And the BAFTAs 2016 nominees are...

2016-01-08 15:57

Los Angeles - Eddie Redmayne and Cate Blanchett are up for the top acting prizes at this year's BAFTA Awards.

Eddie Redmayne is once again up for Best Actor for his portrayal of transgender painter Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl and will battle Leonardo DiCaprio, up for his performance in The Revenant, Matt Damon for The Martian, Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs and Bryan Cranston for Trumbo.

Last year, Eddie walked away from the ceremony with the prize for his depiction of Steven Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Cate has been nominated in the Best Actress category for her performance in Carol.

She will compete against Alicia Vikander - Eddie's co-star in The Danish Girl - as well as Brie Larson for Room, Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn and Dame Maggie Smith for The Lady in the Van.

Both Leonardo and Cate's films have earned their makers Best Director nominations.

The list features Carol helmer Todd Haynes, The Revenant's Alejandro G Iñárritu, Adam McKay for The Big Short, Steven Spielberg for Bridge of Spies and Ridley Scott, who has been recognised for his sci-fi drama The Martian.

Bridge of Spies and Carol have earned the most BAFTA nominations with nine nods each, followed by The Revenant with eight.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the biggest movie of 2015, has four nominations in the behind-the-scenes categories with the team's talents recognised for Original Music, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects.

John Boyega, who plays lead character Finn in J.J. Abrams' sci-fi sequel, is up for the EE Rising Star Award, which recognises young talent in the movie industry.

The nominations were announced on Friday morning by Stephen Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and The EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 ceremony will take place at London's Royal Opera House on 14 February.

BAFTA Awards 2016 full list of nominations:

Best Film:
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
The Revenant

Best Actor:
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Matt Damon, The Martian
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Best Actress:
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Brie Larson, Room
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best 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

Best Supporting Actress:
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Julie Walters, Brooklyn
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Rooney Mara, Carol

Best Director:
Adam McKay, The Big Short
Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies
Todd Haynes, Carol
Ridley Scott, The Martian
Alejandro G Iñárritu, The Revenant

Outstanding British Film
45 Years
The Danish Girl
Ex Machina
The Lobster

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer:
Ex Machina, Alex Garland, director,
Second Coming, Debbie Tucker Green, writer/director,
Theeb, Naji Abu Nowar, writer/director, Rupert Lloyd, producer,
A Syrian Love Story, Sean McAllister, director/producer, Elhum Shakerifar, producer,
The Survivalist, Stephen Fingleton, writer/director,

Cartel Land
He Named Me Malala
Listen to Me Marlon

Animated Film:
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Film not in the English Language
The Assassin
Force Majeure
Wild Tales

Original Screenplay:
Bride 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

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

Bridge of Spies, Janusz Kaminski
Carol, Ed Lachman
Mad Max: Fury Road, John Seale
The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki
Sicario, Roger Reakins

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 and 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

Bridge of Spies, Drew Kunin, Richard Hymns, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, Bridge of Spies
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 Rising Star Award:
Bel Powley
Brie Larson
Dakota Johnson
John Boyega
Taron Egerton 

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