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Carol and The Danish Girl dominate BAFTA Film Award nominations

2016-01-08
The full list of nominations for this year's BAFTA Awards has been revealed ahead of next month's ceremony (February 14), and it's confirmed what we've known for quite some time: that it's been a vintage year for LGBT cinema. Moving historical biopic The Danish Girl and romantic drama film Carol have been recognised across the board, picking up eight nominations between them. the-danish-girl feat The Danish Girl which was inspired by the life of Danish painter Lili Elbe, who became one of the first people in the world to undergo gender reassignment surgery in the mid-1920s, is up for three awards, including 'Outstanding British Film'. It also receives 'Best Actor' and 'Best Actress' nods for leads Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander. Meanwhile, the critically-acclaimed Carol leads the pack with five nominations, including 'Best Film', 'Best Director', 'Best Adapted Screenplay'. Based from Patricia's Highsmith's 1952 romantic novel The Price of Salt, the The Todd Haynes-directed film also picks up 'Best Leading Actress' and Best Supporting Actress' nominations for Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara respectively. The BAFTA Awards 2016 will take place on Sunday, February 14 at London's Royal Opera House, with Stephen Fry set to host for the 11th time. Check out the full list of nominations below: Best Film The Revenant Spotlight Carol The Big Short Bridge of Spies Outstanding British Film The Lobster The Danish Girl Ex Machina Brooklyn Amy 45 Years Director Adam McKay - The Big Short Ridley Scott - The Martian Alejandro G. Iñárritu - The Revenant  Todd Haynes - Carol Steven Spielberg - Bridge of Spies Leading Actress Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn Maggie Smith - The Lady In The Van Cate Blanchett - Carol Brie Larson - Room Leading Actor Bryan Cranston - Trumbo Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl Matt Damon - The Martian Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs Leonardo DiCaprio - The Reverant Supporting Actress Julie Walters - Brooklyn Rooney Mara - Carol Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina Supporting Actor Idris Elba - Beasts of No Nation Benicio Del Toro - Sicario Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies Christian Bale - The Big Short Animated Film Inside Out Shaun The Sheep Minions Original Screenplay Spotlight - Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer Ex Machina - Alex Garland Inside Out - Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve The Hateful Eight - Quentin Tarantino Bridge of Spies - Matthew Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Adapted Screenplay Brooklyn - Nick Hornby Steve Jobs - Aaron Sorkin The Big Short - Adam McKay, Charles Randolph Carol - Phyllis Nagy Room - Emma Donoghue Rising Star Award John Boyega Dakota Johnson Taron Egerton Bel Powley Brie Larson Watch | Stars of 'The Danish Girl' talk about the groundbreaking film Go behind the scenes of 'Carol' in revealing new featurette More stories: Just how many straight guys have had gay sex? Watch | Tom Daley reveals health and fitness tips in new video series