"Hugo", Martin Scorsese's family adventure, scored nine followed by "My Week With Marilyn" with six and five nominations each for "The Help" and "War Horse".
As expected, Meryl Streep appears on the shortlist for best actress for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady". She is favored to land an Academy Award for the performance.
The best picture award will either go to The Artist, The Descendants, Drive, The Help or Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
The nominations for the BAFTAs, Britain's top film honors and the most closely watched movie awards outside the United States, come a week before the Oscar shortlists are unveiled. The BAFTAs are awarded in London on February 12.
(Reporting by Mike Collett-White)