Kate Winslet's BAFTA double

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 January 2009
Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet's BAFTA double

Kate Winslet, 'Slumdog Millionaire' and 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' lead the 2009 BAFTA Award nominations

Kate Winslet, 'Slumdog Millionaire' and 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' lead the 2009 BAFTA Award nominations.

The actress follows her double Golden Globe win with two nominations in the Leading Actress category for 'Revolutionary Road' and 'The Reader' - in which she plays a Nazi prison guard.

'Slumdog Millionaire' and 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' are the films with the most nominations, receiving 11 nods each, followed by 'The Dark Knight' with nine, and 'Changeling' with eight.

All four movies have cast members up for prizes, with couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie named in the Leading Actor and Leading Actress categories respectively for their roles in 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' and 'Changeling'.

'Slumdog Millionaire' and 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' are both up for the prestigious Best Film accolade and will battle 'Frost/Nixon', 'Milk' and 'The Reader' for the honour.

Brad will fight it out against 'Frost/Nixon' actor Frank Langella, 'Milk' star Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke - who has already picked up a Golden Globe for his performance in 'The Wrestler' - and newcomer Dev Patel who has impressed critics with his turn in 'Slumdog Millionaire'.

Heath Ledger is posthumously nominated in the Supporting Actor category for his interpretation of The Joker in Batman blockbuster 'The Dark Knight'.

The Orange British Academy Film Awards will be hosted by Jonathan Ross - who is to return to broadcasting on TV and radio at the end of January after a three-month ban for lewd conduct on a BBC radio station - has asked for suggestions from the public for an unlikely word to slip into the ceremony.

He wrote on social networking site Twitter: "Thanks for BAFTA suggestions. Will whittle them down to a top three then slip one in."

The BAFTAs take place on February 8 at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.

List of main 2009 BAFTA award nominations:

Best Film:

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button



The Reader

Slumdog Millionaire


Changeling - Clint Eastwood

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - David Fincher

Frost/Nixon - Ron Howard

The Reader - Stephen Daldry

Slumdog Millionaire - Danny Boyle

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

Kristin Scott Thomas - I've Loved You So Long

Meryl Streep - Doubt

Kate Winslet - The Reader

Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road

Supporting Actor:

Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder

Brendan Gleeson - In Bruges

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt

Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight

Brad Pitt - Burn After Reading

Supporting Actress:

Amy Adams - Doubt

Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Freida Pinto - Slumdog Millionaire

Tilda Swinton - Burn After Reading

Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler

Outstanding British Film:


In Bruges

Mamma Mia!

Man on Wire

Slumdog Millionaire

The Carl Foreman Award - for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer for their First Feature Film:

Simon Chinn - Producer of Man On Wire

Judy Craymer producer of Mamma Mia!

Garth Jennings Writer of Son of Rambow

Steve McQueen Director/Writer of Hunger

Solon Papadopoulos / Roy Boulter Producers Of Time And The City

Original Screenplay:

Burn After Reading - Joel Coen / Ethan Coen

Changeling - J. Michael Straczynski

I've Loved You so Long - Philippe Claudel

In Bruges - Martin McDonagh

Milk - Dustin Lance Black

Adapted Screenplay:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


The Reader

Revolutionary Road

Slumdog Millionaire

Film not in The English Language:

The Baader Meinhof Complex


I've Loved You So Long


Waltz with Bashir

Animated Film:



Waltz with Bashir

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