The nominations were announced today by TV personality Stephen Fry and actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw at Bafta’s central London headquarters in Piccadilly.
Redmayne will go up against Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender, Matt Damon and Bryan Cranston in the leading actor award category, while Vikander will face competition from Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Dame Maggie Smith and Saoirse Ronan in the leading actress category.
Redmayne is also an early favourite to secure an Oscar nomination for his role in The Danish Girl as Lili Elbe, one of the first known transgender women to receive sex reassignment surgery. He has already been nominated for a GoldenGlobe and Screen Actors Guild Award for the movie.
The London-born actor will be hoping to reprise his success at last year’s British Academy Film Awards, which saw him winning the best actor gong for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything.
Vikander has also been nominated in the supporting actress category for her role in Ex Machina.
Blanchett has been widely praised by critics for her role in Carol, an adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel which documents the love story between Blanchett’s character, a wealthy, married socialite and Rooney Mara’s character, a young woman working in a department store.
The Baftas, which are seen as a good indicator of who will achieve Oscar success, will be handed out on Sunday, February 14, at a star-studded ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House.
The films leading the nominations with a total of nine nods each are Bridge ofSpies and Carol. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been nominated in fourcategories.
British director Sir Ridley Scott will be hoping for his first Bafta win in the director category after being nominated for The Martian.
He will be up against Steven Spielberg (Bridge of Spies), Adam McKay (The Big Short), Todd Haynes (Carol) and Alejandro G Inarritu (The Revenant).
Kate Winslet and Rooney Mara will battle it out in the supporting actresscategory, ending speculation that Mara would be up for the leading actresscategory alongside her co-star Blanchett.
Other actresses vying to win the category will be Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Julie Walters (Brooklyn) and Vikander (Ex Machina).
The Bafta EE Rising Star winner will also be announced on the night. The award recognises up and coming talent in the film world, and the five nominees have already been announced.
Star Wars actor John Boyega is among the nominees, and other stars nominated include Fifty Shades Of Grey’s Dakota Johnson, Welsh actor Taron Egerton, Brie Larson and Hammersmith-born Bel Powley, who starred in coming-of-age drama The Diary Of A Teenage Girl in 2015.
The documentary on late singer Amy Winehouse, titled Amy, has been nominatedfor Outstanding British Film as well as in the Documentary category.
Brooklyn, which has picked up six nominations in total, is also nominated for Outstanding British Film alongside 45 Years, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina and The Lobster.
Vikander said she was ‘truly honoured’ to be nominated.
“The Danish Girl and Ex Machina have been such gifts of projects for me,” she said, “The fact that both of these projects were driven from the UK, with a predominantly British cast and crew and that both these films have been so generously recognised by Bafta today, makes this even more poignant for me.”
Full list of nominations
The Big Short
Bridge Of Spies
Brie Larson – Room
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
Maggie Smith – Lady In The Van
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Matt Damon – The Martian
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
Rooney Mara – Carol
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Julie Walters – Brooklyn
Benicio Del Toro – Sicario
Christian Bale – The Big Short
Idris Elba – Beasts Of No Nation
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
Mark Rylance – Bridge Of Spies
Outstanding British film
The Danish Girl
Adam McKay – The Big Short
Steven Spielberg – Bridge Of Spies
Todd Haynes – Carol
Ridley Scott – The Martian
Alejandro G Inarritu – The Revenant
Film not in the English language
He Named Me Malala
Listen To Me Marlon
Shaun The Sheep
Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
Alex Garland (Director) Ex Machina
Debbie Tucker Green (Writer/Director) Second Coming
NajiI Abu Nowar (Writer/Director) Rupert Lloyd (Producer) Theeb
Sean McAllister (Director/Producer), Elhum Shakerifar (Producer) A Syrian Love Story
Stephen Fingleton (Writer/Director) The Survivalist
Bridge Of Spies – Matthew Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Ex Machina – Alex Garland
The Hateful Eight – Quentin Tarantino
Inside Out – Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve
Spotlight – Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
The Big Short – Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
Brooklyn – Nick Hornby
Carol – Phyllis Nagy
Room – Emma Donoghue
Steve Jobs – Aaron Sorkin
The Big Short – Hank Corwin
Bridge Of Spies – Michael Kahn
Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel
The Martian – Pietro Scalia
The Revenant – Stephen Mirrione
Bridge Of Spies – Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo
Carol – Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson
The Martian – Arthur Max, Celia Bobak
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Rick Carter, Darren Gilford, Lee Sandales
Brooklyn – Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Carol – Sandy Powell
Cinderella – Sandy Powell
The Danish Girl – Paco Delgado
Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan
Make Up & hair
Brooklyn – Morna Ferguson, Lorraine Glynn
Carol – Jerry DeCarlo, Patricia Regan
The Danish Girl – Jan Sewell
Mad Max: Fury Road – Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin
The Revenant – Sian Grigg, Duncan Jarman, Robert Pandini
Bridge Of Spies – Drew Kunin, Richard Hymns, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom
Mad Max: Fury Road – Scott Hecker, Chris Jenkins, Mark Mangini, Ben Osmo, Gregg Rudloff, David White
The Martian – Paul Massey, Mac Ruth, Oliver Tarney, Mark Taylor
The Revenant – Lon Bender, Chris Duesterdiek, Martin Hernandez, Frank A Montano, Jon Taylor, Randy Thom
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Matthew Wood, Stuart Wilson
Special visual effects
Ant-Man – Jake Morrison, Greg Steele, Dan Sudick, Alex Wuttke
Ex Machina – Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, Andrew Whitehurst
Mad Max: Fury Road – Andrew Jackson, Dan Oliver, Tom Wood, Andy Williams
The Martian – Chris Lawrence, Tim Ledbury, Richard Stammers, Steven Warner
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan