Friday, January 12, 2007

Bafta Noms

You'll get them elsewhere, but I thought I'd post the full list here in case anybody had any comments, objections or approvals. I think it's a good list. I haven't seen Little Miss Sunshine yet, but I've heard the writer chat about his experience on the Creative Screenwriting podcast, and that was good.

It's great that Casino Royale gets a nod for acting (Craig), film (Broccolis) and the writers (Purvis, Wade, Haggis). I think it's well deserved. The original screenplay category is a tough call, but it's surely going to be The Queen. Anyway, have a look, and tell us what you think. The awards will be held on 11th February at the Royal Opera House in London (not the Odeon Leicester Square as previously noted, thanks GD):


Best Film
The Queen
The Last King of Scotland
The Departed
Little Miss Sunshine

Best British Film
The Queen
Casino Royale
The Last King of Scotland
Notes on a Scandal
United 93

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Craig - Casino Royale
Forest Whitaker - The Last King of Scotland
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Departed
Peter O'Toole - Venus
Richard Griffiths - The History Boys

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Dame Helen Mirren - The Queen
Dame Judi Dench - Notes on a Scandal
Kate Winslet - Little Children
Penelope Cruz - Volver
Meryl Streep - The Devil Wears Prada

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin - Little Miss Sunshine
James McAvoy - The Last King of Scotland
Jack Nicholson - The Departed
Leslie Philips - Venus
Michael Sheen - The Queen

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Emily Blunt - The Devil Wears Prada
Abigail Breslin - Little Miss Sunshine
Toni Colette - Little Miss Sunshine
Francis De La Tour - The History Boys
Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls

Original Screenplay
Guillermo Arriaga - Babel
Michael Arndt - Little Miss Sunshine
Guillermo del Toro - Pan's Labryinth
Peter Morgan - The Queen
Paul Greengrass - United 93

Adapted Screenplay
Neal Purvis/Robert Wade/Paul Haggis - Casino Royale
William Monahan - The Departed
Aline Brosh McKenna - The Devil Wears Prada
Peter Morgan/Jeremy Brock - The Last King Of Scotland
Patrick Marber - Notes On A Scandal

The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
Martin Scorsese - The Departed
Jonathan Dayton/Valerie Faris - Little Miss Sunshine
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Babel
Stephen Frears - The Queen
Paul Greengrass - United 93


Tim Clague is a Bafta member and he's got an interesting post on what inspires him to vote.


Optimistic_Reader said...

Most of these I haven't seen yet, so can't really comment on the best film noms. I will say, it's nice to see Pan's Labyrinth getting a screenplay nomination, though a shame that is all it has been nominated for. And why does Penelope Cruz keep getting recognition for Volver? I didn't think the film, or her performance in it was anything too special.

Good Dog said...

Pan's Labyrinth got nominated in eight categories including 'Best film not in the English language'.

Danny, the awards are being presented at the Royal Opera House this year.

Tim Clague said...

Yet again a lot of the films I voted for didn't make it through. Most noticeably 'The Fountain'. I judge films by how long they linger in the memory rather than fleeting initial impact.

Good Dog said...

Is The Fountain eligible?

In early December, the rule change meant that films released in the UK before the ceremony in early February could be up for awards, instead of the end of March as per previous years.

The Fountain was set for a UK release in mid/late February, although I've seen it now listed as later this month. Maybe the change came too late.

Gary said...

I'm suprised The Queen is in for Original Screenplay. The oscars state something like ' Material preveiously presented or published.' for adapted works.
I wonder if it will be in the 'adapted' category in those awards?
although I know it's made up cos I have friends in high places ;)

Optimistic_Reader said...

Good Dog - yes, I've just had a look at the complete list of noms and see that Pan's is there in a lot of the technical categories. I feel less outraged now, if a little embarrased by my haste.

Tim Clague said...

To good dog: The Fountain is eligible - and I voted for it. Films have to be released before Feb 2007

The Writer said...

How can United 93 count as a British film? Just because its director is British doesn't make the film British. Surely for a film to be classified by a nationality it would have to deal with at the very least a British story.

Still, it was my No.1 film of 2006. It blew my tiny mind, and rattled me to my core. Not fun, but unforgettable.

Anonymous said...

DUDE, you HAVE to see Little Miss Sunshine. It's EXCELLENT. I'm voting for it, and the little girl too. She's AMAZING!