The 2019 BAFTA Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London start at 7:00 pm on Sunday (February 10). However, the BBC won’t air the show until 9 pm local time. And it won’t go out on BBC America until 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. But we will have the results here at Gold Derby as they unfold, beginning at 11:00 am PT/2:00 pm ET. Throughout the day, be sure to join the live discussion in our message boards. And then check back here after the results are in for our analysis of what these wins (and losses) at the BAFTAs mean for the Oscars.
Joanna Lumley (“Absolutely Fabulous”) returns as host, having taken over last year from Stephen Fry, who had emceed for a dozen years running. One highlight of the evening is sure to be Oscar-winning film editor Thelma Schoonmaker receiving the BAFTA Fellowship. It is this group’s version of a lifetime achievement award, and will be presented by BAFTA patron Prince William.
“The Favourite” leads among BAFTA nominees with an even dozen bids and we are predicting that it will win seven awards: Best Picture, Best Actress (Olivia Colman), Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz), Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best British Film.
Oscar frontrunner “Roma” is tipped to take home three BAFTAs: both Best Director and Best Cinematographer for multi-hyphenate Alfonso Cuaron and Best Foreign Language Film. And “First Man” will win Best Film Editing and Best Sound.
Best Actor will go to Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody) while Richard E. Grant will win the supporting actor award for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” And Spike Lee will prevail for his adapted screenplay of “BlacKkKlansman.”
Our BAFTA winner predictions are based on our exclusive odds, which are derived from predictions by expert journalists who cover film awards, our in-house team of editors, site users who scored the best predicting these winners in the past, and thousands of readers like you.
The roster of BAFTA Awards 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 make your BAFTA predictions so that studio executives and top name stars can see how their films are faring in our odds. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on February 10. And join in the fierce debate over the 2018 BAFTAs taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our film forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.