Buzzing: Bridge Of Spies, Carol top Bafta nominations

Singer Madonna, with her children (from left) David Banda and Mercy James, stepped out in support of ex-husband Sean Penn at the actor’s Help Haiti Home fundraiser in Beverly Hills last Saturday. E! Online reported rumours that sparks were again fl
Singer Madonna, with her children (from left) David Banda and Mercy James, stepped out in support of ex-husband Sean Penn at the actor’s Help Haiti Home fundraiser in Beverly Hills last Saturday. E! Online reported rumours that sparks were again flying between the couple, who divorced in 1989.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Bridge Of Spies, Carol top Bafta nominations

Bridge Of Spies and Carol led the nominations last Friday for Britain's Bafta film awards, seen as a tip for later Oscar success. The two films have nine nominations each and are both nominated in the Best Film category.

They are up against The Big Short and The Revenant, which has eight nominations, and Spotlight.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 11, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing: Bridge Of Spies, Carol top Bafta nominations'. Print Edition | Subscribe