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'Bridge of Spies' and 'Carol' dominate the BAFTA nominations

'Bridge of Spies' and 'Carol' dominate the BAFTA nominations
Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies," starring Tom Hanks, earned nine BAFTA nominations Friday morning. (Jaap Buitendijk / Associated Press)

Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies" and Todd Haynes" "Carol" dominated the nominations Friday morning for the BAFTA awards given out by the British film academy, earning nine each.

The Cold War drama "Bridge of Spies" was nominated for film, director, original screenplay, supporting actor for Mark Rylance, music, cinematography, editing, production design and sound.

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"Carol," a romantic drama set in the 1950s about the love affair between two women, earned nominations for film, director, leading actress for Cate Blanchett, supporting actress for Rooney Mara, adapted screenplay, cinematography, production design, costume design and makeup and hair.

Joining "Spies" and "Carol" in the best film category are "The Big Short," "The Revenant" and "Spotlight. " Notably missing from the nominees were "Mad Max: Fury Road," which earned seven technical nominations, and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," whose four nominations were also in the technical categories.

Vying for lead actor are Bryan Cranston for "Trumbo," Eddie Redmayne for "The Danish Girl," Leonardo DiCaprio for "The Revenant," Matt Damon for "The Martian" and Michael Fassbender for "Steve Jobs."

Besides Blanchett, nominees for lead actress are Alicia Vikander for "The Danish Girl," Brie Larson for "Room," Maggie Smith for "The Lady in the Van" and Saoirse Ronan for "Brooklyn."

Joining Rylance in the supporting actor category are Benicio Del Toro for "Sicario," Christian Bale for "The Big Short," Idris Elba for "Beasts of No Nation" and Mark Ruffalo for "Spotlight."

And rounding out the supporting actress nominees are Vikander for "Ex Machina," Jennifer Jason Leigh for "Brooklyn," Julie Walters for "Brooklyn" and Kate Winslet for "Steve Jobs"

Vying with Spielberg and Haynes in the director category are Adam McKay for "The Big Short," Ridley Scott for "The Martian" and Alejandro G. Iñarritu for "The Revenant."

Nominees for outstanding British film are "45 Years," "Amy," "Brooklyn," "The Danish Girl," "Ex Machina" and "The Lobster."

Nominees for non-English-language film are "The Assassin," "Force Majeure," "Theeb,"; "Timbuktu" and "Wild Tales."

In contention for documentary are "Amy," "Cartel Land," "He Named Me Malala," "Listen to Me Marlon" and "Sherpa."

Vying for animated film are "Inside Out," "Minions" and "Shaun the Sheep."

The BAFTA awards will take place Feb. 14 at the Royal Opera House in London with Stephen Fry as the host.

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The complete list of nominees is posted at the academy's website.

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