BAFTA Awards: 'Bridge of Spies' & 'Carol' Lead Nominations

BAFTA nominationsThe EE British Academy Film Awards announced their BAFTA nominations on Friday. The award show will take place on Sunday 14 February at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.

Bridge of Spies and Carol each received nine nominations. The Revenant is nominated in eight categories. Mad Max: Fury Road has seven nominations.Brooklyn and The Martian are each nominated six times. The Big ShortThe Danish Girl and Ex Machina receive five nominations. Star Wars: The Force Awakens receives four nominations.  

Bridge of Spies is nominated in the following categories: Best Film, Director forSteven SpielbergOriginal Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design and SoundMark Rylance is nominated for Supporting Actor.

Carol is nominated for Best Film, Director for Todd HaynesAdapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & HairCate Blanchett is nominated for Leading Actress and Rooney Mara is nominated forSupporting Actress.

The Revenant receives nominations for Best Film, Director for Alejandro G. Iñárritu,Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Make Up & Hair and Sound, whilst Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated for Leading Actor.

Mad Max: Fury Road is nominated in the following categories: Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Make Up & Hair, Sound and Special Visual Effects.

Brooklyn is nominated for Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair, with two further nominations for Saoirse Ronan in Leading Actress and Julie Walters in Supporting Actress.

The Martian is nominated for Editing, Production Design, Sound, Special Visual Effectsand Director for Ridley Scott, with Matt Damon nominated for Leading Actor.

The Big Short receives nominations for Best Film, Director for Adam McKayAdapted Screenplay and Editing, with Christian Bale nominated for Supporting Actor.

The Danish Girl is nominated for Outstanding British Film, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair, with Leading Actor and Leading Actress nominations for Eddie Redmayne andAlicia Vikander respectively.

Ex Machina is nominated for Outstanding British Film and Special Visual Effects, with nominations for Alex Garland in Original Screenplay and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or ProducerAlicia Vikander receives a further nomination forSupporting Actress.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is nominated in Production Design, Sound, Original Musicand Special Visual EffectsAnt-Man completes the nominations for Special Visual Effects.

Spotlight completes the Best Film nominees, with two further nominations in Supporting Actor for Mark Ruffalo and Original Screenplay. Also nominated in Supporting Actor is Benicio del Toro for Sicario, which receives two further nominations for Original Musicand CinematographyIdris Elba completes the nominations in Supporting Actor forBeasts of No Nation.

Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet are nominated in Leading Actor and Supporting Actress respectively for Steve Jobs, which is also nominated for Adapted Screenplay. The nominations for Leading Actor are completed by Bryan Cranston for Trumbo.

The Hateful Eight is nominated in Original Screenplay, Original Music, and Supporting Actress for Jennifer Jason Leigh. Also nominated in Leading Actress is Brie Larson forRoom, which receives a further nomination for Adapted Screenplay. The nominees forLeading Actress are completed by Maggie Smith for The Lady in the Van.

The Animated Film nominees are MinionsShaun the Sheep Movie and Inside Out, which also receives a nomination for Original Screenplay.

Amy receives nominations for Outstanding British Film and Documentary. Also receivingDocumentary nominations are Cartel LandHe Named Me MalalaListen to Me Marlonand Sherpa.

45 Years and The Lobster are also nominated in the Outstanding British Film category, whilst the nominations for Costume Design are completed by Cinderella.

Theeb is nominated for Film Not in the English Language and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Naji Abu Nowar (Writer/Director) and Rupert Lloyd(Producer). Also nominated for Film Not in the English Language are The Assassin, Force Majeure, Timbuktu and Wild Tales.

Second Coming (Debbie Tucker Green, Writer/Director), The Survivalist (Stephen Fingleton, Writer/Director) and A Syrian Love Story (Sean McAllister, Director/Producer;Elhum Shakerifar, Producer) complete the nominations for Outstanding Debut.

The British Short Animation nominees are EdmondManoman and Prologue. The five nominations for British Short Film are ElephantMining Poems or OdesOperatorOverand Samuel-613.

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