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‘Spies’, ‘Carol’ lead BAFTA race – ‘Revenant’ bags 8 nominations

From left: Barry Adelman, executive vice-president of television for Dick Clark productions, Allen Shapiro, CEO of Dick Clark productions and Executive Producer Corinne Foxx, Miss Golden Globe 2016, and  Lorenzo Soria, Hollywood Foreign Press Association president, roll out the red carpet during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards preview day at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan 7, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AFP)
From left: Barry Adelman, executive vice-president of television for Dick Clark productions, Allen Shapiro, CEO of Dick Clark productions and Executive Producer Corinne Foxx, Miss Golden Globe 2016, and Lorenzo Soria, Hollywood Foreign Press Association president, roll out the red carpet during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards preview day at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan 7, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AFP)

LONDON, Jan 8, (Agencies): Cold War drama “Bridge of Spies” and lush lesbian romance “Carol” lead the race for the British Academy Film Awards, the UK equivalent of the Oscars.

Both films have nine nominations, including best picture. Survival saga “The Revenant” has eight.

Best-actor nominees are Eddie Redmayne for “The Danish Girl”; Bryan Cranston for “Trumbo”; Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Revenant”; Matt Damon for “The Martian”; and Michael Fassbender for “Steve Jobs.”

Best-actress contenders, announced Friday, are “The Danish Girl” star Alicia Vikander; Brie Larson for “Room”; Cate Blanchett for “Carol”; Maggie Smith for “The Lady in the Van”; and Saoirse Ronan for “Brooklyn.”

In the major categories, “Carol,” “Bridge of Spies,” “The Big Short” and “Brooklyn” all featured prominently.

The list of nominees were revealed by BAFTA’s chair Anne Morrison, actor and BAFTA awards presenter Stephen Fry and actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

The awards will take place on Feb. 14 at the Royal Opera House, London.

2015 nominations

* Best film: “The Big Short” Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt “Bridge of Spies” Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg “Carol” Elizabeth Karlsen, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley “The Revenant” Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon “Spotlight” Steve Golin, Blye Pagon Faust, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar

* Director: “The Big Short” Adam Mckay “Bridge of Spies” Steven Spielberg “Carol” Todd Haynes “The Martian” Ridley Scott “The Revenant” Alejandro G. Inarritu

n 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

* Leading actor: Bryan Cranston “Trumbo” Eddie Redmayne “The Danish Girl” Leonardo Dicaprio “The Revenant” Matt Damon “The Martian” Michael Fassbender “Steve Jobs”

* Leading Actress: Alicia Vikander “The Danish Girl” Brie Larson “Room” Cate Blanchett “Carol” Maggie Smith “The Lady in the Van” Saoirse Ronan “Brooklyn”

* 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”

* Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander “Ex Machina” Jennifer Jason Leigh “The Hateful Eight” Julie Walters “Brooklyn” Kate Winslet “Steve Jobs” Rooney Mara “Carol”

* Original Music: “Bridge of Spies” Thomas Newman “The Hateful Eight” Ennio Morricone “The Revenant” Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carsten Nicolai “Sicario” Johann Johannsson “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” John Williams

* Cinematography: “Bridge of Spies” Janusz Kaminski “Carol” Ed Lachman “Mad Max: Fury Road” John Seale “The Revenant” Emmanuel Lubezki “Sicario” Roger Deakins

* Editing: “The Big Short” Hank Corwin “Bridge of Spies” Michael Kahn “Mad Max: Fury Road” Margaret Sixel “The Martian” Pietro Scalia” The Revenant” Stephen Mirrione

* 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

* Makeup 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. Montano, 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

* Film not in English language: “The Assassin” Hou Hsiao-Hsien “Force Majeure “Ruben Ostlund “Theeb” Naji Abu Nowar, Rupert Lloyd “Timbuktu” Abderrahmane Sissako “Wild Tales” Damian Szifron

n Documentary: “Amy” Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees “Cartel Land” Matthew Heineman, Tom Yellin “He Named Me Malala” Davis Guggenheim, Walter Parkes, Laurie Macdonald “Listen to Me” Marlon Stevan Riley, John Battsek, George Chignell, R.J. Cutler “Sherpa” Jennifer Peedom, Bridget Ikin, John Smithson

* Animated film: “Inside Out” Pete Docter “Minions” Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda “Shaun the Sheep Movie” Mark Burton, Richard Starzak

* Outstanding British film: “45 Years” Andrew Haigh, Tristan Goligher “Amy” Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees “Brooklyn” John Crowley, Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Nick Hornby “The Danish Girl” Tom Hooper, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Anne Harrison, Gail Mutrux, Lucinda Coxon “Ex Machina” Alex Garland, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich “The Lobster” Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Efthimis Filippou

* 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 “Stephen Fingleton (Writer/Director) “The Survivalist”

* British Short Animation: “Edmond” Nina Gantz, Emilie Jouffroy  “Manoman” Simon Cartwright, Kamilla Kristiane Hodol “Prologue” Richard Williams, Imogen Sutton

 * British Short Film: “Elephant” Nick Helm, Alex Moody, Esther Smith “Mining Poems or Odes” Callum Rice, Jack Cocker “Operator” Caroline Bartleet, Rebecca Morgan “Over” Jorn Threlfall, Jeremy Bannister “Samuel-613” Billy Lumby, Cheyenne Conway

  • The EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public): Bel PowleyBrie LarsonDakota JohnsonJohn BoyegaTaron Egerton

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