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  1. Bridge of Spies and Carol lead with nine nominations each
  2. The Revenant lands eight nods, Max Mad: Fury Road scores seven
  3. British stars nominated include Eddie Redmayne, Kate Winslet, Idris Elba and Dame Maggie Smith
  4. Stephen Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw announced the nominations in London
  5. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on 14 February

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By Keily Smith and Genevieve Hassan

All times stated are UK

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  1. What you've missed

    • Eddie Redmayne is nominated for best actor for a second year for The Danish Girl, with Idris Elba, Dame Maggie Smith and Kate Winslet also nominated. [Read more]
    • Carol and Bridge of Spies lead with nine nominations each. [See the full list of nominations]

    That draws to a close our coverage of the nominations. We'll return to give you live coverage of the Bafta Film Awards ceremony on 14 February. See you then!

  2. More nominees react

    With news of the nominations beginning to sink in, more of the nominees have been giving their reaction to their nods. 

    Quote Message: To be nominated by my fellow Brits really means a great deal to me, and to be alongside such wonderful women too. This is such a great year for women in film and I am absolutely thrilled to be included! Thank you Bafta! from Kate Winslet - best actress nominee
    Kate Winslet - best actress nominee
    Quote Message: Very excited and honoured to be considered by Bafta this year alongside such outstanding talent. Congratulations to Kate, Aaron [Sorkin] and all the nominees - looking forward to celebrating with you on the night. from Michael Fassbender - best actor nominee
    Michael Fassbender - best actor nominee
    Quote Message: Thank you very much for this nomination. My scenes were pretty much all with Tom Hanks who was not only a joy to support in his subtle and generous performance but also a great teacher through example about film acting. It was hard to go wrong with such a wonderful script and with a true genius directing. from Mark Rylance - best supporting actor nominee
    Mark Rylance - best supporting actor nominee
    Quote Message: It's a huge honour to be nominated for this award. So many of its past recipients are filmmakers I deeply admire. I think it's a tremendous credit to my wonderful cast and team who were so generous and creative in helping me make the film. from Stephen Fingleton - best debut by a British writer, director or producer for The Survivalist
    Stephen Fingleton - best debut by a British writer, director or producer for The Survivalist
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  3. Will it be a Baa-fta for Shaun the Sheep?

    Shaun the Sheep Movie

    The Shaun the Sheep Movie is up against Inside Out and Minions in the Bafta animated film category. 

    Richard Starzak, who co-wrote and directed the Aardman film, told us: 

    Quote Message: I'm chuffed to bits! I overslept this morning and I was woken by loads of pings on my phone and I realised I’d just missed the announcement."

    He said he was astonished at the age range of Shaun the Sheep fans around the world.  

    Quote Message: I get letters from all age groups – from young kids to a woman in her late 80s. I love the fact that it's got such a broad demograhic. It varies from country to country. In Germany it seems to be 30-year old mothers more than the kids. I was just in Japan and all the cool kids had Shaun the Sheep t-shirts.”

    And how does he fancy Shaun's chances against Inside Out and Minions? 

    Quote Message: Leicester have beaten some of the top teams, so who knows? I’m just going to enjoy the ceremony. I'll go and dust off the DJ!"
  4. Brie Larson shares Bafta love


    Room has been winning rave reviews, just as the best-selling novel it's based on was greeted on its release. 

    Brie Larson is nominated for best actress for her portrayal of a mother who is kept in captivity with her young son for years. 

    Irish novelist Emma Donoghue was brought on board to adapt her own book for the screenplay. 

    Quote Message: Thank you Bafta for this wonderful acknowledgment. I'm proud to be a part of a film that has touched so many people around the world and to share this moment with Lenny, Emma, Jacob and the entire cast and crew of Room. from Brie Larson
    Brie Larson
    Quote Message: I'm over the moon to be nominated for a Bafta for adapted screenplay for Room. As a first-timer, to find myself in the company of such superb scriptwriters is an honour I'll never forget. But much of the credit should go to our extraordinary director Lenny Abrahamson, my teacher and mentor in filmcraft. I'm also delighted that Bafta has recognised the astounding performance of Brie Larson. from Emma Donoghue
    Emma Donoghue
  5. Brooklyn team 'proud' of success

    Julie Walters

    Brooklyn garnered six nominations in total today, including best actress for Saiorse Ronan and best supporting actress for Julie Walters. 

    The tearjerker of a film, set in the 1950s, tells the story of a young Irish woman who emigrates to America and falls in love, but is torn between her new life and the call of her homeland. 

    Some of the team were overjoyed at the Bafta news. 

    Quote Message: What a wonderful surprise, thrilled to be nominated. And proud to be included alongside these great women and their powerful performances. from Julie Walters
    Julie Walters
    Quote Message: I am so delighted for everyone on Brooklyn. It was such a collaborative project. from Odile Dicks‐Mireaux, costume designer
    Odile Dicks‐Mireaux, costume designer
  6. Who are the bookies backing?

