Atonement Racks Up 14 British Academy Film Award Nominations

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Not surprisingly, Atonement led the nominations for this year's British Academy Film Awards. The Keira Knightley/James McAvoy vehicle racked up 14 nominations.

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Here's the complete list:

Best film
"American Gangster" -- Brian Grazer/Ridley Scott
"Atonement" -- Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul Webster
"The Lives of Others" -- Quirin Berg/Max Wiedemann
"No Country for Old Men" -- Scott Rudin/Joel Coen/Ethan Coen
"There Will Be Blood" -- JoAnne Sellar/Paul Thomas Anderson/Daniel Lupi

Best director
"Atonement" -- Joe Wright
"The Bourne Ultimatum" -- Paul Greengrass
"The Lives of Others" -- Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
"No Country for Old Men -- Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
"There Will Be Blood" -- Paul Thomas Anderson

Original screenplay

"American Gangster" -- Steven Zaillian
"Juno" -- Diablo Cody
"The Lives of Others" -- Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
"Michael Clayton" -- Tony Gilroy
"This Is England" -- Shane Meadows

Adapted screenplay
"Atonement" -- Christopher Hampton
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" -- Ronald Harwood
"The Kite Runner" -- David Benioff
"No Country for Old Men" -- Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
"There Will Be Blood" -- Paul Thomas Anderson

Animated film
"Ratatouille" -- Brad Bird
"Shrek the Third" -- Chris Miller
"The Simpsons Movie" -- Matt Groening, James L. Brooks

Leading actor
George Clooney -- "Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis -- "There Will Be Blood"
James McAvoy -- "Atonement"
Viggo Mortensen -- "Eastern Promises"
Ulrich Muehe -- "The Lives of Others"

Leading actress
Cate Blanchett -- "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
Julie Christie -- "Away From Her"
Marion Cotillard -- "La Vie en Rose"
Keira Knightley -- "Atonement"
Ellen Page -- "Juno"

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Atonement Quotes

I love you. I'll wait for you. Come back. Come back to me.

Cecilia Tallis

So, my sister and Robbie were never able to have the time together they both so longed for... and deserved. Which ever since I've... ever since I've always felt I prevented. But what sense of hope or satisfaction could a reader derive from an ending like that? So in the book, I wanted to give Robbie and Cecilia what they lost out on in life. I'd like to think this isn't weakness or... evasion... but a final act of kindness. I gave them their happiness.

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