Atonement dominates BAFTA nominations
Atonement has been nominated in the categories Best Film, Best British Film, Director for Joe Wright, Adapted Screenplay, Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Keira Knightley and James McAvoy have been nominated for Leading Actress and Leading Actor, with Saoirse Ronan receiving a Supporting Actress nomination.
La Vie en Rose has been nominated for Film Not in the English Language, Music, Production Design, Sound, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Expectedly, Globe winner Marion Cotillard gets a Leading Actress nod for her portrayal of Edith Piaf.
Javier Bardem and Kelly Macdonald receive supporting actor/actress nods for No Country for Old Men. Globe winner Daniel Day Lewis receives a Leading Actor nomination for There Will Be Blood.
Paul Greengrass gets a Director nomination for The Bourne Ultimatum, which has also been nominated for Best British Film. Other nominations in this category include This Is England [+see also:
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For Michael Clayton, Tom Wilkinson and Tilda Swinton get supporting actor/actress nods.
Oscar winner The Lives of Others [+see also:
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film profile] has been nominated for Best Film and Film Not in the English Language, as well as receiving nominations for Director, Original Screenplay and Leading Actor for Ulrich Mühe. Globe winner The Diving Bell and the Butterfly [+see also:
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Cate Blanchett gets nominations for both Supporting and Leading roles in I’m Not There and Elizabeth: The Golden Age [+see also:
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Globe winner Julie Christie gets a Leading Actress nod for Away From Her while Samantha Morton snags a supporting nod for Control.
Control writer Matt Greenhalgh has been nominated for The Carl Foreman Award given for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer for their first feature film. Other nominees in this category are Chris Atkins (), Mia Bays (Scott Walker: 30 Century Man), Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane [+see also:
film profile]) and Andrew Piddington (The Killing of John Lennon).
John Woodward, Chief Executive Officer of the UK Film Council said, “Congratulations and good luck to all the BAFTA nominees. At the UK Film Council, we’re very excited that a number of films we’ve supported with Lottery funding have been nominated, including This Is England for Best British Film and Best Screenplay, Sarah Gavron for the Carl Foreman Award for Brick Lane and Soft for Best Short Film.”
Atonement producer Tim Bevan heaped praise on director Joe Wright, saying, “We have this amazing young director who cast it and crewed it from British people and he got them all to raise their bar and it’s fantastic to get this level of recognition.”
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