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 Lobster45 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