Though often overshadowed by "" and "" in many awards nominations, "" proved to be BAFTA's favorite film. In the announcement of 2008 BAFTA's film nominees on Wednesday, January 16, it was revealed that the postwar drama film gathered 14 nods from the prestigious British event leading over its two toughest contenders that got 9 nominations each.
The adaptation movie received film gongs for the categories of Best Film, Best British Film, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Music, Best Cinematography and many others. Further, under the categories for the best artist, it landed its stars, , and , a nod each for Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Aside from recognition for its actress, the Focus Features' film garnered Best Director nomination for its director Joe Wright.