HELLO! Online's guide to the BAFTAs 2014

On Sunday 16 February the best in film and TV talent will descend upon the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for the BAFTA Awards 2014.

Not only will screen-stars including Dame Helen Mirren, Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper be walking the red carpet, Prince William will bring a royal touch to proceedings.

HELLO! Online will be providing live content throughout the evening, so to get you up to speed before the big event, scroll down for our guide to the BAFTAs 2014...

 


The Host:

For the ninth year running household favourite Stephen Fry has been tasked with hosting the evening.

"The awful truth is out - in 2014 l'll be hosting the @BAFTA Film Awards for the 9th year," tweeted Stephen in November. "I am really thrilled and honoured to have been asked to host the EE British Academy Film Awards again.

"Despite the nerves and terror that something might go wrong and that I'll make a fool of myself, it's an annual event I really look forward to," he added.

 


The performers:

Multi-platinum-selling artist Tinie Tempah and Mercury Prize nominee Laura Mvula will be delighting the audience with a performance of their track Heroes.

"I'm extremely excited to be opening the 2014 EE British Academy Film Awards performing Heroes with the incredible Laura Mvula," said Tinie Tempah. "It's a huge honour to be performing there.

"This song was inspired by film scores and theme songs so I'm looking forward to showcasing what British music has to offer in front of the world's film industry elite."

 


Attendees:

Scores of actors and actresses have confirmed their attendance at the 67th BAFTA ceremony including: Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hanks, Steve Coogan, Steve McQueen, Sandra Bullock, Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matt Damon, Martin Scorsese, Lupita Nyong'o, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emma Thompson, Dame Judi Dench, Christian Bale, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Redmayne, Helen McCrory and Uma Thurman.

The nominees:

Gravity is the most nominated film, with 12 nods including Best Film, Outstanding British Film and Leading Actress for Sandra Bullock

12 Years a Slave picked up 10 nominations, including Best Supporting Actor for Michael Fassbender, Best Director for Steve McQueen and Best Lead Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor, as did American Hustle.

Click here for a full list of the nominees.


Special Awards:

Dame Helen Mirren has already been announced as the winner of BAFTA's prestigious Academy Fellowship.

Prince William, who is president of BAFTA, will present Dame Helen with her award as she joins stars such as Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Richard Curtis and Michael Palin, who have previously been awarded the accolade.

Coverage:

The ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD at 9:00pm on Sunday, with a special red carpet show beginning at 8:30pm on BBC Three.

HELLO! Online will be providing live updates throughout the evening.

Follow @hellomag for the latest news.

 

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