Film - BAFTA Award Nominations Announced

Fry and Mbatha-Raw

The nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2016 have been announced and the winners are predicted by Steve Taylor-Bryant...

The award nominations were announced yesterday morning from BAFTA HQ by Stephen Fry & Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Bridge of Spies and Carol did best in the nominations, each receiving nine, including both being nominated for Best Director. The Revenant is nominated in eight categories, including best film. Mad Max: Fury Road has seven nominations, although mostly for technical categories. Brooklyn and The Martian both get 6 mentions, with Brooklyn up for Best British film, as well as both Best Actress and Supporting Actress. The Big Short, The Danish Girl and Ex Machina all receive five nominations. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, surprisingly, only receives four nominations again all in technical categories. Even more surprisingly, the new James Bond film doesn't feature in the list at all!

The Full List Of Nominations along with the (usually correct) predictions of the bossman, Steve. Do you agree with his choices? Are there any nominees that shouldn't be there or, more likely, any missed that should be there? Let us know what you think!

Best film

Best Film

The Big Short - Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt
Bridge Of Spies - Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg, Carol Elizabeth Karlsen, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley
The Revenant - Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon
Spotlight - Steve Golin, Blye Pagon Faust, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar

STEVE'S PICK - The Big Short
WILL WIN - Bridge of Spies

Outstanding British Film

45 Years - Andrew Haigh, Tristan Goligher
Amy - Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees
Brooklyn - John Crowley, Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Nick Hornby
The Danish Girl - Tom Hooper, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Anne Harrison, Gail Mutrux, Lucinda Coxon
Ex Machina - Alex Garland, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich
The Lobster - Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Efthimis Filippou

STEVE'S PICK - The Lobster
WILL WIN - The Danish Girl/Ex Machina


British film

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

STEVE'S PICK - Stephen Fingleton
WILL WIN - Alex Garland

Director

The Big Short - Adam Mckay
Bridge Of Spies - Steven Spielberg
Carol - Todd Haynes
The Martian - Ridley Scott
The Revenant - Alejandro G. Iñárritu

STEVE'S PICK - Adam McKay
WILL WIN - Spielberg/Scott

Original Screenplay

Bridge 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

STEVE'S PICK - Spotlight
WILL WIN - Bridge of Spies


Original screenplay

Adapted Screenplay

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

STEVE'S PICK - Aaron Sorkin
WILL WIN - Aaron Sorkin

Leading Actor

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

STEVE'S WIN - Leonardo Dicaprio
WILL WIN - Eddie Redmayne

Leading Actress

Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl
Brie Larson - Room
Cate Blanchett - Carol
Maggie Smith - The Lady In The Van
Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn

STEVE'S PICK - Maggie Smith
WILL WIN - Alicia Vikander


Supporting actor

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

STEVE'S PICK - Christian Bale
WILL WIN - Idris Elba

Supporting Actress

Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina
Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight
Julie Walters - Brooklyn
Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs
Rooney Mara - Carol

STEVE'S PICK - Jennifer Jason Leigh
WILL WIN - Jennifer Jason Leigh

Film Not In The English Language

The Assassin - Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Force - Majeure Ruben Östlund
Theeb - Naji Abu Nowar, Rupert Lloyd
Timbuktu - Abderrahmane Sissako
Wild Tales - Damián Szifron

STEVE'S PICK - Force - Majeure
WILL WIN - Force - Majeure

Documentary

Amy - Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees
Cartel Land - Matthew Heineman, Tom Yellin
He Named Me Malala - Davis Guggenheim, Walter Parkes, Laurie Macdonald
Listen To Me Marlon - Stevan Riley, John Battsek, George Chignell, R.J. Cutler
Sherpa - Jennifer Peedom, Bridget Ikin, John Smithson

STEVE'S PICK - Cartel Land
WILL WIN - He Named Me Malala


Adapted screenplay

Animated Film

Inside Out - Pete Docter
Minions - Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
Shaun - The Sheep Movie Mark Burton, Richard Starzak

STEVE'S PICK - Inside Out
WILL WIN - Inside Out

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

STEVE'S PICK - Ennio Morricone
WILL WIN - John Williams


Leading actress

Cinematography

Bridge Of Spies - Janusz Kaminski
Carol - Ed Lachman
Mad Max: Fury Road - John Seale
The Revenant - Emmanuel Lubezki
Sicario - Roger Deakins

STEVE'S PICK - Mad Max
WILL WIN - Mad Max

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

STEVE'S PICK - Mad Max
WILL WIN - Mad Max

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

STEVE'S PICK - Mad Max
WILL WIN - Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Leading actor

Costume Design

Brooklyn - Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Carol - Sandy Powell
Cinderella - Sandy Powell
The Danish Girl - Paco Delgado
Mad Max: Fury Road - Jenny Beavan

STEVE'S PICK - Mad Max
WILL WIN - The Danish Girl

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

STEVE'S PICK - Mad Max
WILL WIN - The Danish Girl

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

STEVE'S PICK - Mad Max
WILL WIN - Mad Max


Supporting actress

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

STEVE'S PICK - Mad Max
WILL WIN - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

British Short Animation

Edmond - Nina Gantz, Emilie Jouffroy
Manoman - Simon Cartwright, Kamilla Kristiane Hodol
Prologue - Richard Williams, Imogen Sutton

STEVE'S PICK - Prologue
WILL WIN - Prologue

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

STEVE'S PICK - Samuel-613
WILL WIN - Elephant


Rising star

The EE Rising Star Award (Voted For By The Public)

Bel Powley
Brie Larson
Dakota Johnson
John Boyega
Taron Egerton

STEVE'S PICK - John Boyega
WILL WIN - John Boyega

The EE British Academy Film Awards take place on Sunday 14 February at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. The ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Fry and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD, preceded by a red carpet show on BBC Three. The ceremony is also broadcast in all major territories around the world.

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