The 2019 BAFTA Awards will be hosted by Joanna Lumley (“Absolutely Fabulous”) on Sunday (February 10) and air on a tape-delayed basis on both BBC One in England and BBC America in the United States. Seventeen of this year’s 20 nominees in the acting categories are schedule to be at Sunday’s ceremony in London’s Royal Albert Hall. Scroll down to these the full list of who is attending as well as the roster of presenters.
Four of the five Best Actress nominees are expected: Glenn Close (“The Wife”), Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”), Viola Davis (“Widows”) and Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”). Lady Gaga (“A Star is Born”) is skipping these awards, where she is expected to lose to either Close or Colma. Instead she will perform at the Grammys in Los Angeles where she is favored to win for her song “Shallow.”
Gaga’s co-star, Bradley Cooper, will make the trip to London to join the other four Best Actor nominees: Christian Bale (“Vice”), Steve Coogan (“Stan and Ollie”), Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) and Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”). That race looks to be between Bale and Malek.
That category is the only one of the four acting races that will have the full slate of contenders in attendance.
Four of the five Best Supporting Actress hopefuls will be in the audience: Amy Adams (“Vice”), Claire Foy (“First Man”), Margot Robbie (“Mary Queen of Scots”) and likely winner Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”). Weisz’s on-screen rival, Emma Stone, is not expected.
Likewise for the supporting actor hopefuls with Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”), Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”), Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”) and Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) there but Sam Rockwell (“Vice”) sending his regrets. This one is going down to the wire between Ali and Grant.
The roster of presenters includes: Riz Ahmed, Yalitza Aparicio, Jamie Bell, Cate Blanchett, Mary J. Blige, Lucy Boynton, Rachel Brosnahan, Lily Collins, Elizabeth Debicki, Marina de Tavira, Taron Egerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Luke Evans, Joseph Fiennes, Henry Golding, Danai Gurira, Salma Hayek, Regina King, Olga Kurylenko, Richard Madden, Eddie Marsan, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo, Gary Oldman, Ellen Page, Will Poulter, Michelle Rodriguez, Andy Serkis, Eleanor Tomlinson and Michelle Yeoh.
Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on Feb. 24.