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Slumdog Millionaire, Benjamin Button lead Bafta nominees

MUMBAI: Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of benjamin Button have each picked up 11 Bafta nominations in the UK including for picture and director.

The Orange British Academy Film Awards will be presented 8 February 2009 at the Royal Opera House in London.






Frost/Nixon, Milk and The Reader have also been nominated for best picture. The Dark Knight picked up nine nominations. However eight of them were in technical categories. In the main categories only, the late Heath Ledger has been nominated. The stars of Slumdog Millionaire Dev Patel and Freida Pinto have also been nominated. Brad Pitt is a double nominee, picking up nominations for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Burn After Reading.


Kate Winslet is another double nominee for Revolutionary Road and The Reader. Clint Eastwood‘s film Changeling which has just been released in India has managed to get eight nominations. Frost/Nixon and The Reader have six and five nominations, respectively.


The best actor race will see Patel and Pitt face off with Frank Langella for Frost/Nixon Sean Penn for Milk and Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler.


Winslet is up against Meryl Streep for Doubt, Angelina Jolie in Changeling and Kristin Scott Thomas for I‘ve Loved You So Long. This is the second time that Winslet has received two best actress Bafta nominations in the same year, having been shortlisted in 2005 for Finding Neverland and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.


Ledger and Pitt are joined in the supporting actor category by Philip Seymour Hoffman Doubt, Robert Downey Jr. Tropic Thunder and Brendan Gleeson In Bruges.

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