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'Atonement' leads the way at this year's BAFTAs with a staggering 14 nominations

thecheers.org    2008-01-16 06:14:06    

Thriller 'No Country for Old Men' and Texan drama 'There Will Be Blood' each received nine nominations, followed closely by 'La Vie en Rose' - a biopic about the French singer Edith Piaf - with seven.
'Atonement' leads the way at this year's BAFTAs with a staggering 14 nominations.

The romantic World War II drama is up for Best Film and Best British Film, while stars Keira Knightley and James McAvoy are in the running for Best Leading Actress and Best Leading Actor. Joe Wright is hoping to scoop Best Director.

Thriller 'No Country for Old Men' and Texan drama 'There Will Be Blood' each received nine nominations, followed closely by 'La Vie en Rose' - a biopic about the French singer Edith Piaf - with seven.

'The Bourne Ultimatum' has been named in six categories, including Best Director for Paul Greengrass, while Ridley Scott's crime drama 'American Gangster' and George Clooney's political drama 'Michael Clayton' both received five nods.

Clooney has been pitted against 'There Will Be Blood' star Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Leading Actor, along with Viggo Mortensen for his performance in 'Eastern Promises' and Ulrich Muhe for his role in 'The Lives of Others'.

Cate Blanchett has been named in both the Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories for her performances in 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' and Bob Dylan biopic 'I'm Not There' respectively.

Best Film will be contested by 'Atonement', 'American Gangster', 'The Lives of Others, 'No Country for Old Men and 'There Will Be Blood'.

Elsewhere, 'Ratatouille', 'Shrek The Third' and 'The Simpsons Movie' will battle it out in the Best Animated Film category.

The winners of this year's BAFTAs - Orange British Academy Film Awards - will be announced at a ceremony at London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on February 10.

BAFTAs 2008 full list of nominations:

Best Film

'American Gangster'
'Atonement'
'The Lives of Others'
'No Country for Old Men'
'There Will Be Blood'

Best British Film

'Atonement'
'The Bourne Ultimatum'
'Control'
'Eastern Promises'
'This Is England'

The Carl Foreman Award - for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer for their First Feature Film

Chris Atkins (Director/Writer) - 'Taking Liberties'
Mia Bays (Producer) - 'Scott Walker: 30 Century Man'
Sarah Gavron (Director) - 'Brick Lane'
Matt Greenhalgh (Writer) - 'Control'
Andrew Piddington (Director/Writer) - 'The Killing of John Lennon'

Best Director

'Atonement' - Joe Wright
'The Bourne Ultimatum' - Paul Greengrass
'The Lives of Others' - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
'No Country for Old Men' - Joel Coen/Ethan Coen
'There Will Be Blood' - Paul Thomas Anderson

Best Original Screenplay

'American Gangster' - Steven Zaillian
'Juno' - Diablo Cody
'The Lives of Others' - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
'Michael Clayton' - Tony Gilroy
'This Is England' - Shane Meadows

Best Adapted Screenplay

'Atonement' - Christopher Hampton
'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly' - Ronald Harwood
'The Kite Runner' - David Benioff
'No Country for Old Men' - Joel Coen/Ethan Coen
'There Will Be Blood' - Paul Thomas Anderson

Best Film not in the English Language - nominations announced on Friday 4 January

'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly' - Kathleen Kennedy/Jon Kilik/Julian Schnabel
'The Kite Runner' - William Horberg/Walter Parkes/Rebecca Yeldham/Marc Foster
'The Lives of Others' - Quirin Berg/Max Wiedemann/Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
'Lust, Caution' - Bill Kong/James Schamus/Ang Lee
'La Vie en Rose' - Alain Goldman/Olivier Dahan

Best Animated Film

'Ratatouille' - Brad Bird
'Shrek The Third' - Chris Miller
'The Simpsons Movie' - Matt Groening/James L Brooks

Best Leading Actor

George Clooney - 'Michael Clayton'
Daniel Day-Lewis - 'There Will Be Blood'
James McAvoy - 'Atonement'
Viggo Mortensen - 'Eastern Promises'
Ulrich Mühe - 'The Lives of Others'

