Cold Mountain Leads BAFTA Race

Lord of the Rings comes a close second...


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BFI chair Anthony Minghella will be sounding out a loud 'hip-hip hooray' this morning as his film, Cold Mountain, emerged with a whopping 13 BAFTA nominations. The list was announced this morning by presenter Stephen Fry as journalists gathered to hear the list of this year's hopefuls with pens poised and breath baited. The tension was broken ever so slightly by the pealing ringtone of Fry's mobile phone but, one embarrassed apology later, the names were revealed in full. Coming round the Mountain - oh come on, it's Monday - in second place was Return of the King, with 12 nominations, followed by Girl with a Pearl Earring with 10 and both Master and Commander and Lost in Translation: each with eight. Perhaps surprisingly, Kill Bill jumped into the fray with sword a-swinging, taking five nominations for its very own. In an unusual move for the usually decisive institution, BAFTA nominated two performers for double roles this year. Scarlett Johansson received a nod for her roles in both Girl with a Pearl Earring and Lost in Translation while Sean Penn's double hit was for both 21 Grams and Mystic River. Unusual to be sure but certainly not the first time votes have been combined, both Miranda Richardson and Anthony Hopkins have been nominated for two roles in previous years. The presence of Bill Murray and Johnny Depp in the Best Actor category were welcome (though not unexpected), but Uma Thurman cropping up in Best Actress was, although not forseen, no less welcome. Given his credentials, Richard Curtis was conspicuous by his absence in both directing and writing categories. 'I can't, apart from my own film, see any huge omissions in the list.' said Love Actually's producer Duncan Kenworthy who as Chair of the BAFTA's Film Committee attended the press conference. Given last year's star-studded ceremony, BAFTA are clearly hoping for another bumper year of paparazzi fodder. Asked whether the revised date for The Oscars would affect this, Kenworthy was optimistic. 'Our concern was that all of the stars might be promoting their movies and they might not have time to come to London, that hasn't happened.' The BAFTAs will kick off on Sunday 15 February. Empire Online will be there as usual so don't forget to check back on the night for our full report. The Full List of Nominees BEST FILM

BIG FISH

COLD MOUNTAIN

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

LOST IN TRANSLATION

MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD THE ALEXANDER KORDA AWARD for the outstanding British Film of the Year

COLD MOUNTAIN

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

IN THIS WORLD

LOVE ACTUALLY

TOUCHING THE VOID THE CARL FOREMAN AWARD for special achievement by a British Director/Producer or Writer in their first feature film

SERGIO CASCI - Writer (for American Cousins)

JENNY MAYHEW - Writer (for To Kill A King)

PETER WEBBER - Director (for Girl With A Pearl Earring)

EMILY YOUNG - Director/Writer (for Kiss of Life) THE DAVID LEAN AWARD for achievement in Direction

BIG FISH - Tim Burton

COLD MOUNTAIN - _Anthony Minghell_a

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING - Peter Jackson

LOST IN TRANSLATION - Sofia Coppola

MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD - Peter Weir BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

21 GRAMS - Guillermo Arriaga

THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS - Denys Arcand

FINDING NEMO - Andrew Stanton/Bob Peterson/David Reynolds

LOST IN TRANSLATION - Sofia Coppola

THE STATION AGENT - Tom McCarthy BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

BIG FISH - John August

COLD MOUNTAIN - Anthony Minghella

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING - Olivia Hetreed

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING - Fran Walsh/Philippa Boyens/Peter Jackson

MYSTIC RIVER - Brian Helgeland BEST FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS

BELLEVILLE RENDEZ-VOUS

RE ET AVOIR

GOOD BYE LENIN!

IN THIS WORLD

SPIRITED AWAY BEST ACTOR in a Leading role

BENICIO DEL TORO - 21 Grams

BILL MURRAY - Lost In Translation

JOHNNY DEPP - Pirates of the Caribbean

JUDE LAW - Cold Mountain

SEAN PENN - 21 Grams

SEAN PENN - Mystic River

BEST ACTRESS in a Leading role

ANNE REID - The Mother

NAOMI WATTS - 21 Grams

SCARLETT JOHANSSON - Girl with a Pearl Earring

SCARLETT JOHANSSON - Lost In Translation

UMA THURMAN - Kill Bill Vol. 1

BEST ACTOR in a Supporting role

ALBERT FINNEY - Big Fish

BILL NIGHY - Love Actually

IAN MCKELLEN - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

PAUL BETTANY - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

TIM ROBBINS - Mystic River ACTRESS in a Supporting role

EMMA THOMPSON - Love Actually

HOLLY HUNTER - Thirteen

JUDY PARFITT - Girl with a Pearl Earring

LAURA LINNEY - Mystic River

RENÉE ZELLWEGER - Cold Mountain THE ANTHONY ASQUITH AWARD for achievement in Film Music

COLD MOUNTAIN

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

KILL BILL VOL. 1

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

LOST IN TRANSLATION BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

COLD MOUNTAIN

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

LOST IN TRANSLATION

MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD BEST EDITING

21 GRAMS

COLD MOUNTAIN

KILL BILL VOL. 1

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

LOST IN TRANSLATION BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

BIG FISH

COLD MOUNTAIN

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD BEST COSTUME DESIGN

COLD MOUNTAIN

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL BEST SOUND

COLD MOUNTAIN

KILL BILL VOL. 1

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

BIG FISH

KILL BILL VOL. 1

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN BEST MAKE UP & HAIR

BIG FISH

COLD MOUNTAIN

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL

BEST SHORT ANIMATION

DADS DEAD

DEAR SWEET EMMA

JOJO IN THE STARS

NIBBLES

PLUMBER BEST SHORT FILM

BROWN PAPER BAG

BYE CHILD

NITS

SEA MONSTERS

TALKING WITH ANGELS

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