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Theron, Almodóvar nominated for U.K.'s top film awards (14841)

14841Entertainment News2005-01-19

Theron, Almodovar nominated for U.K.'s top film awards

The Aviator, written by out screenwriter John Logan, has received 14 nominations for the forthcoming Orange British Academy Film Awards, including for Logan's original screenplay and for Cate Blanchett's performance as Katharine Hepburn. Finding Neverland and Vera Drake both received 11 nominations, and House of Flying Daggers had nine.

Pedro Almodovar's Bad Education was nominated for Best Non-English Language Film, while Charlize Theron is up for Best Actress in a Leading Role for playing lesbian serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, the film for which she won an Oscar last year. Monster was released in the United Kingdom in 2004.

A same-sex love story involving two teenage girls, My Summer of Love, due out in the United States later in 2005, is nominated for Best British Film of the Year, along with Vera Drake, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Shawn of the Dead, and Dead Man's Shoes.

The full list of nominees follows:

Best Film
The Aviator--producers: Michael Mann, Sandy Climan, Graham King, Charles Evans Jr.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind--producers: Steve Golin, Anthony Bregman
Finding Neverland--producers: Richard N. Gladstein, Nellie Bellflower
The Motorcycle Diaries--producers: Michael Nozik, Edgard Tenembaum, Karen Tenkhoff
Vera Drake--producers: Simon Channing Williams, Alain Sarde

The Alexander Korda Award for the outstanding British film of the year
Dead Man's Shoes--producers: Mark Herbert, Shane Meadows
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban--producers: David Heyman, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, Alfonso Cuaron
My Summer of Love--producers: Tanya Seghatchian, Christopher Collins, Pawel Pawlikowski
Shawn of the Dead--producers: Nira Park, Edgar Wright
Vera Drake--producers: Simon Channing Williams, Alain Sarde, Mike Leigh

The Carl Foreman Award for special achievement by a British director, producer, or writer in her or his first feature film
Amma Asante, director-writer, for A Way of Life
Shona Auerbach, director, for Dear Frankie
Andrea Gibb, writer, for Afterlife
Nira Park, producer, for Shawn of the Dead
Matthew Vaughn, director, for Layer Cake

The David Lean Award for achievement in direction
Marc Forster, for Finding Neverland
Michel Gondry, for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Mike Leigh, for Vera Drake
Michael Mann, for Collateral
Martin Scorsese, for The Aviator

Original Screenplay
The Aviator, written by John Logan
Collateral, written by Stuart Beattie
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, written by Charlie Kaufman
Ray, written by James L White
Vera Drake, written by Mike Leigh

Adapted Screenplay
The Chorus, written by Christophe Barratier, Philippe Lopes-Curval
Closer, written by Patrick Marber
Finding Neverland, written by David Magee
The Motorcycle Diaries, written by Jose Rivera
Sideways, written by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor

Film Not in the English Language
The Chorus, produced by Arthur Cohn, Nicolas Mauvernay, Jacques Perrin, Christophe Barratier
The Motorcycle Diaries, produced by Michael Nozik, Edgard Tenembaum, Karen Tenkhoff, Walter Salles
A Very Long Engagement, produced by Francis Boespflug, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Bad Education, produced by Agustin Almodovar, Pedro Almodovar
House of Flying Daggers, produced by Bill Kong, Zhang Yimou

Actor in a Leading Role
Gael Garcia Bernal, The Motorcycle Diaries
Jamie Foxx, Ray
Jim Carrey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator

Actress in a Leading Role
Charlize Theron, Monster
Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake
Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Kate Winslet, Finding Neverland
Ziyi Zhang, House of Flying Daggers

Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Alda, The Aviator
Clive Owen, Closer
Jamie Foxx, Collateral
Phil Davis, Vera Drake
Rodrigo de la Serna, The Motorcycle Diaries

Actress in a Supporting Role
Cate Blanchett, The Aviator
Heather Craney, Vera Drake
Julie Christie, Finding Neverland
Meryl Streep, The Manchurian Candidate
Natalie Portman, Closer

The Anthony Asquith Award for achievement in film music
The Aviator, Howard Shore
The Chorus, Bruno Coulais
The Motorcycle Diaries, Gustavo Santaolalla
Finding Neverland, Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
Ray, Craig Armstrong

The Aviator--director of photography: Robert Richardson
Collateral--directors of photography: Dion Beebe, Paul Cameron
Finding Neverland--director of photography: Roberto Schaefer
House of Flying Daggers--director of photography: Zhao Xiaoding
The Motorcycle Diaries--director of photography: Eric Gautier

The Aviator, edited by Thelma Schoonmaker
Collateral, edited by Jim Miller, Paul Rubell
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, edited by Valdis Oskarsdottir
House of Flying Daggers, edited by Cheng Long
Vera Drake, edited by Jim Clarke

Production Design
The Aviator, Dante Ferretti
Finding Neverland, Gemma Jackson
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Stuart Craig
House of Flying Daggers, Huo Tingxiao
Vera Drake, Eve Stewart

Costume Design
The Aviator, Sandy Powell
Finding Neverland, Alexandra Byrne
House of Flying Daggers, Emi Wada
The Merchant of Venice, Sammy Sheldon
Vera Drake, Jacqueline Durran

The Aviator
House of Flying Daggers
Spider-Man 2

Achievement in Special Visual Effects
The Aviator
The Day After Tomorrow
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
House of Flying Daggers
Spider-Man 2

Makeup and Hair
The Aviator, Morag Ross/Kathryn Blondell
Finding Neverland, Christine Blundell
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Amanda Knight, Eithne Fennell, Nick Dudman
House of Flying Daggers, Kwan Lee-Na, Yang Xiaohai, Chau Siu-Mui
Vera Drake, Christine Blundell

Short Animation Film
Birthday Boy, Andrew Gregory, Sejong Park
City Paradise, Erika Forzy / Gaelle Denis
Heavy Pockets, Jane Robertson / Sarah Cox
His Passionate Bride, Sylvie Bringas, Monika Forsberg
Little Things, Daniel Greaves

Short Film (Live Action)The Banker, Kelly Broad, Hattie Dalton
Can't Stop Breathing, Ravinder Basra, Amy Neil
Elephant Boy, Rene Mohandas, Durdana Shaikh
Knitting a Love Song, Debbie Ballin, Annie Watson
Six Shooter, Mia Bays, Kenton Allen, Martin McDonagh

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