BAFTA Nominations

BAFTA

Hello again, my cinophile friends.  Last Friday, our friends across the pond (aka the British) announced the nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) film awards.  As this is the final major award nomination announcement prior to the announcement of the Oscar nominees on Thursday, the nominees will likely be extremely similar.

After being snubbed by the Producers Guild Awards, Carol made a major comeback by garnering a total of nine nominations, including Best Film, Best Director (Todd Haynes), Best Actress (Cate Blanchett), and Best Supporting Actress (Rooney Mara).

The Steven Spielberg Cold War drama Bridge of Spies also received nine nominations, tying Carol as the most nominated film this year. The love for Spies has been cooling, as it was one of the earliest Oscar bait films to be released this year, and has been mostly forgotten with the exception of Mark Rylance’s performance.  Once again, Rylance has nabbed a nomination for Best Supporting Actor, making him a sure-thing when it comes to Oscar nominations.

Golden Globe winner The Revenant also did quite well, with eight nominations, including Best Film, Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), and Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu).  BAFTA winner Tom Hardy was not among the nominees for the film.  While Hardy’s villainous turn in the film has garnered critical acclaim, he has only received a handful of Critics Award nominations for the role.

Rounding out the Best Film category are The Big Short and Spotlight.  While Spotlight is considered a frontrunner for Best Picture at the Oscars, it only came away with two other nominations: Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo) and Best Original Screenplay.  The Big Short’s director Adam McKay was nominated for Best Director, edging out Quentin Tarantino for The Hateful Eight, Tom Hooper for The Danish Girl, and Spotlight director Tom McCarthy.

There were a few other surprises sprinkled throughout the major categories.  Maggie Smith received her twelfth BAFTA film nomination for her role as a proud homeless woman in The Lady in the Van.  Her inclusion edged out Jennifer Lawrence for Joy.  Helen Mirren was noticeable absent from the Best Supporting Actress category.  Her work in Trumbo has already gained her a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, so this was a surprise.  She was edged out by Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hateful Eight and Julie Walters for Brooklyn.  Thus far, the Supporting Actress category is the one that has no clear frontrunners.

What do you think, my award show junkies?  Share your thoughts with us on Twitter or Facebook.

-Ariadne Ansbro

See the full list of nominees below:

Spotlight

Spotlight

BEST FILM
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Revenant
Spotlight

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Maggie Smith in The Lady in the Van

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

Fassbender - Steve Jobs

Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs

BEST ACTOR
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Matt Damon – The Martian 
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant 
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Hateful Eight

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara – Carol
Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
Julie Walters – Brooklyn
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

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Mark Rylance in Bridge of Spies

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

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Todd Haynes directing Carol

DIRECTOR
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, The Revenant
Adam McKay, The Big Short 
Ridley Scott, The Martian
Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

Amy

Amy

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
45 Years
Amy
Brooklyn
The Danish Girl
Ex Machina
The Lobster

Wild Tales

Wild Tales

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
The Assassin 
Force Majeure
Theeb
Timbuktu
Wild Tales

Malala

He named Me Malala

DOCUMENTARY
Amy
Cartel Land 
He Named Me Malala
Listen to Me Marlon
Sherpa

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Shaun the Sheep Movie

ANIMATED FILM
Inside Out 
Minions 
Shaun the Sheep Movie

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The Revenant

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roger Deakins, Sicario
Janusz Kaminski, Bridge of Spies
Ed Lachman, Carol
Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road

Sicario

Sicario

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

Ex Machina

Ex Machina

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

Inside Out

Inside Out

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

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Room

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Emma Donoghue, Room 
Nick Hornby, Brooklyn 
Adam McKay, Charles Randolph, The Big Short
Phyllis Nagy, Carol 
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs 

 

 

Big Short

The Big Short

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

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The Martian

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)

Brooklyn

Brooklyn

COSTUME DESIGN 
Brooklyn (Odile Dicks-Mireaux)
Carol (Sandy Powell)
Cinderella (Sandy Powell)
The Danish Girl (Paco Delgado)
Mad Max: Fury Road (Jenny Beavan)

 

Redmayne - Danish Girl

The Danish Girl

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)

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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)

Ant Man

Ant-Man

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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