Friday, January 12, 2007

Bafta Nominations Announced

The full set of Bafta Film Award nominations is out, and there's one blank space yet to be filled in the listing. Where Little Miss Sunshine is undoubtedly nominated for best film, the actual producer nominees have yet to be named. Bafta arbitration as to who actually produced the film is clearly underway and might, just might, get mildly controversial. Yawn.

Many of the usual suspects are up for multiple gongs - The Queen, The Departed, Babel - but one notable stand out is Daniel Craig's nomination as Best Actor. This is the first time a Bafta nomination has been handed out for playing Bond, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it also become the first time a Bond has won.

The awards are to be dished out on Sunday 11th February from a new home at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Sadly, this time the ceremony will also be without Stephen Fry who handled matters so very well over the last few years.

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