Carol loses out at BAFTAs, despite nine nominations

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Carol has missed out on a raft of BAFTAs, after being nominated in nine categories.

*SPOILERS* If you are watching the BAFTAS on TV, there is as much as a two-hour delay!


Cate Blanchett was nominated for her critically acclaimed role in lesbian love story, but lost out in the Best Actress category to Brie Larson for her role in Room.

She had hoped to see of Dame Maggie Smith, who is nominated for the Lady in the Van, as well as Alicia Vikander, Redmayne’s co-star in The Danish Girl.

The film also missed out after being nominated for the Best Film gong, which went to the Revenant.

Todd Haynes also missed out as best Director, which went to Alejandro G. Iñárritu, for The Revenant.

Meanwhile, Rooney Mara lost out on the Best Supporting Actress gong, which went to Kate Winslett for her performance in ‘Steve Jobs.’

Carol lost out in the Production Design, Make up and Hair, Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay and Costume Design categories.

For the tenth year running the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden plays host to the BAFTA Film Awards.

Earlier this month, the ABC network said it would not run a trailer for the film Carol during the Superbowl unless a lesbian love scene was edited out.

Based on the Patricia Highsmith novel The Price of Salt, the film follows Mara and Blanchett’s characters’ relationship.

Set in the 1950s, the film shows that the women must make sacrifices in order to be together.

The film has been critically acclaimed, but it is believed the Superbowl spot will help to boost box office takings.