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Baftas 2024 - as it happened: Oppenheimer wins big at star-studded movie awards ceremony

Baftas 2024 - as it happened: Oppenheimer wins big at star-studded movie awards ceremony

The Baftas 2024 have taken place, with the biggest film stars in the world in attendance at a ceremony that honoured the best movies and actors of the last year.

Hollywood actors, including Emma Stone, Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, were present at the ceremony, which took place at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday (18 February).

The winners were named exactly one month after the nominated films, actors, directors and writers were revealed by former EE Rising Star nominees Naomi Ackie and Kingsley Ben-Adir during a live press conference.

This year’s Baftas, which aired on BBC One, were presented by actor David Tennant. This marked the Scottish actor’s first TV appearance since returning for a series of Doctor Who specials in 2023.

Films in contention at this year’s ceremony included Oppenheimer, which swept the board at both the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards earlier this month, as well as its rival blockbuster Barbie, Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon and Poor Things, starring Stone.

Find all of the Bafta 2024 updates – as they happened – below

Baftas 2024

ICYMI... here’s all the biggest talking points from the 2024 Baftas

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Oppenheimer wins big at the Baftas – as Christopher Nolan takes home first-ever prize

Friday 16 February 2024 12:56 , Jacob Stolworthy

Hello! Welcome to our Baftas 2024 live blog, which will provide you movie lovers with all the updates you need ahead of this year’s ceremony.

Who is nominated at the 2024 Baftas?

Friday 16 February 2024 13:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

This year’s Bafta nominations were announced on 18 January by former EE Rising Star nominees Naomi Ackie and Kingsley Ben-Adir during a live press conference.

Leading this year’s pack are Oppenheimer and Poor Things – but you can find the full list of everything in contention below.

The full list of Bafta 2024 nominations

Who is hosting the Baftas?

Friday 16 February 2024 14:29 , Jacob Stolworthy

After what was considered a disastrous presenting slot for Richard E Grant and Alison Hammond in 2023, Bafta has gone with what could be perceived to be a safe pair of hands for the 2024 ceremony: the likeable David Tennant.

The Doctor Who star said he was “honoured” to have been asked and, in an interview with The Guardian on Friday (16 February), said of the impending ceremony: I don’t currently feel particularly challenged because everything’s written down for me and I don’t have to worry about winning – or not winning – an award.

Describing the opportunity as “liberating”, Tennant added: “Who knows why they asked me; I must have been pretty far down the list. Expectations are pretty much zero. I don’t have anything to prove.”

David Tennant hails ‘honour’ of being selected as 2024 Baftas host

How and when can you watch this year’s ceremony?

Friday 16 February 2024 15:28 , Jacob Stolworthy

The Bafta awards won’t be televised live, and will start around 4pm on Sunday (16 February).

But there will be red carpet coverage – and, of course, an edited version will be shown on Sunday evening.

Find all the details about how you can watch all the Baftas coverage here.

Which A-listers will be at the Baftas?

Friday 16 February 2024 16:25 , Jacob Stolworthy

Bafta has provided a glimpse behind the curtain, revealing which Hollywood stars will be in attendance at this year’s ceremony.

A behind-the-scenes photo shared on the organisation’s official Twitter page shows off the seating arrangement for Sunday’s ceremony.

Sat on the front row alongside one another will be Cate Blanchett, Ayo Edebiri, Cillian Murphy, Emma Stone, Da'Vine Joy Randolph and Margot Robbie.

Scattered behind them will be, among others, Greta Gerwig, Emily Blunt,Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling, Rye Lane nominee Vivian Oparah, Paul Mescal and Carey Mulligan.

Meanwhile, other stars who'll be present include Christopher Nolan, Rosamund Pike, Hugh Grant, singer Dua Lipa – and, for good measure, David Beckham.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor will perform her 24-year-old track

Friday 16 February 2024 17:00 , Inga Parkel

To all those in attendance, as well as those enjoying the broadcast/live stream, prepare to get your dancing shoes on.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor will be performing her 24-year-old track “Murder on the Dancefloor”.

