16 Jan 2009

Two BAFTA nominations for Kate Winslet

10:02 am on 16 January 2009

Double Golden Globe winner Kate Winslet has two nominations for best actress at the British Academy Film Awards.

Winslett, 33, a previous BAFTA winner for Sense and Sensibility, has been nominated for her performances in Revolutionary Road and The Reader.

She was awarded two Golden Globe awards by the Foreign Press Correspondents in Los Angeles last Sunday for her roles in the latter films.

The BBC reports this is the second time she has received two best actress BAFTA nominations in the same year, having been shortlisted in 2005 for Finding Neverland and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Winslet was also nominated in 2002 for Iris and in 2007 for Little Children.

Slumdog Millionaire is nominated for 11 awards, including best film, best British film and best director.

Directed by Danny Boyle, the film is about a young slum dweller who becomes a contestant on the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button also received 11 nominations followed by The Dark Knight with nine and Changeling with eight.

"Frost/Nixon has six nominations. The Reader five and In Bruges, Milk and Revolutionary Road have four each .

The late Heath Ledger is nominated in the supporting actor category for his performance as the villainous Joker in The Dark Knight.

The Australian actor, who died last year aged 28 of an accidental prescription drugs overdose, won the same category at the Golden Globes and is seen as a favourite to win an Academy Award.

The BAFTA awards will be presented at the Royal Opera House in London on 8 February.

This year's Academy Award shortlists will be announced next week.