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Saturday 23 August 2014

Baftas 2014: Stars Martin Scorsese, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie hit the red carpet ahead of awards ceremony

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16:  Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Presenters Gillian Anderson (L) and David Oyelowo (R) pose with Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, winners of the Best Animated Film award, in the winners room at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
illian Anderson (L) and David Oyelowo (R) pose with Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, winners of the Best Animated Film award, in the winners room at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16:  TV Presenter Fearne Cotton attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: TV Presenter Fearne Cotton attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Some of the biggest stars of the big screen were out tonight for the Baftas.

Fans lined up alongside the red carpet to get a glimpse of celebrities including Amy Adams, Eddie Redmayne and Martin Scorsese.

The event, at London's Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, is hosted by Stephen Fry with big name guests including Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gillian Anderson.

The star of The Fall and The X-Files posed for photographers in a vintage 1949 dress, while Luther star Ruth Wilson was dressed more for the chilly evening weather in a silver suit.

Another of the stars of hit film 12 Years A Slave, Lupita Nyong'o, posed for pictures on the red carpet in an emerald green Dior dress with matching shoes.

The event, formally known as the EE British Academy Film Awards, is broadcast on BBC1.

Also among the guests is the Duke of Cambridge, who is presenting the Fellowship award to Dame Helen Mirren.

William, who is president of the academy, said the awards were "a wonderful way" to recognise the UK film industry.

Writing in the official programme for the event, he said: "Excellence permeates every award category, from compelling leading performances to ingenious production design."

Baftas 2014: Nomination list for main award categories 

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