Saoirse Ronan and Room secure BAFTA nominations

The nominations were announced this morning

Saoirse Ronan's star continues to rise as she was nominated for a BAFTA this morning for her role in the film, Brooklyn.

Eddie Redmayne has been nominated for a BAFTA award for the second year in a row after winning plaudits for his role in The Danish Girl.

Stephen Fry and actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw announced the shortlist for the prizes at BAFTA's headquarters in London.
The British actor will face Leonardo DiCaprio in the best actor category. DiCaprio, who stars in The Revenant, has been nominated for a BAFTA three times but has never won.

In the best actress category, The Lady In The Van star Dame Maggie Smith will face a hotly tipped Cate Blanchett who stars in Carol. Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for her leading role in Brooklyn.

Other Irish nominees include Emma Donoghue for her script for Room and Brie Larson in the leading role and The Lobster starring Colin Farrell has also received a nomination.

Carol, directed by Todd Haynes, and Steven Spielberg's Bridge Of Spies lead the way with nine nominations each.
The Rising Star Award nominees have already been announced, including Star Wars actor John Boyega and 50 Shades Of Grey's Dakota Johnson.

The BAFTA awards will be handed out on 14 February at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Here is the full list:

BEST FILM

THE BIG SHORT Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt

BRIDGE OF SPIES Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg

CAROL Elizabeth Karlsen, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley

THE REVENANT Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon

SPOTLIGHT Steve Golin, Blye Pagon Faust, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

45 YEARS Andrew Haigh, Tristan Goligher

AMY Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees

BROOKLYN John Crowley, Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Nick Hornby

THE DANISH GIRL Tom Hooper, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Anne Harrison, Gail Mutrux, Lucinda Coxon

EX MACHINA Alex Garland, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich

THE LOBSTER Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Efthimis Filippou

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

ALEX GARLAND (Director) Ex Machina

DEBBIE TUCKER GREEN (Writer/Director) Second Coming

NAJI 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

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

THE ASSASSIN Hou Hsiao-Hsien

FORCE MAJEURE Ruben Östlund

THEEB Naji Abu Nowar, Rupert Lloyd

TIMBUKTU Abderrahmane Sissako

WILD TALES Damián Szifron

DOCUMENTARY

AMY Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees

CARTEL LAND Matthew Heineman, Tom Yellin

HE NAMED ME MALALA Davis Guggenheim, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald

LISTEN TO ME MARLON Stevan Riley, John Battsek, George Chignell, R.J. Cutler

SHERPA Jennifer Peedom, Bridget Ikin, John Smithson  

ANIMATED FILM

INSIDE OUT Pete Docter

MINIONS Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE Mark Burton, Richard Starzak

DIRECTOR

THE BIG SHORT Adam McKay

BRIDGE OF SPIES Steven Spielberg

CAROL Todd Haynes

THE MARTIAN Ridley Scott

THE REVENANT Alejandro G. Iñárritu

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

LEADING ACTOR

BRYAN CRANSTON Trumbo

EDDIE REDMAYNE The Danish Girl

LEONARDO DICAPRIO The Revenant

MATT DAMON The Martian

MICHAEL FASSBENDER Steve Jobs

LEADING ACTRESS

ALICIA VIKANDER The Danish Girl

BRIE LARSON Room

CATE BLANCHETT Carol

MAGGIE SMITH The Lady in the Van

SAOIRSE RONAN 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

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

ALICIA VIKANDER Ex Machina

JENNIFER JASON LEIGH The Hateful Eight

JULIE WALTERS Brooklyn

KATE WINSLET Steve Jobs

ROONEY MARA Carol

ORIGINAL MUSIC

BRIDGE OF SPIES Thomas Newman

THE HATEFUL EIGHT Ennio Morricone

THE REVENANT Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carsten Nicolai

SICARIO Jóhann Jóhannsson

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS John Williams

CINEMATOGRAPHY

BRIDGE OF SPIES Janusz KamiƄski

CAROL Ed Lachman

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD John Seale

THE REVENANT Emmanuel Lubezki

SICARIO Roger Deakins

EDITING

THE BIG SHORT Hank Corwin

BRIDGE OF SPIES Michael Kahn

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Margaret Sixel

THE MARTIAN Pietro Scalia

THE REVENANT Stephen Mirrione