The Queen Leads Bafta Nominations

THE QUEEN and CASINO ROYALE look set to be the big winners at this year's (07) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards, after leading the nominations for next month's (11FEB07) ceremony at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. The Queen has earned 10 nominations and will compete against THE DEPARTED and BABEL for Best Film, while DAME HELEN MIRREN received a nomination for best Actress In A Leading Role for her part in the royal drama. Casino Royale is up for nine awards, with new 007 star DANIEL CRAIG nominated for best Actor In A Leading Role. He faces competition from LEONARDO DiCAPRIO in The Departed, FOREST WHITAKER for THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, PETER O'TOOLE in VENUS and RICHARD GRIFFITHS in THE HISTORY BOYS. Other actors up for awards include DREAMGIRLS star JENNIFER HUDSON, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE actor ALAN ARKIN, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA star EMILY BLUNT, and Spanish beauty PENELOPE CRUZ for VOLVER. The full list of nominees is as follows: Best Film: BABEL THE DEPARTED THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE THE QUEEN The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year: CASINO ROYALE THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND NOTES ON A SCANDAL THE QUEEN UNITED 93 The Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer, in their First Feature Film: ANDREA ARNOLD (Director) - RED ROAD JULIAN GILBEY (Director) - ROLLIN' WITH THE NINES CHRISTINE LANGAN (Producer) - PIERREPOINT GARY TARN (Director) - BLACK SUN PAUL ANDREW WILLIAMS (Director) - LONDON TO BRIGHTON The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: BABEL - ALEJANDRO GONZLEZ INARRITU THE DEPARTED - MARTIN SCORSESE LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - JONATHAN DAYTON/VALERIE FARIS THE QUEEN - STEPHEN FREARS UNITED 93 - PAUL GREENGRASS Original Screenplay: BABEL - GUILLERMO ARRIAGA LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - MICHAEL ARNDT PAN'S LABYRINTH - GUILLERMO DEL TORO THE QUEEN - PETER MORGAN UNITED 93 - PAUL GREENGRASS Adapted Screenplay: CASINO ROYALE - NEAL PURVIS/ROBERT WADE/PAUL HAGGIS THE DEPARTED - WILLIAM MONAHAN THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA - ALINE BROSH MCKENNA THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND - PETER MORGAN/JEREMY BROCK NOTES ON A SCANDAL - PATRICK MARBER Film Not In The English Language: APOCALYPTO BLACK BOOK (ZWARTBOEK) PAN'S LABYRINTH RANG DE BASANTI (PAINT IT YELLOW) VOLVER Animated Feature Film: CARS FLUSHED AWAY HAPPY FEET Actor In A Leading Role: DANIEL CRAIG - CASINO ROYALE LEONARDO DICAPRIO - THE DEPARTED RICHARD GRIFFITHS - THE HISTORY BOYS PETER O'TOOLE - VENUS FOREST WHITAKER - THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND Actress In A Leading Role: PENELOPE CRUZ - VOLVER JUDI DENCH - NOTES ON A SCANDAL HELEN MIRREN - THE QUEEN MERYL STREEP - THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA KATE WINSLET - LITTLE CHILDREN Actor In A Supporting Role: ALAN ARKIN - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE JAMES MCAVOY - THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND JACK NICHOLSON - THE DEPARTED LESLIE PHILLIPS - VENUS MICHAEL SHEEN - THE QUEEN Actress In A Supporting Role: EMILY BLUNT - THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA ABIGAIL BRESLIN - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE TONI COLETTE - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE FRANCES DE LA TOUR - THE HISTORY BOYS JENNIFER HUDSON - DREAMGIRLS The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music: BABEL - GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA CASINO ROYALE - DAVID ARNOLD DREAMGIRLS - HENRY KRIEGER HAPPY FEET - JOHN POWELL THE QUEEN - ALEXANDRE DESPLAT Cinematography: BABEL - RODRIGO PRIETO CASINO ROYALE - PHIL MEHEUX CHILDREN OF MEN - EMMANUEL LUBEZKI PAN'S LABYRINTH - GUILLERMO NAVARRO UNITED 93 - BARRY ACKROYD Editing: BABEL - STEPHEN MIRRIONE/DOUGLAS CRISE CASINO ROYALE - STUART BAIRD THE DEPARTED - THELMA SCHOONMAKER THE QUEEN - LUCIA ZUCCHETTI UNITED 93 - CLARE DOUGLAS/CHRISTOPHER ROUSE/RICHARD PEARSON Production Design: CASINO ROYALE - PETER LAMONT/SIMON WAKEFIELD CHILDREN OF MEN - GEOFFREY KIRKLAND/JIM CLAY/JENNIFER WILLIAMS MARIE ANTOINETTE - K K BARRETT/VERONIQUE MELERY PAN'S LABYRINTH - EUGENIO CABALLERO/PILAR REVUELTA PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - RICK HEINRICHS/CHERYL A CARASIK Costume Design: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA - PATRICIA FIELD MARIE ANTOINETTE - MILENA CANONERO PAN'S LABYRINTH - LALA HUETE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - PENNY ROSE THE QUEEN - CONSOLATA BOYLE Sound: BABEL - JOSE GARCIA/JON TAYLOR/CHRIS MINKLER/MARTíN HERNANDEZ CASINO ROYALE - CHRIS MUNRO/EDDY JOSEPH/MIKE PRESTWOOD SMITH/MARTIN CANTWELL/MARK TAYLOR PAN'S LABYRINTH - MARTíN HERNANDEZ/JAMIE BASHKT PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - CHRISTOPHER BOYES/GEORGE WATTERS II/ PAUL MASSEY/LEE ORLOFF UNITED 93 - CHRIS MUNRO/MIKE PRESTWOOD SMITH/DOUGLAS COOPER/OLIVER TARNEY/EDDY JOSEPH Achievement In Special Visual Effects: CASINO ROYALE - STEVE BEGG/CHRIS CORBOULD CHILDREN OF MEN - FRAZER CHURCHILL/TIM WEBBER/MICHAEL EAMES/PAUL CORBOULD PAN'S LABYRINTH - EDWARD IRASTORZA/EVERETT BURRELL PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - JOHN KNOLL/HAL HICKEL/CHARLES GIBSON SUPERMAN RETURNS - MARK STETSON Make Up + Hair: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA - NICKI LEDERMANN/ANGEL DE ANGELIS MARIE ANTOINETTE - JEAN-LUC RUSSIER/DESIREE CORRIDONI PAN'S LABYRINTH - stylist to be confirmed PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST - VE NEILL/MARTIN SAMUEL THE QUEEN - DANIEL PHILLIPS Short Animation Film: DREAMS AND DESIRES - FAMILY TIES - LES MILLS/JOANNA QUINN GUY 101 - IAN GOULDSTONE PETER AND THE WOLF - HUGH WELCHMAN/ALAN DEWHURST/SUZIE TEMPLETON Short Film: CARE - RACHEL BAILEY/CORINNA FAITH CUBS - LISA WILLIAMS/TOM HARPER DO NOT ERASE - ASITHA AMERESEKERE HIKIKOMORI - KARLEY DUFFY/PAUL WRIGHT KISSING, TICKLING AND BEING BORED - DAVID SMITH/JIM MCROBERTS.


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