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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:04 pm    Post subject: The Constant Gardner Leads Bafta Nominations Reply with quote

The Constant Gardner is leading the pack ahead of next month's (FEB06) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Film Awards after picking up 10 nominations.

Rachel Weisz, who won the Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture Golden Globe on Monday (16JAN06), is nominated for Actress In A Leading Role for her performance in the adaptation of John Le Carre;'s novel, while Ralph Fiennes is up for Actor In A Leading Role and film-maker Fernando Meirelles is put forward for the David Lean Award For Achievement In Direction.

Hot on the heels of The Constant Gardner are gay cowboy heart-breaker Brokeback Mountain and politically charged Crash, which have both receieved nine nominations for the 19 February awards ceremony.

Taiwanese film-maker Ang Lee is nominated for the David Lean Award, and his stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Williams have all received recognition for their performances.

Hit British movie Pride And Prejudice has been named in six Bafta categories including British Film Of The Year and Actress In A Supporting Role for Brenda Blethyn's scene-stealing performance.

George Clooney is up for two awards - Actor In A Supporting Role for Syriana and Achievement In Direction for his handling of Good Night, And Good Luck - which has scooped six nominations.

Oscars favourites and Walk The Line co-stars Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon have both been nominated for their acclaimed acting in the Johnny Cash biopic, while Chinese beauty Zhang Ziyi is up for the Actress In A Leading Role Bafta for her star turn in the big screen version of Arthur Golden's best-selling novel Memoirs Of A Geisha.
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