An Education leads Bafta longlist
Published 08/01/2010 | 17:33
Carey Mulligan film An Education is leading the Bafta nominations longlist with 17 nods.
Carey is up for Best Leading Actress and director Lone Scherfig has been nominated along with 15 other nods for the British independent film, written by Nick Hornby and co-starring Peter Sarsgaard, Dominic Cooper and Rosamund Pike.
Following close behind are Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, about the US bomb squad in Iraq with 12 nominations and Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds with 11.
Duncan Jones sci-fi thriller Moon starring Sam Rockwell also does will with 10 nominations, while South-African sci-fi District 9 is a surprise favourite, also up for 10 gongs.
Jason Reitman's Up In The Air, which has by far the most Oscar nominations, has 9 nods in the Bafta longlist.
The longlist has 15 contenders in each category, following the first round of Bafta voting, when the list of contenders is narrowed.
On January 21, the shortlist of five nominees per category will be revealed with the winners unveiled at the ceremony on February 21.