Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Working Title Films has scooped 16 nominations at the EE British Academy Film Awards, which were announced this morning.

Les Misérables received 9 nominations and Anna Karenina received 6 nominations and an additional nomination for rising star Alicia Vikander.

Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan, co-chairman of Working Title Films said: "It is a great honour to be nominated for 15 BAFTA Awards and we are grateful to the British Academy members for recognising the achievements of all those involved in Les Misérables and Anna Karenina.

"Tom Hooper and Joe Wright made two beautiful films of which we are incredibly proud. These two British movies, shot in Britain are a great showcase for British talent in front of and behind the camera. It's a wonderful start to 2013."

Les Misérables has been breaking box-office records around the world and has already grossed close to $200 million worldwide ahead of its UK release on 11th January.

It was the fastest musical ever to cross $100 million worldwide at the box office in a record 13 days and was the biggest opening day ever for a musical in the US with $18 million in box office.

The film grossed $32.2 million internationally in its first three days of release and after huge advance ticket sales in the US, the film was number 1 on Christmas Day, showing in 2,808 theatres.

Directed by Tom Hooper (The King's Speech),starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway; produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner with Sir Cameron Macintosh, the film is earning rave reviews globally.

Anna Karenina is Joe Wright's epic love story starring Keira Knightley and adapted from Leo Tolstoy's classic novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard. Actress Alicia Vikander has also picked up a nomination in the EE Rising Star category, which is the only award on the evening, voted for by the public.

The winners will be announced at the highly anticipated EE British Academy Film Awards, taking place on 10th February at the London’s Royal Opera House.

Bevan and Fellner will be the firstBritish producers to be honoured with the Producers Guild of America's David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, the PGA's highesthonour for motion picture producers.

The duo will receive the award January 26th, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.