While some of us may still be in the midst of winter gloom – there’s one thing that's keeping us going. Awards Season!
On Febuary 14, the Hollywood elite and freshest faces will collide at the annual BAFTA awards – known for celebrating homegrown talent and forecasting the next best thing in the film world. Who can forget Eddie Redmayne’s sweet speech last year as he scooped up Best Actor prize for his role in The Theory Of Everything (who only a few years previously was an under-the-radar Brit).
And we know exactly what the A-List gang will be eating... yep, the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Brie Larson will be tucking into a super fancy meal, created by the head chef at Grosvenor House Nigel Boschetti. They'll also be supping on Villa Maria wine, Taittinger champagne and chocolate geniuses Hotel Chocolat have whipped up the dessert.
As for who's up for the gongs? Well, some of the winners have already been announced. See them all below...
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Outstanding British film
The Danish Girl
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Matt Damon, The Martian
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Brie Larson, Room
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Best supporting actor
Benicio del Toro, Sicario
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Best supporting actress
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Julie Walters, Brooklyn
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs (WINNER)
Rooney Mara, Carol
Best animated film
Inside Out (WINNER)
Shaun the Sheep the Movie
Adam McKay, The Big Short
Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies
Todd Haynes, Carol
Ridley Scott, The Martian
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Best Original Screenplay
Bridge of Spies
The Hateful Eight
EE Rising Star (voted for by the public)
John Boyega (WINNER)
For the full list, check out the BAFTA Awards website www.bafta.org
Meet the contenders up for this years EE Rising Star award - with previous winners including James McAvoy and Kristen Stewart ...
Two familiar faces up for the EE Rising star award are two Londoners – Bel Powley and John Boyega. Peckham born actor John, 23, has been on everyone’s lips since his starry turn playing the male lead Finn in box-office smash hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Meanwhile newcomer Bel came onto our radar after her brilliant performance in indie film The Diary Of A Teenage Girl, opposite Kristen Wiig last year. Expect big things to come from her later this year too – as she is set to hit our screens in the anticipated sci-fi romance Equals with Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult.
We've also got our eye on 26-year old Welsh boy Taron Egerton, after his impressive role as Eggsy in stylish spy movie Kingsman (already set for a sequel in 2017). Next up? In April this year, he’s playing the Olympic underdog in Eddie The Eagle. Watch this space...
And then across the Atlantic two US actresses are also nominated alongside each other. First up...26-year old Brie Larson. While many may remember her for her comedy roles in films like Trainwreck and 21 Jump Street – it’s her dramatic turn in this month’s Room (based on the 2010 best-selling book) that’s getting serious buzz. She’s up against 50 Shades Of Grey star Dakota Johnson, 23. To vote for your favourite rising star of 2016 you can head to ee.co.uk/BAFTA.
Roll on 14 Feb to tune into the BAFTA awards ceremony. Valentines Day night-in? Er, definitely.
By Emma Firth