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[01/22/08 - 09:30 AM]
The Show Must Go On: The British Academy Film Awards Exclusively on BBC America
Said event will air Sunday, February 10, at 8:00 p.m. EST, with encore presentations at 10:00 p.m. and midnight EST.

[via press release from BBC America]

THE SHOW MUST GO ON: THE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS EXCLUSIVELY ON BBC AMERICA

-The stars come out at the UK's most glamorous red carpet event-

BBC AMERICA has the exclusive pass to the UK's biggest and most star-studded awards show, The British Academy Film Awards, Sunday, February 10, at 8:00 p.m. EST, with encore presentations at 10:00 p.m. and midnight EST.

After winning the Golden Globe� for Best Motion Picture, Drama, and with seven Oscar� nominations, Atonement leads the pack with fourteen BAFTA nominations, including Best Film, Director for Joe Wright, Adapted Screenplay, Leading Actress for Keira Knightley, Leading Actor for James McAvoy, and Supporting Actress for Saoirse Ronan.

Other BAFTA front-runners include No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood, with nine nominations each. For their performances in No Country for Old Men, Javier Bardem and Tommy Lee Jones are nominated for Supporting Actor, and Kelly Macdonald is nominated for Supporting Actress. No Country for Old Men has a nomination for Best Film plus a Director nomination for the Coen brothers. Daniel Day-Lewis is nominated for Leading Actor for his performance in There Will Be Blood, with a Supporting Actor nomination going to Paul Dano. There Will Be Blood also received nominations for Best Film and Director for Paul Thomas Anderson.

Hosted by Jonathan Ross, the BAFTAs are often a good indication of who will walk away with the industry's most coveted golden statue, the Oscar�. Last year, Helen Mirren, Forest Whitaker, and Jennifer Hudson won BAFTAs for Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress � and two weeks later, won Oscars for their performances.

The winner of the BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award, which celebrates a young star in the making, is chosen by the British public. They picked a winner with James McAvoy, the recipient of the very first Rising Star Award in 2006. Nominees this year include Shia LaBeouf (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Sienna Miller (Factory Girl), Ellen Page (Juno), Sam Riley (Control), and Tang Wei (Lust, Caution).

The BAFTAs are awarded by the British Academy of Film & Arts. The ceremony, held at the Royal Opera House in London, is sponsored by Orange and will air exclusively on BBC America. For more information about the British Academy of Film and Television Arts or the BAFTA Awards, visit www.bafta.org

BBC AMERICA brings audiences a new generation of award-winning television featuring razor-sharp comedies, groundbreaking movies, provocative dramas, and news with a uniquely global perspective. BBC AMERICA pushes the boundaries to deliver high quality, highly addictive and eminently watchable programming to viewers who demand more. BBC AMERICA is distributed by Discovery Networks. It is available on digital cable and satellite TV.

THE NOMINATIONS

The nominations were announced Wednesday, January 16, 2008. They are:

BEST FILM

AMERICAN GANGSTER � Brian Grazer/Ridley Scott

ATONEMENT � Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul Webster

THE LIVES OF OTHERS � Quirin Berg/Max Wiedemann

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN � Scott Rudin/Joel Coen/Ethan Coen

THERE WILL BE BLOOD � JoAnne Sellar/Paul Thomas Anderson/Daniel Lupi

BEST BRITISH FILM

ATONEMENT � Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul Webster/Joe Wright/Christopher Hampton

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM � Frank Marshall/Patrick Crowley/Paul L Sandberg/Paul Greengrass/Tony Gilroy/Scott Z Burns/George Nolfi

CONTROL � Orian Williams/ Todd Eckert/Anton Corbijn/Matt Greenhalgh

EASTERN PROMISES � Paul Webster/Robert Lantos/David Cronenberg/Steve Knight

THIS IS ENGLAND � Mark Herbert/Shane Meadows

THE CARL FOREMAN AWARD for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer for their First Feature Film

CHRIS ATKINS (Director/Writer) � Taking Liberties

MIA BAYS (Producer) � Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

SARAH GAVRON (Director) � Brick Lane

MATT GREENHALGH (Writer) � Control

ANDREW PIDDINGTON (Director/Writer) � The Killing of John Lennon

DIRECTOR

ATONEMENT � Joe Wright

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM � Paul Greengrass

THE LIVES OF OTHERS � Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN � Joel Coen/Ethan Coen

THERE WILL BE BLOOD � Paul Thomas Anderson

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

AMERICAN GANGSTER � Steven Zaillian

JUNO � Diablo Cody

THE LIVES OF OTHERS � Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

MICHAEL CLAYTON � Tony Gilroy

THIS IS ENGLAND � Shane Meadows

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

ATONEMENT � Christopher Hampton

THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY � Ronald Harwood

THE KITE RUNNER � David Benioff

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN � Joel Coen/Ethan Coen

THERE WILL BE BLOOD � Paul Thomas Anderson

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY � Kathleen Kennedy/Jon Kilik/Julian Schnabel

