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Brit ‘Cold’ front

Civil War epic and 'King' lead BAFTA noms

This article was updated at 7:20 p.m.

LONDON — “Cold Mountain” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” lead the race for this year’s British Academy Film Awards, with 13 nominations for Anthony Minghella’s Civil War drama and 12 for the final part of Peter Jackson’s J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy.

All that separates the two is a nomination for “Cold Mountain” in the British film category, for which “Return of the King” is not eligible.

“I’m delighted and honored that the British Academy has been so generous in its support for ‘Cold Mountain,’ ” Minghella said. “This has been an odyssey, both in front of the camera and behind it, and I’m thrilled that a wonderful cast and crew has been acknowledged.”

Those two pics are competing for the film prize with Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation” (eight noms), Peter Weir’s “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” (also eight) and Tim Burton’s “Big Fish” (seven).

Peter Webber’s “Girl With a Pearl Earring” grabbed 10 nods, despite missing out in the film and director categories.

Scarlett Johansson was nominated twice in the actress race, for “Girl With a Pearl Earring” and “Lost in Translation.” Sean Penn had the same honor in the actor category, where he was nominated for “Mystic River” and “21 Grams.”

Johansson is running against local veteran Anne Reid (“The Mother”), Naomi Watts (“21 Grams”) and Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill Vol. 1”).

Penn is up against Benicio Del Toro (“21 Grams”), Bill Murray (“Lost in Translation”), Johnny Depp (“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”) and Jude Law (“Cold Mountain”).

A few days after Oscar nomination voting closed, the BAFTA tallies gave “Cold” and “Rings” reason for optimism. “Cold’s” Minghella missed out on a Directors Guild of America nom, and each film scored only one nom in the Screen Actors Guild noms.

“Rings” had a good week, since it won the Producers Guild Award Saturday evening.

Like the SAG nominations in the U.S., BAFTA’s nominations make a statement (intended or not) about screeners. The only movie from a major studio to be sent out on videotape was “Big Fish,” which scored an impressive number of noms. The film has yet to open in Blighty.

BAFTA voters bypassed other major studio offerings such as “Seabiscuit”; “Mystic River” only managed four noms.

There were no mentions for “Calendar Girls” on its home turf. Its failure to make a mark even in the actress or supporting actress category, where British thesps usually are heavily favored, was particularly surprising.

Other surprising omissions in BAFTA voting included “Cold Mountain’s” Nicole Kidman, winner last year for “The Hours,” but not nominated this year in the actress race, despite the film’s virtual clean sweep in the other sections.

Also missing is Russell Crowe, another recent BAFTA winner, for “Master and Commander,” though his co-star Paul Bettany was nommed.

Testifying to Quentin Tarantino’s perennial popularity in Britain, “Kill Bill Vol. 1” picked up five nods, as did “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “21 Grams.” “Love Actually” earned three.

The ceremony for the awards, monikered the BAFTAs after organizers the British Academy of Film & Television Arts, takes place Feb. 15 at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.

And the nominees are…

FILM
“Big Fish,” Bruce Cohen/Dan Jinks/Richard D Zanuck, producers
“Cold Mountain”, Sydney Pollack/William Horberg/Albert Berger/Ron Yerxa, producers
“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”, Barrie M Osborne/Fran Walsh/Peter Jackson, producers
“Lost in Translation”,Sofia Coppola/Ross Katz, producers
“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”, Samuel Goldwyn Jr./Peter Weir/Duncan Henderson, producers

ALEXANDER KORDA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
“Cold Mountain”, Sydney Pollack/William Horberg/Albert Berger/Ron Yerxa, producers; Anthony Minghella, director
“Girl With a Pearl Earring”, Andy Paterson/Anand Tucker, producers; Peter Webber, director
“In This World”, Andrew Eaton/Anita Overland, producers; Michael Winterbottom, director
“Love Actually”, Duncan Kenworthy/Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner, producers; Richard Curtis, director
“Touching the Void”, John Smithson, producer; Kevin MacDonald, director

CARL FOREMAN AWARD FOR SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT BY A BRITISH DIRECTOR/PRODUCER OR WRITER IN THEIR FIRST FEATURE FILM
Sergio Casci, writer, “American Cousins”
Jenny Mayhew, writer, “To Kill a King”
Peter Webber, director, “Girl With a Pearl Earring”
Emily Young, director/writer, “Kiss of Life”