The British singer-songwriter’s 2002 song saw a resurgence in popularity after it was featured in Emerald Fennell’s incredibly divisive comedy thriller Saltburn.

In an interview last month with The Independent, Ellis-Bextor reacted to the renewed love for her song.

“It’s been pretty wild actually, but I’m definitely here for it,” she said. “I’ve always loved the fact that I’m not really in control of what happens to me and my music for a lot of the time, and I’ve always just been open to these new adventures and seeing what can happen.”

 (Sophie Ellis-Bextor / YouTube)
(Sophie Ellis-Bextor / YouTube)

Sophie Ellis-Bextor on failures, big families and love: ‘I’ve had it all taken away. It sucks. This is better’

Friday 16 February 2024 17:30 , Inga Parkel

Read The Independent’s interview with the “Murder on the Dancefloor” hitmaker:

 (Sophie Ellis-Bextor / YouTube)
(Sophie Ellis-Bextor / YouTube)

Sophie Ellis-Bextor on failures, big families and love: ‘I’ve had it all taken away. It sucks. This is better’

The singer, who brought the world joy with her Kitchen Discos in lockdown, tells Ellie Harrison about the heady turn of the millennium and her dreamy new record, ‘Hana’

Biggest Baftas records that could be broken this year

Friday 16 February 2024 18:00 , Inga Parkel

With the help of BonusCodeBets.co.uk, here are some of the biggest Baftas records that could be broken this year:

Sandra Hüller could win in two major acting categories for two different roles in two different films!

Sandra Hüller (AP)
Sandra Hüller (AP)

The 45-year-old German actor has landed two Bafta nominations: Best Actress in a Leading Role for her powerful and stunning performance in the Oscar-nominated courtroom drama Anatomy of a Fall as well as Best Actress in a Support Role for her performance in the Oscar-nominated historical drama The Zone of Interest.

Should she win both categories, Hüller would achieve a feat that’s never been done in the history of the Baftas.

Women of Colour could make history

Friday 16 February 2024 18:05 , Inga Parkel

In the whole (77-year) history of the Baftas, no person of colour has ever won Best Actress in a Leading Role.

However, if The Color Purple’s Fantasia Barrino or Rye Lane’s Vivian Oparah wins the trophy, they could make history. They are up against Sandra Hüller (Anatomy of a Fall), Carey Mulligan (Maestro), Margot Robbie (Barbie), and Emma Stone (Poor Things).

Fantasia Barrino and Vivian Oparah (Getty Images)
Fantasia Barrino and Vivian Oparah (Getty Images)

Carey Mulligan or Emma Stone could join a special club

Friday 16 February 2024 18:10 , Inga Parkel

Both Mulligan and Stone could join an exclusive club of only 15 other female actors who’ve won Best Actress in a Leading Role two times or more, should one of them win the category.

Mulligan, who has been nominated for Maestro, won the honour back in 2009 for An Education, while Stone, who received the new nod for Poor Things, took the category in 2016 for La La Land.

Carey Mulligan and Emma Stone (Getty Images)
Carey Mulligan and Emma Stone (Getty Images)

Emma Stone could break records

Friday 16 February 2024 18:15 , Inga Parkel

The Poor Things star could also become the first person ever to win Best Actress in a Leading Role as well as Outstanding British Film in one night should she take both categories.

Stone is credited as a producer on the Yorgos Lanthimos drama, which would mean she too would earn the win for Outstanding British Film.

The only other person to earn a similar victory is Nomadland’s star and producer Frances McDormand, who won Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Film at the 2021 ceremony.

 (Searchlight Pictures)
(Searchlight Pictures)

A night of big possibility for Irish actors

Friday 16 February 2024 18:20 , Inga Parkel

Should the Dublin-born Keoghan or the Cork-born Murphy triumph in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category, they would become the first Irish-born actor to take home the trophy.

