Cold Mountain And Rings Head To Head At Baftas

Civil war romance COLD MOUNTAIN and THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING have topped the nominations at this year's (04) BAFTA awards.

ANTHONY MINGHELLA epic film and PETER JACKSON's last JRR TOLKIEN adaptation have each garnered 13 nominations at the British movie awards, including Best Film, and Achievement in Direction to be held in London's ODEON LEICESTER SQUARE on 15 February.

Close contenders include LOST IN TRANSLATION and MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD, which are both up for eight gongs.

SEAN PENN and SCARLETT JOHANSSON are both nominated twice in the Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Leading Role categories.

Penn has been given a nod for MYSTIC RIVER and 21 GRAMS, while Johansson is hoping for a golden mask for either Lost In Translation or GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING.

The main nominations are as follows:

Best Film:

BIG FISH

COLD MOUNTAIN

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

LOST IN TRANSLATION

MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD

The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year:

COLD MOUNTAIN

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

IN THIS WORLD

LOVE ACTUALLY

TOUCHING THE VOID

The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction:

TIM BURTON - BIG FISH

ANTHONY MINGHELLA - COLD MOUNTAIN

PETER JACKSON - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

SOFIA COPPOLA - LOST IN TRANSLATION

PETER WEIR -MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD

Best 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

Best 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

RENÉE ZELLWEGER - COLD MOUNTAIN

19/01/2004 14:28

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Tags: Cold Mountain - The Lord Of The Rings - BAFTA - Anthony Minghella - Peter Jackson - Lost In Translation - Master And Commander - Sean Penn - Scarlett Johansson - Mystic River - Big Fish - Girl with a Pearl Earring - Love Actually - Touching The Void

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