The BAFTAs begin at the Royal Opera House in London at 7:00 pm Sunday (Feb. 14). 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 11:00 am PT/2:00 pm ET.
Our exclusive odds are predicting that “The Revenant” will go four for eight, winning Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Best Cinematography.
Allsp predicted to take home four awards is “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Though this seven-time nominee was snubbed in the marquee categories, we expect it to win: Best Makeup and Hairtsyling, Best Production Design, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects.
These predictions are based on a combination of four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: Expert film journalists, we Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s winners and the hundreds of total Users who make up the largest and often savviest bloc of predictors.
While “Carol” and “Bridge of Spies” lead with nine bids each, they won’t be among the top winners. “Carol” is projected to win twice — Best Supporting Actress (Rooney Mara) and Best Costume Design — while “Bridge of Spies” will prevail just once, for supporting actor Mark Rylance.
Likewise, two of the strongest Oscar contenders for Best Picture will have limited success on this side of the pond. “The Big Short” is predicted to win two of its five bids — Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing — while “Spotlight” will go one for three, claiming only Best Original Screenplay.
For the 11th year in a row, Stephen Fry host this awardsfest. Presenters and other attendees include: Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje, Angela Bassett, Douglas Booth, Emilia Clarke, Sacha Baron Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Cuba Gooding Jr, Rupert Grint, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Will Poulter, Matt Smith, Stanley Tucci, and Rebel Wilson. One highlight of the evening will be Sidney Poitier 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.
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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