The time has arrived once again: awards season is in full swing and tonight (February 12th) some of the biggest names in cinema descend on London for the annual BAFTA awards, hosted once again by Stephen Fry. We’ll be updating this page throughout the evening with red carpet pictures, our predictions, and winners as soon as they come in. Be sure to check our Twitter @thatfilmbloguk for further updates, and stay on this page for live updates on the ceremony. Remember, the ceremony isn’t broadcast until 9pm, so if you’re looking to avoid spoilers, head away!
21:17 – There you have it, all the winners have been revealed. That’s it from us this evening, thank you very much for tuning in and supporting our page. If you’re watching the ceremony now, we hope you enjoy it. Goodnight from us.
21:15 – Well, it seems La La Land did very well, despite a slow start. Some of the biggest gongs went to it, and who can say it doesn’t deserve it.
21:14 – Best Picture – La La Land
21:08 – Best Actress in a Leading Role – Emma Stone – La La Land
21:07 – Two awards left. We’ve come so far, but still two massive gongs left to award.
21:05 – La La Land now on four wins – not the haul many were expecting, but impressive nonetheless.
21:03 – Best Director – Damien Chazelle – La La Land
20:57 – Best Actor in a Leading Role – Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
20:56 – Big 4 awards left. This is where it gets very exciting
20:51 – Best Cinematography – La La Land – Linus Sandgren
20:48 – Best Original Screenplay – Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
20:42 – The award for Outstanding British Contribution goes to Curzon.
20:38 – A break in awards as we remember those who’ve passed over the past year. An emotional rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah accompanies this.
20:31 – Against such massive competition, it’s great to see Dev Patel win Best Supporting Actor. Could an Oscar be in sight for the Skins alumnus?
20:28 – Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Dev Patel – Lion
20:26 – It’s getting tense. We’ve got some huge categories left.
20:23 – Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer – Under the Shadow – Babak Anvari (Writer/Director), Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill and Lucan Toh (Producers)
20:18 – Special Visual Effects – The Jungle Book – Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R. Jones, and Adam Valdez
20:13 – Best Animated Film – Kubo and the Two Strings
20:10 – People seem to be very happy about Viola Davis’ win… is an Oscar win in sight?
20:06 – Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Viola Davis – Fences
20:04 – La La Land has won one of the five categories it’s been up for so far: perhaps not the dominance we were expecting?
20:00 – Best Adapted Screenplay – Lion – Luke Davies
19:58 – What a good point. La La Land hasn’t swept everything up as expected, but we’ve still got some massive categories to go.
19:57 – Best Film Not in the English Language – Son of Saul
19:51 – Best Documentary – 13th – the Netflix Original Documentary sweeps its category. A victory for hotly-developing on-demand original content.
19:49 – A BAFTA for Fantastic Beasts – you only need to look at a still to see why it deserves best Production Design
19:48 – Production Design – Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them – Stuart Craig and Anna Pinnock
19:47 – First of the night for Hacksaw Ridge – don’t be surprised if it isn’t the last…
19:45 – Best Editing – Hacksaw Ridge – John Gilbert
19:44 – How fantastic to see the recognition of such talent. Who doesn’t love the BAFTAs?
19:42 – British Short Film – Home
19:38 – British Short Animation – A Love Story
19:34: Best Sound – Arrival – Sylvain Bellemare, Claude La Haye, and Bernard Gariépy Strobl
19:31 – Best Costume Design – Madeline Fontaine – Jackie
19:29 – Best Original Music – La La Land – Justin Hurwitz. Hands up who’s surprised here?!
19:28 – Hair and Make Up: J. Roy Helland and Daniel Phillips – Florence Foster Jenkins
19:27– There’s three Spider-Man alumni up for awards tonight – Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Holland took his award – could there be a clean sweep?
19:24 – For us, this is the right choice: as we said, he’s gone from unknown to worldwide star in little over two years. Definitely deserving of the award.
19:22 – The EE Rising Star Award goes to Tom Holland!
19:19 – The BAFTAs are underway – what a feeling!
