The nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2016 have been announced and we’re thrilled that a number of films supported by Ingenious have received such acclaim.

Carol, backed by our Shelley Media fund, leads this year’s BAFTA selection with a formidable nine nominations across a number of categories. An adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1950s novel, Carol is set in 1950s New York and tells the story of a department-store clerk, Therese (Rooney Mara) who falls for an older, married woman, Carol (Cate Blanchett). The film is nominated for Best Film, Director for Todd Haynes, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Cate Blanchett has been nominated for Leading Actress and Rooney Mara for Supporting Actress.

Dilemma and decision sits at the heart of Brooklyn, a stunning adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s bestselling novel that follows young Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) as she emigrates from rural Ireland to New York. Also supported by our Shelley Media fund, the film follows with an impressive six nominations – for Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair, with two further accolades for Saoirse Ronan in Leading Actress and Julie Walters in Supporting Actress.

The annual awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 14 February at the Royal Opera House, London – two weeks before the Oscars.