Hollywood blockbuster The Aviator has been nominated for 14 BAFTA awards, including nods in the Best Film and Best Director categories.

The Aviator is up against Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, FINDING Neverland, The Motorcycle Diaries and Vera Drake for Best Film at the BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS ceremony in London on 12 February (05).

The Howard Hughes biopic's director Martin Scorsese has been nominated for The David Lean Award For Achievement In Direction, while star LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is up for the Best Actor prize.

Elsewhere, Kate Winslet has been nominated twice as Best Actress, for her roles in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Finding Neverland.

The main categories at this year's (05) BAFTA awards are:

Best Film

THE AVIATOR

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

FINDING NEVERLAND

MOTORCYCLE DIARIES

VERA DRAKE

Best Actor In A Leading Role

GAEL GARCIA BERNAL - THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES

JAMIE FOXX - Ray

JIM CARREY - ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

JOHNNY DEPP - FINDING NEVERLAND

LEONARDO DICAPRIO - THE AVIATOR

Best Actress In A Leading Role

CHARLIZE THERON - MONSTER

IMELDA STAUNTON - VERA DRAKE

KATE WINSLET - ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

KATE WINSLET - FINDING NEVERLAND

ZIYI ZHANG - House Of Flying Daggers

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

ALAN ALDA - THE AVIATOR

CLIVE OWEN - Closer

JAMIE FOXX - Collateral

PHIL DAVIS - VERA DRAKE

RODRIGO DE LA SERNA - THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

CATE BLANCHETT - THE AVIATOR

HEATHER CRANEY - VERA DRAKE

JULIE CHRISTIE - FINDING NEVERLAND

MERYL STREEP - THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

NATALIE PORTMAN - CLOSER

Original Screenplay

THE AVIATOR

COLLATERAL

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

RAY

VERA DRAKE

Adapted Screenplay

The Chorus

CLOSER

FINDING NEVERLAND

THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES

Sideways

The David Lean Award For Achievement In Direction

MARTIN SCORSESE - THE AVIATOR

MICHAEL MANN - COLLATERAL

MICHEL GONDRY - ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

MARC FORSTER - FINDING NEVERLAND

MIKE LEIGH - VERA DRAKE

Best Film Not In The English Language

LES CHORISTES / THE CHORUS

DIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA / THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES

UN LONG DIMANCHE DE FIANCAILLES / A Very Long Engagement

LA MALA EDUCACION / Bad Education

SHI MIAN MAI FU / HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS

Best British Film

VERA DRAKE

DEAD MAN'S SHOES

Harry Potter AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

My Summer Of Love

Shaun Of The Dead.

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