The BAFTAs begin at the Royal Opera House in London at 6:30 pm Sunday evening. However, the BBC won’t air the show until 9 pm local time. And it won’t go out on BBC America until 5 pm PT/8 pm ET. But we will have the results here at Gold Derby as they unfold, beginning at 10:30 am PT/1:30 pm ET.
Our exclusive odds are predicting a Best Picture win for “Boyhood” as well as Best Director (Richard Linklater), and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette). And “The Grand Budapest Hotel” should tie it as the biggest overall winner with three trophies as well: Best Original Screenplay (Wes Anderson), Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design.
Four films are slated to take home two BAFTA wins each: “Birdman” will win Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing; “The Imitation Game” will prevail for Best British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay (Graham Moore); “The Theory of Everything” will take both Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne) and Best Score; and “Whiplash” will triumph for Best Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons) and Best Sound.
For the 10th year in a row, Stephen Fry host this awardsfest. Presenters and other attendees include: Hayley Atwell, David Beckham, John Boyega, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Natalie Dormer, Chris Evans, Alice Eve, Phoebe Fox, Martin Freeman, Cuba Gooding Jr., Holliday Grainger, Olivia Grant, Sally Hawkins, Tom Hiddleston, Nimrat Kaur, George MacKay, Dougray Scott, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong, and Julie Walters. One highlight of the evening will be director/writer Mike Leigh receiving the BAFTA Fellowship. It is this group’s version of a lifetime achievement award, but no word yet on who will present the honor.
Eighteen of the 20 acting nominees will be in attendance as follows:
Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game“), Ralph Fiennes (“The Grand Budapest Hotel“), Michael Keaton (“Birdman“), and Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything“) will attend. Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler“) is on Broadway and is not expected to make the trip.
Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”), Keira Knightley (“The Imitation Game”), Rene Russo (“Nightcrawler”), and Imelda Staunton (“Pride“). Emma Stone (“Birdman”) is also on Broadway and not expected.
Throughout the day, be sure to join the live discussion in our message boards. And then check back here after the results are all in for our analysis of what these wins (and losses) mean for the Oscars.
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