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.
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. Iñárritu’s 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.