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…

 

Best film

The Big Short 


Bridge of Spies


Carol


The Revenant


Spotlight

 

Outstanding British film

45 Years

Amy

Brooklyn (WINNER)

The Danish Girl

Ex Machina

The Lobster

 

Best actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Matt Damon, The Martian

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

 

Best actress

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)

Minions

Shaun the Sheep the Movie

 

Best director

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

Ex Machina

The Hateful Eight

Inside Out

Spotlight (WINNER)

 

EE Rising Star (voted for by the public)

Bel Powley

Brie Larson

Dakota Johnson

John Boyega (WINNER)

Taron Egerton

 

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.

Brie Larson is also tipped to win the prestigious BAFTA EE Rising Star Award this year

 

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…

Meet the new Welsh guy everyone’s talking about

 

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.

Dakota Johnson is up for a BAFTA this year

 

Roll on 14 Feb to tune into the BAFTA awards ceremony. Valentines Day night-in? Er, definitely.

By Emma Firth