Ian McKellen and Laura Linney Among BAFTA Nominees

News   Ian McKellen and Laura Linney Among BAFTA Nominees Nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards were announced Jan. 19. Theatre regulars Ian McKellen and Laura Linney were recognized for their performances in, respectively, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" and "Mystic River."
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Ian McKellen Photo by Greg Gorman

McKellen and Linney picked up nominations in the supporting actor categories. McKellen's competition includes Albert Finney ("Big Fish"), Bill Nighy ("Love Actually"), Paul Bettany ("Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World") and Tim Robbins ("Mystic River"). Linney will vie for her award in a field that includes "Angels in America" star Emma Thompson ("Love Actually"), Holly Hunter ("Thirteen"), Judy Parfitt ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") and "Chicago" co-star Renee Zellweger ("Cold Mountain").

"Cold Mountain" and "The Lord of the Rings" topped the list of BAFTA nominees, with the former garnering 13 nominations and the latter 12. Other Best Film contenders include "Big Fish," "Lost in Translation" and "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World."

The BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Odeon, Leicester Square. Stephen Fry will host the ceremony, which will be broadcast on BBC One. The complete list of this year's nominees follows:

FILM
"Big Fish" — Bruce Cohen/Dan Jinks/Richard D Zanuck
"Cold Mountain" Sydney Pollack/William Horberg/Albert Berger/Ron Yerxa
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King — Barrie M Osborne/Fran Walsh/Peter Jackson
"Lost in Translation" — Sofia Coppola/Ross Katz
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" — Samuel Goldwyn Jr/Peter Weir/Duncan Henderson

THE ALEXANDER KORDA AWARD for the outstanding British Film of the Year
"Cold Mountain" — Sydney Pollack/William Horberg/Albert Berger/Ron Yerxa/Anthony Minghella
"Girl With a Pearl Earring" — Andy Paterson/Anand Tucker/Peter Webber
"In This World" — Andrew Eaton/Anita Overland/Michael Winterbottom
"Love Actually" — Duncan Kenworthy/Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Richard Curtis
"Touching the Void" — John Smithson/Kevin MacDonald THE CARL FOREMAN AWARD for special achievement by a British director, producer or writer in their first feature film
Sergio Casci, writer (for "American Cousins")
Jenny Mayhew, writer (for "To Kill A King")
Peter Webber, director (for "Girl With A Pearl Earring")
Emily Young, director/writer (for "Kiss of Life")

THE DAVID LEAN AWARD for achievement in Direction
"Big Fish" —Tim Burton
"Cold Mountain" —Anthony Minghella
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" —Peter Jackson
"Lost in Translation" —Sofia Coppola
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" —Peter Weir

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
"21 Grams" —Guillermo Arriaga
"The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions Barbares)" — Denys Arcand
"Finding Nemo" — Andrew Stanton/Bob Peterson/David Reynolds
"Lost in Translation" — Sofia Coppola
"The Station Agent" — Tom McCarthy

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
"Big Fish" — John August
"Cold Mountain: — Anthony Minghella
"Girl With a Pearl Earring" — Olivia Hetreed
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" — Fran Walsh/Philippa Boyens/Peter Jackson
"Mystic River" — Brian Helgeland

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE "The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions Barbares)" — Denise Robert/Daniel Louis/Denys Arcand
"Belleville Rendez-vous" — Didier Brunner/Sylvain Chomet
"Treet Avoir" — Gilles Sandoz/Nicolas Philibert
"Goodbye Lenin!" — Stefan Arndt/Wolfgang Becker
"In This World" — Andrew Eaton/Anita Overland/Michael Winterbottom
"Spirited Away" — Toshio Suzuki/Hayao Miyazaki

ACTOR in a leading role
Benicio del Toro — "21 Grams"
Bill Murray — "Lost in Translation"
Johnny Depp — "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"
Jude Law — "Cold Mountain"
Sean Penn — "21 Grams"
Sean Penn — "Mystic River"

ACTRESS in a leading role
Anne Reid — "The Mother"
Naomi Watts — "21 Grams"
Scarlett Johansson — "Girl with a Pearl Earring"
Scarlett Johansson — "Lost In Translation"
Uma Thurman — "Kill Bill Vol. 1"

ACTOR in a supporting role
Albert Finney — "Big Fish"
Bill Nighy — "Love Actually"
Ian McKellen — "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
Paul Bettany — "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"
Tim Robbins — "Mystic River"

ACTRESS in a supporting role
Emma Thompson — "Love Actually"
Holly Hunter — "Thirteen"
Judy Parfitt — "Girl with a Pearl Earring"
Laura Linney — "Mystic River"
Renee Zellweger — "Cold Mountain

THE ANTHONY ASQUITH AWARD for achievement in Film Music
"Cold Mountain — Gabriel Yared
"Girl With a Pearl Earring" — Alexandre Desplat
"Kill Bill Vol. 1" — The RZA
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" — Howard Shore
"Lost in Translation" — Kevin Shields

CINEMATOGRAPHY
"Cold Mountain" —John Seale
"Girl With a Pearl Earring" — Eduardo Serra
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" — Andrew Lesnie
"Lost in Translation" — Lance Acord
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" — Russell Boyd

EDITING
"21 Grams" — Stephen Mirrione
"Cold Mountain" — Walter Murch
"Kill Bill Vol. 1" — Sally Menke
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" — Jamie Selkirk
"Lost in Translation" — Sarah Flack

PRODUCTION DESIGN
"Big Fish" — Dennis Gassner
"Cold Mountain" — Dante Ferretti
"Girl With a Pearl Earring" — Ben van Os
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" — Grant Major
"Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World" — William Sandell

COSTUME DESIGN
"Cold Mountain" — Ann Roth/Carlo Poggioli
"Girl With a Pearl Earring" — Dien van Straalen
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" — Ngila Dickson/Richard Taylor
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" — Wendy Stites
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" — Penny Rose

SOUND
"Cold Mountain"
"Kill Bill Vol. 1"
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"

ACHIEVEMENT IN SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
"Big Fish"
"Kill Bill Vol. 1"
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"

MAKE UP & HAIR
"Big Fish" — Jean A Black/Paul Le Blanc
"Cold Mountain" — Paul Engelen/Ivana Primorac
"Girl With a Pearl Earring" — Jenny Shircore
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"—Richard Taylor/Peter King/Peter Owen
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" — Ve Neill/Martin Samuel

SHORT ANIMATION
"Dad's Dead" — Maria Manton/Chris Shepherd
"Dear Sweet Emma" — John Cernak
"JoJo in the Stars" — Sue Goffe/Marc Craste
"Nibbles" — Ron Diamond/Chris Hinton
"Plumber" — Randi Yaffa/Andy Knight/Richard Rosenman

SHORT FILM
"Brown Paper Bag" — Natasha Carlish / Mark Leveson/Michael Baig Clifford W: Geoff Thompson
"Bye Child" — Andrew Bonner/Bernard McLaverty
"Nits" — George Issac/Jan Roldanus/Harry Wootliff
"Sea Monsters" — Matt Delargy/Mark Walker/Raphael Smith
"Talking With Angels" — Michael Knowles / Janey de Nordwall/Yousaf Ali Khan

For more information about the BAFTA Awards, visit www.bafta.org.

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