Nominees for 69th BAFTAs Include ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Carol,’ and ‘The Lobster’


The nominations for the 69th British Academy Film Awards have been announced, and they’re pretty much what can be expected at this point in the 2016 awards season. The inclusion of a “British Film” category adds some nice variation, and it’s always nice to see some attention given to The Lobster, 45 Years, and Ex Machina. Some notable snubs include Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but you can see that the bunch of nominees listed below is, on the whole, much more high-brow than what we can expect to see at this Sunday’s Golden Globes. (And also probably higher-brow than what we can expect to see at the upcoming Academy Awards.)

Stephen Fry will host the ceremony, which will be held on February 14 at London’s Royal Opera House.

Best Film The Revenant The Big Short Spotlight Carol Bridge of Spies

Outstanding British Film 45 Years The Danish Girl Brooklyn The Lobster Amy Ex Machina

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

Leading Actor Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl Matt Damon – The Martian Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant Adam McKay – The Big Short Ridley Scott – The Martian Todd Haynes – Carol Steven Spielberg – Bridge of Spies

Original Screenplay The Hateful Eight Inside Out Spotlight Ex Machina Bridge of Spies

Adapted Screenplay Room Steve Jobs Brooklyn Carol The Big Short

Supporting Actor Benicio del Toro – Sicario Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight Christian Bale – The Big Short Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

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