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DAILY NEWS: "American Beauty" Big with Bafta; Trimark "Cooking"

DAILY NEWS: "American Beauty" Big with Bafta; Trimark "Cooking"



By Eugene Hernandez

>> "American Beauty" Nabs Numerous BAFTA Noms


(indieWIRE/3.2.2000) -- Sam Mendes' "American Beauty" lead the pack of
BAFTA nominees, capturing more nods than any other film -- as it did
with last month's Oscar nominations. The movie received 14 BAFTA nominations,
ahead of Neil Jordan's "End of the Affair" which received 10 and "The
Talented Mr. Ripley
" which garnered 7 nominations. "East is East"
directed by Damien O'Donnell was another favorite, receiving 5 nominations.


Among the nominations are:


BEST FILM:

"American Beauty," produced by Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks

"East Is East," produced by Leslee Udwin

"The End Of The Affair," produced by Stephen Woolley, Neil Jordan

"The Sixth Sense," produced by Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Barry Mendel

"The Talented Mr Ripley," produced by

William Horberg, Tom Sternberg



THE DAVID LEAN AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR:

"All About My Mother," directed by Pedro Almodovar

"American Beauty," directed by Sam Mendes

"The End Of The Affair," directed by Neil Jordan

"The Sixth Sense," directed by M Night Shyamalan

"The Talented Mr Ripley," directed by Anthony Minghella


THE ALEXANDER KORDA AWARD FOR BEST BRITISH FILM:

"East Is East," produced by Leslee Udwin, Damien O'Donnell

"Notting Hill," produced by Duncan Kenworthy, Roger Michell

"Onegin," produced by Ileen Maisel, Simon Bosanquet, Martha Fiennes

"Ratcatcher," produced by Gavin Emerson, Lynne Ramsey

"Topsy Turvy," produced by Simon Channing Williams, Mike Leigh

"Wonderland," produced by Michele Camarda, Andrew Eaton, Michael Winterbottom


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

"All About My Mother," written by Pedro Almodovar

"American Beauty,"written by Alan Ball

"Being John Malkovich," written by Charlie Kaufman

"The Sixth Sense," written by M Night Shyamalan

"Topsy Turvy," written by Mike Leigh


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

"East Is East," written by Ayub Khan Din

"The End Of The Affair," written by Neil Jordan

"An Ideal Husband," written by Oliver Parker

"The Talented Mr Ripley," written by Anthony Minghella


BEST FOREIGN FILM:

"All About My Mother" (Todo Sobre Mi Madre), produced by Agustin Almodovar,
Pedro Almodovar

"Buena Vista Social Club," produced by Ulrich Felsberg, Deepak Nayar,
Wim Wenders

"Festen" (The Celebration), produced by Brigitte Hald, Thomas Vinterberg

"Lola Rennt" (Run Lola Run), produced by Stefan Arndt, Tom Tykwer

BEST SHORT ANIMATION:

"Jolly Roger," produced by Clare Jennings, Mark Baker, Neville Astley

"The Man With The Beautiful Eyes," produced by Jonathan Bairstow, Jonathan
Hodgson

"The Old Man And The Sea," produced by Bernard LaJoie, Tatsuo Shimamura,
Alexander Petrov

"The Periwig-Maker," produced by Annette Schaffler, Steffen Schaffler

BEST SHORT FILM:

"Bait," produced by Soul Gatti-Pascual, Tom Shankland, Jane Harris

"Perdie," produced by Rachel Shadick, Faye Gilbert

"The Tale Of The Rat That Wrote," produced by Ruth Kenley-Letts,
Lisa-Marie Russo, Billy O'Brien

"Who's My Favourite Girl," produced by Joern Utkilen, Kara Johnston,
Adrian McDowall



>> Trimark "Cooking" with Sundance Opener

(indieWIRE/3.2.2000) -- Trimark has nabbed the domestic rights to
Gurinder Chadha's "What's Cooking," which opened the 2000 Sundance
Film Festival
. Screen Daily reported yesteday that the movie was
bought for $1.65 million in a deal brokered by William Morris'
Cassian Elwes
.


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