Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Twentieth Century Fox

Better luck next year.

Nominations for the 68th Annual BAFTA Awards were announced Friday morning, with Bridge of Spies and Carol leading the pack with nine nods each. Many people who were predicted to earn a nomination, like The Danish Girl's Eddie Redmayne and Room's Brie Larson, did just that. But many other actors—including ones who received Screen Actors Guild Award and/or Golden Globe nominations for their performances in 2015—wound up shut out of this year's ceremony.

Spectre was shut out entirely, which was surprising given that the most recent James Bond film was the No. 1 British film of 2015, earning $139 million locally. It was snubbed in the three major categories: Best Film, Best British Film and Best Director. Daniel Craig didn't receive a Best Actor nomination for playing 007, and the movie and didn't even receive a mention in any technical categories, like Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Cinematography or Best Visual Effects.

Bridge of Spies received acclaim in a number of technical categories, and it yielded nominations in the Best Director category for Steven Spielberg and the Best Supporting Actor category for Mark Rylance. Tom Hanks, however, did not get a Best Actor nomination. Similarly, Mad Max: Fury Road received seven nominations, yet lead actor Tom Hardy didn't score a nod for his role.

James Bond, Spectre

Sony Pictures

Jennifer Lawrence was ignored in the Best Actress category for her role in David O. Russell's Joy. Black Mass' Johnny Depp and Youth's Michael Caine went unnoticed in the Best Actor category, as did Room's Jacob Tremblay in the Best Supporting Actor category. The BAFTAs also ignored Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling's performances in 45 Years, though the film did receive one nomination in the Best British Film category. Helen Mirren's performance in Trumbo was overlooked, though her co-star Bryan Cranston got a Best Actor nod. Meanwhile, in the Best Director category, both Joy's Russell and Steve Jobs' Danny Boyle were overlooked.

Stephen Fry will host the BAFTA Awards live on Sunday, Feb. 14.


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