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Bafta nominations 2016: Eddie Redmayne, Saoirse Ronan, Bridge Of Spies and Carol lead nods

Published 08/01/2016

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British actress Felicity Jones poses on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
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Director and writer Daisy Jacobs (C), co-writer Jennifer Majka (2L) and producer Chris Hees (2R) pose with the award for British short animation for the film "The Bigger Picture" with presenters British actor George MacKay (L) and British actress Olivia Grant (R) at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
(L-R) Producers Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska, Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski and South African-born producer Eric Abraham pose with their awards for a film not in the English language for "Ida" at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
British actor Eddie Redmayne (R) and British actress Felicity Jones (L) pose with the award for an outstanding British film for "The Theory of Everything" at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
Presenter British actress Kristin Scott Thomas poses in the winners' area at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
(L-R) Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney and Brian J. Falconer pose with the award for a British short film for "Boogaloo And Graham" at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
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British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
British actor Martin Freeman poses in the winners' area at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
British actress Phoebe Fox poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Presenter Italian actress Monica Belucci poses in the winners' area at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
British actor Eddie Redmayne (R) and wife Hannah Bagshawe (L) pose on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
British actress Felicity Jones poses on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
US actress Amy Adams poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
British actors Sam Claflin (L) and Laura Haddock (R) pose on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
British actress Holliday Grainger poses on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Indian actress Nimrat Kaur arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

The Bafta Awards 2016 nominations have been announced with Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander leading the way with nods for the The Danish Girl and Saoirse Ronan for critically acclaimed Brooklyn.

They were announced by TV personality Stephen Fry and actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw at Bafta's central London headquarters in Piccadilly.

Love divided: co-stars Saoirse Ronan as Eilis with Emory Cohen as her Brookyln love interest
Love divided: co-stars Saoirse Ronan as Eilis with Emory Cohen as her Brookyln love interest

Redmayne will go up against Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender, Matt Damon and Bryan Cranston in the leading actor award category, while Vikander will face competition from Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Dame Maggie Smith and Saoirse Ronan in the leading actress category.

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Redmayne is also an early favourite to secure an Oscar nomination for his role in The Danish Girl as Lili Elbe, one of the first known transgender women to receive sex reassignment surgery. He has already been nominated for a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for the movie.

The London-born actor will be hoping to reprise his success at last year's British Academy Film Awards, which saw him winning the best actor gong for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything.

Vikander has also been nominated in the supporting actress category for her role in Ex Machina.

Blanchett has been widely praised by critics for her role in Carol, an adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel which documents the love story between Blanchett's character, a wealthy, married socialite and Rooney Mara's character, a young woman working in a department store.

The Baftas, which are seen as a good indicator of who will achieve Oscar success, will be handed out on Sunday, February 14, at a star-studded ceremony at London's Royal Opera House.

The films leading the nominations with a total of nine nods each are Bridge of Spies and Carol. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been nominated in four categories.

British director Sir Ridley Scott will be hoping for his first Bafta win in the director category after being nominated for The Martian.

Eleanor Tomlinson attending The House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire
Eleanor Tomlinson attending The House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire
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Katie Piper at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
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Katie Piper arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire
Alex Jones at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Ophelia Lovibond arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire
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Talulah Riley arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Pixie Lott arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire
Anna Friel arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Heidi Reed arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Eleanor Tomlinson arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Ferne McCann (left) and Lydia Bright arrive for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
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Georgina Campbell with the Leading Actress Award for Murdered by My Boyfriend at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
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Maisie Williams (left) and Sophie McShera at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Heida Reed (left) and Eleanor Tomlinson at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
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Zawe Ashton (left) and Jessica Raine at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
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Gemma Jones with the Supporting Actress Award for Marvellous at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

He will be up against Steven Spielberg (Bridge of Spies), Adam McKay (The Big Short), Todd Haynes (Carol) and Alejandro G Inarritu (The Revenant).

Kate Winslet and Rooney Mara will battle it out in the supporting actress category, ending speculation that Mara would be up for the leading actress category alongside her co-star Blanchett.

Other actresses vying to win the category will be Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Julie Walters (Brooklyn) and Vikander (Ex Machina).

The Bafta EE Rising Star winner will also be announced on the night. The award recognises up and coming talent in the film world, and the five nominees have already been announced.

Star Wars actor John Boyega is among the nominees, and other stars nominated include Fifty Shades Of Grey's Dakota Johnson, Welsh actor Taron Egerton, Brie Larson and Hammersmith-born Bel Powley, who starred in coming-of-age drama The Diary Of A Teenage Girl in 2015.

The documentary on late singer Amy Winehouse, titled Amy, has been nominated for Outstanding British Film as well as in the Documentary category.

Brooklyn, which has picked up six nominations in total, is also nominated for Outstanding British Film alongside 45 Years, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina and The Lobster.

Vikander said she was 'truly honoured' to be nominated.

"The Danish Girl and Ex Machina have been such gifts of projects for me," she said, "The fact that both of these projects were driven from the UK, with a predominantly British cast and crew and that both these films have been so generously recognised by Bafta today, makes this even more poignant for me."

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