19:15: The awards have begun: Outstanding British Film goes to I, Daniel Blake
19:14 – Away with the silence – Stephen Fry’s been getting busy!
19:04 – Time for some radio silence – when you next hear from us, the first BAFTA winner will have been revealed!
19:02 – You can already predict what’s going on right now – rumbles of excitement, a lovely montage of 2016 in film and a terrific speech from Stephen Fry.
19:00 – Here we go: the 2017 BAFTA awards are underway! Stay tuned as the winners are announced.
18:57 – Three minutes to go! Be sure to let us know who you think will win by tweeting us @thatfilmbloguk – we’ll be linking our favourite picks here!
18:53 – We said no more red carpet, but we can’t help ourselves – take a look at this:
18:50 – An interesting insight into the ceremony – the first standing ovation has already happened:
18:49 – Let’s have a quick run-down of last year’s winners: The Revenant took Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Leonardo DiCaprio (his first BAFTA win) and Best Director for Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and Best Actress in a Leading Role went to Brie Larson for Room.
18:44 – Moving away from the red carpet, now we’re focused on the ceremony itself. This is where you’ll want to be to find out the winners as the news breaks, so stay locked onto this page.
Below is our coverage of the red carpet and build-up to the 2017 EE BAFTA awards.
17:41 – With just over an hour to go until the ceremony kicks off, let’s run down some of the nominees. La La Land is leading with eleven nominations, including Best Director for Damien Chazelle and the coveted Best Film prize. Arrival and Nocturnal Animals both go in with nine nominations apiece, and Manchester by the Sea holds six nominations. Other nominees include Doctor Strange, with three nominations including Best Special Visual Effects and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with five nominations, most notably Outstanding British Film.
17:48 – Support is rife for Jake Gyllenhaal, who is up for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Nocturnal Animals.
17:51 – A popular face is Eddie Redmayne: the once-BAFTA winner is nominated for his role in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
17:54 – Another big name is Daisy Ridley: although she hasn’t been nominated for a BAFTA yet, she’s certainly proving popular with the fans:
17:54 – We’re taking a quick break, but be sure to keep refreshing this page, because as soon as we return it’ll be back to red carpet snaps, our predictions and the results of the ceremony.
18:11 – We’re back, and with less than an hour until the ceremony begins, the big stars are rolling in: here’s Tom Holland, nominated for the EE Rising Star Award:
18:14 – Emma Stone is here! The Amazing Spider-Man actress is up for Best Actress in a Leading Role for La La Land.
18:17 – Despite not being up for an award, British actress Sophie Turner had a brilliant 2016, continuing her success in Game of Thrones and starring in the smash-hit X-Men: Apocalypse.
18:19 – The big night has arrived: be sure to watch the ceremony highlights at 9pm on BBC One. But, of course, we’ll have all the winners here as soon as they’re announced!
18:20 – Here’s some trivia: the BAFTA committee comprises of around 6,500 industry members, working in film, TV or video games.
18:22 – Support is rife for Andrew Garfield – another Spider-Man actor – who’s nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge.
18:24 – Here’s an interesting view – could this year’s BAFTAs be more political than ever? If the Golden Globes are anything to go by, maybe it will be…
18:26 – Industry veteran Ron Howard is nominated for Best Documentary for his film The Beatles: Eight Days a Week. By the looks of things, people are taking their seats: the ceremony is getting closer!
18:27 – Time for some of our predictions. We reckon La La Land will swoop Best Film and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Emma Stone, as well as Best Original Screenplay. Our money’s on Casey Affleck for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Manchester By the Sea, and we predict Doctor Strange and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will go home with some gongs.
18:30 – We’re getting close! It appears most have taken their seats in the Royal Albert Hall in preparation for the ceremony – half an hour to go!
18:36 – How far has he come? Virtually-unknown two years ago, Tom Holland is up for the EE Rising Star Award. Will he swing away with the gong?
18:39 – Oh dear! A gaffe on the BBC One Snapchat account has provided plenty of entertainment:
18:39 – Another huge star: Emily Blunt has arrived, nominated as Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Girl on the Train.