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

16/02/2014 16:53 GMT | Updated 16/02/2014 16:59 GMT

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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