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Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2008: The nominations

16 January 2008
Kelly Reilly and Naomie Harris announce the nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2008.BAFTA / Marc Hoberman

The nominations for this year's Orange British Academy Film Awards were announced on 16 January at the Academy's headquarters by British actresses Naomie Harris and Kelly Reilly. Read on to find out which films are in contention for a BAFTA mask.

Atonement has received 14 nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2008. No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood have each received 9 nominations and La Vie en Rose has received 7.

The Bourne Ultimatum has 6 nominations, with American Gangster, The Lives of Others and Michael Clayton receiving 5 nominations each.

Atonement has been nominated in the categories Best Film, Best British Film, Director for Joe Wright, Adapted Screenplay, Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Keira Knightley and James McAvoy have been nominated for Leading Actress and Leading Actor, with Saoirse Ronan receiving a Supporting Actress nomination.

No Country for Old Men has received three performance nominations: Javier Bardem and Tommy Lee Jones have both been nominated for Supporting Actor, with Kelly Macdonald nominated for Supporting Actress. The film’s other nominations are for Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing and Sound, with the Coen brothers receiving a Director nomination.

Daniel Day-Lewis has been nominated for Leading Actor for his performance in There Will Be Blood, with a Supporting Actor nomination going to Paul Dano. The film also received nominations for Best Film, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Music, Cinematography, Production Design and Sound.

La Vie en Rose has been nominated for Film Not in the English Language, Music, Production Design, Sound, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Marion Cotillard has been nominated for Leading Actress for her portrayal of Edith Piaf.

Paul Greengrass has been nominated for Director for The Bourne Ultimatum, which has also been nominated for Best British Film, Cinematography, Editing, Sound and Special Visual Effects.

American Gangster has been nominated for Best Film, Original Screenplay, Music, Cinematography and Editing.

George Clooney has received a nomination for Leading Actor for his portrayal of the title role in Michael Clayton, which was also nominated for Original Screenplay and Editing. Tom Wilkinson has received a Supporting Actor nomination and Tilda Swinton has been nominated for Supporting Actress for this film.

The Lives of Others has been nominated for Best Film and Film Not in the English Language, as well as receiving nominations for Director, Original Screenplay and Leading Actor for Ulrich Mühe.

Other nominees for the Film Not in the English Language award are The Kite Runner (also nominated for Adapted Screenplay and Music), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (also nominated for Adapted Screenplay) and Lust, Caution (also nominated for Costume Design).

Cate Blanchett has received nominations for both Supporting and Leading roles in I’m Not There and Elizabeth: The Golden Age respectively. Elizabeth: The Golden Age also received nominations for Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair.

The remaining Leading Actress nominations go to Julie Christie for Away From Her and Ellen Page for Juno. Juno also received a nomination for Original Screenplay.

Viggo Mortensen has been nominated for Leading Actor for Eastern Promises, which has also been nominated as Best British Film. Philip Seymour Hoffman has received a Supporting Actor nomination for Charlie Wilson’s War.

Control has been nominated for Best British Film, with Samantha Morton nominated for Supporting Actress and writer Matt Greenhalgh has been nominated for The Carl Foreman Award.

The other nominees for The Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer for their First Feature Film are Chris Atkins (Taking Liberties), Mia Bays (Scott Walker: 30 Century Man), Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) and Andrew Piddington (The Killing of John Lennon).

This is England has been nominated for Best British Film and Original Screenplay.

Joining The Bourne Ultimatum in the Special Visual Effects category are The Golden Compass, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Spider-Man 3 and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which has also been nominated for Production Design.

Make Up & Hair nominations have gone to Hairspray and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which has also been nominated for Costume Design.

The nominees for the Animated Film award are Ratatouille, Shrek the Third and The Simpsons Movie.

The nominees for the Orange Rising Star Award, announced earlier this month, are Shia LaBeouf, Sienna Miller, Ellen Page, Sam Riley and Tang Wei. This audience award is voted for by the British public and presented to a young actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition.

The Orange British Academy Film Awards take place on Sunday 10 February at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. They will be hosted by Jonathan Ross for the second year running.

The Film Awards will be produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment and broadcast on BBC ONE.

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