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Bridge of Spies and Carol lead BAFTA nominations

Cold War drama Bridge Of Spies and Carol look set for a big night at the 2016 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards after scooping nine nominations each.

Tom Hanks' drama, which has been largely snubbed in awards nominations so far, was a surprise frontrunner when the BAFTA shortlist was read out by awards host Stephen Fry and actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw in London on Friday morning (08Jan16).


Bridge of Spies has been nominated for Best Film, Best Supporting Actor for Mark Rylance, Best Director for Steven Spielberg, Best Original Screenplay for Matt Charman and Joel and Ethan Coen, plus a number of technical categories.


Carol landed nods for Best Film, Leading Actress for Cate Blanchett, Supporting Actress for Rooney Mara, Best Director for Todd Haynes and Best Adapted Screenplay for Phyllis Nagy, among others.


Other Best Film nominees include The Revenant, which follows closely behind with eight nods, The Big Short and Spotlight, while 45 Years, Amy, Brooklyn, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina and The Lobster are up for the Outstanding British Film prize.


Eddie Redmayne will have to compete against Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Matt Damon (The Martian) and Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) to earn the Best Actor BAFTA for The Danish Girl.


Blanchett is up against Brie Larson (Room), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van) and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) in the Leading Actress category.


Winners will be announced at London's Royal Opera House on 14 February (16).

The main nominees are as follows:

Best Film:


Carol


The Revenant


Spotlight


The Big Short


Bridge of Spies

Best Leading Actor:


Bryan Cranston - Trumbo


Matt Damon - The Martian


Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant


Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs


Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl

Best Leading Actress:


Cate Blanchett - Carol


Brie Larson - Room


Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn


Maggie Smith - The Lady in the Van


Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl

Best Supporting Actor:


Christian Bale - The Big Short


Benicio del Toro - Sicario


Idris Elba - Beasts of No Nation


Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight


Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies

Best Supporting Actress:


Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight


Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina


Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs


Julie Walters - Brooklyn


Rooney Mara - Carol

EE Rising Star Award:


John Boyega


Taron Egerton


Dakota Johnson


Brie Larson


Bel Powley

Outstanding British Film:


45 Years


Amy


Brooklyn


The Danish Girl


Ex Machina


The Lobster

Best Director:


Alejandro G. Inarritu - The Revenant


Todd Haynes - Carol


Ridley Scott - The Martian


Adam McKay - The Big Short


Steven Spielberg - Bridge of Spies

Best Original Screenplay:


Matt Charman, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - Bridge of Spies


Alex Garland - Ex Machina


Quentin Tarantino - The Hateful Eight


Josh Cooley, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve - Inside Out


Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer - Spotlight

Best Adapted Screenplay:


Charles Randolph and Adam Mckay - The Big Short


Nick Hornby - Brooklyn


Phyllis Nagy - Carol


Emma Donoghue - Room


Aaron Sorkin - Steve Jobs.