BAFTAs 2016: final preparations underway as attendees are confirmed


With just three days to go until London's Royal Opera House plays host to the 2016 BAFTA awards, the final preparations are underway to ensure everything goes smoothly on the night. Staff are already hard at work transforming the venue for the arrival of Hollywood's biggest stars, including putting the all-important seating plan into place.

Cardboard photographs of this year's attendees were put into place on Thursday, and it looks to be a suitably A-List line-up, with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Julianne Moore all confirmed to attend.



The BAFTAs seating plan was put into place on Thursday

It appears that Best Actor nominee Leonardo will be sandwiched between Best Actress contender Cate Blanchett and American Horror Story star Angela Bassett, with his main rival Eddie Redmayne sitting just one row behind.

Also confirmed to attend are Leonardo's "closest friend" Kate Winslet, along with fellow nominees Idris Elba, Saoirse Ronan, Maggie Smith and Matt Damon among others. Best Supporting Actress nominee Alicia Vikander will be walking the red carpet, as will her boyfriend Michael Fassbender, who has also been nominated for his performance in Steve Jobs.


A number of high profile names are confirmed to attend the awards

BAFTA have also announced a number of high profile presenters and other attendees, including Cuba Gooding Jr, Douglas Booth and 2015's leading actress BAFTA winner Julianne Moore.

Jack O'Connell will return to the BAFTAS one year after collecting EE's Rising Star award, while Rebel Wilson is sure to be cheering on her How to be Single co-star Dakota Johnson to take home the prize this year.


The 69th BAFTA Awards take place on Sunday

The 69th BAFTA Awards will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD at 9:00pm on Sunday 14 February, with a special red carpet show beginning at 8:30pm on BBC Three.

HELLO! Online will be providing live coverage and updates throughout the night. Follow @hellomag on Twitter and read our live blog for the latest news.

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