Keoghan is nominated for his performance in Saltburn, and Murphy landed a nod for his role in Oppenheimer.

Barry Keoghan and Cillian Murphy (Getty Images)
Barry Keoghan and Cillian Murphy (Getty Images)

Let’s hear it for the Aussies

Friday 16 February 2024 18:25 , Inga Parkel

Australian natives Jacob Elordi (Saltburn) and Sophie Wilde (Talk to Me) are competing against each other for the Bafta Rising Star category, alongside The Bear breakout Ayo Edebiri, How to Have Sex’s Mia Mckenna-Bruce and Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor.

Should either Elordi or Wilde win, they would become the first Australian actor to earn the award.

Jacob Elordi and Sophie Wilde (Getty Images)
Jacob Elordi and Sophie Wilde (Getty Images)

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming

Friday 16 February 2024 18:45 , Inga Parkel

Message from Bafta host David Tennant

David Tennant on the Bafta hosting lesson he learnt from Jo Koy’s Golden Globes disaster

Friday 16 February 2024 19:30 , Inga Parkel

The Doctor Who star, 52, has revealed one of the biggest hosting no-nos he gleaned from Jo Koy’s Golden Globes presenting disaster.

When asked if he had any nerves about the forthcoming gig – especially given Koy’s poorly received performance at the January Golden Globes – Tennant explained to Variety that “not being a comic I feel gives me a slight cover”.

“I’m not really expected to be good at any of that stuff. I’m just there to hold it all together,” the Scottish actor said ahead of the ceremony.

“And don’t diss Tay Tay, I think is the lesson to be learned. I live in a house of Taylor Swift fans, so I know better,” he added, referring to Koy’s failed joke about pop singer Swift.

Read more:

David Tennant and Jo Koy (Getty Images)
David Tennant and Jo Koy (Getty Images)

David Tennant on the Bafta hosting lesson he learnt from Jo Koy’s Golden Globes disaster

‘Doctor Who’ star will host the 77th annual British Academy Film Awards on Sunday (18 February)

Quick glimpse at Baftas front-row seating arrangement

Friday 16 February 2024 20:00 , Inga Parkel

I spy a stacked room, including a healthy mix of stars on the rise – Ayo Edebiri (The Bear) – sprinkled in between Hollywood royalty, including Cate Blanchett, Cillian Murphy, Emma Stone and Margot Robbie.

Who votes for the Baftas Rising Star category?

Friday 16 February 2024 21:00 , Inga Parkel

Unlike the rest of Bafta’s film, producing and acting categories, which are voted on by a special jury of experts in the craft, the EE Rising Star Award is determined by the public.

While a jury still selects the nominees in the category, the final winner is selected entirely by public votes via text, internet or phone.

Last year saw Sex Education’s Emma Mackey win the honour. This year, Jacob Elordi (Euphoria and Priscilla), Ayo Edebiri (The Bear), Sophie Wilde (Talk to Me), Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton) and Mia McKenna-Bruce (How to Have Sex) have all been nominated.

Mia McKenna-Bruce on her breakout role in How to Have Sex: ‘I was six months pregnant at Cannes – it was pretty mental’

Friday 16 February 2024 21:30 , Inga Parkel

Read Ellie Harrison’s interview with 26-year-old Bafta Rising Star nominee McKenna-Bruce on her breakout role in How to Have Sex.

 (David Reiss)
(David Reiss)

Mia McKenna-Bruce on her breakout role in How to Have Sex: ‘I was six months pregnant at Cannes – it was pretty mental’

The 26-year-old rising star plays a teenage girl growing up too fast in the Malia-set party film. She tells Ellie Harrison about filming the Cannes sensation and what it’s like to have the biggest moments in her life and career collide

WATCH: Cillian Murphy says ‘yes’ to 28 Years Later

Friday 16 February 2024 22:00 , Inga Parkel

The Independent’s own Jacob Stolworthy had a chance to sit down with Oppenheimer star Cillian Murphy. And, of course, he couldn’t help but ask a burning question about the potential of a 28 Years Later sequel.

