News ID: 134581
Published: 0640 GMT January 08, 2016

'Carol' and 'Bridge of Spies' garner most BAFTA nominations

'Carol' and 'Bridge of Spies' garner most BAFTA nominations

The films 'Carol' and 'Bridge of Spies' gathered the most nominations for the 68th edition of the BAFTA awards, which are considered the most prestigious film awards besides the Oscars.

And rising star Alicia Vikander pulled off a coup with nominations for both leading actress and supporting actress.

Other nominations were less surprising. Cate Blanchett, Eddie Redmayne, Brie Larson, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba all won acting nominations.

The BAFTA awards are often considered a guide to which films and which actors will walk away with Oscars. Those will be awarded on Feb. 28.

In addition, the Golden Globes will be awarded on January 11.

The BAFTA nominees for best film are 'The Big Short', 'Bridge of Spies', 'The Revenant', 'Carol' and 'Spotlight'.

The awards will be handed out on February 14.

'Bridge of Spies' and 'Carol' each received nine nominations.

'The Revenant' was close behind, with eight.

'Bridge of Spies', a Cold War drama about the capture of American pilot Francis Gary Powers, was nominated in the following categories: Best film, director for Steven Spielberg, original screenplay, original music, cinematography, editing, production design and sound. And Mark Rylance was nominated for supporting actor.

'Carol', a British-American romantic drama, was nominated for best film, director for Todd Haynes, adapted screenplay, cinematography, production design, costume design and make up and hair. And Cate Blanchett was nominated for leading actress and Rooney Mara for supporting actress.

'The Revenant', a biopic about the legendary 1800s frontiersman Hugh Glass, received nominations for best film, director for Alejandro G. Iñárritu, original music, cinematography, editing, make up & hair and sound. And Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for leading actor.


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