Avatar gets eight Bafta nominations
Published 21/01/2010 | 08:28
Avatar, An Education and The Hurt Locker have each received eight nominations for this year's film Baftas.
District 9 has seven nominations, Inglourious Basterds and Up In The Air have six and Coco Before Chanel, Nowhere Boy, Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire and Up each received four nods at the Orange British Academy Film Awards.
Avatar, starring Sigourney Weaver, is up for Best Film, while James Cameron has a nod in the Director category.
Cameron will battle it out on the director shortlist with his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow, for The Hurt Locker, Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds, Lone Scherfig for An Education, and Neill Blomkamp for District 9.
The other Best Film nominees are An Education, The Hurt Locker, Precious and Up In The Air.
The Leading Actor category sees Up In The Air's George Clooney against Colin Firth for A Single Man, Andy Serkis for Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll, Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker and Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart.
The Leading Actress category will be fought out between An Education's Carey Mulligan, Saoirse Ronan for The Lovely Bones, Gabourey Sidibe for Precious, Meryl Streep for Julie And Julia and Audrey Tautou for Coco Before Chanel.
Christoph Waltz appears in the Supporting Actor section for Inglourious Basterds. He faces competition from Alec Baldwin for It's Complicated, Christian McKay for Me And Orson Welles, Alfred Molina for An Education and The Lovely Bones' Stanley Tucci.
The Supporting Actress category sees co-stars battling it out - Anne-Marie Duff and Kristin Scott Thomas are both up for Nowhere Boy and Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick are nominated for Up In The Air. Mo'Nique rounds off the list for Precious.
The Baftas will take place on February 21 at London's Royal Opera House.