BAFTA Awards: 'Carol' and 'Bridge of Spies' lead nominations

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The nominations for the 68th edition of the BAFTA Awards, the biggest and most prestigious film awards outside the U.S., were unveiled in London on Friday morning local time.

As had largely been expected, Eddie Redmayne, CateBlanchett, Rooney Mara, Brie Larson, Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba were shortlisted in the acting categories, while Carol and The Martian earned multiple nominations across categories.

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Stephen Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star award in 2015, announced the nominees in a live video stream from BAFTA's London headquarters on Friday morning. The awards ceremony itself will take place on Feb. 14, with Stephen Fry hosting.

Since moving to its slot just weeks before the Oscars, the BAFTAs have become far closer aligned with the Academy Awards and have become an indicator of who may be getting the big U.S. awards.

In 2015, BAFTA main category winners mirrored the Oscars in all but the best film and best director sections (the Brits went for Boyhood over Birdman in both), with Redmayne, Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette bagging both.

See photos from last year's BAFTAs red carpet:

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Hot mama! Julianne Moore was a total stunner in a siren-red plunging gown. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Rosamund Pike stunned in a sleek black gown with an understated mermaid silhouette. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
"The Hunger Games" star Sam Claflin looked dapper beside his gorgeous actress wife. Laura Haddock, who appeared in "Guardians of the Galaxy," killed it in an delicate tulle gown. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Felicity Jones stunned in a dramatic organza gown with a floral appliqués and a taffeta overlay. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Eddie Redmayne stepped up his tux game in a blue velvet number alongside his gorgeous wife Hannah Bagshawe, who opted for a pretty lace frock. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
David Beckham did not disappoint in a handsome tux and perfectly-groomed coif. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
Michael Keaton hit a high note in a perfectly-tailored tux with a double-breasted jacket. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Natalie Dormer attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Dianna Agron attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Steve Carell attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Edward Norton attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Claire Forlani (L) and Dougray Scott attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
Swedish actress MyAnna Buring arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Phoebe Fox attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Noel Gallagher and Sara MacDonald attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Kyle Soller attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Director and producers of 'Big Hero 6' (L-R) Roy Conli, Chris Williams and Don Hall attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Stephen Hawking attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Matthew Beard attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Matthew Goode and Sophie Dymoke attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: MyAnna Buring attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Matthew Beard attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Ellar Coltrane (R) attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
Indian actress Nimrat Kaur arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Andrew Scott attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Titziana Rocca attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Luke Evans attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Susie Bick (L) and Nick Cave attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Gugu Mbatha-Raw attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Liza Marshall (L) and Mark Strong attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: James Norton attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Sienna Guillory attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Henry Cavill attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Amanda Berry attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Mica Levi aka Micachu attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Olivia Grant attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Tanya Burr attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Jim Carter (L) and Imelda Staunton attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Noel Clarke attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Angela Scanlon attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Kristin Scott Thomas attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Jack O'Connell attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Laura Bailey attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Freddie Fox attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Noomi Rapace (L) attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Douglas Booth attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Presenter Monica Bellucci poses in the winners room at the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Jenna Coleman attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Stacy Martin attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Rachel Riley attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Alice Eve poses in the winners room at the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
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Here are the nominees for the 2016 BAFTA awards:

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

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

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

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

BEST 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

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

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
The Assassin Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Force MajeureRuben Östlund
Theeb
Naji Abu Nowar, Rupert Lloyd
TimbuktuAbderrahmane Sissako
Wild TalesDamián Szifron

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

DIRECTOR
THE BIG SHORT Adam McKay
BRIDGE OF SPIES Steven Spielberg
CAROL Todd Haynes
THE MARTIAN Ridley Scott
THE REVENANT Alejandro G. Iñárritu

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

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

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

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

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 AWAKENSDavid 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

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