The 80th Academy Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday and while it included many British names, Golden Globes nominees Keira Knightley and James McAvoy missed out.

The two stars of First World War tragedy Atonement were expected to have strong chances to make the Best Actor and Actress categories.

However, neither were nominated.

Atonement was nominated as Best Picture and Irish actress Soairse Ronan got a Best Supporting Actress nod for her role in the film.

And there will be plenty of other Brits to cheer on Oscars night (Sunday, Feb 24) – Daniel Day-Lews was nominated as Best Actor, Julie Christie for Best Actress, Tom Wilkinson for Best Supporting Actor and Tilda Swinton for Best Supporting Actress.

Also among the main Oscars categories were:

BEST ACTOR

George Clooney – Michael Clayton


Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood


Tommy Lee Jones – In the Valley of Elah


Johnny Depp – Sweeney Todd


Viggo Mortenson – Eastern Promises

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth: The Golden Age


Julie Christie – Away From Her


Marion Cotillard – La Vie en Rose


Laura Linney – The Savages


Ellen Page – Juno

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Casey Affleck – The Assassination of Jesse James


Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men


Phillip Seymour Hoffman – Charlie Wilson’s War


Hal Holbrook – Into the Wild


Tom Wilkinson – Michel Clayton

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There


Ruby Dee – American Gangster


Soairse Ronan – Atonement


Amy Ryan – Gone Baby Gone


Tilda Swinton – Michael Clayton

BEST PICTURE

Atonement


Juno


Michael Clayton


No Country for Old Men


There Will Be Blood

BEST DIRECTOR

Julian Schnabel – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly


Jason Reitman – Juno


George Clooney – Michael Clayton


Joel and Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men


Paul Thomas Anderson – There Will Be Blood