‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Carol,’ ‘Revenant’ And ‘Mad Max’ Lead BAFTA Nods

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards
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LONDON, England, Jan. 8, 2016 (UPI) — Bridge of Spies and Carol led the field with nine nods apiece when nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards for excellence in cinema were announced Friday.

Revenant followed close behind with eight mentions, while Mad Max: Fury Roadgarnered seven, and Brooklyn and The Martian earned six.

The Big Short, The Danish Girl and Ex Machina received five nominations and Star Wars: The Force Awakens got four.

The British Academy Film Awards will be presented Feb. 14 at the Royal Opera House in London. Stephen Fry is to host the event, which will be broadcast on the BBC. The nominees are —

Best Film
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
The Revenant

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

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

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

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

Outstanding British Film
45 Years
The Danish Girl
Ex Machina
The Lobster

Film Not in the English Language
The Assassin
Force Majeure
Wild Tales

Cartel Land
He Named Me Malala
Listen to Me Marlon

Animated Film
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie

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

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


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