THE KITE RUNNER � William Horberg/Walter Parkes/Rebecca Yeldham/Marc Foster

THE LIVES OF OTHERS � Quirin Berg/Max Wiedemann/Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

LUST, CAUTION � Bill Kong/James Schamus/Ang Lee

LA VIE EN ROSE � Alain Goldman/Olivier Dahan

ANIMATED FILM

RATATOUILLE � Brad Bird

SHREK THE THIRD � Chris Miller

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE � Matt Groening/James L Brooks

LEADING ACTOR

GEORGE CLOONEY � Michael Clayton

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS � There Will Be Blood

JAMES McAVOY � Atonement

VIGGO MORTENSEN � Eastern Promises

ULRICH M�HE � The Lives of Others

LEADING ACTRESS

CATE BLANCHETT � Elizabeth: The Golden Age

JULIE CHRISTIE � Away From Her

MARION COTILLARD � La Vie en Rose

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY � Atonement

ELLEN PAGE � Juno

SUPPORTING ACTOR

JAVIER BARDEM � No Country for Old Men

PAUL DANO � There Will Be Blood

TOMMY LEE JONES � No Country for Old Men

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN � Charlie Wilson's War

TOM WILKINSON � Michael Clayton

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

CATE BLANCHETT � I'm Not There

KELLY MACDONALD � No Country for Old Men

SAMANTHA MORTON � Control

SAOIRSE RONAN � Atonement

TILDA SWINTON � Michael Clayton

MUSIC

AMERICAN GANGSTER � Marc Streitenfeld

ATONEMENT � Dario Marianelli

THE KITE RUNNER � Alberto Iglesias

THERE WILL BE BLOOD � Jonny Greenwood

LA VIE EN ROSE � Christopher Gunning

CINEMATOGRAPHY

AMERICAN GANGSTER � Harris Savides

ATONEMENT � Seamus McGarvey

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM � Oliver Wood

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN � Roger Deakins

THERE WILL BE BLOOD � Robert Elswit

EDITING

AMERICAN GANGSTER � Pietro Scalia

ATONEMENT � Paul Tothill

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM � Christopher Rouse

MICHAEL CLAYTON � John Gilroy

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN � Roderick Jaynes

PRODUCTION DESIGN

ATONEMENT � Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer

ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE � Guy Hendrix Dyas/Richard Roberts

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX � Stuart Craig/Stephenie McMillan

THERE WILL BE BLOOD � Jack Fisk/Jim Erickson

LA VIE EN ROSE � Olivier Raoux

COSTUME DESIGN

ATONEMENT � Jacqueline Durran

ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE � Alexandra Byrne

LUST, CAUTION � Pan Lai

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET � Colleen Atwood

LA VIE EN ROSE � Marit Allen

SOUND

ATONEMENT � Danny Hambrook/Paul Hamblin/Catherine Hodgson

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM � Kirk Francis/Scott Millan/Dave Parker/Karen Baker Landers/Per Hallberg

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN � Peter Kurland/Skip Lievsay/Craig Berkey/Greg Orloff

THERE WILL BE BLOOD � Christopher Scarabosio/Matthew Wood/John Pritchett/Michael Semanick/Tom Johnson

LA VIE EN ROSE � Laurent Zeilig/Pascal Villard/Jean-Paul Hurier/Marc Doisne

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM � Peter Chiang/Charlie Noble/Mattias Lindahl/Joss Williams

THE GOLDEN COMPASS � Michael Fink/Bill Westenhofer/Ben Morris/Trevor Woods

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX � Tim Burke/John Richardson/Emma Norton/Chris Shaw

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END � John Knoll/Charles Gibson/Hal Hickel/John Frazier

SPIDER-MAN 3 � Scott Stokdyk/Peter Nofz/Kee-Suk Ken Hahn/Spencer Cook

MAKE UP & HAIR

ATONEMENT � Ivana Primorac

ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE � Jenny Shircore

HAIRSPRAY � Nominees TBC

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET � Ivana Primorac

LA VIE EN ROSE � Jan Archibald/Didier Lavergne

SHORT ANIMATION

THE PEARCE SISTERS � Jo Allen/Luis Cook

HEAD OVER HEELS � Osbert Parker/Fiona Pitkin/Ian Gouldstone

THE CRUMBLEGIANT � Pearse Moore/John McCloskey

SHORT FILM

DOG ALTOGETHER � Diarmid Scrimshaw/Paddy Considine

HESITATION � Julien Berlan/Michelle Eastwood/Virginia Gilbert

THE ONE AND ONLY HERB MCGWYER PLAYS WALLIS ISLAND � Charlie Henderson/James Griffiths/Tim Key/Tom Basden

SOFT � Jane Hooks/Simon Ellis

THE STRONGER � Dan McCulloch/Lia Williams/Frank McGuinness

THE ORANGE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)

SHIA LABEOUF

SIENNA MILLER

ELLEN PAGE

SAM RILEY

TANG WEI





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