How Jonathan Glazer became Britain’s most mysterious filmmaker: ‘He always takes things to the edge of beyond’

Friday 16 February 2024 23:00 , Inga Parkel

The Independent’s Adam White takes a look at how the Bafta- and Oscar-nominated director of the Bafta- and Oscar-nominated picture The Zone of Interest, Jonathan Glazer, became Britain’s most mysterious filmmaker.

Read more:

Birthing a misunderstood classic: Glazer directs Kidman on the set of ‘Birth' (Shutterstock)
Birthing a misunderstood classic: Glazer directs Kidman on the set of ‘Birth' (Shutterstock)

How Jonathan Glazer became Britain’s most mysterious filmmaker: ‘He always takes things to the edge of beyond’

With the release of his fourth film ‘The Zone of Interest’ – which has just earned him a Best Director nod at the Oscars – the man behind ‘Sexy Beast’ and ‘Under the Skin’ has confirmed himself as a mercurial visionary. Adam White speaks to close collaborators past and present – including Ray Winstone and Amanda Redman – to solve the enduring mystery of the Gen-X Kubrick

Baftas: Oppenheimer and Poor Things lead the race at 2024 ceremony

Saturday 17 February 2024 00:00 , Inga Parkel

Director Nolan’s Oppenheimer leads the race at this year’s Baftas after receiving 13 nominations, including in the Best Film category – but there is outrage over several key omissions.

Read more:

OSCAR-NOMINACIONES-CHRISTOPHER NOLAN (AP)
OSCAR-NOMINACIONES-CHRISTOPHER NOLAN (AP)

Baftas: Oppenheimer and Poor Things lead the race at 2024 ceremony

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ received nominations in 13 categories, including Best Film

Baftas 2024: Best British film nominees you need to watch | Binge Watch

Saturday 17 February 2024 01:00 , Inga Parkel

Who will be presenting the iconic gold face trophies?

Saturday 17 February 2024 02:00 , Inga Parkel

Cate Blanchett, David Beckham, Dua Lipa, Idris Elba, Hugh Grant and Gillian Anderson are among the most recent Bafta presenters confirmed.

Andrew Scott, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Daryl McCormack, Keegan-Michael Key, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lily Collins, Marisa Abela, Rebecca Ferguson, Sheila Atim and Taylor Russell will also present.

Bafta 2024 predictions

Saturday 17 February 2024 03:00 , Inga Parkel

Thanks to Letterboxd, we can all fill out our very own Bafta 2024 prediction ballots.

Who and what won big last year?

Saturday 17 February 2024 04:00 , Inga Parkel

Last year’s Baftas were held away from the Royal Albert Hall for the first time in seven years, with all the action taking place at London’s Southbank Centre, with Richard E Grant on hosting duties.

Going into the 2024 ceremony, German-language war drama, All Quiet on the Western Front, led the nominations with a whopping 14 nods.

And surprise surprise, the World War 1 epic directed by Edward Berger, took home the most trophies (7 total), including Best Picture and Best Director.

Prince William will reportedly attend ceremony amid his wife’s recovery from abdominal surgery

Saturday 17 February 2024 05:00 , Inga Parkel

Prince William will reportedly be in attendance at the Sunday ceremony even amid his wife Princess Kate’s recovery from abdominal surgery.

The Prince and Princess of Wales have typically attended the star-studded event together. However, as the latter remains in recovery, she will join William, according to British tabloid Express.

In the immediate weeks following Kate’s operation, William had taken time off to support his family. He more recently returned to attend to his Royal duties as his father, King Charles III, was diagnosed with cancer last month.

 (Shutterstock)
(Shutterstock)

When and how to watch the ceremony

Saturday 17 February 2024 06:00 , Inga Parkel

Sunday’s ceremony will begin live in London at 4pm GMT, with an edited version being shown once it is concluded at 7pm GMT. However, you will be able to stream red carpet coverage from content creator Zainab Jiwa, starting at 2.30pm GMT, on the Baftas’ TikTok channel.