    Bookmakers have been quick off the mark - and one is hotly tipping Leonardo DiCaprio to take the best actor prize. 

    William Hill has given him odds of 4/9 to win for The Revenant, while Eddie Redmayne is 11/2.

    Brie Larson is winning the odds for best actress at 10/11, followed by Saoirse Ronan on 2/1.

    Spotlight is far and away the favourite for best film, at 8/13, with The Big Short behind it on 7/2.

  7. Your views: Bafta nominations

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  8. British Bafta snubs

    Tom Courtney and Charlotte Rampling

    The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw is among those decrying Bafta's decision not to include Charlotte Rampling or Tom Courteney for their performances in 45 Years.

    He said:

    Quote Message: It’s excruciating that Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, so superb in Andrew Haigh’s marital crisis drama 45 Years, have been left off the best actress and best actor lists. Just as with Timothy Spall’s non-appearance for Mr Turner last year, it seems Bafta has obtusely found a way to overlook world-class British acting talent - although Maggie Smith has rightly been noticed for her imperious performance in The Lady in the Van.

    Others on Twitter are equally miffed at their omission. 

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  9. Stephen Fry on the 'remarkable' nominees

    Stephen Fry spoke to BBC Breakfast this morning after the nominations were announced, talking about those that were nominated and watching all the shortlisted films over Christmas "in one big orgy".

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    Video caption: Bafta host Stephen Fry on 'remarkable' nominees
  10. Inarritu 'thrilled' at Revenant nods

    Alejandro G Inarritu and Leonardo DiCaprio

    Alejandro G Inarritu's The Revenant, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a 19th Century fur trapper fighting for survival in the wild, notched up an impressive eight Bafta nominations.      

    Mexican Inarritu, who received nods for director and best film, said: 

    Quote Message: I am thrilled our film has been recognized by Bafta and I want to thank them for this honour. I am so happy for Leo, Tom [Hardy] and our entire cast and crew whose passion and hard work on this film was unparalleled.
  11. Vote for the Bafta rising star winner

    Although the Bafta winners are voted for by Bafta members, the rising star award is voted for by the public.

    This year's nominees are: 

    • Brie Larson
    • Taron Egerton
    • Dakota Johnson
    • John Boyega
    • Bel Powley

    Clips of them all in action, with details on how to vote below.

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  12. Short film nominee trailers

    The short film category is a mixed bag - from a BBC-backed short to a Kickstarter-funded project. 

    You can see the teasers bellow and watch Elephant and Samuel in its entirety - but be aware not all the clips are suitable for children and some contain swearing.

    Watch Operator on Vimeo.

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    Video caption: Two best friends wile away a skint afternoon walking around the backstreets of Brighton.
  13. Watch the Bafta nominations announcement

    If you want to see the nominations as they were announced at Bafta HQ, you can watch it below.

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    Video caption: Bafta nominations announcement in full
  14. Haven't seen the film yet?

    British audiences have not had the chance to see all the films nominated yet, but here's a round-up of upcoming cinema release dates for some of those featuring heavily in the awards season: 

    • The Revenant - 15 January
    • Room - 15 January
    • The Big Short - 22 January
    • Spotlight - 29 January 
    • Trumbo - 5 February
  15. Carol producers 'thrilled'

    The producers of period drama Carol have got busy diaries at the moment, as their film continues to dominate at many awards ceremonies. 

    Quote Message: We are thrilled for Todd Haynes Phyllis Nagy and the entire Carol team and of course the magnificent Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara on the eve of the Golden Globe awards in Los Angeles that Bafta has chosen to honour the film in such an incredible way with nine nominations!
    Quote Message: It's fitting that with such strong UK connections at the initial development stage and especially with the incredible support of Film 4 throughout the entire process that the film has gained such an overwhelming endorsement from Bafta. Thank you. from Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, Number 9 Films
    Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, Number 9 Films
    Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley
  16. Analysis: Period drama rules, but no joy for Joy

    Tim Masters

    Arts and Entertainment correspondent

    This year's Bafta best film nominations are dominated by period American dramas, most of them based on true stories.   

    Carol and Bridge of Spies, which lead the pack with nine nominations apiece, are both dramas about secret lives that play out in the 1950s. 

    Last year's best actor winner Eddie Redmayne is back this year in the same category for his role as transgender pioneer Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl.

    His co-star Alicia Vikander receives a double nomination this year for both Danish Girl and sci-fi thriller Ex Machina. 

    The leading actress field includes Dame Maggie Smith, getting her 13th Bafta film nod for The Lady in the Van. Her first was in 1959, when she was up for "most promising newcomer".  

    Surprise omissions include Charlotte Rampling for her powerful performance in 45 Years, Carey Mulligan for British period drama Suffragette and Jennifer Lawrence, who has been Oscar-tipped for Joy. 

    45 Years can console itself with a single nod for outstanding British film, but Joy and Suffragette failed to secure any nominations at all.