Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Nominated for British Oscars

01/15/2009 at 08:05 AM EST

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Nominated for British Oscars
Angelina Jolie in Changeling and Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Tony Rivetti, Jr.; Merrick Morton
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt travel well – the couple are up for major prizes at the British equivalent of the Oscars: the Orange British Academy Film Awards.

Mirroring their Golden Globe and SAG Award distinctions, Jolie has been nominated as best leading actress for her role in director Clint Eastwood's Changeling, while Pitt has a nod for leading actor in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, it was announced Thursday.

Pitt, in fact, is a double-nominee. He's also in the running as best supporting actor in the Coen Brothers' Burn After Reading – meaning he'll face competition from Globe-winning Dark Knight costar Heath Ledger.

Double Globe winner Kate Winslet is also competing against herself at the BAFTAs, with two nominations for best actress – in Revolutionary Road and The Reader. (She is similarly nominated for the SAG Award.)

Best picture at the Globes, Slumdog Millionaire, is in the running for best movie of the year, along with Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk and The Reader.

Winners will be announced at London's Royal Opera House Feb. 8. For a complete list of nominations, click here.

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