‘Confidential’ leads BAFTA noms

'Full Monty' 2nd with 11


LONDON — “L.A. Confidential” continued its strong showing in the awards derby, leading the pack in this year’s BAFTA film awards nominations with 12, including best film, director, adapted screenplay and actress. Kim Basinger scored a best actress nom, after being chosen in the supporting actress category in the U.S. Academy’s nominations.

Britain’s top pic of all time, “The Full Monty,” was second, with 11 noms, including best film, British film, actor, actress and director, for Peter Cattaneo.

In addition to Basinger, the best actress category mirrors Hollywood’s selections in two choices: Judi Dench for “Mrs. Brown” — which in total has eight nods, including best film — and Helena Bonham Carter for “The Wings of the Dove,” which took four overall.

“L.A. Confidential” also fared well in the best actor category, with Kevin Spacey the only non-Brit nominee. Spacey is up against Billy Connolly’s performance in “Mrs. Brown,” Robert Carlyle’s star-making turn in “The Full Monty” and Ray Winstone in “Nil by Mouth,” Gary Oldman’s personal and gritty directorial debut, for which he got an original screenplay nod.

“Titanic” is nominated for 10 BAFTAs — including best film and director — but received no acting noms, leading or supporting, as is also true of the seven-times nominated “William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet,” for which director Baz Luhrmann is nominated. Both pics fared well in the tech categories.

And two more Yanks garnered supporting acting nominations: Burt Reynolds for “Boogie Nights” and Sigourney Weaver for “The Ice Storm.”

The awards ceremony will be held April 19. This year marks a significant departure for the BAFTAs, since it has separated film from television with the creation of the first British Academy Film Awards.

Previously, the film and television awards were held at the same time, but it was determined that TV in combination with film diminished the prestige of the film awards. Below is the complete list of nominees.


“The Full Monty,” producer, Uberto Pasolini

“L.A. Confidential,” producers, Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson, Michael Nathanson

“Mrs. Brown,” producer, Sarah Curtis

“Titanic,” producers, James Cameron, Jon Landau


Peter Cattaneo, “The Full Monty”

Curtis Hanson, “L.A. Confidential”

James Cameron, “Titanic”

Baz Luhrmann, “William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet”


“The Borrowers,” producers, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Rachel Talalay; director, Peter Hewitt

“The Full Monty,” producer, Uberto Pasolini; director, Peter Cattaneo

“Mrs. Brown,” producer, Sarah Curtis; director, John Madden

“Nil by Mouth,” producers, Luc Besson, Douglas Urbanski; director, Gary Oldman

“Regeneration,” producers, Allan Scott, Peter Simpson; director, Gillies MacKinnon

“TwentyFourSeven,” producer, Imogen West; director, Shane Meadows


“Boogie Nights,” Paul Thomas Anderson

“The Full Monty,” Simon Beaufoy

“Mrs. Brown,” Jeremy Brock

“Nil by Mouth,” Gary Oldman


“The Ice Storm,” James Schamus

“L.A. Confidential,” Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson

“William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet,” Craig Pearce, Baz Luhrmann

“The Wings of the Dove,” Hossein Amini


Kim Basinger, “L.A. Confidential”

Helena Bonham Carter, “The Wings of the Dove”

Kathy Burke, “Nil by Mouth”

Judi Dench, “Mrs. Brown”


Robert Carlyle, “The Full Monty”

Billy Connolly, “Mrs. Brown”

Kevin Spacey, “L.A. Confidential”

Ray Winstone, “Nil by Mouth”


Jennifer Ehle, “Wilde”

Lesley Sharp, “The Full Monty”

Zoe Wanamaker, “Wilde”

Sigourney Weaver, “The Ice Storm”


Mark Addy, “The Full Monty”

Rupert Everett, “My Best Friend’s Wedding”

Burt Reynolds, “Boogie Nights”

Tom Wilkinson, “The Full Monty”


“L’Appartement,” producer, George Benayoun; director, Gilles Mimouni

“Lucie Aubrac,” producer/director, Claude Berri

“Ma Vie En Rose,” producer, Carole Scotta; director, Alain Berliner

“The Tango Lesson,” producer, Christopher Sheppard; director, Sally Potter


“The Full Monty,” Anne Dudley

“L.A. Confidential,” Jerry Goldsmith

“Titanic,” James Horner

“William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet,” Nelle Hooper


“L.A. Confidential,” Dante Spinotti

“Titanic,” Russell Carpenter

“William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet,” Donald M. McAlpine

“The Wings of the Dove,” Eduardo Serra


“L.A. Confidential,” Jeannine Oppewall

“Mrs. Brown,” Martin Childs

“Titanic,” Peter Lamont

“William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet,” Catherine Martin


“L.A. Confidential,” Ruth Myers

“Mrs. Brown,” Deirdre Clancy

“Titanic,” Deborah Scott

“The Wings of the Dove,” Sandy Powell


“The Full Monty,” Nick Moore, David Freeman

“L.A. Confidential,” Peter Honess

“Titanic,” Conrad Buff, James Cameron, Richard A. Harris

“William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet,” Jill Bilcock


“The Full Monty”

“L.A. Confidential”


“William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet”


“The Borrowers”

“The Fifth Element”

“Men in Black”



“L.A. Confidential,” John M. Elliott Jr., Scott H. Eddo, Janis Clark

“Mrs. Brown,” Lisa Westcott

“Titanic,” Tina Earnshaw, Simon Thompson, Kay Georgiou

“The Wings of the Dove,” Sallie Jaye, Jan Archibald


“El Caminante,” Jeremy Moorshead, Debra Smith

“Flatworld,” Nigel Pay, Daniel Greaves, Paddy Veale

“Stage Fight,” Helen Nabarro, Michael Rose, Steve Box

“T.R.A.N.S.I.T.,” Iain Harvey, Piet Kroon

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