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  1. 'Casino Royale' & Cast Nominated For National Movie Awards

    Daniel Craig as James Bond

    Daniel Craig as James Bond

    The cast and crew of the latest James Bond film can continue to revel in awards nominations.

    In addition to a nomination for Best Action Film, Casino Royale stars Daniel Craig, Eva Green and Dame Judi Dench are all up for Best Performance gongs at the inaugural National Movie Awards.

    Casino Royale will take on three other movies for the Best Action Film award, all of which were released between September 2006 and August 2007. The nominations are listed below.

    • Casino Royale
    • Die Hard 4.0
    • 300
    • Transformers

    Craig is nominated for the Best Male Performance award alongside seven other actors.

    • Orlando Bloom (Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End)
    • Daniel Craig (Casino Royale)
    • Johnny Depp (Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End)
    • Rupert Grint (Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix)
    • Shia LeBeouf (Transformers)
    • Tobey Maguire (Spider-man 3)
    • Daniel Radciffe (Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix)
    • Bruce Willis (Die Hard 4.0)

    Dench and Green, meanwhile, go head-to-head for the Best Female Performance award along with four other actresses.

    • Judi Dench (Casino Royale)
    • Kirsten Dunst (Spider-man 3)
    • Megan Fox (Transformers)
    • Eva Green (Casino Royale)
    • Keira Knightley (Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End)
    • Emma Watson (Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix)

    Commissioned by ITV on the success of the National Television Awards, the winners of the National Movie Awards will be decided upon by the public. Voting forms will be available at cinemas throughout the UK and published in national newspapers and magazines. Alternatively, you can vote now on the National Movie Awards website.

    The ceremony will take place at London’s Royal Festival Hall on 28 September and air on ITV1 the next day.

    Casino Royale has already garnered an impressive number of industry nods, while Daniel Craig, in particular, has a slew of awards nominations and wins under his belt for his critically-acclaimed debut 007 performance. His IMDb profile lists no fewer than three nominations (including a BAFTA) and three wins (including an Evening Standard British Film Award) for his turn in Casino Royale.

    Craig was most recently seen visiting (article contains SPOILERS) filming of Bond 22 in Tuscany last Thursday.

    Stay tuned to CBn for the latest Casino Royale and Bond 22 coverage.

    Matt Weston @ 2007-08-20
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