The ceremony will be held on 14th February 2016.

Key nominations are as follows: –

Best Film:

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

Outstanding British Film:

  • 45 Years
  • The Danish Girl
  • Brooklyn
  • The Lobster
  • Amy
  • Ex Machina

Leading Actress:

  • Brie Larson – Room
  • Cate Blanchett – Carol
  • Maggie Smith – The Lady in the Van
  • Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
  • Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Leading Actor:

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


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

Original Screenplay:

  • The Hateful Eight
  • Inside Out
  • Spotlight
  • Ex Machina
  • Bridge of Spies

Adapted Screenplay:

  • Room
  • Steve Jobs
  • Brooklyn
  • Carol
  • The Big Short

Supporting Actor:

  • Benicio del Toro – Sicario
  • Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
  • Christian Bale – The Big Short
  • Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation
  • Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

Supporting Actress:

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

For more information, here is a more detailed breakdown from BAFTA themselves…

“Bridge of Spies and Carol each receive 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 Short, The 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 Spielberg, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design and Sound. Mark Rylance is nominated for Supporting Actor.

Carol is nominated for Best Film, Director for Todd Haynes, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Cate 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 McKay, Adapted 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 and Alicia 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 Producer. Alicia Vikander receives a further nomination for Supporting Actress.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is nominated in Production Design, Sound, Original Music and Special Visual Effects. Ant-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 Cinematography. Idris Elba completes the nominations in Supporting Actor for Beasts 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 Minions, Shaun the Sheep Movie and Inside Out, which also receives a nomination for Original Screenplay.

Amy receives nominations for Outstanding British Film and Documentary. Also receiving Documentary nominations are Cartel Land, He Named Me Malala, Listen to Me Marlon and 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 Edmond, Manoman and Prologue. The five nominations for British Short Film are Elephant, Mining Poems or Odes, Operator, Overand Samuel-613.

The nominees for the EE Rising Star Award, announced earlier this week, are Bel Powley, Brie Larson, Dakota Johnson, John Boyega and Taron Egerton. This audience award is voted for by the British public and presented to an actress or actor who has demonstrated exceptional talent and promise.

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.”


Firstly I was pleased to see that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has received four Technical noms including best soundtrack which was questionable as for the amount of original music included. Still a good score, though it is, to be honest somewhat derivative of other Williams including Nixon (1995).

Disney’s live action Cinderella is nominated for Costume Design which was not surprise at all…

And Ex_Machina receiving five nominations is well deserved.

Though I was surprised that Quentin Tarrantino’s Hateful Eight has not received more nominations.

Good luck…

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