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Julianne Moore with her Best Actress Award as she attends the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Julianne Moore with her Best Actress Award as she attends the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

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Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe attend the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe attend the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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File photo dated 8/2/2015 of Eddie Redmayne with the Award for Leading Actor for The Theory of Everything, at the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 9, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

File photo dated 8/2/2015 of Eddie Redmayne with the Award for Leading Actor for The Theory of Everything, at the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 9, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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David Beckham attends the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

David Beckham attends the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

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Olivia Grant arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Olivia Grant arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

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Lea Seydoux (left) and Monica Bellucci arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Lea Seydoux (left) and Monica Bellucci arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

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Eddie Redmayne and Stephen Hawking   attend the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Eddie Redmayne and Stephen Hawking attend the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

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Noel Gallagher and his wife Sara McDonald attend the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Noel Gallagher and his wife Sara McDonald attend the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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Ralph Fiennes and Patricia Arquette attends the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Ralph Fiennes and Patricia Arquette attends the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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Sally Hawkins and Imelda Staunton (right) at the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Sally Hawkins and Imelda Staunton (right) at the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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Rosamund Pike arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

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Keira Knightley and James Righton arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Keira Knightley and James Righton arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

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Claire Forlani and Dougray Scott arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Claire Forlani and Dougray Scott arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

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Holliday Grainger arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Holliday Grainger arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

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Alice Eve arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Alice Eve arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

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Nadia Forde arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Nadia Forde arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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Hofit Golan arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Hofit Golan arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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Reece Witherspoon attends the Audi EE British Academy Film Awards Nominees Party, at Kensington Palace, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday February 7, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Reece Witherspoon attends the Audi EE British Academy Film Awards Nominees Party, at Kensington Palace, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday February 7, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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Fans before the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Fans before the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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The build-up before the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. Photo credit should read: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

The build-up before the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. Photo credit should read: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

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Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe attend the Audi EE British Academy Film Awards Nominees Party, at Kensington Palace, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday February 7, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe attend the Audi EE British Academy Film Awards Nominees Party, at Kensington Palace, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday February 7, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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British actress Felicity Jones poses on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

British actress Felicity Jones poses on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Presenter French actress Lea Seydoux poses in the winners' area at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Presenter French actress Lea Seydoux poses in the winners' area at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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Director and writer Daisy Jacobs (C), co-writer Jennifer Majka (2L) and producer Chris Hees (2R) pose with the award for British short animation for the film "The Bigger Picture" with presenters British actor George MacKay (L) and British actress Olivia Grant (R) at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Director and writer Daisy Jacobs (C), co-writer Jennifer Majka (2L) and producer Chris Hees (2R) pose with the award for British short animation for the film "The Bigger Picture" with presenters British actor George MacKay (L) and British actress Olivia Grant (R) at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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(L-R) Producers Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska, Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski and South African-born producer Eric Abraham pose with their awards for a film not in the English language for "Ida" at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

(L-R) Producers Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska, Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski and South African-born producer Eric Abraham pose with their awards for a film not in the English language for "Ida" at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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British actor Eddie Redmayne (R) and British actress Felicity Jones (L) pose with the award for an outstanding British film for "The Theory of Everything" at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

British actor Eddie Redmayne (R) and British actress Felicity Jones (L) pose with the award for an outstanding British film for "The Theory of Everything" at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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Presenter British actress Kristin Scott Thomas poses in the winners' area at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Presenter British actress Kristin Scott Thomas poses in the winners' area at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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(L-R) Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney and Brian J. Falconer pose with the award for a British short film for "Boogaloo And Graham" at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

(L-R) Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney and Brian J. Falconer pose with the award for a British short film for "Boogaloo And Graham" at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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British actor Jack O'Connell poses with the Rising Star Award at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

British actor Jack O'Connell poses with the Rising Star Award at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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British actor Martin Freeman poses in the winners' area at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

British actor Martin Freeman poses in the winners' area at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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British actress Phoebe Fox poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

British actress Phoebe Fox poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Presenter Italian actress Monica Belucci poses in the winners' area at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Presenter Italian actress Monica Belucci poses in the winners' area at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

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British actor Eddie Redmayne (R) and wife Hannah Bagshawe (L) pose on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

British actor Eddie Redmayne (R) and wife Hannah Bagshawe (L) pose on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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British actress Felicity Jones poses on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

British actress Felicity Jones poses on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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US actress Amy Adams poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

US actress Amy Adams poses for pictures as she arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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British actors Sam Claflin (L) and Laura Haddock (R) pose on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

British actors Sam Claflin (L) and Laura Haddock (R) pose on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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British actress Holliday Grainger poses on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

British actress Holliday Grainger poses on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian actress Nimrat Kaur arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Indian actress Nimrat Kaur arrives on the red carpet for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Julianne Moore with her Best Actress Award as she attends the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

The Bafta Awards 2016 nominations have been announced with Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander leading the way with nods for the The Danish Girl and Saoirse Ronan for critically acclaimed Brooklyn.

