Here’s What To Expect At Tonight’s BAFTA Awards

10 February 2019
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Hollywood heads to London’s Royal Albert Hall for the BAFTA Film Awards. Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s prestigious presentation honouring the best in cinema.

With the Oscars just two weeks away, the awards season race is slowing down, but there’s still one big stop for the folks in the film industry: the BAFTAs.

Leading the nominations is The Favourite, with twelve, followed by Bohemian Rhapsody, RomaFirst Man, and A Star Is Born, who received seven noms each.

Unfortunately, this year’s awards clash with another major industry event on the other side of the globe, the Grammys. In previous years, the overlapping of these two awards shows – one focussed on film and the other on music – wouldn’t really be much of a problem, but in 2019, the multi-talented duo that is Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are being honoured at both events.

For the BAFTAs, Gaga is nominated under the Leading Actress and Original Music categories for her performance in A Star Is Born. Gaga also boasts four Grammy nominations for her musical contribution to the same film, plus an additional nom for Best Pop Solo Performance for the piano version of "Joanne", the titular song from her fifth studio album. It's understandable why the singer chose to attend music's biggest night.

The BAFTAs will see the other four Leading Actress nominees in attendance: Glenn Close for The Wife, Olivia Colman for The Favourite, Viola Davis for Widows, and Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

With Gaga also set to perform at the Grammys, her A Star Is Born co-star Cooper –  who received two Grammy nominations for his work on the film’s song, “Shallow” – will attend the British film awards. Cooper is nominated for five BAFTAs, including Best Director, a category he didn't get recognition for when this year’s Oscar nominations were announced, with many arguing he was snubbed.

We think it’s a smart move for the stars to split their attendance, especially given that Gaga and Cooper will reunite to perform together on stage at the Oscars on February 24.

The rest of the Leading Actor nominees are presumed to make the show: Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody, Christian Bale for Vice, Steve Coogan for Stan & Ollie, and Viggo Mortensen for Green Book.

Unlikely to attend is Bryan Singer, director of Bohemian Rhapsody, after the British Academy of Film and Television Arts removed him from the nominations list due to sexual assault allegations.

Lucky for viewers, Absolutely Fabulous actress Joanna Lumley returns to host the awards for a second consecutive year.

Despite receiving some criticism that the BAFTAs prefer awarding British talent, the winners are still a good indication of who could take home the Oscars.

Find the full list of nominees, below:

Best Film

The Favourite
Green Book
A Star Is Born

Outstanding British Film

Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Stan & Ollie
You Were Never Really Here

Leading Actress

Glenn Close, The Wife
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Viola Davis, Widows

Leading Actor

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Christian Bale, Vice
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Steve Coogan, Stan & Ollie
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, Vice
Claire Foy, First Man
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Margot Robbie, Mary Queen of Scots
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Supporting Actor

Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice
Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy


BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee
Cold War, Paweł Pawlikowski
The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos
Roma, Alfonso Cuarón
A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper

Costume Design

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Mary Zophres
Bohemian Rhapsody, Julian Day
The Favourite, Sandy Powell
Mary Poppins Returns, Sandy Powell
Mary Queen of Scots, Alexandra Byrne

Make Up & Hair

Bohemian Rhapsody, Mark Coulier, Jan Sewell

The Favourite, Nadia Stacey

Mary Queen Of Scots, Jenny Shircore

Stan & Ollie, Mark Coulier, Jeremy Woodhead, Josh Weston

Vice, Kate Biscoe, Greg Cannom, Patricia Dehaney, Chris Gallaher

Original Music

BlacKkKlansman, Terence Blanchard

If Beale Street Could Talk, Nicholas Britell

Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat

Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman

A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Apostasy, Daniel Kokotajlo (Writer/Director)

Beast, Michael Pearce (Writer/Director), Lauren Dark (Producer)

A Cambodian Spring, Chris Kelly (Writer/Director/Producer)

Pili, Leanne Welham (Writer/Director), Sophie Harman (Producer)

Ray & Liz, Richard Billingham (Writer/Director), Jacqui Davies (Producer)

Animated Film

Incredibles 2, Brad Bird, John Walker

Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord

Adapted Screenplay

BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott

Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty

First Man, Josh Singer

If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins

A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, Eric Roth

British Short Animation

I’m OK, Elizabeth Hobbs, Abigail Addison, Jelena Popović

Marfa, Greg Mcleod, Myles Mcleod

Roughhouse, Jonathan Hodgson, Richard Van Den Boom

British Short Film

73 Cows, Alex Lockwood

Bachelor, 38, Angela Clarke

The Blue Door, Ben Clark, Megan Pugh, Paul Taylor

The Field, Sandhya Suri, Thomas Bidegain, Balthazar De Ganay

Wale, Barnaby Blackburn, Sophie Alexander, Catherine Slater, Edward Speleers


Bohemian Rhapsody, Newton Thomas Sigel
Cold War, Łukasz Żal
The Favourite, Robbie Ryan
First Man, Linus Sandgren
Roma, Alfonso Cuarón


Free Solo, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Shannon Dill, Evan Hayes

McQueen, Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui

RBG, Julie Cohen, Betsy West

They Shall Not Grow Old, Peter Jackson, Clare Olssen

Three Identical Strangers, Tim Wardle, Grace Hughes-Hallett, Becky Read


Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman
The Favourite, Yorgos Mavropsaridis
First Man, Tom Cross
Roma, Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough
Vice, Hank Corwin

Film Not In The English Language

Capernaum, Nadine Labaki, Khaled Mouzanar

Cold War, Paweł Pawlikowski, Tanya Seghatchian, Ewa Puszczyńska

Dogman, Matteo Garrone

Roma, Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez

Shoplifters, Hirokazu Kore-Eda, Kaoru Matsuzaki

Original Screenplay

Cold War, Janusz Głowacki, Paweł Pawlikowski

The Favourite, Deborah Davis, Tony Mcnamara

Green Book, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga

Roma, Alfonso Cuarón

Vice, Adam Mckay

Production Design

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock

The Favourite, Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton

First Man, Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas

Mary Poppins Returns, John Myhre, Gordon Sim

Roma, Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enríquez


Bohemian Rhapsody, John Casali, Tim Cavagin, Nina Hartstone, Paul Massey, John Warhurst

First Man, Mary H. Ellis, Mildred Iatrou Morgan, Ai-Ling Lee, Frank A. Montaño, Jon Taylor

Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Gilbert Lake, James H. Mather, Chris Munro, Mike Prestwood Smith

A Quiet Place, Erik Aadahl, Michael Barosky, Brandon Proctor, Ethan Van Der Ryn

A Star Is Born, Steve Morrow, Alan Robert Murray, Jason Ruder, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic

Special Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War, Dan Deleeuw, Russell Earl, Kelly Port, Dan Sudick

Black Panther, Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, Dan Sudick

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Tim Burke, Andy Kind, Christian Manz, David Watkins

First Man, Ian Hunter, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, J.D. Schwalm

Ready Player One, Matthew E. Butler, Grady Cofer, Roger Guyett, David Shirk

EE Rising Star Award

Barry Keoghan
Cynthia Erivo
Jessie Buckley
Lakeith Stanfield
Letitia Wright