BAFTAs 2016: the nominations in full

Bridge of Spies and Carol lead the pack with nine nominations each, with The Revenant on eight and Mad Max: Fury Road on seven.

8 January 2016

Carol (2015)

With nine nominations each, Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and Todd Haynes’ Carol take pole position after the announcement of the nominations for the 2016 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs).

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s survival drama The Revenant follows with eight nominations, with Mad Max: Fury Road on seven. Other films with multiple nominations include Brooklyn and The Martian with six, The Big Short, The Danish Girl and Ex Machina with five and Star Wars: The Force Awakens with four.

Competing in the best film category are The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Carol, The Revenant and Spotlight, with all but one of their respective directors all also receiving a best director nod; here Spotlight’s Thomas McCarthy misses a spot in favour of Ridley Scott for The Martian.

Last year’s best actor winner Eddie Redmayne is up again this year for The Danish Girl, while his co-star Alicia Vikander has two nods: as best actress for The Danish Girl and best supporting actress for Ex Machina. Other best actor nominees are Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Matt Damon (The Martian) and Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs). Competing with Vikander for best actress are Cate Blanchett (Carol), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Brie Larson (Room) and Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van).

British films contending for the outstanding British film award are Brooklyn, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina, 45 Years, Amy and The Lobster.

Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund which has supported six of today’s nominated films, said: “It’s good to see a number of excellent British films and filmmakers across the outstanding British and outstanding debut categories, and at the BFI we are particularly proud to have helped the prodigiously talented teams behind six of today’s nominated films.

BFI Lottery investment supports the UK’s independent sector, where so many of our brightest stars are born, and where talented teams work with extraordinary tenacity and skill to bring their stories to the screen. Making a film isn’t easy, making a good film is even harder, so in what has been a fantastic year for British film we tip our hats to all the nominees whose commitment to great cinema is rightly recognised today – and indeed all those involved in our industry and making films of which the UK can be immensely proud.”

The six nominated films supported with Lottery through the BFI Film Fund, which between them have garnered 11 nominations, are: 45 Years, A Syrian Love Story, Brooklyn, The Lobster, Second Coming and The Survivalist.

Carol first screened to UK audiences at the 58th BFI London Film Festival. Other nominated films that premiered at LFF include Brooklyn, Steve Jobs, Room, The Lady in the Van, He Named Me Malala, Beasts of No Nation, The Assassin, Theeb, Timbuktu, Wild Tales and Sherpa.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 14 February.

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

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

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

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


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

Animated film

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


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

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

Adapted screenplay

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

Leading actor

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

Leading actress

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

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

Supporting actress

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

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 Kamiński
Carol — Ed Lachman
Mad Max: Fury Road — John Seale
The Revenant — Emmanuel Lubezki
Sicario — Roger Deakins


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
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 (voted for the public)

Bel Powley
Brie Larson
Dakota Johnson
John Boyega
Taron Egerton

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