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Oscars 2016: Lead and supporting actress, who's in the running?

Screen’s US editor Jeremy Kay analyses this year’s lead and supporting actress contenders. (Comment)

The Big Short

'The Big Short': prophets of loss

Producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner and director Adam McKay of The Big Short tell Elbert Wyche how they made an entertaining, informative film about the build-up to the calamitous global banking meltdown.

ex machina

'Ex Machina': rise of the machine

As Alex Garland’s Ex Machina vies for five Baftas and two Oscars, the film-makers look back on its production and debate the pros and cons of an international release strategy that saw the sci-fi film become a sleeper hit in the US. Mark Salisbury reports.

Bryan Cranston

'Trumbo': from blacklist to shortlist

Bryan Cranston, the Oscar and Bafta-nominated star of Trumbo, talks to Jeremy Kay about digging deep to find the truth behind one of Hollywood’s screenwriting greats.

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Interview: 'The Revenant' composers, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto

Alternative music pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto and his regular collaborator, the leading electronic musician known as Alva Noto, talk to Tiffany Pritchard about their Bafta-nominated work on The Revenant.

Sandy Powell

Sandy Powell: the dress maker

UK costume designer Sandy Powell has four Bafta and Oscar nominations this year for her work on Cinderella and Carol. She talks to Tiffany Pritchard.

Tim Angel Angels Costumes

The angels and their outfits

London costume house Angels has made and supplied outfits to hundreds of films, from Lawrence Of Arabia to Maggie Smith’s muddy boots in The Lady In The Van. As Bafta is poised to honour the company, Sarah Cooper meets the family of Angels.

BAFTA Stephen Fry

Awards countdown: Bound for glory

With just two weeks to go until the Baftas on February 14, we are into the final stretch of awards season.

Spanish Affair

Spotlight: Getting into LaZona

Local hits Spanish Affair and Spanish Affair 2 have given LaZona Films the confidence to expand into television, producer Gonzalo Salazar-Simpson tells Elisabet Cabeza.


How one US distributor scored 35 César nominations

Cohen Media Group talks acquiring European Oscar and César hopefuls and its expansion into exhibition.

Finola Amanda 2

Wildgaze: building on 'Brooklyn'

Celebrating six BAFTA nominations and three Oscar nominations, Wildgaze Films duo Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey look back at Brooklyn’s journey and ahead to their future slate and ambitions

Andrew Haigh

Andrew Haigh: the time of his life

UK writer-director Andrew Haigh reflects on a whirlwind year for 45 Years, his disappointment Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay missed out on Bafta nominations, and upcoming projects Lean On Pete and an Alexander McQueen biopic. Michael Rosser reports.

Mads Matthiesen

Mads Matthiesen, Denmark's next top 'Model'

Mads Matthiesen made a splash with his 2012 debut Teddy Bear. The Danish director talks to Wendy Mitchell about his English-language follow-up, The Model, which screens at Goteborg and Rotterdam.

The Revenant producers Steve Golin and Mary Parent

'The Revenant' producer Mary Parent on the biggest challenge of her career

After the Golden Globes, Bafta and Oscar nominations, The Revenant has become this awards season’s front-runner. Jeremy Kay talks to producer Mary Parent about bringing the most challenging project of her career to fruition

Composers: Alexandre Desplat, 'The Danish Girl'

The politically engaged composer discusses why he was drawn to Suffragette and The Danish Girl 

Tom Holkenborg Junkie XL

Composers: Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL), 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

More commonly known as Junkie XL, the Dutch composer turned to religious themes and heavy metal to score Mad Max: Fury Road

Johann Johannson

Composers: Johann Johannsson, 'Sicario'

Johann Johannsson’s score for Sicario rumbles and intimidates “like a beast lurching in slow motion”, he tells Tiffany Pritchard, who meets five of the composers in contention this awards season

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