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2009 BAFTA Nominees Announced

The full list of nominees for the 2009 British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) have just been announced.

Just like in the Golden Globe, Brangelina were nominated in the acting category once again, Brad Pitt for Best Lead Actor in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button while Angelina Jolie for Best Lead Actress for her role in director Clint Eastwood’s Changeling.

Slumdog Millionaire and Benjamin Button both led with 11 nominations each.

2009 NOMINEES:

BEST FILM

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

Hunger
In Bruges
Mamma Mia!
Man on Wire
Slumdog Millionaire

THE CARL FOREMAN AWARD (For Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer for their First Feature Film)

Simon Chinn (Producer) – Man On Wire
Judy Craymer (Producer) – Mamma Mia!
Garth Jennings (Writer) – Son of Rambow
Steve McQueen (Director/Writer) – Hunger
Solon Papadopoulos, Roy Boulter (Producers) – Of Time And The City

DIRECTOR

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

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Burn After Reading – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Changeling – J. Michael Straczynski
I’ve Loved You So Long – Philippe Claudel
In Bruges – Martin McDonagh
Milk – Dustin Lance Black

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Eric Roth
Frost/Nixon – Peter Morgan
The Reader – David Hare
Revolutionary Road – Justin Haythe
Slumdog Millionaire – Simon Beaufoy

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The Baader Meinhof Complex – Bernard Eichinger, Uli Edel
Gomorrah – Domenico Procacci, Matteo Garrone
I’ve Loved You So Long – Yves Marmion, Philippe Claudel
Persepolis – Marc-Antoine Robert, Xavier Rigault, Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Parannaud
Waltz With Bashir – Serge Lalou, Gerhard Meixner, Yael Nahl Ieli, Ari Folman

ANIMATED FILM

Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Parannaud
WALL-E – Andrew Stanton
Waltz With Bashir – Ari Folman

LEADING ACTOR

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

LEADING ACTRESS

Angelina Jolie – Changeling
Kristin Scott Thomas – I’ve Loved You So Long
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Kate Winslet – The Reader
Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

SUPPORTING ACTOR

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

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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

MUSIC

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Alexandre Desplat
The Dark Knight – Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
Mamma Mia! – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Slumdog Millionaire – A. R. Rahman
WALL-E – Thomas Newman

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Changeling – Tom Stern
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Claudio Miranda
The Dark Knight – Wally Pfister
The Reader – Chris Menges, Roger Deakins
Slumdog Millionaire – Anthony Dod Mantle

EDITING (With a tie nominations)

Changeling – Joel Cox, Gary D. Roach
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall
The Dark Knight – Lee Smith
Frost/Nixon – Mike Hill, Dan Hanley
In Bruges – Jon Gregory
Slumdog Millionaire – Chris Dickens

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Changeling – James J. Murakami, Gary Fettis
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo
The Dark Knight – Nathan Crowley, Peter Lando
Revolutionary Road – Kristi Zea, Debra Schutt
Slumdog Millionaire – Mark Digby, Michelle Day

COSTUME DESIGN

Changeling – Deborah Hopper
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Jacqueline West
The Dark Knight – Lindy Hemming
The Duchess – Michael O’Connor
Revolutionary Road – Albert Wolsky

SOUND

Changeling – Walt Martin, Alan Robert Murray, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff
The Dark Knight – Lora Hirschberg, Richard King, Ed Novick, Gary Rizzo
Quantum Of Solace – Jimmy Boyle, Eddy Joseph, Chris Munro, Mike Prestwood Smith, Mark Taylor
Slumdog Millionaire – Glenn Freemantle, Resul Pookutty, Richard Pryke, Tom Sayers, Ian Tapp
WALL-E – Ben Burtt, Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, Matthew Wood

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Eric Barba, Craig Barron, – Nathan McGuinness, Edson Williams
The Dark Knight – Chris Corbould, Nick Davis, Paul Franklin, Tim Webber
Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of Crystal Skull – Pablo Helman
Iron Man – Shane Patrick Mahan, John Nelson, Ben Snow
Quantum Of Solace – Chris Corbould, Kevin Tod Haug

MAKE UP & HAIR

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Jean Black, Colleen Callaghan
The Dark Knight – Peter Robb-King
The Duchess – Daniel Phillips, Jan Archibald
Frost/Nixon – Edouard Henriques, Kim Santantonio
Milk – Steven E. Anderson, Michael White

SHORT ANIMATION

Codswallop – Greg McLeod, Myles McLeod
Varmints – Sue Goffe, Marc Craste
Wallace And Gromit: A Matter Of Loaf and Death – Steve Pegram, Nick Park, Bob Baker

SHORT FILM

Kingsland #1 The Dreamer – Kate Ogborn, Tony Grisoni
Love You More – Caroline Harvey, Sam Taylor-Wood, Patrick Marber
Ralph – Olivier Kaempfer, Alex Winckler
September – Stewart le Maréchal, Esther May Campbell
Voyage D’Affaires (The Business Trip) – Celine Quideau, Sean Ellis

THE ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD

Michael Cera
Noel Clarke
Michael Fassbender
Rebeca Hall
Toby Kebbell

The awards ceremony will take place at London’s Royal Opera House on Sunday, February 8.

BAFTA is Britain’s version of Hollywood’s Oscar Awards.

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