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‘Carol,’ ‘Big Short’ Lead Australian Academy Nominations

Romance-drama “Carol” took five nominations for the fifth edition of the international awards from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts.

Carol” scored nominations for best film, best direction for Todd Haynes, best screenplay for Phyllis Nagy, best lead actress for Cate Blanchett and best supporting actress for Rooney Mara.

Financial dramedy “The Big Short” followed with four nominations. “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant” and “Steve Jobs” all received three nominations while “The Danish Girl,” “Sicario” and “Spotlight” each received two nominations.

Besides “Carol,” the best film nominees are “The Big Short,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Revenant.”

Best lead actress nominees are Blanchett, Brie Larson for “Room,” Saoirse Ronan for “Brooklyn,” Charlize Theron for “Mad Max: Fury Road” and Emily Blunt for “Sicario.” Best lead actor noms went to Steve Carell for “The Big Short,” Matt Damon for “The Martian,” Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Revenant,” Michael Fassbender for “Steve Jobs” and Eddie Redmayne for “The Danish Girl.”

Winners will be announced in Los Angeles on Jan. 29.

The complete list follows:

AACTA International Award for Best Film
The Big Short
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight

AACTA International Award for Best Direction
The Big Short – Adam Mackay
Carol – Todd Haynes
Mad Max: Fury Road – George Miller
The Martian – Ridley Scott
The Revenant – Alejandro González Iñárritu

AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay
Carol – Phyllis Nagy
Ex Machina – Alex Garland
The Martian – Drew Goddard
Spotlight – Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer
Steve Jobs – Aaron Sorkin

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actor
Steve Carell – The Big Short
Matt Damon – The Martian
Leonardo Dicaprio – The Revenant
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Emily Blunt – Sicario
Brie Larson – Room
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale – The Big Short
Paul Dano – Love and Mercy
Benicio Del Toro – Sicario
Joel Edgerton – Black Mass
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress
Judy Davis – The Dressmaker
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara – Carol
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

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