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2016 British Academy Film Awards Nominations For Best Actress

The 69th British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, will be held on 14 February 2016 at the Royal Opera House in London, to honor the best British and international contributions to film in 2015.The nominees were announced on 8 January 2016 by Stephen Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, with Bridge of Spies and Carol both having the most nominations at 9 each. Here is the list of nominations for best actress.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/69th_British_Academy_Film_Awards#Winners_and_nominees

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Brie Larson

Brie Larson

Movie – Room as Joy “Ma” Newsome

Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers, known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child actor, performing in sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno before appearing in supporting roles, most notably in Sleepover and 13 Going on 30, both in 2004.

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Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander

Movie – The Danish Girl as Gerda Wegener

Alicia Amanda Vikander is a Swedish actress and dancer. Vikander began her career by appearing in Swedish short films and television series, most notably in the popular TV drama Andra Avenyn (2008–11). She made her feature film debut in the film Pure (2010), for which she won the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress. Vikander gained international attention when she appeared in the 2012 adaptation of Anna Karenina, co-starred in the Academy Award-nominated Danish film A Royal Affair (2012) and in the Julian Assange biopic The Fifth Estate (2013).

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Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan

Movie – Brooklyn as Eilis Lacey

Saoirse Úna Ronan
is an Irish actress. She came to international prominence in 2007 after co-starring as Briony Tallis in the film Atonement, for which she received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her one of the youngest actresses to receive an Oscar nomination.

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Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

Movie – The Lady in the Van as Miss Mary Shepherd / Margaret Fairchild

Dame Margaret Natalie "Maggie" Smith is an English actress. She made her stage debut in 1952 and has had an extensive, varied career in stage, film and television spanning over sixty years. Smith has appeared in over 50 films and is one of Britain's most recognisable actresses. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 1990 New Year Honours for services to the performing arts and Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to drama.

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Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

MOvie – Carol as Carol Aird

Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanche is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Awards. Blanchett came to international attention for her role as Elizabeth I of England in Shekhar Kapur's 1998 film Elizabeth, for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award, and earned her first Academy Award for Best Actress nomination.