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Nominations announced for BAFTA film awards 2016

Bridge of Spies and Carol lead the nominations for this year's awards, presented at the ROH on 14 February 2016.

By Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer)

8 January 2016 at 3.56pm | Comment on this article

Nominations for the BAFTAs 2016 have now been announced. The ceremony will take place on 14 February at the Royal Opera House – the tenth time it has been held at Covent Garden.

Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama Bridge of Spies and Todd Haynes's 50s Romance Carollead the nominations with nine each – including Best Film and Director.

Eddie Redmayne, who took the Best Actor award last year, receives another nomination for his role as Lily in The Danish Girl (nominated in five categories including Outstanding British Film, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair). Leonardo DiCaprio is also in the running for Best Actor for his performance in Alejandro G. Iñárritus The Revenant (nominated in eight categories including Best Film, Director and Original Music).

Best Actress nominees include Cate Blanchett for the title role in Carol, Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn (nominated for six awards including Outstanding British Film and Adapted Screenplay) and Maggie Smith for Lady in the Van, the British comedy-drama written by Alan Bennett.

Kate Winslet receives a Best Supporting Actress nomination in Steve Jobs, the biopic about the Apple co-founder, and Mark Rylance is nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Bridge of Spies.

Dakota Johnson, Brie Larson and John Boyega, who landed the lead in the latest Star Wars installment, are all in the running for the Rising Star Award. This award acknowledges new talent and is the only prize voted for by the public – voting is open until 12 February.

View the full list of nominations

The ceremony will be presented by regular host Stephen Fry and will be broadcast on BBC One. Watch the stars arrive on the red carpet outside the the Royal Opera House on BBC Three beforehand.

Other ceremonies held at the Royal Opera House include the GQ Men of the Year Awards. Find out more about venue hire.

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