Best Leading Actress

Cate Blanchett - 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age'
Julie Christie - 'Away From Her'
Marion Cotillard - 'La Vie en Rose'
Keira Knightley - 'Atonement'
Ellen Page - 'Juno'

Best Supporting Actor

Javier Bardem - 'No Country for Old Men'
Paul Dano - 'There Will Be Blood'
Tommy Lee Jones - 'No Country for Old Men'
Philip Seymour Hoffman - 'Charlie Wilson's War'
Tom Wilkinson - 'Michael Clayton'

Best Supporting Actress

Cate Blanchett - 'I'm Not There'
Kelly Macdonald - 'No Country for Old Men'
Samantha Morton - 'Control'
Saoirse Ronan - 'Atonement'
Tilda Swinton - 'Michael Clayton'

Best Music

'American Gangster' - Marc Streitenfeld
'Atonement' - Dario Marianelli
'The Kite Runner' - Alberto Iglesias
'There Will Be Blood' - Jonny Greenwood
'La Vie en Rose' - Christopher Gunning

Best Cinematography

'American Gangster' - Harris Savides
'Atonement' - Seamus McGarvey
'The Bourne Ultimatum' - Oliver Wood
'No Country for Old Men' - Roger Deakins
'There Will Be Blood' - Robert Elswit

Best Editing

'American Gangster' - Pietro Scalia
'Atonement' - Paul Tothill
'The Bourne Ultimatum' - Christopher Rouse
'Michael Clayton' - John Gilroy
'No Country for Old Men' - Roderick Jaynes

Best Production Design

'Atonement' - Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer
'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' - Guy Hendrix Dyas/Richard Roberts
'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' - Stuart Craig/Stephenie McMillan
'There Will Be Blood' - Jack Fisk/Jim Erickson
'La Vie en Rose' - Olivier Raoux

Best Costume Design

'Atonement' - Jacqueline Durran
'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' - Alexandra Byrne
'Lust, Caution' - Pan Lai
'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' - Colleen Atwood
'La Vie en Rose' - Marit Allen

Best Sound

'Atonement' - Danny Hambrook/Paul Hamblin/Catherine Hodgson
'The Bourne Ultimatum' - Kirk Francis/Scott Millan/Dave Parker/Karen Baker Landers/Per Hallberg
'No Country for Old Men' - Peter Kurland/Skip Lievsay/Craig Berkey/Greg Orloff
'There Will Be Blood' - Christopher Scarabosio/Matthew Wood/John Pritchett/Michael Semanick/Tom Johnson
'La Vie en Rose' - Laurent Zeilig/Pascal Villard/Jean-Paul Hurier/Marc Doisne

Best Special Visual Effects

'The Bourne Ultimatum' - Peter Chiang/Charlie Noble/Mattias Lindahl/Joss Williams
'The Golden Compass' - Michael Fink/Bill Westenhofer/Ben Morris/Trevor Woods
'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' - Tim Burke/John Richardson/Emma Norton/Chris Shaw
'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' - John Knoll/Charles Gibson/Hal Hickel/John Frazier
'Spider-Man 3' - Scott Stokdyk/Peter Nofz/Kee-Suk Ken Hahn/Spencer Cook

Best Make Up + Hair

'Atonement' - Ivana Primorac
'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' - Jenny Shircore
'Hairspray' - Nominees TBC
'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' - Ivana Primorac
'La Vie en Rose' - Jan Archibald/Didier Lavergne

Best Short Animation

'The Pearce Sisters' - Jo Allen/Luis Cook
'Head Over Heels' - Osbert Parker/Fiona Pitkin/Ian Gouldstone
'The Crumblegiant' - Pearse Moore/John McCloskey

Best Short Film

'Dog Altogether' - Diarmid Scrimshaw/Paddy Considine
'Hesitation' - Julien Berlan/Michelle Eastwood/Virginia Gilbert
'The One and Only Herb Mcgwyer Plays Wallis Island' - Charlie Henderson/James Griffiths/Tim Key/Tom Basden
'Soft' - Jane Hooks/Simon Ellis
'The Stronger' - Dan McCulloch/Lia Williams/Frank McGuinness

The Orange Rising Star Award - (voted for by the public) - nominees announced on Tuesday 8 January

Shia Labeouf
Sienna Miller
Ellen Page
Sam Riley
Tang Wei

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