Awards season is well and truly getting under way, with this year’s Bafta Film nominees announced this morning in central London.
Among the nominees is 2015’s best actor winner Eddie Redmayne. He’ll be hoping he can replicate last year’s The Theory of Everything success with his new flick The Danish Girl, but he’s facing competition from from Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Bryan Cranston and Michael Fassbender.
Meanwhile, Downton Abbey star Dame Maggie Smith is up for best actress for her role in The Lady in the Van alongside Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan and Alicia Vikander.
Talking of Alicia Vikander, the 27-year-old Swedish-born star has found herself nominated in two categories this year. As well as her best actress nod for The Danish Girl, she’s up for best supporting actress for her role in Ex Machina.
British stars Julie Walters, Kate Winslet, Idris Elba and Mark Rylance also find themselves nominated in supporting categories.
Rylance is up for his role in Bridge of Spies, a film which dominates the list with nine nominations. It’s tied in the top spot with Carol, starring nominated actresses Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
The Revenant was recognised in eight categories while Mad Max: Fury Road has garnered seven nominations, but the high-octane action movie failed to make it into the best film category. That’s made up of The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Carol, The Revenant and Spotlight.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in central London on Sunday 14th February.