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BAFTA Noms Announced; Atonement Once Again Most Beloved



The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the 2008 nominations, which largely mirror the Globe noms — though there's (unsurprisingly) even more love for Atonement on the other side of the pond. The romantic Joe Wright-directed drama leads the nominations with a whopping 14, while No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood each nabbed nine. La Vie en Rose is another favorite, as is The Bourne Ultimatum, which is one of the few major departures from other recent award nominations.

The acting categories are filled with familiar names (Clooney, McAvoy, Knightley, Cotillard, Bardem, Blanchett, etc.), though there are a few new additions, like Samantha Morton (Control) and Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men). And apparently the German film The Lives of Others, which took home the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film last year is now eligible for a BAFTA award, and has a good chance of winning one with five nominations.

To check out the full list of BAFTA Award nominees, read more.

2008 BAFTA Nominees:
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 in 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

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

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

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

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE:
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
The Kite Runner
The Lives Of Others
Lust, Caution
La Vie En Rose

ANIMATED FILM:
Ratatouille
Shrek The Third
The Simpsons Movie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD:
Shia Labeouf
Sienna Miller
Ellen Page
Sam Riley
Tang Wei

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