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

Dear Cecilia, Please don't throw this away without reading it. As you'll have seen from the notepaper, I'm here at St. Thomas's, doing my nurses' training. I decided not to take up my place at Cambridge. I decided I wanted to make myself useful, do something practical. But no matter how hard I work, no matter how long the hours, I can't escape from what I did and what it meant, the full extent of which I'm only now beginning to grasp. Cee, please write and tell me we can meet. Your sister, Briony.

Briony - 18 years old

[voiceover] Dearest Cecilia, the story can resume. The one I had been planning on that evening walk. I can become again the man who once crossed the surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life. The man who, with the clarity of passion, made love to you in the library. The story can resume. I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame.

Robbie Turner