I’ll be on the red carpet at the BAFTAs this Sunday, presenting the BBC’s live coverage as the stars arrive. I’ll be with Jane Hill and fashion expert Jo Glynn-Smith filling you in on the favourites and their films.
You can watch it all live on BBC News from 1715-1830 and I’ll be back on BBC News at 2115 with a results show to digest the wins and tears.
I warmed up for the night with an interview with BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry (pictured) on the Robert Elms show yesterday in which she discussed everything from her outfit (Burberry) to the challenges of this particular season when diversity issues have plagued every awards show. You can listen to that interview here.
Meanwhile, I suppose I should make myself look faintly ridiculous by making a few predictions, which is always hard at the BAFTAs as you never can quite tell the mercurial whims of the 6,500 members who aren’t all just cinema types – you’ve got telly and gaming folk voting too.
I stress these are what I think will win, not necessarily what I think should win. I haven’t done every category, but here goes:
Best Film: The Revenant
Best British Film: Brooklyn
Best Actor: Leonardo di Caprio
Best Actress: Maggie Smith
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance
Best supporting Actress: Kate Winslet
Outstanding British debut: Ex-Machina
Best Foreign Language Film: The Assassin
Best Documentary: Amy
Best Animated Feature: Inside Out
Best Director: Todd Haynes
Best original screenplay: Spotlight
Best adapted screenplay: Carol
Best music: The Hateful Eight
Best cinematography: The Revenant
Best Costume: Carol
EE Rising Star: John Boyega…
We’ll see how many I got right on Sunday. (I’ll be wearing Giorgio Armani by the way, though probably under a huge overcoat…)