Friday, January 4, 2008

Christian Bale, British Actor of 2007

Christian Bale has been nominated for "British Actor of 2007" by the London Critics' Circle for his role in 3:10 to Yuma. Bale plays a down-on-his-luck rancher, in Yuma, who agrees to transport a killer (played by Russell Crowe) to a train in Yuma, AZ. The movie was plagued by rumors of strife between Bale and Crowe, and a horse tragically died during filming.

The 28th LCC Awards will be held on Friday, February 8, 2008. If Bale wins he will join a very prestigious group of fellow British awardees:

2006 TOBY JONES Infamous
2005 RALPH FIENNES The Constant Gardner
2004 DANIEL CRAIG Enduring Love
2003 PAUL BETTANY Master and Commander
2002 HUGH GRANT About a Boy
2001 EWAN McGREGOR Moulin Rouge
2000 JIM BROADBENT Topsy Turvy
1999 JEREMY NORTHAM Happy Texas; An Ideal Husband
1998 BRENDAN GLEESON The General
1997 ROBERT CARLYLE The Full Monty
1996 EWAN McGREGOR Trainspotting
1996 IAN McKELLAN Richard III
1995 NIGEL HAWTHORNE The Madness of King George
1994 RALPH FIENNES Schindler's List
1992 DANIEL DAY LEWIS The Last of the Mohicans
1991 ALAN RICKMAN Truly Madly Deeply; Robin Hood