13 BAFTA noms for 'Cold Mountain'

LONDON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The Civil War epic "Cold Mountain captured 13 Orange British Academy Awards Monday while "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" snapped up 12.

Competing against "Cold Mountain" and "The Return of the King" for the best film title are "Big Fish," "Lost In Translation" and "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World."


Nominated for the year's outstanding British film were: "Cold Mountain," "Girl with a Pearl Earring," "In This World," "Love Actually" and "Touching the Void."

"Girl With a Pearl Earring" earned 10 nominations, including one for special achievement by a British director/producer or writer in their first feature film for director Peter Webber, best adapted screenplay for Olivia Hetreed, best actress in a lead role for Scarlett Johansson, best actress in a supporting role for Judy Parfitt, as well as nods for costume design, production design and cinematography.

"Lost in Translation" earned nods for best actress Scarlett Johansson, best actor Bill Murray, best director Sofia Coppola, best original screenplay, film music, editing and cinematography.

"Big Fish" swam away with mentions for director Tim Burton, best adapted screenplay, supporting actor Albert Finney, production design, achievement in special visual effects, makeup and hair.

Johansson wasn't the only actor to be nominated for two films, however. Sean Penn was recognized for his performances in both "21 Grams" and "Mystic River."

The BAFTAs will be handed out Feb. 15.

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