Slumdog Millionaire receives 11 BAFTA nominations

Mumbai: Post the fantastic sweep of awards at the Golden Globe Awards, Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire is now nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards.

Winning four Golden Globes seems like the first of the series of major awards coming Slumdog’s way. The film has been nominated at the BAFTA Awards in categories like Sound, Production Design, Editing and Cinematography apart from mainstream categories such as Best Music (A.R Rahman), Best supporting actress (Freida Pinto), Best leading actor (Dev Patel), Best adapted Screenplay (Simopn Beaufoy), Best Director (Danny Boyle), Best film and Outstanding British Film Awards.

This nomination is Rahman’s second international award nomination including his win at the Golden Globes. However, the BAFTA nomination list marks actress Freida Pinto’s first nomination and Dev Patel’s first lead nomination for the film. If the Golden Globes were anything to go by, Slumdog Millionaire stands a good chance at bagging the awards at this event also with the Oscars being the final feather in the awards filled hat.

The BAFTA Awards will be held on 8 February, 2009 at the Royal Opera House in London.