Bridge of Spies and Carol lead BAFTA nominations
Bridge of Spies and Carol lead the way with nine BAFTA nominations.
Those in the running for the prizes were announced by Stephen Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw on Friday (08Jan16) morning. Steven Spielberg's release Bridge of Spies and Todd Haynes' drama Carol dominated proceedings, with Leonardo DiCaprio's flick The Revenant also doing well with eight nods. All three were mentioned in the coveted best film category, with The Big Short and Spotlight also competing.
The directors of each of the films are in the running for the best director gong, with Spielberg, Haynes and The Revenant's Alejandro González Iñárritu competing alongside Adam McKay for The Big Short and Ridley Scott for The Martian.
Di Caprio received a best actor nomination too, and will compete against Bryan Cranston for Trumbo, Matt Damon in The Martian and Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs. Rounding out the category is hot favourite Eddie Redmayne, who was been lauded for his portrayal of transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl. He's already received best actor SAG and Golden Globe nods, so this nomination comes as little surprise.
The women's version of the prize will go to either Brie Larson (Room), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) or Dame Maggie Smith (Lady in the Van).
Mark Rylance secured Bridge of Spies its next nomination, in the best supporting actor category. He will be vying against Benicio del Toro (Sicario),
Christian Bale (The Big Short), Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation) and Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight).
Carol's Rooney Mara is up for the best supporting actress statue, alongside Alicia Vikander (Ex-Machina), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) Julie Walters (Brooklyn) and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs).
The BAFTAs makes sure to honour British films too, with 45 Years, Amy, Brooklyn, The Danish Girl, Ex-Machina and The Lobster all with hopes of landing the best British film prize.
The awards will take place at the Royal Opera House on 14 February (16).
2016 BAFTA nominations main categories:
The Big Short
Bridge Of Spies
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Leonardo Dicaprio, The Revenant
Matt Damon, The Martian
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Brie Larson, Room
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Maggie Smith, The Lady In The Van
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Benicio Del Toro, Sicario
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Idris Elba, Beasts Of No Nation
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge Of Spies
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Julie Walters, Brooklyn
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Rooney Mara, Carol
Outstanding British Film
The Danish Girl
Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer
Alex Garland (Director) Ex Machina
Debbie Tucker Green (Writer/Director) Second Coming
Naji Abu Nowar (Writer/Director) Rupert Lloyd (Producer) Theeb
Sean Mcallister (Director/Producer), Elhum Shakerifar (Producer) A Syrian Love Story
Stephen Fingleton (Writer/Director) The Survivalist
Film Not In The English Language
The Assassin Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Force Majeure Ruben Östlund
Theeb Naji Abu Nowar, Rupert Lloyd
Timbuktu Abderrahmane Sissako
Wild Tales Damián Szifron
He Named Me
Listen To Me Marlon
Shaun The Sheep Movie
The Big Short, Adam Mckay
Bridge Of Spies, Steven Spielberg
Carol, Todd Haynes
The Martian, Ridley Scott
The Revenant, Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Bridge 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
The Big Short, Adam Mckay, Charles Randolph
Brooklyn, Nick Hornby
Carol, Phyllis Nagy
Room, Emma Donoghue
Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin
The Ee Rising Star Award (Voted For By The Public)
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