Clara Amfo and Alex Zane will also be covering the red carpet simultaneously, which viewers can tune in to on the Bafta’s YouTube livestream.

A televised version of the film awards will be available to watch on BBC One. It will also be available to stream on iPlayer and BritBox.

For those outside of the UK, you can check the Baftas website to find alternative broadcasters. But don’t forget to check your local listing, as transmission times may vary.

Read more:

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(Getty Images)

Baftas 2024: When and how to watch the ceremony

77th annual British Academy Film Awards will be hosted by David Tennant

Things are warming up....

Saturday 17 February 2024 10:05 , Ellie Muir

David Tennant on the Bafta hosting lesson he learnt from Jo Koy’s Golden Globes disaster

Saturday 17 February 2024 11:02 , Ellie Muir

David Tennant has revealed one of the biggest hosting no-nos he gleaned from Jo Koy’s Golden Globes presenting disaster.

David Tennant on Bafta hosting lesson he learnt from Jo Koy’s Golden Globes disaster

Bafta nominations 2024: The full list of films in contention, from Oppenheimer to Zone of Interest

Saturday 17 February 2024 12:02 , Ellie Muir

Find out what films are up for awards tomorrow night, here:

The full list of Bafta 2024 nominations

'Bafta’s 2024 nominations list was full of snubs that make no sense’

Saturday 17 February 2024 13:02 , Ellie Muir

What films were snubbed at this year’s nominations?

Louis Chilton writes that the nominations list contains some surprises, but also some major snubs:

Bafta’s 2024 nominations list was full of snubs that make no sense

A Bafta and Oscar nominee has just arrived on Netflix UK

Saturday 17 February 2024 15:08 , Ellie Muir

Past Lives has just been added to Netflix UK.

Korean-Canadian writer and director Celine Song’s debut movie is nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay at next month’s Oscars, while its star Teo Yoo is up for Best Actor at the Baftas tomorrow night.

Read more here:

Best Picture Oscar nominee arrives on Netflix UK

Baftas 2024: When and how to watch the ceremony

Saturday 17 February 2024 16:01 , Ellie Muir

Here’s everything you need to know...

When and how to watch the 2024 Baftas

David Tennant’s only rule for the Baftas involves Taylor Swift

Saturday 17 February 2024 18:03 , Ellie Muir

David Tennant has revealed the one rule he will follow when he is on hosting duties tomorrow night, and it involves NOT making a joke about pop singer Taylor Swift.

Read more here:

David Tennant’s only rule for the Baftas involves Taylor Swift

Clara Amfo and Alex Zane will be on red carpet hosting duties tomorrow night

Saturday 17 February 2024 20:02 , Ellie Muir

The fun will kick off at 3pm UK time.

Read our interview with EE rising star nominee, ‘Talk to Me’ star Sophie Wilde

Saturday 17 February 2024 21:03 , Ellie Muir

Sophie Wilde on her breakout role in Talk To Me: ‘I don’t mind being a scream queen’

All the Bafta nominated films you should watch

Saturday 17 February 2024 22:04 , Ellie Muir

David Tennant will be on hosting duties tomorrow night

Saturday 17 February 2024 23:56 , Ellie Muir

The full list of films in contention, from Oppenheimer to Zone of Interest

Sunday 18 February 2024 03:04 , Ellie Muir

Films in contention include Oppenheimer, which swept the board at both the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards earlier this month, as well as its blockbuster rival Barbie, Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon and Poor Things, starring Emma Stone.

