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BAFTAS 2004 Britain

Cold Mountain in competition

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- Minghella’s film gets 12 nominations for the British Oscars. Other favourites include The Girl with the Pearl Earring. The award ceremony takes place in London on February 15

Cold Mountain in competition

There are more positive signals for Cold Mountain [+see also:
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, the film by Anthony Minghella, which will be opening the 2004 Berlinale out of competition. After it's nominations for the Golden Globes, which are the forerunners to the Oscars, the film set during the American civil war and starring Nicole Kidman and Jude Law, has recieved 12 nominations for the BAFTAS, the most prestigious film awards in Britain.

The film is in the running in the most important categories, apart from that of Best Actress, where Nicole Kidman failed tgo get a nomination. Cold Mountain is up for Best Film, Best British Film, Best Director and Best Actor (Jude Law). There are also 12 nominations for The Return of the King, the third part of the “Lord of the Rings” saga, with ten nominations for The Girl with the Pearl Earring [+see also:
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The BAFTAS will be awarded during the prize giving ceremony being held in London on February 15, 2004.

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THE NOMINATIONS:

BEST FILM
BIG FISH by Richard D Zanuck
COLD MOUNTAIN [+see also:
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by Anthony Minghella
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING by Peter Jackson
LOST IN TRANSLATION by Sofia Coppola
MASTER AND COMMANDER by Peter Weir

BEST BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR - "Alexander Korda" Prize
COLD MOUNTAIN
THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING [+see also:
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IN THIS WORLD
LOVE ACTUALLY [+see also:
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TOUCHING THE VOID [+see also:
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BRITISH FIRST WORK - "CARL FOREMAN" prize for director, producer or screenwriter
SERGIO CASCI, Screenwriter, American Cousins
JENNY MAYHEW, Screenwriter, To Kill a King
PETER WEBBER, Director, The Girl with the Pearl Earring
EMILY YOUNG, Director and Screenwriter, Kiss of Life

BEST DIRECTOR - David Lean Award
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

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Guillermo Arriaga, 21 GRAMS
Denys Arcand, BARBARIAN INVASIONS [+see also:
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Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson & David Reynolds, FINDING NEMO
Sofia Coppola, LOST IN TRANSLATION
Tom McCarthy, THE STATION AGENT

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
John August, BIG FISH
Anthony Minghella, COLD MOUNTAIN
Olivia Hetreed, THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING
Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
Brian Helgeland, MYSTIC RIVER

BEST NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM
BARBARIAN INVASIONS
BELLEVILLE RENDEZ-VOUS [+see also:
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GOOD BYE, LENIN! [+see also:
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interview: Wolfgang Becker
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]

IN THIS WORLD
SPIRITED AWAY

BEST ACTOR
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
ANNE REID, The Mother
NAOMI WATTS, 21 Grams
SCARLETT JOHANSSON, The Girl with the Pearl Earring
SCARLETT JOHANSSON, Lost In Translation
UMA THURMAN, Kill Bill Vol. 1

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
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
TIM ROBBINS, Mystic River

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
EMMA THOMPSON, Love Actually
HOLLY HUNTER, Thirteen
JUDY PARFITT, The Girl with the Pearl Earring
LAURA LINNEY, Mystic River
RENÉE ZELLWEGER, Cold Mountain

FILM MUSIC - Anthony Asquith Award
COLD MOUNTAIN
THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING
KILL BILL VOL. 1
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
LOST IN TRANSLATION

PHOTOGRAPHY
COLD MOUNTAIN
THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
LOST IN TRANSLATION
MASTER AND COMMANDER

EDITING
21 GRAMS
COLD MOUNTAIN
KILL BILL VOL. 1
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
LOST IN TRANSLATION

PRODUCTION
BIG FISH
COLD MOUNTAIN
THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
MASTER AND COMMANDER

COSTUMES
COLD MOUNTAIN
THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
MASTER AND COMMANDER
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL

SOUND
COLD MOUNTAIN
KILL BILL VOL. 1
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
MASTER AND COMMANDER
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL

SPECIAL EFFECTS
BIG FISH
KILL BILL VOL. 1
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
MASTER AND COMMANDER
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL

MAKE UP
BIG FISH
COLD MOUNTAIN
THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL

SHORT ANIMATION
DADS DEAD, Maria Manton & Chris Shepherd
DEAR SWEET EMMA, John Cernak
JOJO IN THE STARS, Sue Goffe & Marc Craste
NIBBLES, Ron Diamond & Chris Hinton
PLUMBER, Randi Yaffa, Andy Knight & Richard Rosenman

SHORT FILM
BROWN PAPER BAG, Natasha Carlish, Mark Leveson, Michael Baig Clifford & Geoff Thompson
BYE CHILD, Andrew Bonner & Bernard McLaverty
NITS, George Issac & Harry Wootliff
SEA MONSTERS, Matt Delargy, Mark Walker & Raphael Smith
TALKING WITH ANGELS, Janey de Nordwall, Michael Knowles & Yousaf Ali Khan

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(Translated from Italian)

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