Warner Bros.' and Regency Enterprises' Acclaimed L.A. Confidential Garners 12 Bafta Nominations

March 9, 1998

"L.A. Confidential," Warner Bros.' and Regency Enterprises' critically lauded crime epic, received a total of 12 nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, garnering more nominations than any other picture honored by the organization.

The sprawling drama of corruption, romance and humor set in Los Angeles of the 1950s received nominations for Best Film, The David Lean Award for Best Achievement in Direction (Curtis Hanson), Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Kevin Spacey), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Kim Basinger), Best Adapted Screenplay (Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson), Best Cinematography (Dante Spinotti), Best Production Design (Jeannine Oppewall), Best Editing (Peter Honess), Best Sound, The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music (Jerry Goldsmith), Best Costume Design (Ruth Myers) and Best Make Up/Hair (John M. Elliott, Jr., Scott H. Eddo, Janis Clark).

"L.A. Confidential" has already received nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published. The film also received Best Picture Awards from 11 critics groups, including Boston Film Critics, Chicago Film Critics, Los Angeles Films Critics, National Board of Review, National Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Circle. Additionally, director Curtis Hanson has been named Best Director by seven critics groups, including Boston Film Critics, Chicago Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics, National Board of Review, National Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Circle.

The 50th Annual British Academy Film Awards will be presented at a ceremony in London on April 19.

Regency Enterprises Presents An Arnon Milchan/David L. Wolper Production: "L.A. Confidential," starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell and David Strathairn, with Kim Basinger and Danny DeVito. The music is by Jerry Goldsmith; the costumes are designed by Ruth Myers; and the co-producer is Brian Helgeland. The film is edited by Peter Honess, A.C.E.; the production designer is Jeannine Oppewall and the director of photography is Dante Spinotti, A.I.C. The executive producers are David L. Wolper and Dan Kolsrud. "L.A. Confidential" is based on the novel by James Ellroy and has a screenplay by Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson. It is produced by Arnon Milchan, Curtis Hanson and Michael Nathanson, and directed by Curtis Hanson. Distributed by Warner Bros., A Time Warner Entertainment Company.

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