Read the full list here:

The full list of Bafta 2024 nominations

Baftas 2024: When and how to watch the ceremony

Sunday 18 February 2024 06:02 , Ellie Muir

Find out everything you need to know about tonight’s ceremony, here:

When and how to watch the 2024 Baftas

Read our interview with EE rising star nominee, ‘Talk to Me’ star Sophie Wilde

Sunday 18 February 2024 08:04 , Ellie Muir

Sophie Wilde on her breakout role in Talk To Me: ‘I don’t mind being a scream queen’

Rising Star nominees

Sunday 18 February 2024 08:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

The only Baftas category voted for by the public is the Rising Star award, nominees for which include Saltburn actor Jacob Elordi as well as The Bear star Ayo Edebiri, whose film credits include Theatre Camp and Bottoms.

Previous winners include Emma Mackey, Letitia Wright, Tom Holland and Daniel Kaluuya.

Jacob Elordi and Ayo Edebiri lead Bafta Rising Star nominees

Why David Tennant is the perfect choice for Baftas host

Sunday 18 February 2024 09:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

The Doctor Who actor is following in the footsteps of Richard E Grant and Alison Hammond by taking the reins at the Bafta Film Awards today.

Here is why the smart and eccentric star, who is nicely indifferent about awards shows, might be the answer to the prayers of a scrambling ceremony.

David Tennant is nicely indifferent about awards shows – he’s perfect for the Baftas

Baftas timing reminder

Sunday 18 February 2024 09:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

This is a post to remind that you that the Baftas are not televised live at 7pm GMT on BBC One. The broadcast is edited down, with the actual ceremony kicking off at 4pm GMT at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

The Independent will be present at the event, and will be recapping events – as they take place – so this blog will be revealing the winners hours before they’re revealed on TV.

For details on how to watch, click here.

When and how to watch the 2024 Baftas

Our interview with Best Supporting Actress nominee Danielle Brooks

Sunday 18 February 2024 10:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

Over the past year, The Independent has interviewed several Hollywood stars who went on to receive Bafta nominations.

Our most recent was Danielle Brooks, who has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for The Colour Purple.

Read the full interview here:

Oscar nominee Danielle Brooks: ‘I would have made The Color Purple for $2’

Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy interview

Sunday 18 February 2024 10:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

Oppenheimer is expected to be the big winner at this year’s baftas – and Ocsars – ceremony.

In July, The Independent sat down with both Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy to discuss the film, which went on to become one of the former’s most bankable hits.

If (when) he wins today, that will – somehow – mark Nolan’s first ever Bafta win.

Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy on Oppenheimer: ‘There’s nothing bigger’

The best film nominated?

Sunday 18 February 2024 11:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

Perhaps the best film nominated at the Baftas this year is Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest, a haunting, if formally marvellous, drama about a family living on the outskirts of Auschwitz.

The Independent spoke about the film with Sandra Hüller, who has been Bafta nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in the film – and also Best Actress for her performance in courtroom drama Anatomy of a Fall – alongside her co-star Christian Friedel.

‘Ghosts are with us’: The Zone of Interest stars on making a radical Holocaust film

Saltburn fever continues

Sunday 18 February 2024 11:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

As well as racking up five Bafta nominations (at least four too many in this writer’s humble opinion), Saltburn fever will take over this year’s Baftas ceremony thanks to a performance from Sophie Ellis Bextor.

The singer will be performing her 2001 hit “Murder on the Dancefloor”, which has experienced one hell of a second wind thanks to a climactic scene in Emerald Fennell’s film.

Fennell and the film’s stars Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike and Maestro nominee Carey Mulligan will all be dancing along – we’re assuming fully clothed – in the audience.

Saltburn is just nasty enough to make up for its inconclusive politics – review

Who will present awards at the ceremony?

Sunday 18 February 2024 12:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

Alongside all the nominees, Cate Blanchett, David Beckham, Dua Lipa, Idris Elba, Hugh Grant and Gillian Anderson are among the most recent Bafta presenters confirmed.

Also presenting will be Andrew Scott – despite the fact he was criminally snubbed for All of Us Strangers – Bryce Dallas Howard, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Daryl McCormack, Keegan-Michael Key, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lily Collins, Marisa Abela, Rebecca Ferguson, Sheila Atim and Taylor Russell.

