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BAFTA gives Winslet two best actress nods

‘The Aviator’ is up for 14 British Academy of Film awards
/ Source: The Associated Press

Kate Winslet received two best actress nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, while Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator” was up for 14 awards.

Winslet was nominated Monday for her leading roles in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Finding Neverland.” She faces competition from Imelda Staunton, who plays a housekeeper turned abortion practitioner in 1950s Britain in Mike Leigh’s “Vera Drake,” Ziyi Zhang for her turn in the martial-arts epic “House of Flying Daggers” and Charlize Theron for her Oscar-winning role in “Monster.”

Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for best actor for his role as eccentric movie mogul Howard Hughes in “The Aviator,” a performance that earned him a Golden Globe Sunday.

Other nominees in the category are fellow Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx for “Ray,” Gael Garcia Bernal for “The Motorcycle Diaries,” Jim Carrey for “Eternal Sunshine Of the Spotless Mind” and Johnny Depp for “Finding Neverland.”

The BAFTA winners will be announced Feb. 12.

The five nominees for best film were “The Aviator,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Finding Neverland,” “The Motorcycle Diaries” and “Vera Drake.”

Other nominations for “The Aviator” included best director for Scorsese, best supporting actress for Cate Blanchett, best supporting actor for Alan Alda, best cinematography and best editing.

“Neverland” and “Vera Drake” had 11 nominations each.