DAVID LEAN AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION
Tim Burton, “Big Fish”
Anthony Minghella, “Cold Mountain”
Peter Jackson, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Sofia Coppola, “Lost in Translation”
Peter Weir, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“21 Grams”, Guillermo Arriaga
“The Barbarian Invasions”, Denys Arcand
“Finding Nemo”, Andrew Stanton/Bob Peterson/David Reynolds
“Lost in Translation”, Sofia Coppola
“The Station Agent”, Tom McCarthy

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“Big Fish”, John August
“Cold Mountain”, Anthony Minghella
“Girl With a Pearl Earring”, Olivia Hetreed
“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”, Fran Walsh/Philippa Boyens/Peter Jackson
“Mystic River”, Brian Helgeland

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
“The Barbarian Invasions”, Denys Arcand
“Belleville Rendez-vous”, Sylvain Chomet
“Etre et Avoir”, Nicolas Philibert
“Good Bye Lenin!”, Wolfgang Becker
“In This World”, Michael Winterbottom
“Spirited Away”, Hayao Miyazaki

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Benicio Del Toro, “21 Grams”
Bill Murray, “Lost in Translation”
Johnny Depp, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”
Jude Law, “Cold Mountain”
Sean Penn, “21 Grams”
Sean Penn, “Mystic River”

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Anne Reid, “The Mother”
Naomi Watts, “21 Grams”
Scarlett Johansson, “Girl With a Pearl Earring”
Scarlett Johansson, “Lost in Translation”
Uma Thurman, “Kill Bill: Vol. 1”

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Albert Finney, “Big Fish”
Bill Nighy, “Love Actually”
Ian McKellen, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Paul Bettany, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”
Tim Robbins, “Mystic River”

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Emma Thompson, “Love Actually”
Holly Hunter, “Thirteen”
Judy Parfitt, “Girl With a Pearl Earring”
Laura Linney, “Mystic River”
Renee Zellweger, “Cold Mountain”

ANTHONY ASQUITH AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM MUSIC
Gabriel Yared, “Cold Mountain”
Alexandre Desplat, “Girl With a Pearl Earring”
The RZA, “Kill Bill: Vol. 1”
Howard Shore, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Kevin Shields, “Lost in Translation”

CINEMATOGRAPHY
John Seale, “Cold Mountain”
Eduardo Serra,”Girl With a Pearl Earring”
Andrew Lesnie, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Lance Acord, “Lost in Translation”
Russell Boyd, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”

EDITING
Stephen Mirrione, “21 Grams”
Walter Murch, “Cold Mountain”
Sally Menke, “Kill Bill: Vol. 1”
Jamie Selkirk, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Sarah Flack, “Lost in Translation”

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Dennis Gassner, “Big Fish”
Dante Ferretti, “Cold Mountain”
Ben van Os, “Girl With a Pearl Earring”
Grant Major, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
William Sandell, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”

COSTUME DESIGN
Ann Roth/Carlo Poggioli, “Cold Mountain”
Dien van Straalen, “Girl With a Pearl Earring”
Ngila Dickson/Richard Taylor, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Wendy Stites, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”
Penny Rose, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”

SOUND
“Cold Mountain”
“Kill Bill: Vol. 1”
“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
“Big Fish”
“Kill Bill: Vol. 1”
“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”

MAKEUP & HAIR
Jean A Black/Paul Le Blanc, “Big Fish”
Paul Engelen/Ivana Primorac, “Cold Mountain”
Jenny Shircore, “Girl With a Peal Earring”
Richard Taylor/Peter King/Peter Owen, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Ve Neill/Martin Samuel, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”

SHORT ANIMATION
“Dad’s Dead”, Maria Manton/Chris Shepherd
“Dear Sweet Emma”, John Cernak
“Jojo in the Stars”, Sue Goffe/Marc Craste
“Nibbles”, Ron Diamond/Chris Hinton
“Plumber”, Randi Yaffa/Andy Knight/Richard RosenmaN

SHORT FILM
“Brown Paper Bag”, Natasha Carlish/Mark Leveson/Michael Baig Clifford, Geoff Thompson
“Bye Child”, Andrew Bonner/Bernard McLaverty
“Nits”, George Issac/Jan Roldanus/Harry Wootliff
“Sea Monsters”, Matt Delargy/Mark Walker/Raphael Smith
“Talking With Angels”, Michael Knowles / Janey de Nordwall/Yousaf Ali Khan

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