David Beckham is presenting an award at the 2024 Baftas (Netflix)
David Beckham is presenting an award at the 2024 Baftas (Netflix)

Red carpet coverage

Sunday 18 February 2024 12:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

The sun is starting to come out just in time for the Baftas red carpet!

It will kick off around 1.45pm, with stars set to arrive right up until the ceremony starts at 4pm.

The Independent will be bringing you all the updates in video and live blog form – watch this space.

Pre-Baftas party

Sunday 18 February 2024 13:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

On Saturday (17 February), an annual pre-Baftas dinner, held by Charles Finch and Chanel, took place at Loulou’s, featuring an array of famous faces including Emma Mackey, Margot Robbie, Isla Fisher James Norton and The Holdovers star Da’Vine Joy Randolph in attendance.

Randolph is expected to win a Bafta today.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph is hotly tipped to win a Bafta for Best Supporting Actress (Getty Images)
Da’Vine Joy Randolph is hotly tipped to win a Bafta for Best Supporting Actress (Getty Images)

Where to find the winners before the televised broadcast

Sunday 18 February 2024 13:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

If you’re after a comprehensive list of all the winners before the televised broadcast, bookmark this page.

We’ll also be annoucing updates live from the ceremony – as they happen – here.

The full list of Bafta 2024 winners – updating live

The red carpet begins...

Sunday 18 February 2024 14:10 , Annabel Nugent

And we’re off! It’ll be a star-studded parade on the red carpet this evening with actors like Margot Robbie and Barry Keoughan expected to arrive at any moment.

Margot Robbie at the Critics Choice Awards previously (Getty Images)
Margot Robbie at the Critics Choice Awards previously (Getty Images)

The Independent’s Bafta expert Jacob Stolworthy is on the ground

Sunday 18 February 2024 14:13 , Annabel Nugent

And it is apparently chaos down at the Royal Festival Hall – where the ceremony is taking place for a second consecutive year.

Lily Allen attends pre-Baftas dinner last night

Sunday 18 February 2024 14:18 , Annabel Nugent

On Saturday (17 February), an annual pre-Baftas dinner, held by Charles Finch and Chanel, took place at Loulou’s, featuring an array of famous faces including Emma Mackey, Margot Robbie, Isla Fisher James Norton and The Holdovers star Da’Vine Joy Randolph in attendance.

Also among the guests was Lily Allen who made her TV acting debut in Dreamland last year.

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

You can follow along with the red carpet coverage live here...

Sunday 18 February 2024 14:23 , Annabel Nugent

Watch live: Stars take to Bafta red carpet in London ahead of ceremony

David Hemingson on the red carpet

Sunday 18 February 2024 14:26 , Annabel Nugent

“I think he’s arguably the finest actor of his generation,” says The Holdovers writer David Hemingson of the film’s star Paul Giamatti who is nominated for Best Actor tonight.

Smell blessings: Paul Giamatti in ‘The Holdovers' (Universal)
Smell blessings: Paul Giamatti in ‘The Holdovers' (Universal)

A little clip to get you in the mood ahead of tonight...

Sunday 18 February 2024 14:28 , Annabel Nugent

Our first look at tonight’s host

Sunday 18 February 2024 14:34 , Annabel Nugent

David Tennant is looking dapper alongside his wife, actor Georgia Tennant, as the couple take the red carpet ahead of the ceremony...

 (The Independent TV)
(The Independent TV)

Mia McKenna-Bruce arrives

Sunday 18 February 2024 14:44 , Annabel Nugent

Rising Star nominee Mia McKenna-Bruce has arrived, donning a strapless dress and sparkling necklace.

The How to Have Sex star spoke to The Independent on the red carpet about the importance of intimacy coordinators on set – and having fun getting ready with her director Molly Manning Walker ahead of tonight’s ceremony.

 (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Bafta)
(Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Bafta)

The Independent’s very own...

