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Eddie Redmayne and Cate Blanchett up for top BAFTA awards

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Eddie Redmayne and Cate Blanchett up for top BAFTA awards

Eddie Redmayne and Cate Blanchett are up for the top acting prizes at this year's BAFTA Awards.

Eddie Redmayne is once again up for Best Actor for his portrayal of transgender painter Lili Elbe in 'The Danish Girl' and will battle Leonardo DiCaprio, up for his performance in 'The Revenant', Matt Damon for 'The Martian', Michael Fassbender for 'Steve Jobs' and Bryan Cranston for 'Trumbo'.

Last year, Eddie walked away from the ceremony with the prize for his depiction of Steven Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'.

Cate has been nominated in the Best Actress category for her performance in 'Carol'.

She will compete against Alicia Vikander - Eddie's co-star in 'The Danish Girl' - as well as Brie Larson for 'Room', Saoirse Ronan for 'Brooklyn' and Dame Maggie Smith for 'The Lady in the Van'.

Both Leonardo and Cate's films have earned their makers Best Director nominations.

The list features 'Carol' helmer Todd Haynes, The Revenant's Alejandro G Iñárritu, Adam McKay for 'The Big Short', Steven Spielberg for 'Bridge of Spies' and Ridley Scott, who has been recognised for his sci-fi drama 'The Martian'.

'Bridge of Spies' and 'Carol' have earned the most BAFTA nominations with nine nods each, followed by 'The Revenant' with eight.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', the biggest movie of 2015, has four nominations in the behind-the-scenes categories with the team's talents recognised for Original Music, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects.

John Boyega, who plays lead character Finn in J.J. Abrams' sci-fi sequel, is up for the EE Rising Star Award, which recognises young talent in the movie industry.

The nominations were announced on Friday morning (08.01.16) by Stephen Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and The EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 ceremony will take place at London's Royal Opera House on February 14.

BAFTA Awards 2016 full list of nominations:

Best Film:

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Revenant

Spotlight

Best Actor:

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Matt Damon, The Martian

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Best Actress:

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Brie Larson, Room

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor:

Benicio Del Toro, Sicario

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Best Supporting Actress:

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Julie Walters, Brooklyn

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Rooney Mara, Carol

Best Director:

Adam McKay, The Big Short

Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

Todd Haynes, Carol

Ridley Scott, The Martian

Alejandro G Iñárritu, The Revenant

Outstanding British Film

45 Years

Amy

Brooklyn

The Danish Girl

Ex Machina

The Lobster

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer:

Ex Machina, Alex Garland, director,

Second Coming, Debbie Tucker Green, writer/director,

Theeb, Naji Abu Nowar, writer/director, Rupert Lloyd, producer,

A Syrian Love Story, Sean McAllister, director/producer, Elhum Shakerifar, producer,

The Survivalist, Stephen Fingleton, writer/director,

Documentary:

Amy

Cartel Land

He Named Me Malala

Listen to Me Marlon

Sherpa

Animated Film:

Inside Out

Minions

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Film not in the English Language

The Assassin

Force Majeure

Theeb

Timbuktu

Wild Tales

Original Screenplay:

Bride of Spies, Matthew Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Ex Machina, Alex Garland

The Hateful Eight, Quentin, Tarantino

Inside Out, Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve

Spotlight, Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Adapted Screenplay:

The Big Short, Adam McKay, Charles Randolph

Brooklyn, Nick, Hornby

Carol, Phyllis Nagy

Room, Emma Donoghue

Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin

Original Music:

Bridge of Spies, Thomas Newman

The Hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone

The Revenant, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carsten Nicolai

Sicario, Jóhann Jóhannsson

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams

Cinematography:

Bridge of Spies, Janusz Kamiński

Carol, Ed Lachman

Mad Max: Fury Road, John Seale

The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki

Sicario, Roger Reakins

Editing:

The big Short, Hank Corwin

Bridge of Spies, Michael Kahn

Mad Max: Fury Road, Margaret Sixel

The Martian, Pietro Scalia

The Revenant, Stephen Mirrione

Production Design:

Bridge of Spies, Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo

Carol, Judy becker, Heather Loeffler

Mad Max: Fury Road, Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson

The Martian, Arthur Max, Celia Bobak

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rick Carter, Darren Gilford, Lee Sandales

Costume Design:

Brooklyn, Odile Dicks-Mireaux

Carol, Sandy Powell

Cinderella, Sandy Powell

The Danish Girl, Paco Delgado

Mad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Beavan

Make-up and Hair:

Brooklyn, Morna Ferguson, Lorraine Glynn

Carol, Jerry DeCarlo, Patricia Regan

The Danish Girl , Jan Sewell

Mad Max: Fury Road, Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin

The Revenant, Sian Grigg, Duncan Jarman, Robert Pandini

Sound:

Bridge of Spies, Drew Kunin, Richard Hymns, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road, Scott Hecker, Chris Jenkins, Mark Mangini, Ben Osmo, Gregg Rudloff, David White

The Martian, Paul Massey, Mac Ruth, Oliver Tarney, Mark Taylor

The Revenant, Lon Bender, Chris Duesterdiek, Martin Hernandez, Frank A. Montaño, Jon Taylor, Randy Thom

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Matthew Wood, Stuart Wilson

Special Visual Effects:

Ant-Man, Jake Morrison, Greg Steele, Dan Sudick, Alex Wuttke

Ex Machina, Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, Andrew Whitehurst

Mad Max: Fury Road, Andrew Jackson, Dan Oliver, Tom Wood, Andy Williams

The Martian, Chris Lawrence, Tim Ledbury, Richard Stammers, Steven Warner

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan

British Short Animation:

Edmond, Nina Gantz, Emilie Jouffroy

Manoman, Simon Cartwright, Kamilla Kristiane Hodol

Prologue, Richard Williams, Imogen Sutton

British Short Film

Elephant, Nick Helm, Alex Moody, Esther Smith

Mining Poems or Odes, Callum Rice, Jack Cocker

Operator, Caroline Bartleet, Rebecca Morgan

Over, Jörn Threlfall, Jeremy Bannister

Samuel-613, Billy Lumby, Cheyenne Conway

The EE Rising Star Award:

Bel Powley

Brie Larson

Dakota Johnson

John Boyega

Taron Egerton