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BAFTA 2016 Nominations: Ceremony – February 14th 2016



  1. Best Film

The Big Short

A portrait of the “weirdos” who profited from the 2008 financial collapse, based on the bestselling book by Michael Lewis.

Bridge of Spies

Steven Spielberg’s latest is a Cold War thriller in which Tom Hanks’ New York lawyer is sent to East Berlin to defend an American pilot held by the Soviets.


Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel, this romantic drama stars Rooney Mara as a young photographer who falls in love with a glamorous older woman (Cate Blanchett).

The Revenant

In this gritty period endurance drama, Leonardo DiCaprio plays a 19th century fur-trapper left for dead in a frozen wilderness.


This gripping dramatization of The Boston Globe’s investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church stars Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo.

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

The Breaking Bad star plays blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in this McCarthy-era biopic.

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Redmayne plays the title role in this sensitive portrait of Lili Elbe, a transgender Danish painter who was one of the earliest patients to undergo sex reassignment surgery

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Five-time Oscar nominee DiCaprio clearly had his eyes on an award when he chose the role of Hugh Glass, a 19th-century fur trapper fighting for his life in the icy American West.

Matt Damon, The Martian

Stranded on the red planet with a diminishing supply of food and water, Matt Damon’s botanist-turned-astronaut somehow manages to keep his sense of humour.

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Fassbender’s unflattering portrayal of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was met with widespread critical acclaim, but failed to find an audience at the box office.

Best Actress

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

The Swedish actress plays Gerda Wegener, an artist from Copenhagen whose husband is Lili Elbe, one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery

Brie Larson, Room

Rising indie queen Brie Larson is hugely affecting as the kidnapped mother forced to raise her child in a single room, in this adaptation of the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue.

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Playing the titular Carol, an unhappy, divorcing woman who falls instantly in love with Rooney Mara’s department store assistant, Blanchett is an exquisite mass of juxtapositions: elegant and haughty; scared and vulnerable.

Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van

Moving from riches to rags, Maggie Smith took a break from playing Downton Abbey’s Dowager Duchess to star as a bag-lady in Nicholas Hytner’s comedy, adapted from a stage-play of the same name. Smith’s role is inspired by the real-life woman who moved into playwright Alan Bennett’s driveway for more than a decade, where she lived in a rusting yellow van.

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Saoirse Ronan gives easily the most mature performance of her career as a young Irish woman persuaded to move to New York from her home in rural Ireland.

Best Director

Adam McKay, The Big Short

Anchorman director McKay proved himself capable of a more serious kind of comedy with this dark financial satire, following a group of awkward hedge fund managers during the 2007 financial crisis.

Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

Spielberg’s Cold War drama starred Mark Rylance as a Russian spy, and Tom Hanks as the lawyer negotiating to exchange him for a captured US pilot, in a loose retelling of the 1960 U-2 incident, in which American Francis Gary Powers’s plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.

Todd Haynes, Carol

Haynes has won widespread acclaim for his stylish, sumptuous adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 lesbian love story, The Price of Salt.

Ridley Scott, The Martian

Drawing on hard science with wit and panache, Scott produced his best sci-fi picture since Blade Runner with this tale of a Mars-bound botanist.

Alejandro G Iñárritu, The Revenant

Iñárritu, who won a Best Director Oscar in 2014 with Birdman, went more than $70 million over-budget while shooting this frost-bitten period survival drama. To capture the film’s brutal landscape, he insisted on only filming with natural light.

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

WINNER: 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 Mara, Carol


Outstanding British Film

45 Years



The Danish Girl

Ex Machina

The Lobster


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




Cartel Land

He Named Me Malala

Listen to Me Marlon


Stephen Fingleton, writer/director, The Survivalist

Animated Film

Inside Out


Shaun the Sheep Movie


Film not in the English Language

The Assassin

Force Majeure



Wild Tales


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

WINNER: The Big Short

Original 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


Janusz Kamiński, Bridge of Spies

Ed Lachman, Carol

John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road

Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

Roger Deakins, Sicario


Hank Corwin, The Big Short

Michael Kahn, Bridge of Spies

Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road

Pietro Scalia, The Martian

Stephen Mirrione, The Revenant

Production Design

Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo, Bridge of Spies

Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler, Carol

Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson, Mad Max: Fury Road

Arthur Max, Celia Bobak, The Martian

Rick Carter, Darren Gilford, Lee Sandales, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Costume Design

Odile Dicks-Mireaux, Brooklyn

Sandy Powell, Carol

Sandy Powell, Cinderella

Paco Delgado, The Danish Girl

Jenny Beavan, Mad Max: Fury Road



Drew Kunin, Richard Hymns, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, Bridge of Spies

Scott Hecker, Chris Jenkins, Mark Mangini, Ben Osmo, Gregg Rudloff, David White, Mad Max: Fury Road

Paul Massey, Mac Ruth, Oliver Tarney, Mark Taylor, The Martian

Lon Bender, Chris Duesterdiek, Martin Hernandez, Frank A. Montaño, Jon Taylor, Randy Thom, The Revenant

David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Matthew Wood, Stuart Wilson, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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


The EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

Bel Powley

Brie Larson

Dakota Johnson

John Boyega

Taron Egerton