Airing live from the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday, February 12, the 70th annual British Academy Film Awards will highlight the best British and international contributions to film in the past year.
It’s the biggest night in British film, but just another potential accolade for Golden Globe winners and Oscar favorites like La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, and Moonlight.
All three films are nominated for ‘Best Film,’ along with Arrival and British-French drama I, Daniel Blake, two movies that did not get as much acknowledgement by Golden Globe or Academy Award nominators. The sci-fi flick starring Amy Adams did much better in the BAFTA nominations than American film awards this season, scoring nine nominations, as did Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, also starring Adams.
While Arrival may give the three most hyped movies of the year a run for their money for ‘Best Film’, La La Land is nominated in a stunning 10 additional categories, Manchester by the Sea has four other chances at a BAFTA award, and Moonlight snagged three other noms.
Other notable competitors in the 24 categories include Lion, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, all nominated in five categories, and Jackie and Hell or High Water, with three noms each.
Other films to watch out for include Ava DuVernay’s well-received documentary about mass incarceration in America, 13th, which earned a ‘Best Documentary’ nod, and American Honey, filmmaker Andrea Arnold’s road trip epic, up for ‘Outstanding British Film,’ despite being overlooked by most American film awards.
Regardless of who wins, the BAFTA Awards are sure to be a star-studded event and have already drawn additional attention to some of this year’s great films overlooked by American awards shows. So tune in for for the 2017 BAFTA Awards on Sunday February 12, at 4:00 p.m. ET.
How to Live Stream the 2017 BAFTA Awards
Coverage of the 70th British Academy Film Awards will begin at 4:00 p.m. EST.
Viewers with a cable login can live stream the red carpet arrivals as well as the full BAFTA award show on BBC live.
Also check out BAFTA.org for a full list of nominees.