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2 items from 2009

"Slumdog Millionaire" Leads BAFTA Nominations

15 January 2009 11:45 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

As predicted, "Slumdog Millionaire" leads the pack of nominees for the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards. The Danny Boyle-directed film has 11 nominations total.

The BAFTA Film Awards 2009 will be held on February 8th at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. Click Read More to see the complete list of nominees:

Best film

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button



The Reader

Slumdog Millionaire

Best British film


In Bruges

Mamma Mia!

Man On Wire

Slumdog Millionaire

Leading actor

Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon

Dev Patel - Slumdog Millionaire

Sean Penn - Milk

Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler

Leading actress

Angelina Jolie - Changeling

Kristen Scott Thomas - I've Loved You So Long

Meryl Streep - Doubt

Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road

Kate Winslet - The Reader

Supporting actor

Robert Downey Jr - »

- Manny

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'Slumdog Millionaire' and 'Ben Button' Lead BAFTA Nominees with 11 Followed By 'The Dark Knight'

15 January 2009 3:25 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2009 BAFTA Award nominees have been announced and Slumdog Millionaire, along with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, leads the way with 11 nominations with The Dark Knight close behind with nine. However, at the top of the pile it is immediately noticeable that The Dark Knight did not get a Best Film nomination as all the usual suspects are there, but The Reader is added to the pack as one of its five nominations. Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) is considered a lead actor at the BAFTAs and earns a nomination in the category while he is competing Stateside for a Supporting nom. I believe he is more of a lead actor than a supporting, but Fox Searchlight obviously sees the supporting category as the easier place to get him a nomination and has pushed him in the category as a result. Other than that, the usuals are there with Brad Pitt earning a nomination, »

- Brad Brevet

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