'Avatar' and 'The Hurt Locker' Lead 2010 BAFTA Nominations


'Avatar' and 'The Hurt Locker' Lead 2010 BAFTA Nominations


The James Cameron's sci-fi and the Kathryn Bigelow-directed drama are joined by Carey Mulligan's starring film 'An Education' dominating the list with eight nods each.

British film "An Education", sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar" and war thriller "The Hurt Locker" are set to go head-to-head at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards (Feb10) - the films all scored eight nominations each. All three movies will compete against "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire" and "Up in the Air" for the night's Best Picture prize.

Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi thriller "District 9" is also up for seven awards, while Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" and George Clooney's "Up in the Air" have six nominations apiece. "An Education" star Carey Mulligan will compete for the Best Actress statue, facing competition from Hollywood veteran Meryl Streep ("Julie & Julia"), French star Audrey Tautou ("Coco Before Chanel"), Saoirse Ronan ("The Lovely Bones") and Gabourey Sidibe ("Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire").

Meanwhile, Brit actor Colin Firth has scooped his second ever BAFTA nomination for his performance in fashion designer Tom Ford's directorial debut, "A Single Man". He will compete in the Best actor category alongside Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart"), George Clooney ("Up in the Air"), Jeremy Renner ("The Hurt Locker") and Andy Serkis ("Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll").

The awards will be handed out at London's Royal Opera House on February 21. Some of the nominees can be seen below while the full list of nominations can be seen at BAFTA official site.

The main BAFTA 2010 nominees are:

Best Film:
"Avatar"
"An Education"
"The Hurt Locker"
"Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire"
"Up in the Air"

Outstanding British Film:
"An Education"
"Fish Tank"
"In The Loop"
"Moon"
"Nowhere Boy"

Director:
James Cameron "Avatar"
Neill Blomkamp - "District 9"
Lone Scherfig - "An Education"
Kathryn Bigelow - "The Hurt Locker"
Quentin Tarantino - "Inglourious Basterds"

Leading Actor:
Jeff Bridges - "Crazy Heart"
George Clooney - "Up in the Air"
Colin Firth - "A Single Man"
Jeremy Renner - "The Hurt Locker"
Andy Serkis - "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll"

Leading Actress:
Carey Mulligan - "An Education"
Saoirse Ronan - "The Lovely Bones"
Gabourey Sidibe - "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire"
Meryl Streep - "Julie & Julia"
Audrey Tautou - "Coco Before Chanel"

Supporting Actor:
Alec Baldwin - "It's Complicated"
Christian McKay - "Me and Orson Welles"
Alfred Molina - "An Education"
Stanley Tucci - "The Lovely Bones"
Christoph Waltz - "Inglourious Basterds"

Supporting Actress:
Anne-Marie Duff - "Nowhere Boy"
Vera Farmiga - "Up in the Air"
Anna Kendrick - "Up in the Air"
Mo'nique - "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire"
Kristin Scott Thomas - "Nowhere Boy"

Animated Film:
"Coraline"
"The Fantastic Mr. Fox"
"Up"

© AceShowbiz.com


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