HE narrowly missed out on a Golden Globe for his latest film La piel que habito.
But now Spain’s most famous director, Pedro Almodovar, could be in with a shot at another award.
The director is in the running for his fifth BAFTA, with The Skin I Live In nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of 2011.
But he faces tough competition from Iranian Asghar Farhadi’s film Nader and Simin, a separation, which beat him to the Golden Globe.
Other strong contenders for awards are Meryl Streep for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, and the French silent film The Artist, which has 12 nominations.
The ceremony will be held in London on February 12.