Carol and Bridge of Spies lead the 2016 Bafta nominations with nine nods each and will go head to head in the Best Film category.



Best Film is set to be one of the toughest categories as The Big Short, The Revenant, and Spotlight are also in a very tough mix. However, there is no British film in the Best Film category this year.

Cate Blanchett is perhaps that favourite in the Best Actress category while Rooney Mara has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress; Blanchett and Mara will go head to head in the Best Actress category this weekend at the Golden Globes.

Carol is also nominated for Best Director for Todd Haynes, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair.

The nine nominations for Bridge of Spies did come as a bit of a surprise and is also nominated in Director for Steven Spielberg, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design and Sound. Mark Rylance picks up another Supporting Actor nod for his performance in the film - he really could triumph at the awards this year.

The Revenant picked up eight nominations, Mad Max: Fury Road has seven nominations with Brooklyn and The Martian both have six nods each.

The Best Actress category is one of the toughest this year as Blanchett is nominated alongside Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan, Alicia Vikander and Maggie Smith for Room, Brooklyn, The Danish Girl and The Lady in the Van.

It looks like 2016 could well be the year that Leonardo DiCaprio finally triumphs at the Oscars and his performance in The Revenant has seen him nominated for Best Actor.

Eddie Redmayne is in the mix again for his performance in The Danish Girl. Bryan Cranston, Michael Fassbender, and Matt Damon have also been nominated for their work in Trumbo, Steve Jobs, and The Martian.

Best Director is a category that is perhaps less clear-cut as Alejandro González Iñárritu, Adam McKay, Todd Haynes, Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott have been nominated for The Revenant, The Big Short, Carol, Bridge of Spies and The Martian. Scott is the only British director to be recognised in this category this year.

There may be no British movie in the Best Film category this year, but Bafta does recognise homegrown movies with Best British Film... I have to say, it has been a great year for British movies.

45 Years, Amy, Brooklyn, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina, and The Lobster have all been nominated and you really could make a very strong case for any of these films to walk away with the prize on the night. It is fantastic to see the Best British Film category so packed with terrific movies.

Full List of Nominations:

- Best Film

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Carol
  • The Revenant
  • Spotlight

- Best British Film

  • 45 Years
  • Amy
  • Brooklyn
  • 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

- Best Actor

  • Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl
  • Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
  • Bryan Cranston - Trumbo
  • Matt Damon - The Martian
  • Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs

- Best Actress

  • Cate Blanchett - Carol
  • Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl
  • Brie Larson - Room
  • 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

- Director

  • Adam McKay - The Big Short
  • Steven Spielberg - Bridge of Spies
  • Todd Haynes - Carol
  • Ridley Scott - The Martian
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu - The Revenant

- Adapted Screenplay

  • Adam McKay, Charles Randolph - The Big Short
  • Nick Hornby - Brooklyn
  • Phyllis Nagy - Carol
  • Emma Donoghue - Room
  • Aaron Sorkin - Steve Jobs

- Original Screenplay

  • Matt Charman, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - Bridge of Spies
  • Alex Garland - Ex Machina
  • Quentin Tarantino - The Hateful Eight
  • Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen - Inside Out
  • Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer - Spotlight

- Film Not In The English Language

  • The Assassin
  • Force Majeure
  • Theeb
  • Timbuktu
  • Wild Tales

- Best Documentary

  • Amy
  • Cartel Land
  • He Named Me Malala
  • Listen To Me Marlon
  • Sherpa

- Best Animation

  • Inside Out
  • Minions
  • Shaun The Sheep

- EE Rising Star (voted for by the (public)

  • John Boyega
  • Taron Egerton
  • Bel Powley
  • Dakota Johnson
  • Brie Larson

- 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 Kaminski
  • Carol - Ed Lachman
  • Mad Max: Fury Road - John Seale
  • The Revenant - Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Sicario - Roger Deakins

- 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 & 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
  • 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 British Academy Film Awards take place on Sunday 14 February at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.

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