Sunday 18 February 2024 14:46 , Annabel Nugent

Bafta expert and film fan Jacob Stolworthy is on the ground, feeding us live updates from Royal Festival Hall!

 (Jacob Stolworthy)
(Jacob Stolworthy)

Josh Hartnett...

Sunday 18 February 2024 14:56 , Annabel Nugent

The Oppenheimer star dons a marroon suit and matching bow-tie as he takes the red carpet.

His co-stars, Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr, are bound to be on their way soon.

Sunday 18 February 2024 14:59 , Annabel Nugent

Murder on the Dancefloor hit-maker Sophie Ellis-Bextor, everybody!

 (Independent TV)
(Independent TV)

Georgia and David Tennant

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:00 , Annabel Nugent

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Former EE Rising Star nominee and ‘One Love’ star Kingsley Ben-Adir

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:03 , Annabel Nugent

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Andreea Cristea

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:05 , Annabel Nugent

 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Best dressed stars on the red carpet so far...

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:07 , Annabel Nugent

Baftas 2024: Best dressed stars on the red carpet

Lily Collins

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:10 , Annabel Nugent

 (PA)
(PA)

Another look at the Emily in Paris star’s gorgeous dress

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:11 , Annabel Nugent

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(PA)

Sheila Atim

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:14 , Annabel Nugent

 (PA)
(PA)

Cillian Murphy

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:16 , Annabel Nugent

 (PA)
(PA)

Robert Downey Jr

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:18 , Annabel Nugent

 (PA)
(PA)

Millie Mackintosh

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:20 , Annabel Nugent

 (PA)
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Ayo Edebiri

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:23 , Annabel Nugent

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:26 , Annabel Nugent

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Paul Giamatti

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:28 , Annabel Nugent

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Samantha Morton

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:29 , Annabel Nugent

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Maria Abela

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:33 , Annabel Nugent

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Charithra Chandran

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Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:37 , Annabel Nugent

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Robert Downey Jr is having a ball on the red carpet

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:48 , Annabel Nugent

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Paul Mescal

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:49 , Annabel Nugent

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Andrew Scott

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:50 , Annabel Nugent

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Bryce Dallas Howard

Sunday 18 February 2024 15:52 , Annabel Nugent

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Margot Robbie

Sunday 18 February 2024 16:06 , Annabel Nugent

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Emma Stone

Sunday 18 February 2024 16:10 , Annabel Nugent

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Emma Corrin

Sunday 18 February 2024 16:13 , Annabel Nugent

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Hannah Waddingham

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Emma Stone and Emily Blunt

Sunday 18 February 2024 16:17 , Annabel Nugent

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Bafta nominee Sandra Hüller!

Sunday 18 February 2024 16:21 , Annabel Nugent

Paul Mescal takes his sister Nell as his date!

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Daisy Edgar-Jones

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Carey Mulligan

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Bradley Cooper

Sunday 18 February 2024 16:33 , Annabel Nugent

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Barbie and Ken!

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Sandra Hüller

Sunday 18 February 2024 16:39 , Annabel Nugent

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Sunday 18 February 2024 17:01 , Jacob Stolworthy

Aaaand we’re off – the Bafta chair Sara Putt is delviering a speech about the fantastic year of cinema we’ve all experienced. Yes, she mentioned Barbenheimer, cue smiles from Margot Robbie.

Sunday 18 February 2024 17:03 , Jacob Stolworthy

David Tennant kicks off his hosting stint with a pre-recorded VT – emulating his series Staged – with *breathes* his wife Georgia Tennant, Michael Sheen, Himesh Patel, Tom Hiddleston, Stanley Tucci and, for good measure, Dame Judi Dench.

Sunday 18 February 2024 17:07 , Jacob Stolworthy

David Tennant arrives at Royal Festival Hall – in a kilt – with his dog, which he tries to hand off to Emma Stone. Eventually, he hands the pooch off to (twist) Michael Sheen, who is present at the ceremony.

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