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Bridge of Spies and Carol lead BAFTA nominations

Bridge of Spies, Carol and The Revenant have all been nominated for several 2016 BAFTA awards.

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:

Best Film

The Big Short

Bridge Of Spies


The Revenant


Leading Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Leonardo Dicaprio, The Revenant

Matt Damon, The Martian

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Leading Actress

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Brie Larson, Room

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Maggie Smith, The Lady In The Van

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

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

Supporting Actress

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Julie Walters, Brooklyn

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Rooney Mara, Carol

Outstanding British Film

45 Years



The Danish Girl

Ex Machina

The Lobster

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



Cartel Land

He Named Me

Listen To Me Marlon


Animated Film

Inside Out


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

Original Screenplay

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

Adapted Screenplay

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)

Bel Powley

Brie Larson

Dakota Johnson

John Boyega

Taron Egerton

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