1. Casino Royale Wins Two BAFTA Awards

    By Devin Zydel on 2007-02-11

    CBn previously reported that the 21st official James Bond film, Casino Royale had secured an impressive nine nominations for this year’s Orange British Academy Film (BAFTA) awards ceremony, including Best British Film, Best Actor for Daniel Craig, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

    The event took place today, 11 February, at the Royal Opera House in London and Casino Royale went away with two wins: Best Sound and the Rising Star award for Eva Green’s portrayal of Vesper Lynd.

    Saying she was ‘thrilled’ to be nominated (this quote was made before the ceremony took place), Green said of awards in general: ‘I think it’s very important to recognize talent in all facets of filmmaking. Making a movie is such a lengthy and intense experience, so it’s wonderful to honour actors, directors, producers and all crew members who put so much hard work and passion into a project.’

    The sound award went to Chris Munro, Eddy Joseph, Mike Prestwood Smith, Martin Cantwell, and Mark Taylor for their work on the film.

    The full nomination/longlist details for Casino Royale:

    Casino Royale BAFTA Nominations

    • Best British Film – Michael G Wilson/Barbara Broccoli/Martin Campbell/Neal Purvis/Robert Wade/Paul Haggis
    • Adapted Screenplay – Neal Purvis/Robert Wade/Paul Haggis
    • Actor in a Leading Role – Daniel Craig
    • Film Music – David Arnold
    • Cinematography – Phil Meheux
    • Editing – Stuart Baird
    • Production Design – Peter Lamont/Simon Wakefield
    • Sound – Chris Munro/Eddy Joseph/Mike Prestwood Smith/Martin Cantwell/Mark Taylor
    • Special Visual Effects – Steve Begg/Chris Corbould

    Longlist entries for Casino Royale, but not nominated:

    • Best Director – Martin Campbell
    • Actress in a Leading Role – Eva Green
    • Actress in a Supporting Role – Judi Dench
    • Costume Design
    • Make-Up & Hair

    This year’s Orange British Academy Film Awards will be held on Sunday 11 February 2007 at the Royal Opera House in London.

    Stay tuned to CBn for all the latest Casino Royale coverage.

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