Nine films boast 10 or more nods

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Frost/Nixon” lead in the longlists for the British Academy Film Awards with 14 nominations each.

In what promises to be a tight race for BAFTA gold this year, nine films boast 10 or more longlist noms. “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The Reader,” “Revolutionary Road,” “Changeling” and “The Dark Knight” boast 13 noms apiece, and “Milk” and “Burn After Reading” sport 11.

The BAFTA longlists include 15 contenders in each category, from which the five nominees will be chosen in the second round of voting. Once the nominees are finalized, the whole membership votes again to decide the best film, four acting prizes and film not in the English language. In all remaining categories, the members of each chapter (or jury) determine the vote.

The best British film is not included on the longlist, as the whole membership will vote for nominees in the first round and the BAFTA film committee will whittle that number down in the next two.

The nine films with more than 10 total noms will face off for the top film award against “Doubt,” “The Wrestler” and “In Bruges” (nine noms each), “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” (eight), “Wall-E” (six) and “I’ve Loved You So Long” (five).

Other well-supported films among the total 45 longlisted titles are U.K. box office sensation “Mamma Mia!” and Keira Knightley starrer “The Duchess” (nine each). Critically lauded Brit pics “Hunger” and “Happy-Go-Lucky” managed just three noms each.

The director longlist almost replicates the film category except that “Hunger” helmer Steve McQueen subs in for “Wall-E” director Andrew Stanton.

In the supporting actor category, Brit thesp Ralph Fiennes is nommed three times (“The Reader,” “In Bruges” and “The Duchess”). Others with multiple acting noms are Kate Winslet, up for lead actress for “The Reader” and “Revolutionary Road”; Meryl Streep, for leads in “Mamma Mia!” and “Doubt”; John Malkovich, for supporting roles in “Changeling” and “Burn After Reading”; and Tilda Swinton for supporting turns in “Benjamin Button” and “Burn After Reading.”

The awards will take place Feb. 8 at London’s Royal Opera House.

Longlist for the British Academy Film Awards:

BEST FILM
“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”
“Burn After Reading”
“Changeling”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight “
“Doubt”
“Frost/Nixon”
“In Bruges”
“I’ve Loved You So Long”
“Milk”
“The Reader”
“Revolutionary Road”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“Wall-E”
“The Wrestler”

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“The Baader Meinhof Complex”
“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight “
“Dean Spanley”
“Defiance”
“Doubt”
“The Duchess”
“Frost/Nixon “
“Gomorrah”
“Mamma Mia!”
“Persepolis”
“The Reader”
“Revolutionary Road”
“Slumdog Millionaire”

DIRECTOR
“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”
“Burn After Reading”
“Changeling”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight “
“Doubt”
“Frost/Nixon”
“Hunger”
“In Bruges”
“I’ve Loved You So Long”
“Milk”
“The Reader”
“Revolutionary Road”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“The Wrestler”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Burn After Reading”
“Changeling”
“Che Part One”
“Happy-Go-Lucky”
“Hunger”
“In Bruges”
“I’ve Loved You So Long”
“Milk”
“Rachel Getting Married”
“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
“The Visitor”
“W.”
“Wall-E”
“Waltz With Bashir”
“The Wrestler”

MAKE UP & HAIR
“Australia”
“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”
“Brideshead Revisited”
“Changeling”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“The Duchess”
“Frost/Nixon”
“Mamma Mia!”
“Milk”
“The Reader”
“Revolutionary Road”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“Tropic Thunder”
“The Wrestler”

VISUAL EFFECTS
“Australia”
“Changeling”
“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”
“Cloverfield”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Hancock”
“Hellboy II: The Golden Army”
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”
“Iron Man”
“Quantum of Solace”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“Tropic Thunder”
“Wall-E”
“Waltz With Bashir”

SOUND
“Australia”
“Burn After Reading”
“Changeling”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Frost/Nixon”
“In Bruges”
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”
“Iron Man”
“Mamma Mia!”
“Quantum of Solace”
“The Reader”
“Revolutionary Road”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“Wall-E”

