Good prospects for Bad Education
The Spanish film is tipped for best director and best screenwriter prizes among others at the ceremony in Barcelona tomorrow night.
Mike's Leigh's gritty film about abortion, Vera Drake, is also among the nominees, with lead Imelda Staunton up for best actress.
Britain's lovey director Richard Curtis, the man behind Love Actually and Notting Hill, is tipped for the popular director's prize alongside Italian Bernardo Bertolucci.
This will be voted for by cinemagoers across Europe, as will the best actor role, nominations for which include Colin Firth, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant and Goodbye Lenin's Daniel Bruehl.
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind has been nominated in the best non-European film category and will run against Michael Moore's anti-Bush documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11.
Brits have generally done well in the European awards, which first took place in 1988. Kate Winslet took a gong for her role in Iris in 2002 and Ben Kingsley's insane gangster in Sexy Beast won him an award in 2001.
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