round, the longlists will be narrowed down to five nominees, which will be announced on January 17.

Here are the longlists in the major categories:

Best Picture
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

The Artist – Michel Hazanvicius
The Descendants – Alexander Payne
Drive – Nicholas Winding Refn
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – David Fincher
The Help – Tate Taylor
Hugo – Martin Scorcese
The Ides of March – George Clooney
The Iron Lady – Phyllida Lloyd
J. Edgar – Clint Eastwood
Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen
Moneyball – Bennett Miller
My Week With Marilyn – Simon Curtis
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy- Tomas Alfredson
War Horse – Steven Spielberg
We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lynne Ramsay

Leading Actor
Antonio Banderas – The Skin I Live In
Brad Pitt – Moneyball
Brendan Gleeson – The Guard
Daniel Craig – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Eddie Redmayne – My Week With Marilyn
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
George Clooney – The Descendants
Jean Dujardin– The Artist
Leonardo DiCaprio– J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender – Shame
Owen Wilson – Midnight in Paris
Peter Mullan – Tyrannosaur
Ralph Fiennes – Coriolanus
Ryan Gosling – Drive
Ryan Gosling– The Ides of March

Leading Actress
Bérénice Bejo – The Artist
Carey Mulligan – Shame
Charlize Theron – Young Adult
Emma Stone – The Help
Helen Mirren – The Debt
Jodie Foster – Carnage
Kate Winslet – Carnage
Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
Mia Wasikowska – Jane Eyre
Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn
Olivia Colman – Tyrannosaur
Rooney Mara – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin
Viola Davis – The Help

Supporting Actor
Alan Rickman – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Albert Brooks – Drive
Ben Kingsley – Hugo
Benedict Cumberbatch – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Colin Firth – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Eddie Marsan – Tyrannosaur
Ezra Miller – We Need to Talk About Kevin
George Clooney – The Ides of March
Jim Broadbent – The Iron Lady
John Hurt – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Kenneth Branagh– My Week With Marilyn
Paul Giamatti – The Ides of March
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Ides of March

Supporting Actress
Alexandra Roach – The Iron Lady
Bryce Dallas Howard – The Help
Carey Mulligan – Drive
Emily Watson – War Horse
Evan Rachel Wood – The Ides of March
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Judi Dench – My Week With Marilyn
Kathy Bates – Midnight in Paris
Kathy Burke – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Marion Cotillard – Midnight in Paris
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer – The Help
Olivia Colman – The Iron Lady
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants
Zoe Wanamaker – My Week With Marilyn

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