BAFTA Awards Unveil 2009 Nominees
Nominees of the 2009 Orange British Academy Film Awards a.k.a. BAFTA Awards have been announced on Thursday, January 15. Through the announcement, it has been revealed that "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" have dominated the awards as they each collected eleven counts, including nomination for Best Film.
Beside Best Film, "Slumdog" was also up for Outstanding British Film, Best Director, Leading Actor for Dev Patel and Supporting Actress for Freida Pinto amongst other categories. Meanwhile, the nominations for "Benjamin Button" included Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Brad Pitt.
Trailing close behind those two dominating movies with nine nods was "The Dark Knight", which mostly nabbed the nominations from the technical categories, except the Best Supporting Actor gong for Heath Ledger and Best Music count for Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. In addition to "Dark Knight", "Changeling" was also given multiple nominations, collecting eight overall.
Winners of the 2009 BAFTA Awards will be honored at a gala ceremony on Sunday, February 8 at the Royal Opera House in London. On the occasion, the 2009 Orange Rising Star Award, which nomination has come out earlier, will also be named. Complete nominees list can be attained at BAFTA.
Partial nominees list of 2009 Orange British Academy Film Awards/BAFTA Awards:
- Frank Langella, "Frost/Nixon"
- Dev Patel, "Slumdog Millionaire"
- Sean Penn, "Milk"
- Brad Pitt, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
- Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler"
- Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"
- Kristin Scott Thomas, "I've Loved You So Long"
- Meryl Streep, "Doubt"
- Kate Winslet, "The Reader"
- Kate Winslet, "Revolutionary Road"
- Robert Downey Jr., "Tropic Thunder"
- Brendan Gleeson, "In Bruges"
- Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Doubt"
- Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"
- Brad Pitt, "Burn After Reading"
- Amy Adams, "Doubt"
- Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
- Freida Pinto, "Slumdog Millionaire"
- Tilda Swinton, "Burn After Reading"
- Marisa Tomei, "The Wrestler"
- Producer Simon Chinn, "Man on Wire"
- Producer Judy Craymer, "Mamma Mia!"
- Writer Garth Jennings, "Son of Rambow"
- Director/Writer Steve McQueen, "Hunger"
- Producers Solon Papadopoulos/Roy Boulter, "Of Time and the City"
- Clint Eastwood, "Changeling"
- David Fincher, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
- Ron Howard, "Frost/Nixon"
- Stephen Daldry, "The Reader"
- Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire"
- Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, "Burn After Reading"
- J. Michael Straczynski, "Changeling"
- Philippe Claudel, "I've Loved You So Long"
- Martin McDonagh, "In Bruges"
- Dustin Lance Black, "Milk"
- Eric Roth, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
- Peter Morgan, "Frost/Nixon"
- David Hare, "The Reader"
- Justin Haythe, "Revolutionary Road"
- Simon Beaufoy, "Slumdog Millionaire"
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