Eddie Redmayne, the phenomenal actor who took home his first BAFTA Best Actor award in 2015 for his role as Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything", is looking at a second consecutive win this year. It has been announced that the star has been nominated yet again, for his role as Lili Elbe in "The Danish Girl".
Lili is the one of the first known recipients of the sex reassignment surgery, and "The Danish Girl" beautifully portrays the story of her life with wife Gerda Wegener, played by Alicia Vikander. The movie has also got her a nomination in the BAFTA 2016 Best Actress category.
Redmayne will be vying for his second consecutive win against bigwigs such as Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Michael Fassbender, while Vikander will have to face-off against Dame Maggie Smith, Brie Larson, Saorse Ronan and Cate Blanchett.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will be held on Sunday, 14 February, at the Royal Opera House in London, ahead of which we will be providing live-streaming information. The nominees were announced by Stephen Fry and Gugu Mbatha-Raw at 07.35 am (GMT) on Friday, 8 January.
Watch the video of the nominees' announcement on the BAFTA website.