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BAFTAS 2014: '12 Years A Slave' Firm Favourite For Big Awards Tonight - Who Else?

16/02/2014 16:53

Stars are right now being zipped into their frocks and tuxedos for the biggest night in the British film calendar.

Names for the BAFTA Awards red carpet include such luminaries as Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon and Michael Fassbender, Ron Howard and Sandra Bullock, Steve McQueen and Tom Hanks.

So the A-list glamour factor is assured, but who are the favourites to win the unsmiling gold faces? Here's the most recent assessment of what the bookies think, before the gold envelopes are handed out...

Best actor - The bookies (data courtesy of EasyOdds.com) all seem to agree that '12 Years A Slave' lead Chiwetel Ejiofor is almost a dead cert to take home the award, with odds of 1/10. Christian Bale for 'American Hustle' is the outsider here at 33/1.

His co-star Lupita Nyong'o also the favourite for Best Supporting Actress, with Jennifer Lawrence for 'American Hustle' her nearest rival. AND Michael Fassbender is favourite for Best Supporting Actor.

In addition, '12 Years A Slave' is also a shoo-in for Best Film according to William Hill and Co, with very short odds of 1/6. 'Gravity' is the closest here, with 'Captain Phillips' the outsider.

Steve McQueen's slavery biopic has been the favourite for this category since the nominations were first announced, opening at 1/3 and now shortened to 1/6.

If anybody's to stop the film making a clean sweep, according to the bookies, it is Alfonso Cuaron's efforts on 'Gravity' that have earned him favourite place with the bookies at 11/20 in the Best Director category, with Steve McQueen coming in behind him.

Cate Blanchett is favourite to win Best Actress for Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine', with Dame Judi coming in second for 'Philomena'. Fellow Brit Emma Thompson is the outsider in this shortlist.

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Full nomination list below.

BEST FILM

12 Years A Slave - Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen
American Hustle - Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon
Captain Phillips - Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca
Philomena - Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward
Gravity - Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM:

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom - Justin Chadwick, Anant Singh, David M. Thompson, William Nicholson
Saving Mr. Banks -John Lee Hancock, Alison Owen, Ian Collie, Philip Steuer, Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith
Philomena - Stephen Frears, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward, Jeff Pope
The Selfish Giant - Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan
Gravity - Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman, Jonás Cuarón
Rush - Ron Howard, Andrew Eaton, Peter Morgan

BEST DIRECTOR:

Paul Greengrass - Captain Phillips
David O. Russell - American Hustle
Steve McQueen -12 Years A Slave
Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity
Martin Scorsese - The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST LEADING ACTOR:

Christian Bale - American Hustle
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years A Slave
Bruce Dern - Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
Tom Hanks - Captain Phillips

BEST LEADING ACTRESS:

Amy Adams - American Hustle
Judi Dench - Philomena
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Emma Thompson - Saving Mr Banks
Sandra Bullock - Gravity

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl - Rush
Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
Matt Damon - Behind the Candelabra
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o - 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts - August: Osage County
Oprah Winfrey - The Butler

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

American Hustle - Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine - Woody Allen
Gravity - Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
Inside Llewyn Davis - Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Nebraska - Bob Nelson

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

John Ridley - 12 Years A Slave
Richard LaGravanese - Behind the Candelabra
Billy Ray - Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan Jeff Pope - Philomena
Terence Winter - The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ANIMATED FILM:

Despicable Me 2 - Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Monsters University - Dan Scanlon
Frozen - Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

BEST FILM NOT IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE:

Blue Is The Warmest Colour - Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval
The Great Beauty - Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima
The Act Of Killing - Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen
Wadjda - Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul
Metro Manila - Sean Ellis, Mathilde Charpentier

BEST DOCUMENTARY:

The Act Of Killing - Joshua Oppenheimer
The Armstrong Lie - Alex Gibney
Tim’s Vermeer - Teller, Penn Jillette, Farley Ziegler
We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks - Alex Gibney
Blackfish - Gabriela Cowperthwaite

BEST OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER:

Colin Carberry, Glenn Patterson - Good Vibrations
Kelly Marcel - Saving Mr. Banks
Kieran Evans - Kelly + Victor
Paul Wright, Polly Stokes - For Those in Peril
Scott Graham - Shell

BEST RISING STAR:

Dane Dehaan
Lupita Nyong’o
George Mackay
Will Poulter
Léa Seydoux

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