Mad Max: Fury Road Outshines Star Wars 7 in BAFTA Nominations

The British film awards takes place on February 14.


The nominations for the 2016 BAFTA awards have been announced. Last summer's spectacular action sequel Mad Max: Fury Road has received a total of seven nominations in the technical categories, beating Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which picked up four.

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The drama Carol and Steven Spielberg's thriller Bridge of Spies collected the highest number of nominations overall, both securing nine nods. Other films that figure heavily include The Revenant, Ex Machina, and The Martian.

The leading British movie award ceremony will take place on February 14, and together with the Golden Globes, it is seen as an indicator as to what films will be favoured at the Oscars, which takes place two weeks later.

Bridge Of Spies, Carol, and The Revenant all received nominations for Best Film, together with the dramas The Big Short and Spotlight. In the acting categories, Eddie Redmayne, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Michael Fassbender are favorites amongst for Leading Actor, while Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, and Brie Larson were all nominated for Leading Actress. Unusually, Alicia Vikander has been nominated for both Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actress, for The Danish Girl and Ex Machina respectively.

Check out the full nomination list below:

Best film

The Big Short

Bridge Of Spies

The Revenant



Leading actress

Brie Larson - Room

Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn

Cate Blanchett - Carol

Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl

Maggie Smith - Lady In The Van

Leading actor

Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant

Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl

Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs

Matt Damon - The Martian

Bryan Cranston - Trumbo

Supporting actress

Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina

Rooney Mara - Carol

Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight

Julie Walters - 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


Adam McKay - The Big Short

Steven Spielberg - Bridge Of Spies

Todd Haynes - Carol

Ridley Scott - The Martian

Alejandro G Inarritu - The Revenant

Film not in the English language

The Assassin

Force Majeure



Wild Tales



Cartel Land

He Named Me Malala

Listen To Me Marlon


Animated film

Inside Out


Shaun The Sheep

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

Alex Garland (Director) - Ex Machina

Debbie Tucker Green (Writer/Director) - Second Coming

NajiI 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


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


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

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