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The stars were out in force for the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2016 on 14 February. The lavish affair, staged at London's Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for the 10th year running, saw the best of British rubbing shoulders with Hollywood's A-list.
With a veritable who's who of the movie world in attendance the event boasted an illustrious list of guests that included Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Eddie Redmayne, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Michael Fassbender, Julie Walters, Angela Bassett, Benicio Del Toro, Alicia Vikander, Rooney Mara, Amy director Asif Kapadia, Gemma Chan and Rebel Wilson.
Before the matter of the awards, there was the all-important style statements on the red carpet. Turning up the glamour were BAFTA nominees Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Alicia Vikander and Saorise Ronan.
Stylish floor-length gowns were the order of the day, and while some played it safe, Australian actress Cate Blanchett stood out from the crowd in a stunning gown with bejeweled bodice and a black-feathered skirt.
Nominated for a Leading Actress gong for her role in lesbian romance drama Carol, the 46-year-old brought the red carpet to life with her bold sartorial style. Julianne Moore, who last year won the Leading Actress BAFTA for her role in Still Alice wore a sleek, figure-hugging cream gown with a black halter-style neckline.
British actress Kate Winslet, won best supporting actress for her role in Steve Jobs, opposite Michael Fassbender, who is nominated in the Leading Actor category. The 40-year-old star played it safe on the red carpet opting for a tailored black dress with an asymmetric sleeve detail with a skewed neckline.
In stark contrast, 27-year-old Swedish actress Alicia Vikander went hell for leather in a floor length matte black leather dress with sparkling embellishments.
Nominated in two categories, namely the Best Actress category for her role in The Danish Girl, opposite fellow nominee Eddie Redmayne and the Supporting Actress category for her role in British movie Ex Machina, in which she played a humanoid robot, Vikander is a strong contender for the prize.
And while the women were making fashion statements, all eyes were on the two big contenders of the night. BAFTA nominee Eddie Redmayne, is hoping for a double whammy after winning last year's Leading Actor gong for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. This year he is nominated again for his turn in The Danish Girl as a transgender woman.
Taking to the red carpet with his pregnant wife Hannah Bagshawe, he was drowned out by the chants of Leo as his biggest rival for the award The Revenant star Leonardo DiCaprio arrived to the sounds of cheers from the crowd.
DiCaprio who is also nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his visceral performance in the film, is the bookies' favourite to win the award despite the fierce competition from Redmayne.
Hosted by comedian and actor Stephen Fry, the ceremony, which is the one of the biggest awards event in the British film calendar, will be broadcast on BBC1 at 9pm.
THE EE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS 2016 NOMINATIONS
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Dame Maggie Smith, The Lady In The Van
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Brie Larson, Room
Bridge Of Spies
The Big Short
Benicio del Toro, Sicario
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Idris Elba, Beasts Of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge Of Spies
Rooney Mara, Carol
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs – WINNER
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Julie Walters, Brooklyn
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
The Danish Girl
Adam McKay, The Big Short
Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies
Todd Haynes, Carol
Ridley Scott, The Martian
Alejandro G Inarritu, The Revenant
The Big Short
The Hateful Eight
Bridge of Spies
EE BAFTA RISING STAR
He Named Me Malala
Listen To Me Marlon
Janusz Kamiński, Bridge of Spies
Ed Lachman, Carol
John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road
Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
Roger Deakins, Sicario
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Shaun The Sheep
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Alex Garland (Director) Ex Machina
Debbie Tucker Green (Writer/Director) Second Coming
NajiI 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
The Big Short, Hank Corwin
Bridge Of Spies, Michael Kahn
Mad Max: Fury Road, Margaret Sixel
The Martian, Pietro Scalia
The Revenant, Stephen Mirrione
Bridge Of Spies, Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo
Carol, Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
Mad Max: Fury Road, Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson
The Martian, Arthur Max, Celia Bobak
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rick Carter, Darren Gilford, Lee Sandales
Brooklyn, Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Carol, Sandy Powell
Cinderella, Sandy Powell
The Danish Girl, Paco Delgado
Mad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Beavan
MAKE UP AND HAIR
Brooklyn, Morna Ferguson, Lorraine Glynn
Carol, Jerry DeCarlo, Patricia Regan
The Danish Girl, Jan Sewell
Mad Max: Fury Road, Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin
The Revenant, Sian Grigg, Duncan Jarman, Robert Pandini
Bridge Of Spies, Drew Kunin, Richard Hymns, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom
Mad Max: Fury Road, Scott Hecker, Chris Jenkins, Mark Mangini, Ben Osmo, Gregg Rudloff, David White
The Martian, Paul Massey, Mac Ruth, Oliver Tarney, Mark Taylor
The Revenant, Lon Bender, Chris Duesterdiek, Martin Hernandez, Frank A Montano, Jon Taylor, Randy Thom
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Matthew Wood, Stuart Wilson
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Ant-Man, Jake Morrison, Greg Steele, Dan Sudick, Alex Wuttke
Ex Machina, Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, Andrew Whitehurst
Mad Max: Fury Road, Andrew Jackson, Dan Oliver, Tom Wood, Andy Williams
The Martian, Chris Lawrence, Tim Ledbury, Richard Stammers, Steven Warner
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
Edmond, Nina Gantz, Emilie Jouffroy
Manoman, Simon Cartwright, Kamilla Kristiane Hodol
Prologue, Richard Williams, Imogen Sutton
BRITISH SHORT FILM
Elephant, Nick Helm, Alex Moody, Esther Smith
Mining Poems or Odes, Callum Rice, Jack Cocker
Operator, Caroline Bartleet, Rebecca Morgan
Over, Jörn Threlfall, Jeremy Bannister
Samuel-613 Billy Lumby, Cheyenne Conway