The action adventure movie, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, has been nominated for Best Film, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Best Actor and Actress for the two leads, Best Director for George Miller, Best Visual Effects, and other technical awards.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens follows closely behind with nine nods, and will compete against Mad Max: Fury Road for Best Film, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Best Director for J.J. Abrams. Stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega both score nominations in the best newcomer categories.

Other Best Film contenders include The Hateful Eight, The Martian, and The Revenant, while the Best British Film prize will be a race between James Bond installment Spectre, Legend, 45 Years, MACbeth, and Suffragette.

Hardy will compete against awards season favourite Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Matt Damon (The Martian), Michael Fassbender (MACbeth/Steve Jobs), and Michael B. Jordan (Creed) for the Best Actor title, and Theron goes up against Best Actress Oscars frontrunner Brie Larson (Room) and Emily Blunt (Sicario), Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2), and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) for the female prize.

The Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy category also features The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Jurassic World, and The Martian, while the Best Comedy prize is a battle between Ant-Man, Inside Out, Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, Spy, and Trainwreck.

Abrams and Miller will have to fend off Oscars favourite Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for the Best Director title, plus Ryan Coogler for Creed and Ridley Scott for The Martian.

The winners are voted by the British public and will be announced at a London ceremony hosted by comedian David Walliams on 20 March (16).