BAFTA - Orange Film of the Year 2002 nominations; vote for a winner

Story by Jack Foley

HAVING done battle at the Box Office, James Bond, Harry Potter and Tolkien’s Hobbits will now go head to head to vy for the prestigious title of cinemagoers’ favourite at this year’s Baftas ceremony.

The heavyweight trio are among 10 films on the shortlist for the Orange Film of the Year accolade, which will be announced on February 23, prior to the glittering Oscars ceremony.

The popular category is an excellent opportunity for the public to get involved in the awards season and affords films such as James Bond’s Die Another Day, Scooby Doo and Men In Black II the chance to win honours they may not otherwise receive.

Other big Box Office contenders include the summer hits, Spider-Man and Austin Powers in Goldmember, as well as Steven Soderbergh’s star-studded Ocean’s Eleven - although all bets are off as to whether this will emerge as the eventual winner.

Next year’s Bafta ceremony has had to be moved forward to February 8, 2004, after the Oscars was moved to an earlier time.

The team behind the UK ceremony was worried their event would get swamped by coverage of the US showpiece.

The full list of nominees:
Monsters Inc
Star Wars - Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Ocean's 11
Men in Black II
Scooby Doo
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Die Another Day

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