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BAFTA Awards nominations 2016: 'Carol,' 'Bridge of Spies' lead pack

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Wilson Webb

Carol missed out on a key nomination from the Producers Guild this week, but Todd Haynes’ critically acclaimed romance rebounded in a big way at Friday morning’s BAFTA awards nominations. Carol grabbed nine total nods, including Best Film, best director for Haynes, best actress for Cate Blanchett, and best supporting actress for Rooney Mara.

Carol tied Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies for the most nominations at BAFTA, with Alejandro Iñárritu’s The Revenant close behind at eight nods.

Those three period films were joined in the Best Film category by a pair of more contemporary features: Adam McKay’s The Big Short and Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight, the presumed frontrunner for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. But despite the nomination for Best Film, McCarthy’s drama, about the group of Boston Globe journalists who helped uncovered a sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, scored only two other nominations: Mark Ruffalo for best supporting actor and McCarthy and Josh Singer for best screenplay. McCarthy himself missed out on a best director nod, as the category was filled up by expected names (Iñárritu, Haynes, Spielberg and The Martian director Ridley Scott) and one big surprise (McKay).

Other snubs to note: George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road earned seven total nominations, but missed on film and director; David O. Russell’s Joy was shut out completely, including Jennifer Lawrence in the best actress category; Straight Outta Comptom and Creed were also blanked by the BAFTA awards; Star Wars: The Force Awakens nabbed four technical nominations, but not Best Film; and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight failed to garner support in the film and director categories, but did score Tarantino a nomination for best screenplay.

Elsewhere: Alicia Vikander was nominated twice. The actress took home a supporting actress nomination for Ex Machina and a best actress nod for The Danish Girl. Tom Hooper’s film, about transgender pioneer Lili Elbe was also nominated for best actor (Eddie Redmayne), best costume design, best makeup and hair, and Outstanding British Film.

Check out the full list of BAFTA Award nominations below.

BEST FILM

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Revenant

Spotlight

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett – Carol 

Brie Larson – Room

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Maggie Smith – Lady in the Van

Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

BEST ACTOR

Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

Matt Damon – The Martian 

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant 

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara – Carol

Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina

Julie Walters – Brooklyn

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

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

DIRECTOR

Todd Haynes, Carol

Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, The Revenant

Adam McKay, The Big Short 

Ridley Scott, The Martian

Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

45 Years

Amy

Brooklyn

The Danish Girl

Ex Machina

The Lobster

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The Assassin 

Force Majeure

Theeb

Timbuktu

Wild Tales

DOCUMENTARY

Amy

Cartel Land 

He Named Me Malala

Listen to Me Marlon

Sherpa

ANIMATED FILM

Inside Out 

Minions 

Shaun the Sheep Movie

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Roger Deakins, Sicario

Janusz Kaminski, Bridge of Spies

Ed Lachman, Carol

Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant 

John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road

MUSIC

Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carsten Nicolai, The Revenant

Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario

John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

Sean McAllister (Director/Producer), Elhum Shakerifar (Producer), A Syrian Love Story

Stephen Fingleton (Writer/Director), The Survivalist

Alex Garland (Director), Ex Machina

Debbie Tucker Green (Writer/Director), Second Coming

Naji Abu Nowar (Writer/Director), Rupert Lloyd (Producer), Theeb

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Matthew Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Bridge of Spies

Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Inside Out 

Alex Garland, Ex Machina

Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight

Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Emma Donoghue, Room 

Nick Hornby, Brooklyn 

Adam McKay, Charles Randolph, The Big Short

Phyllis Nagy, Carol 

Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs 

EDITING

Hank Corwin, The Big Short

Michael Kahn, Bridge of Spies

Stephen Mirrione, The Revenant

Pietro Scalia, The Martian

Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road

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 & 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)

SOUND

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)

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