BAFTA Nominations Fall Hard for An Education

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Though An Education has lost some awards steam this season (particularly when it comes to lead actress Carey Mulligan), a more British film you will not find, and thus it's only fair that it should tie Avatar and The Hurt Locker to lead the Orange British Academy Film Awards nominations with eight each. Inglourious Basterds kindly allowed An Education to take its Best Picture place, though Christoph Waltz and Quentin Tarantino still picked up plenty of nominations. And what of Bright Star, whose Jane Campion and Abbie Cornish looked awards-bound last summer? All it could manage was a Best Costumes nod.

The full list of nominees:

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

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