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BAFTA 2009: Nominations Longlist

Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frank Langella, Michael Sheen in Frost/Nixon
Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (top); Frank Langella, Michael Sheen in Frost/Nixon (bottom)

As usual, Hollywood and Anglo-American productions dominate the longlists of the 2009 British Academy of Film and Television Awards.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Frost/Nixon have 14 nominations each, followed by Slumdog Millionaire, The Reader, Revolutionary Road, Changeling, and The Dark Knight with 13; Milk and Burn After Reading with 11; and Doubt, The Wrestler, Mamma Mia!, The Duchess, and In Bruges with 9.

Small British films managed only a handful of nods: three for Hunger and Happy-Go-Lucky; two for Dean Spanley. Non-English-language films fared just as poorly: five nominations for I've Loved You So Long, three for Waltz with Bashir, two for Persepolis, plus screenplay nods for The Baader Meinhof Complex and Gomorrah.

The final nominations will be announced on Jan. 15. The BAFTA ceremony will take place Feb. 8 at London's Royal Opera House.

Longlist for the British Academy Film Awards:

BEST FILM
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Burn After Reading
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Doubt
Frost/Nixon
In Bruges
I've Loved You So Long
Milk
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire
Wall-E
The Wrestler

ANIMATED FILM
Kung Fu Panda
Persepolis
The Tale of Despereaux
Wall-E
Waltz With Bashir

DIRECTOR
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Burn After Reading
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Doubt
Frost/Nixon
Hunger
In Bruges
I've Loved You So Long
Milk
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire
The Wrestler

LEADING ACTOR
Benicio Del Toro – Che Part One
Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Christian Bale – The Dark Knight
Colin Farrell – In Bruges
Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire
Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
George ClooneyBurn After Reading
Javier Bardem – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Josh Brolin- W.
Leonardo DiCaprioRevolutionary Road
Michael FassbenderHunger
Michael Sheen – Frost/Nixon
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler
Richard Jenkins- The Visitor
Sean Penn – Milk

LEADING ACTRESS
Angelina JolieChangeling
Anne HathawayRachel Getting Married
Cate BlanchettThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frances McDormand – Burn After Reading
Kate WinsletRevolutionary Road
Kate Winslet – The Reader
Keira Knightley – The Duchess
Kristin Scott Thomas – I've Loved You So Long
Meryl StreepMamma Mia!
Meryl Streep – Doubt
Nicole KidmanAustralia
Penélope CruzElegy
Rebecca Hall – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Sally HawkinsHappy-Go-Lucky
Scarlett Johansson – Vicky Cristina Barcelona

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Brad Pitt – Burn After Reading
Brendan Gleeson – In Bruges
David Kross – The Reader
Eddie Marsan – Happy-Go-Lucky
Heath LedgerThe Dark Knight
John MalkovichBurn After Reading
John Malkovich – Changeling
Josh Brolin – Milk
Kevin Bacon – Frost/Nixon
Peter O'TooleDean Spanley
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
Ralph FiennesThe Duchess
Ralph Fiennes – In Bruges
Ralph Fiennes – The Reader
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy AdamsDoubt
Charlotte RamplingThe Duchess
Elsa Zylberstein – I've Loved You So Long
Emma Thompson- Brideshead Revisited
Freida Pinto – Slumdog Millionaire
Judi DenchQuantum of Solace
Julie Walters – Mamma Mia!
Kathy Bates – Revolutionary Road
Marisa TomeiThe Wrestler
Penélope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Rebecca Hall – Frost/Nixon
Tilda SwintonThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Tilda Swinton – Burn After Reading
Vera FarmigaThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Viola Davis – Doubt

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2 Comments to BAFTA 2009: Nominations Longlist

  1. Charles Thompson

    Did anyone even see the brilliant and complex makeup work in HellboyII: The Golden Army? This is an inexplicable snub…

  2. Hans

    The British Academy might want to change their name to the Hollywood Academy of Film. Really…




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