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Nic loses out as Scarlett fever grips BAFTAS


January 18, 2004
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The nominations for this year's BAFTAS have been revealed – and it seems last year's Oscar golden girl, Nicole Kidman, has made way for the teenager who looks to be 2004's hottest property, Scarlett Johansson.

Despite acclaimed roles in Dogville, Cold Mountain and The Human Stain, Nicole is absent from the best actress category. Her close pal Naomi Watts, The Mother's Anne Reid and Kill Bill's Uma Thurman are included, however.

But the name which truly stands out is that of 19-year-old Scarlett, who, after receiving two Golden Globe shortlists, now has earned an unusual double BAFTA nomination for both Girl With A Pearl Earring and Lost In Translation.

Multiple honours are a rarity – Anthony Hopkins, Miranda Richardson and Geoffrey Rush are the only stars to have achieved it – but Scarlett's fellow American Sean Penn also made the cut twice for his work in 21 Grams and Mystic River. He'll take on Benicio Del Toro, Bill Murray, Johnny Depp and Cold Mountain's Jude Law for the best actor gong.

Cold Mountain has become an Oscar front-runner after scooping 13 nominations overall, including best supporting actress for Renee Zellweger.

The Civil War drama, which will go against The Lord Of The Rings, Master And Commander, Big Fish and Lost In Translation for best film, is followed by 12-time nominee Lord Of The Rings and ten-time shortlister Girl With A Pearl Earring on the roster of movies receiving the most nominations.

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Scarlett Johansson has emerged as one of the year's hottest properties, receiving a rare double best actress nomination for her work in both Girl With A Pearl Earring and Lost In Translation
Photo: © Alphapress.com
Cold Mountain, the top film with 13 nominations, saw Jude Law and Renee Zellweger shortlisted, but Nicole Kidman was a no-show

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