In a yet another precursor to the Academy Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) today announced their 2001 nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards. With 12 nods apiece, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring and Moulin Rouge lead the race, and are nominated along with Amelie, A Beautiful Mind, and Shrek for Best Film.

Predictably, Lord of the Rings and Moulin Rouge are competing in every BAFTA technical and design category. Another frequent nominee, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, is listed under its British title. Following is a partial list.

Cinematography:
Amelie, Bruno Delbonnel
Black Hawk Down, Slawomir Idziak
The Lord of the Rings, Andrew Lesnie
The Man Who Wasn't There, Roger Deakins
Moulin Rouge, Donald M. McAlpine

Production Design:
Amelie, Aline Bonetto
Gosford Park, Stephen Altman
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Stuart Craig
The Lord of the Rings, Grant Major
Moulin Rouge, Catherine Martin

Costume Design:
Gosford Park, Jenny Beavan
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Judianna Makovsky
The Lord of the Rings, Ngila Dickson
Moulin Rouge, Catherine Martin/Angus Strathie
Planet of the Apes, Colleen Atwood

Sound:
Black Hawk Down
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The Lord of the Rings
Moulin Rouge
Shrek

Special Visual Effects:
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The Lord of the Rings
Moulin Rouge
Shrek

Makeup/Hair:
Gosford Park:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The Lord of the Rings
Moulin Rouge
Planet of the Apes

The Orange British Academy Film Awards will be given out February 24, 2002, at the Odeon Leicester Square in London. For more information about BAFTA, and a complete nomination list, visit www.bafta.org.