BAFTA Awards: What time does the show start?

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. 

Watch our editors battle over BAFTA’s top races [Video]

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.

These statistics are based on a combination of four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: ExpertsEditors, the Top 24 Users (highest scorers predicting last year’s winners), and All Users.

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.

BAFTA nominations:
‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ leads with 11, ‘Birdman’ & ‘Theory of Everthing’ 10 each
‘Selma,’ ‘Mr. Turner,’  ‘Unbroken’ snubbed

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: 

Best Actor
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 Actress
Amy Adams (“Big Eyes“), Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”), Julianne Moore (“Still Alice“), Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl“), and Reese Witherspoon (“Wild“).

Best Supporting Actor
Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher“), Ethan Hawke (“Boyhood“), Edward Norton (“Birdman”), Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher”), and J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash“).

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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