Thursday, January 15, 2009

Awards Watch: BAFTA Nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced their nominees for their BAFTA Awards, and the results aren't much different from what has been going on this side of the pond.

Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button racked up the most nominations with eleven each, including Best Film. Joining them in the top five are Frost/Nixon, Milk and The Reader, although Changeling's Clint Eastwood took Gus Van Sant's slot in the Best Director's list (seems even the English can't get enough of our Clint).

In the acting awards, Kate Winslet took two spots in the Best Actress race, for both The Reader and Revolutionary Road, while Brad Pitt also received double nominations, for Benjamin Button and Burn After Reading. See the comments section below for a quick look at all the nominees.

The 60th Annual BAFTA Awards will be presented February 8.

2 comments:

  1. Film:
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Frost/Nixon
    Milk
    The Reader
    Slumdog Millionaire

    British Film:
    Hunger
    In Bruges
    Mamma Mia!
    Man on Wire
    Slumdog Millionaire

    Actor:
    Frank Langella in Frost/Nixon
    Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire
    Sean Penn in Milk
    Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

    Actress:
    Angelina Jolie in Changeling
    Meryl Streep in Doubt
    Kristin Scott Thomas in I've Loved You So Long
    Kate Winslet in The Reader
    Kate Winslet in Revolutionary Road

    Supporting Actor:
    Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder
    Brendan Gleeson in In Bruges
    Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt
    Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
    Brad Pitt in Burn After Reading

    Supporting Actress:
    Amy Adams in Doubt
    Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    Freida Pinto in Slumdog Millionaire
    Tilda Swinton in Burn After Reading
    Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler

    Director:
    Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire
    Stephen Daldry for The Reader
    Clint Eastwood for Changeling
    David Fincher for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Ron Howard for Frost/Nixon

    First Feature:
    Hunger
    Mamma Mia!
    Man on Wire
    Of Time and the City
    Son of Rambow

    Adapted Screenplay:
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Frost/Nixon
    The Reader
    Revolutionary Road
    Slumdog Millionaire

    Original Screenplay:
    Burn After Reading
    Changeling
    I've Loved You So Long
    In Bruges
    Milk

    Cinematography:
    Changeling
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Dark Knight
    The Reader
    Slumdog Millionaire

    Production Design:
    Changeling
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Dark Knight
    Revolutionary Road
    Slumdog Millionaire

    Costume Design:
    Changeling
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Dark Knight
    The Duchess
    Revolutionary Road

    Film Music:
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Dark Knight
    Mamma Mia!
    Slumdog Millionaire
    WALL-E

    Editing:
    Changeling
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Dark Knight
    Frost/Nixon
    In Bruges
    Slumdog Millionaire

    Sound:
    Changeling
    The Dark Knight
    Quantum of Solace
    Slumdog Millionaire
    WALL-E

    Special Visual Effects:
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Dark Knight
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    Iron Man
    Quantum of Solace

    Make-Up & Hair:
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Dark Knight
    The Duchess
    Frost/Nixon
    Milk

    Foreign Language Film:
    The Baader Meinhof Complex
    Gomorrah
    I've Loved You So Long
    Persepolis
    Waltz with Bashir

    Animated Feature:
    Persepolis
    WALL-E
    Waltz with Bashir

    Rising Star Award:
    Michael Cera
    Noel Clarke
    Michael Fassbender
    Rebecca Hall
    Toby Kebbell

    Animated Short Film:
    Codswallop
    Varmints
    Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death

    Short Film:
    Kingsland #1 The Dreamer
    Love You More
    Ralph
    September
    Voyages D'Affaires (The Business Trip)

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  2. I hope to see Slumdog make it to the top again. It will be one of the best underdog stories to see them come out in front of Benjamin Button (which was good, but not as good). Even based on reviews, I don't see how any movie could come out with more awards than Slumdog.

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