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BAFTA Predictions

This is going to be nothing like my Oscar predictions arcticle. Simply gonna highlight and underline who I think will win and in a few hours I’ll post a reaction to the ceremony and see how correct (or incorrect I was).


Best Adapted Screenplay:

The Big Short: Adam McKay, Charles Randolph

Steve Jobs: Aaron Sorkin

Brooklyn: Nick Hornby

Carol: Phyllis Nagy

Room: Emma Donoghue


Best Animated Film: I wonder what James will pick…

Shaun the Sheep Movie: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak

Minions: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda

Inside Out: Pete Docter


Original Music:

The Hateful Eight: Ennio Morricone

Bridge of Spies: Thomas Newman

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: John Williams

Sicario: Jóhann Jóhannsson

The Revenant: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto


Original Screenplay: (undecided)

Inside Out: Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg Lefauve

The Hateful Eight: Quentin Tarantino

Ex Machina: Alex Garland * (I want this to win)

Bridge of Spies: Matthew Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Spotlight: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer


Outstanding British Film:

The Danish Girl:Tom Hooper, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Anne Harrison, Gail Mutrux, Lucinda Coxon

Brooklyn: John Crowley, Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Nick Hornby

Ex Machina: Alex Garland, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich

Amy: Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees

45 Years: Andrew Haigh, Tristan Goligher

The Lobster: Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Efthimis Filippou


Outstanding Debut from a British Writer, Director or Producer:

Sean Mcallister, Elhum Shakerifar: A Syrian Love Story

Naji Abu Nowar, Rupert Lloyd: Theeb

Debbie Tucker Green: Second Coming

Stephen Fingleton: The Survivalist

Alex Garland: Ex Machina


EE Rising Star Award:

Taron Egerton

John Boyega

Dakota Johnson

Brie Larson* (Brie is the most deserving and a true ‘rising star’ but Boyega has the popular vote)

Bel Powley


Sound Design:

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Bridge of Spies

The Martian


Supporting Actor:

Idris Elba:Beasts of No Nation

Christian Bale: The Big Short

Mark Rylance: Bridge of Spies

Mark Ruffalo: Spotlight

Benicio Del Toro: Sicario


Supporting Actress:

Jennifer Jason Leigh: The Hateful Eight

Alicia Vikander: Ex Machina* (Alicia should be nominated in the Leading Actress category)

Julie Walters: Brooklyn

Kate Winslet: Steve Jobs

Rooney Mara: Carol


Leading Actress:

Maggie Smith: The Lady in the Van

Alicia Vikander: The Danish Girl

Cate Blanchett: Carol

Brie Larson: Room

Saoirse Ronan: Brooklyn


Leading Actor:

Leonardo DiCaprio: The Revenant

Eddie Redmayne: The Danish Girl

Michael Fassbender: Steve Jobs*

Matt Damon: The Martian

Bryan Cranston: Trumbo


Best Film:

The Revenant: Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon

Spotlight: Steve Golin, Blye Pagon Faust, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar

Bridge of Spies: Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg

The Big Short: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt

Carol: Elizabeth Karlsen, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley


Right, I have intentionally avoided make-up, costumes, cinematography, editing and special effects as I don’t know enough to make an informed decision. Hopefully I’m wrong on a bunch of these as my documented distain for The Revenant is well known.

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