BARFTAs 2016 nominees: Tom Hardy, Johnny Depp and Tim Roth lead the BAFTAs' less complimentary sibling

Kate Beckinsale is also up for worst actor

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Awards season is in full swing, with Britain’s answer to the Oscars - the BAFTAs - set to take place at the Royal Opera House. But, like the Oscars has the Razzies, the BAFTAs also has a less-complimentary sibling: the BARFTAs. 

The British Academy of Rubbish Films and Terrible Acting ‘celebrates’ the worst in British cinema, and in the firing line this year is the likes of Tom Hardy, Tim Roth and Johnny Depp. 

Hardy leads the pack with his performance as the Kray twins in Legend, which also featurs Emily Browning. The film is up for worst British film, while the 38-year-old is up for worst actor.

Also nominated for worst film is the Cara Delevingne starring Face of an Angel, along with Kill Your Friends and Absolutely Anything, which features Simon Pegg. 

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Of the latter film, the judges said (via The Daily Mail): “Featuring perennial BARFTA nominee Simon Pegg. The Telegraph's review: 'It's often been said that Simon Pegg would agree to star in absolutely anything: now at least it's official.’”

Then, for worst actors, Hardy, Roth and Depp all feature, Roth for his role in the Sepp Blatter biopic United Passions, and Depp for Mortdecai. Kate Beckinsale is also up for worst actor, having starred in Face of an Angel and been “upstaged by Cara Delvigne's wandering eyebrows”.

Mortdecai and United Passions feature once more in the Worst International film category, joined by Zac Efron’s We Are Your Friends, Entourage and Jupiter Ascending.

The real BAFTAs are yet to take place, but it has been revealed what will be included in the nominees gift bags. Find out what time/when/how to watch the awards, here.