2009 looks set to become Kate Winslet’s year. The double Golden Globe winner has received two nominations for best actress at the British Academy Film Awards, for her performances in Revolutionary Road and The Reader.
Our cinema favourite Slumdog Millionaire is also up for several prizes, including best film and best British film, and best director for Danny Boyle.
Jonathan Ross will host this year’s ceremony, to be held at the Royal Opera House in London on 8th February.
Kate is again up against Kristin Scott Thomas and Changeling star Angelina Jolie. Meryl Streep is shortlisted for her role in Doubt, which has also picked up supporting actor nominations for Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams.
The late Heath Ledger joins Hoffman in the best supporting actor category, where Brad Pitt is also recognised for his comic turn in Burn After Reading.
Frost/Nixon has received six nominations in all, while The Reader has five.
The Bafta nominations will be followed next week by the announcement of this year’s Academy Award shortlists. For the full nominations, visit the Bafta site, and make sure you check t5m for news of all the winners and nominees, the teary acceptance speeches and the Insider information from backstage and the red carpet.