Sixteen of this year’s 20 nominees from acting categories are slated to attend Sunday’s BAFTA Film Awards in London’s Royal Albert Hall. The February 12 ceremony will be hosted by comedian and actor Stephen Fry for BBC One in England and BBC America in the United States.
Best Actress nominees expected are Amy Adams (“Arrival”), Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train”), Emma Stone (“La La Land”), and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”). Best Actor nominees confirmed are Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”), Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge”), Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”), and Viggo Mortensen (“Captain Fantastic”).
Best Supporting Actress nominees in the audience will be Viola Davis (“Fences”), Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”), Nicole Kidman (“Lion”), Hayley Squires (“I, Daniel Blake”), and Michelle Williams (“Manchester by the Sea”). Best Supporting Actor contenders attending are Hugh Grant (“Florence Foster Jenkins”), Dev Patel (“Lion”), and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Nocturnal Animals”).
Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) and Jeff Bridges (“Hell or High Water”) are not expected.
Presenters for the ceremony and other attendees are: Riz Ahmed, Ewan Bremmer, Noel Clarke, Penelope Cruz, Jamie Dornan, Carmen Ejogo, Luke Evans, Holliday Grainger, Bryce Dallas Howard, Isabelle Huppert, Felicity Jones, George MacKay, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thandie Newton, Simon Pegg, Ella Purnell, Noomi Rapace, Andrea Riseborough, Mark Rylance, Rafe Spall, Julia Stiles, Russell Tovey, Sophie Turner, and Stanley Tucci.
EGOT champ Mel Brooks (“The Producers,” “Young Frankenstein”) will receive the BAFTA Fellowship. Cinema brand Curzon will be awarded with the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award. Keep in mind for all names listed above, some nominees might change their minds about attending and producers might add more presenters to the show.
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