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Les Misérables Earns Nine BAFTA Nominations; Jessica Chastain & More Receive Nods

Les Misérables Earns Nine BAFTA Nominations; Jessica Chastain & More Receive Nods
Samantha Barks in 'Les Miserables'
'Les Misérables' earns nine BAFTA nominations, including Best Film.

The Les Misérables film adaptation is quickly proving to be an awards season favorite. The movie wracked up nine BAFTA nominations on January 9, including Best Film. Les Miz also earned nods for Outstanding British Film, Leading Actor (Hugh Jackman), Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway), Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design and Makeup & Hair.

The Heiress star Jessica Chastain also earned a BAFTA nod for her performance in Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, which earned additional nominations for Best Film and Best Director. Chastain is in good company in the Leading Actress category—two-time Tony nominee Helen Mirren also received a nomination for Hitchcock.

In addition to Chastain and Mirren, nominated Broadway alums include two-time Tony-winning playwright Tony Kushner (Lincoln’s adapted screenplay), four-time Tony-nominated playwright Martin McDonagh (Seven Psychopaths), three-time Tony-winning director Sam Mendes (Skyfall), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Tony winner Alan Arkin (Argo), three-time Tony nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master), Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), Helen Hunt (The Sessions), Tony winner Judi Dench (Skyfall) and Sally Field (Lincoln).

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