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'Atonement' Secured 7 Nods at the 35th Annual Evening Standard British Film Awards

January 22, 2008 (8:28 am) GMT
The classic British romance once again took the lead in prestigious British Awards' nominations as it was announced to get 7 nomination from the 35th Annual Evening Standard British Film Awards.
'Atonement' Secured 7 Nods at the 35th Annual Evening Standard British Film Awards

Announced as the strong contender at the 2008 BAFTA, "" showed its domination on British film competition by leading the 35th Annual Evening Standard British Film Awards' nominations. On Monday, January 21, the classic British romance starring and secured 7 nods, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay.

In the category of Best Picture, the rivals of Joe Wright directed-film include "Blue Blood", "", "Hallam Foe" and "It's A Free World". The film that was released on December 7, 2007 also received gongs in the Technical Achievement category for costume design as well as in the Best Actress and Actor categories.

Knightley got the shot at nailing the Best Actress prize though she will have to be up against her co-star, , for "Conversation With Other Women" and "", for "", for "Control" and for "". Meanwhile, for the Best Actor prize, McAvoy will have to face stiff competition from for "Hallam Foe", for "And When Did You Last See Your Father", for "", for "" and for "Control".

Aside from giving away Best Picture, Screenplay, Actress, Actor and Technical Achievement prize, this particular awards event formerly known as Evening News British Film Award also shared silver Eros statuettes to Most Promising Newcomer and Best Film Score. Further, the announcement of the winners will be published in the Evening Standard on February 4, 2008. In the meantime, the full list of the nominees can be seen at thisislondon.co.uk.

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