baftas 2017
Stephen Fry will be hosting Baftas 2017 for the 12th time Reuters

The 70th annual British Academy Film Awards (Baftas) will be held on 12 February at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. The ceremony, which is the one of the biggest awards event in the British film calendar, will be aired live on BBC1. Comedian and actor Stephen Fry will be hosting the ceremony for the 12th time.

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  • Fans can also watch the awards ceremony live online on the official YouTube channel of Bafta.
  • For live updates on the award ceremony, keep an eye on the Bafta Facebook page. Twitterupdates can be followed at @BAFTA.

La La Land is leading the nominations in 11 categories, followed by Arrival and Nocturnal Animals, which has nine nods each.

Prince William will present Mel Brooks with the Bafta Fellowship during the event. Celebrities who are expected to walk the red carpet include Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Garfield, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, JK Rowling, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Sophie Turner, Meryl Streep, Felicity Jones and many more.