They were announced by TV personality Stephen Fry and actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw at Bafta's central London headquarters in Piccadilly.

Redmayne will go up against Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender, Matt Damon and Bryan Cranston in the leading actor award category, while Vikander will face competition from Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Dame Maggie Smith and Saoirse Ronan in the leading actress category.

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Redmayne is also an early favourite to secure an Oscar nomination for his role in The Danish Girl as Lili Elbe, one of the first known transgender women to receive sex reassignment surgery. He has already been nominated for a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for the movie.

The London-born actor will be hoping to reprise his success at last year's British Academy Film Awards, which saw him winning the best actor gong for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything.

Vikander has also been nominated in the supporting actress category for her role in Ex Machina.

Blanchett has been widely praised by critics for her role in Carol, an adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel which documents the love story between Blanchett's character, a wealthy, married socialite and Rooney Mara's character, a young woman working in a department store.

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Love divided: co-stars Saoirse Ronan as Eilis with Emory Cohen as her Brookyln love interest

Love divided: co-stars Saoirse Ronan as Eilis with Emory Cohen as her Brookyln love interest

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Love divided: co-stars Saoirse Ronan as Eilis with Emory Cohen as her Brookyln love interest

The Baftas, which are seen as a good indicator of who will achieve Oscar success, will be handed out on Sunday, February 14, at a star-studded ceremony at London's Royal Opera House.

The films leading the nominations with a total of nine nods each are Bridge of Spies and Carol. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been nominated in four categories.

British director Sir Ridley Scott will be hoping for his first Bafta win in the director category after being nominated for The Martian.

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Eleanor Tomlinson attending The House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

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Kate Garraway arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Kate Garraway arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

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Heida Reed arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

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Jennifer Metcalfe arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

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Archie Panjabi at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Maisie Williams arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

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Alex Jones arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Alex Jones arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

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Katie Piper arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

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Alex Jones at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Ophelia Lovibond arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Ophelia Lovibond arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

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Talulah Riley arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Talulah Riley arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Pixie Lott arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Pixie Lott arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

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Anna Friel arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Anna Friel arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Heidi Reed arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Heidi Reed arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Eleanor Tomlinson arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Eleanor Tomlinson arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Ferne McCann (left) and Lydia Bright arrive for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Ferne McCann (left) and Lydia Bright arrive for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Tamsin Greig arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Tamsin Greig arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Lilah Parsons arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Lilah Parsons arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Georgina Campbell with the Leading Actress Award for Murdered by My Boyfriend at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Georgina Campbell with the Leading Actress Award for Murdered by My Boyfriend at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Konnie Huq arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Konnie Huq arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

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Maisie Williams (left) and Sophie McShera at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Maisie Williams (left) and Sophie McShera at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Heida Reed (left) and Eleanor Tomlinson at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Heida Reed (left) and Eleanor Tomlinson at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Charlotte Spencer arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Charlotte Spencer arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

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Zawe Ashton (left) and Jessica Raine at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Zawe Ashton (left) and Jessica Raine at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Phoebe Fox arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Phoebe Fox arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

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Jessica Hynes with the Female Performance in a Comedy Programme Award for W1A at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Jessica Hynes with the Female Performance in a Comedy Programme Award for W1A at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Zawe Ashton at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Zawe Ashton at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Dianna Agron at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Dianna Agron at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Nikki Sanderson arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Nikki Sanderson arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

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Gemma Jones with the Supporting Actress Award for Marvellous at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Gemma Jones with the Supporting Actress Award for Marvellous at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Eleanor Tomlinson attending The House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. Photo credit should read: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

He will be up against Steven Spielberg (Bridge of Spies), Adam McKay (The Big Short), Todd Haynes (Carol) and Alejandro G Inarritu (The Revenant).

Kate Winslet and Rooney Mara will battle it out in the supporting actress category, ending speculation that Mara would be up for the leading actress category alongside her co-star Blanchett.

Other actresses vying to win the category will be Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Julie Walters (Brooklyn) and Vikander (Ex Machina).

The Bafta EE Rising Star winner will also be announced on the night. The award recognises up and coming talent in the film world, and the five nominees have already been announced.

Star Wars actor John Boyega is among the nominees, and other stars nominated include Fifty Shades Of Grey's Dakota Johnson, Welsh actor Taron Egerton, Brie Larson and Hammersmith-born Bel Powley, who starred in coming-of-age drama The Diary Of A Teenage Girl in 2015.

The documentary on late singer Amy Winehouse, titled Amy, has been nominated for Outstanding British Film as well as in the Documentary category.

Brooklyn, which has picked up six nominations in total, is also nominated for Outstanding British Film alongside 45 Years, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina and The Lobster.

Vikander said she was 'truly honoured' to be nominated.

"The Danish Girl and Ex Machina have been such gifts of projects for me," she said, "The fact that both of these projects were driven from the UK, with a predominantly British cast and crew and that both these films have been so generously recognised by Bafta today, makes this even more poignant for me."

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