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.