The Royal Opera House is preparing to host the BAFTA awards for the ninth year in a row. This morning, live from the Princess Anne Theatre on Piccadilly, the nominees were announced for the 2015 awards.
BAFTA’s Chair Anne Morrison, Stephen Fry and Sam Claflin announced the nominees shortly after 7.35am.
A panel of industry critics including Zoe Ball, Boyd Hilton, Rhianna Dhillon and Matt Risley had a live panel chat afterwards to give their takes on what the nominations will mean to each of the nominees.
They came ahead of the awards in February at the Opera House which Stephen Fry will host.
This year’s BAFTA nominations:
Supporting Actor: Edward Norton, Ethan Hawke, J.K. Simmons, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell
Supporting Actress: Emma Stone, Imelda Staunton, Keira Knightley, Rene Russo and Patricia Arquette
Original Screenplay: Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Nightcrawler, Whiplash
Adapted Screenplay: American Sniper, Gone Girl, The Theory of Everything, Paddington, The Imitation Game
Documentary: 20 Feet from Stardom, 20,000 Days on Earth, Citizenfour, Finding Vivian Maier, Virunga
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Richard Linklater, Wes Anderson, James Marsh, Damien Chazelle
Animated Film: Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls, The Lego Movie
British Film: '71, The Imitation Game, Paddington, Pride, The Theory of Everything, Under the Skin
Leading Actress: Amy Adams, Felicity Jones, Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Rosamund Pike
Leading Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Keaton, Ralph Fiennes
Best Film: Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything
Our Entertainment Producer, Simon Thompson, discusses what he thinks about the nominations.