With award season officially in full swing, this morning saw Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Stephen Fry announce the nominees for the 69th Bafta Awards. Carol and Bridge of Spies have swept the board with a total of nine nominations each, followed closely by The Revenant (eight) and Mad Max: Fury Road, which received seven. Star Wars also received four nominations.
It’s been a breakthrough year for Swedish actress Alicia Vikander who has received a double nomination for her part in The Danish Girl, and supporting role in Ex Machina. Winner of last year’s award for best actor, Eddie Redmayne is up again this year for his leading role in The Danish Girl, in which he plays artist Einar Wegener – one of the first known people to undergo a sex change.
Dame Maggie Smith is also among the British actors nominated for an award for her portrayal of Miss Shepard in the screen adaptation of Alan Bennet’s well loved play, The Lady in the Van. Julie Walters is in the running for the supporting actress category for her work in Brooklyn.
The award ceremony is set to take place on the 14th February at The Royal Opera House in London and will be live streamed from bafta.org. It is the 10th year running that the historic Royal Opera House will play host to the prestigious event.
The stars will once again be donning an array of glamourous ensembles. We can’t wait to see what they’ll be wearing this year! Keep reading to see the list of nominees…
Bridge of Spies
The Big Short
Outstanding British Film
The Danish Girl
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Matt Damon – The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Micheal Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
Best ActressCate Blanchett – Carol
Brie Larson – Room
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Maggie smith – The Lady In The Van
Alicia Vikander – TheDanish Girl
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 Mar – Carol