BAFTA 2016 shortlist announced

BAFTA 2016 shortlist announced

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Carol and Bridge of Spies top the BAFTA 2016 nominations.

Award season is well under way this year, and the BAFTA shortlist has just been announced for this year’s BAFTA award ceremony.

Carol and Bridge of Spies top the nominations this year with a total of 9 BAFTA nominations each, The Revenant is close behind with 8 nominations, Mad Max: Fury Road then follows with 7 and The Martian and Brooklyn fall just short of that with 6.

Carol, a British-American 1950’s romantic drama, directed by Todd Haynes and starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara (Based on the novel The Price of Salt) is up for Best Film, Best Adapted Screenplay, Leading Actress (Cate Blanchett) and Supporting Actress Rooney Mara, amongst others.

Bridge of Spies, an American historical drama-thriller based on The 1960 U-2 incident during the cold war, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance is up for Best Film, Best Director and Supporting Actor (Mark Rylance), amongst others.

Eddie Redmayne has been nominated for another BAFTA- A second year in a row, for his lead role in Danish Girls, a biographical drama directed by Tom Hooper. Redmayne will go up against Michael Fassbender, Matt Damon, Bryan Cranston and Leonardo DiCaprio in the Leading Actor category.

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Dame Maggie Smith has been nominated for Best Actress for her role in The Lady In The Van, a British Comedy Drama directed by Nicholas Hytner. Smith will go up against Alicia Vikander, Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan.

British Director Sir Ridley Scott could be receiving his first BAFTA after being nominated for Best Director. Scott will be up against Steven Spielberg, Adam McKay, Todd Haynes and Alejandro G Inarritu.

The BAFTA’s will be held on Sunday 14th February at The Royal Opera House in London. The full BAFTA shortlist is, as follows:

Best film
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Revenant
Spotlight

Outstanding British film
45 Years
Amy
Brooklyn
The Danish Girl
Ex Machina
The Lobster

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

Best 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 animated film
Inside Out
Minions
Shaun the Sheep the Movie

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

Best original screenplay
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
The Hateful Eight
Inside Out
Spotlight

Best adapted screenplay
The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
Room
Steve Jobs

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 original music
Bridge of Spies
The Hateful Eight
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best cinematography
Bridge of Spies
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario

Best editing
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best production design
Bridge of Spies
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best costume design
Brooklyn
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best make-up and hair
Brooklyn
Carol
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best sound
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best special visual effects
Ant-Man
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best British short animation
Edmond
Manoman
Prologue

Best British short film
Elephant
Mining Poems or Odes
Operator
Over
Samuel-613

EE Rising Star (voted for by the public)
Bel Powley
Brie Larson
Dakota Johnson
John Boyega
Taron Egerton

Laura Fleming
I am a 20 year old aspiring writer from Buckinghamshire, and enjoy writing both fiction and non-fiction. I like to keep myself updated on all the Entertainment news- in particular, TV &+ Film... I am an insanely huge Film and TV fan, and spend half of my natural life catching up on the latest Films and TV programmes... Or, if I'm not going square eyed, I'll have my head buried in a book somewhere!

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