EDITING
“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”
“Burn After Reading”
“Changeling”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Doubt”
“Frost/Nixon”
“In Bruges”
“Man on Wire”
“Milk”
“Quantum of Solace”
“The Reader”
“Revolutionary Road”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“The Wrestler”

COSTUME DESIGN
“Australia”
“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”
“Brideshead Revisited”
“Changeling”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“The Duchess”
“Frost/Nixon”
“Mamma Mia!”
“Milk”
“The Reader”
“Revolutionary Road”
“Sex and the City”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“The Wrestler”

PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Australia”
“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”
“Brideshead Revisited”
“Changeling”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“The Duchess”
“Frost/Nixon”
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”
“Mamma Mia!”
“Milk”
“Quantum of Solace”
“The Reader”
“Revolutionary Road”
“Slumdog Millionaire”

CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Australia”
“Changeling”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“Doubt”
“The Duchess”
“Frost/Nixon”
“In Bruges”
“Mamma Mia!”
“Milk”
“Quantum of Solace”
“The Reader”
“Revolutionary Road”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“The Wrestler”

ANIMATED FILM
“Kung Fu Panda”
“Persepolis”
“The Tale of Despereaux”
“Wall-E”
“Waltz With Bashir”

MUSIC
“Australia”
“Burn After Reading”
“Changeling”
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Dark Knight”
“The Duchess”
“Frost/Nixon”
“Mamma Mia!”
“Milk”
“Quantum of Solace”
“The Reader”
“Revolutionary Road”
“Slumdog Millionaire”
“The Visitor”
“Wall-E”

LEADING ACTOR
Benicio del Toro – “Che Part One”
Brad Pitt – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Christian Bale – “The Dark Knight”
Colin Farrell – “In Bruges”
Dev Patel – “Slumdog Millionaire”
Frank Langella – “Frost/Nixon”
George Clooney – “Burn After Reading”
Javier Bardem – “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Josh Brolin- “W.”
Leonardo DiCaprio – “Revolutionary Road”
Michael Fassbender — “Hunger”
Michael Sheen – “Frost/Nixon”
Mickey Rourke – “The Wrestler”
Richard Jenkins- “The Visitor”
Sean Penn – “Milk”

LEADING ACTRESS
Angelina Jolie – “Changeling”
Anne Hathaway – “Rachel Getting Married”
Cate Blanchett – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Frances McDormand – “Burn After Reading”
Kate Winslet – “Revolutionary Road”
Kate Winslet – “The Reader”
Keira Knightley – “The Duchess”
Kristen Scott Thomas – “I’ve Loved You So Long”
Meryl Streep – “Mamma Mia!”
Meryl Streep – “Doubt”
Nicole Kidman – “Australia”
Penelope Cruz – “Elegy”
Rebecca Hall – “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Sally Hawkins – “Happy-Go-Lucky”
Scarlett Johansson – “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Brad Pitt – “Burn After Reading”
Brendan Gleeson – “In Bruges”
David Kross – “The Reader”
Eddie Marsan – “Happy-Go-Lucky”
Heath Ledger – “The Dark Knight”
John Malkovich – “Burn After Reading”
John Malkovich – “Changeling”
Josh Brolin – “Milk”
Kevin Bacon – “Frost/Nixon”
Peter O’Toole – “Dean Spanley”
Philip Seymour Hoffman – “Doubt”
Ralph Fiennes – “The Duchess”
Ralph Fiennes – “In Bruges”
Ralph Fiennes – “The Reader”
Robert Downey Jr. – “Tropic Thunder”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams – “Doubt”
Charlotte Rampling – “The Duchess”
Elsa Zylberstein – “I’ve Loved You So Long”
Emma Thompson- “Brideshead Revisited”
Freida Pinto – “Slumdog Millionaire”
Judi Dench – “Quantum of Solace”
Julie Walters – “Mamma Mia!”
Kathy Bates – “Revolutionary Road”
Marisa Tomei – “The Wrestler”
Penélope Cruz – “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Rebecca Hall – “Frost/Nixon”
Tilda Swinton – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Tilda Swinton – “Burn After Reading”
Vera Farmiga – “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”
Viola Davis – “Doubt”

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