They'll be revealed in full on 9 January at London's own Princess Anne Theatre, with the help of stars Natalie Dormer and Letitia Wright, starting from 7.30am; you can livestream the event from BAFTA's official Facebook page.
Lady Bird and Get Out have been many a prognosticator's picks, though Three Billboards at Ebbing, Missouri's dominance at the Golden Globes (winning Best Drama, Best Actress - Drama, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Screenplay) could launch it ahead as a new awards favourite. Surely, however, directors Jordan Peele and Greta Gerwig can land Best Director nods? Or does Natalie Portman need to come back and teach everyone a lesson again?
The livestream will also see the new BAFTA host revealed, after Stephen Fry stepped down to "let others take the BAFTAs on to new heights and greater glories”. The comedian had previously hosted 12 BAFTA ceremonies since 2001.
One category that won't be announced is the EE Rising Star Award, voted by the public, which has already been announced to be a contest between Daniel Kaluuya, Florence Pugh, Josh O’Connor, Timothée Chalamet and Tessa Thompson.
The EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday, 18 February at the Royal Albert Hall. Sponsored by EE, the Awards will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD.
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A lot of the conversation so far has been focused on Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird and Jordan Peele's Get Out, films that have both hit the sweet spot of being critical darlings and surprise successes at the box office. However, last weekend's Globes saw Three Billboards sweep through with four awards, could that success be replicated here?
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One category that's already been announced is the EE Rising Star Award, voted by the public, which sees nominees Daniel Kaluuya, Florence Pugh, Josh O’Connor, Timothée Chalamet and Tessa Thompson.
Daniel Kaluuya, Florence Pugh and Timothée Chalamet among BAFTA Rising Star nomineesThe IndependentBAFTA has announced this year’s EE Rising Star nominees, predicting the actors set to dominate cinema screens over the coming years. Leading the pack are British stars Daniel Kaluuya, Florence Pugh, and Josh O’Connor, all of whom have already been hotly tipped for numerous nominations this awards season. They join American actors Timothée Chalamet and Tessa Thompson.
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Kristin Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Hugh Grant, Paddington 2
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Call Me By Your Name, James Ivory
The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, David Schneider
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, Matt Greenhaigh
Molly's Game, Aaron Sorkin
Paddington 2, Simon Farnaby, Paul King
Best Original Screenplay:
Get Out, Jordan Peele
I, Tonya, Steven Rogers
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh
Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me By Your Name
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri
Annette Bening, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
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