'Down' nommed in 11 of 12 categories

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PRAGUE — If the nominations are any indication, Czech film in 2004 was dominated by the work of its favorite son, helmer Jan Hrebejk.

Hrebejk’s “Up and Down” was nominated Wednesday in 11 of the 12 categories of the Czech Lion, the highest film kudos in the Czech Republic

Pic will be in the running for picture, director, script, cinematography, music, sound, art direction, actor, actress, supporting actor and supporting actress.

Also pulling weight was “King of Thieves,” scripted and helmed by Ivan Fila, with nine noms.

Helmer Marek Najbrt’s small-town hockey tale “Champions” got seven noms.

The Czech Lions will be announced on March 5.

And the nominees are…

Picture: “Up and Down,” “King of Thieves,” “Champions”

Director: Ivan Fila for “King of Thieves,” Jan Hrebejk for “Up and Down,” Marek Najbrt for “Champions”

Actor: Yasha Kultiasov for “King of Thieves,” Lazar Ristovski for “Up and Down,” Jiri Machacek for “Up and Down”

Supporting Actor: Jan Budar for “Champions,” Petr Forman for “Up and Down,” Jan Triska for “Up and Down”

Actress: Zlata Adamovska for “Lovers and Murderers,” Emilia Vasaryova for “Up and Down,” Tatiana Vilhelmova for “Soul Like Caviar”

Supporting Actress: Klara Meliskova for “Champions,” Ingrid Timkova for “Up and Down,” Katharina Thalbach for “King of Thieves”

Script: “Up and Down,” “King of Thieves,” “Champions”

Cinematography: “Up and Down,” “King of Thieves,” “Bolero”

Music: “Up and Down,” “King of Thieves,” “Snowboarders”

Editing: “King of Thieves,” “Champions,” “Snowboarders”

Sound: “Up and Down,” “King of Thieves,” “Champions”

Art Direction: “Up and Down,” “Country of My Heart,” “Fatherland”

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