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Saoirse Ronan and Michael Fassbender nominated for BAFTAs

The Irish actors got some great news this morning.

IRISH ACTORS SAOIRSE Ronan and Michael Fassbender have been nominated for BAFTA awards.

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Ronan has been nominated for her role in John Crowley’s Brooklyn (which is based based on the novel by Colm Tóibín, and is up for six awards), while Fassbender got the nod for his title role in Steve Jobs.

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Ronan is up against Cate Blanchett for Carol, Maggie Smith for The Lady in the Van, Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl, and Brie Larson for Room (a film by Irish director Lenny Abrahamson).

She’s also in the running for Best Actress at the Golden Globes on Sunday night and Best Actress at the SAG awards. Last week she was awarded Best Actress at the New York Film Critics Circle awards.

Fassbender meanwhile is competing with Bryan Cranston for Trumbo, Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl, Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, and Matt Damon for The Martian.

He’s also up for a Golden Globe this weekend.

Here are the nominees in the main categories:

Best Film

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Carol
  • The Revenant
  • Spotlight

Best Actor

  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Best Actress

  • Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
  • Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best 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

Best Supporting Actress

  • Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
  • Julie Walters, Brooklyn
  • Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
  • Rooney Mara, Carol

Best Director

  • Adam McKay, The Big Short
  • Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies
  • Todd Haynes, Carol
  • Ridley Scott, The Martian
  • Alejandro G Iñárritu, The Revenant

Outstanding British Film

  • 45 Years
  • Amy
  • Brooklyn
  • The Danish Girl
  • Ex Machina
  • The Lobster

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


  • Amy
  • Cartel Land
  • He Named Me Malala
  • Listen to Me Marlon
  • Sherpa

Animated Film

  • Inside Out
  • Minions
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie

Film not in the English Language

  • The Assassin
  • Force Majeure
  • Theeb
  • Timbuktu
  • Wild Tales

A full list of nominees can be found here.

Read: Saoirse Ronan, Michael Fassbender and Room lead the most Irish Golden Globes ever

Read: It has been 24 hours to remember for Saoirse Ronan…

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