Paradisco Grabs 11 BAFTA Noms

Woody Allen’s “Crimes And Misdemeanors,” Bruce Beresford’s “Driving Miss Daisy,” Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” and Garry Marshall’s “Pretty Woman” will vie for the British Academy of Film & Television Arts’ best-film honors for 1990.

Allen, Beresford and Scorsese were nominated for best achievement in direction, with the fourth nomination in that category going to Giuseppe Tornatore for “Cinema Paradiso.”

But the non-English language “Cinema Paradiso,” the Italian entry distributed internationally by Sovereign Pictures, captured the most nominations – 11, including “best film not in the English language” and nods for original screenplay, actor, supporting actor, score, cinematography, production design, costume design, editing and makeup in the overall category.

The BAFTA honors, the UK’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, are bestowed in 55 classifications for film and tv programs and for excellence in craft, production and performance.

The awards, marking their 22nd year, will be given Feb. 24 in London. Televised ceremonies will be held March 17.

Shirley MacLaine was tapped for two acting nominations – actress for “Postcards From The Edge” and supporting actress for “Steel Magnolias.” Other actress choices were Michelle Pfeiffer (“The Fabulous Baker Boys”), Julia Roberts (“Pretty Woman”) and Jessica Tandy (“Driving Miss Daisy”).

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