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BAFTA Nominations 2007

Date posted: 12.01.2007

The next Orange British Academy Film Awards will be held on Sunday 11 February 2007 at the Royal Opera House in London. This year’s nominations have been announced and once again British films feature heavily across the categories.

The Queen leads the field with 10 nominations – for Best Film, Original Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Costume, to name but a few. Dame Helen Mirren stars in this intimate portrayal of HM Elizabeth II, following the sequence of events after Diana’s death. This moving tale was shot at Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street and Ealing Studios.

Casino Royale follows hot on the heels of The Queen, with 9 nominations. This Pinewood Shepperton-shot action extravaganza presents Daniel Craig in his first role as Bond. Categories include: Best Actor, Best Cinematography and Best Sound.

Futuristic thriller, Children of Men, goes head to head with Casino Royale in two categories – Best Production Design and Achievement in Special Effects. Shot in the UK at the request of the director, Alfonso Cuarón, iconic locations included the Tate Modern and Trafalgar Square.

Other London-shot films that could potentially be honoured by a golden mask include: Notes on a Scandal, The History Boys and Venus.

We are also pleased to report that two Film London shorts, Tom Harper’s Cubs and Corinna Faith’s Care, are amongst the nominations. They were both funded through PULSECubs as part of the digital shorts scheme and Care as part of PULSE Plus (a production award run by Film London and UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund). Read the full press release.

For further information about The British Academy of Film and Television Arts please visit: www.bafta.org.

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