Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne lead BAFTA Film nominations

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne are among the nominees for the BAFTA Film Awards 2015.

The stars have both been nominated in the 'Best Actor' category for their roles in The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything respectively.

Benedict Cumberbatch at The Imitation Game premiere in New York
18 November

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Benedict Cumberbatch.

Eddie Redmayne attends 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, US
4 January

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Eddie Redmayne.

Benedict played Alan Turing in the critically acclaimed Imitation Game, while Eddie took on the role of Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Other stars honoured for their acting include Reese Witherspoon (WildGone Girl) in the 'Best Actress' category and Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game) and Emma Stone (Birdman) in the 'Supporting Actress' group.

Stephen Fry will host the BAFTA Film Awards 2015 on 8 February.

The main nominees are:

Best Film
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best British Film
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Under The Skin

Best Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
Ralph Fiennes - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jake Gyllenhaal - Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton - Birdman
Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything

Best Actress
Amy Adams - Big Eyes
Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore - Still Alice
Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon - Wild

Best Supporting Actor
Steve Carell - Foxcatcher
Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
Edward Norton - Birdman
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
JK Simmons - Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
Rene Russo - Nightcrawler
Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game
Imelda Staunton - Pride
Emma Stone - Birdman

Best Director
Wes Anderson - Grand Budapest Hotel
Damian Chazelle - Whiplash
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Birdman
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
James Marsh - The Theory of Everything

Adapted Screenplay
American Sniper - Jason Hall
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
The Imitation Game - Graham Moore
Paddington - Paul King
The Theory of Everything - Anthony McCarten

Original Screenplay
Birdman - Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Armando Bo
Boyhood - Richard Linklater
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson
Nightcrawler - Dan Gilroy
Whiplash - Damien Chazelle

Best Animated Film
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
The Lego Movie

Rising Star Award
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Jack O'Connell
Margot Robbie
Miles Teller
Shailene Woodley

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