BAFTAs 2020 – Everything You Need To Know

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge lead an amazing list of guests. Will you be tuning in?

William and Kate

by Grazia |

We love the BAFTAs. Sure, there's something special about the enormity of Hollywood and its many ceremonies, but we love staying at home and celebrating from our sofa as the A List descends on London. This year is set to be another amazing event. But how can you watch it? Who's going? And who's hosting? Here's everything you need to know.

Who is going?

All the nominees will be jetting in, but we're particularly excited to hear that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - William and Kate - will also be there. William will have a job to do. On the 10th anniversary of becoming President of BAFTA, he will present the Fellowship - BAFTA’s highest accolade - to Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy.

'We are so pleased The Duke and Duchess will join us to celebrate another outstanding year in film', says Amanda Berry OBE, BAFTA's chief executive.

Other than the royal couple, it's a question of who isn't coming. Nominees confirmed to attend include, in alphabetical order, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Asif Kapadia, Bong Joon Ho, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Céline Sciamma, Charlize Theron, Dexter Fletcher, Edward Watts, Fernando Meirelles, Florence Pugh, Greta Gerwig, Jack Lowden, Jessie Buckley, Joaquin Phoenix, Jonathan Pryce, Kaitlyn Dever, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ken Loach, Laura Dern, Lulu Wang, Margot Robbie, Micheal Ward, Nina Gold, Noah Baumbach, Quentin Tarantino, Renée Zellweger, Rian Johnson, Robert De Niro, Roger Deakins, Sam Mendes, Sandy Powell, Saoirse Ronan, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Taron Egerton, Thelma Schoonmaker, Todd Phillips and Waad al-Kateab.

Also confirmed for attendance are Aisling Bea, Andrew Scott, Anthony Welsh, Asa Butterfield, Asim Chaudhry, Daisy Ridley, Daniel Kaluuya, Dean-Charles Chapman, Ella Balinska, Emilia Clarke, George MacKay, Gillian Anderson, Hugh Grant, Sir Ian McKellen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Joe Alwyn, John Boyega, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily-Rose Depp, Mark Strong, Naomi Ackie, Naomie Harris, Niamh Algar, Olivia Colman, Rebel Wilson, Richard E. Grant, Roman Griffin Davis, Sharon Horgan, Song Kang Ho, Stephen Graham, Vanessa Kirby, and Zazie Beetz.

No big deal then!

Who is nominated?

There are some amazing names on the shortlist, including Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Renee Zelwegger, Scarlett Johansson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Adam Driver, Jessie Buckley and Taron Egerton. The acting categories have, however, been criticised for a complete lack of non-white nominees, with snubs for actors including Awkwafina, Jennifer Lopez and Cynthia Erivo.

Who will be wearing what?

Guests have been asked to come in outfits they already owned or have worn before tying in with BAFTA's aim to be sustainable. So we'll have to wait and see. But there's one outfit that's definitely new.

Maya Jama, who is hosting the red carpet, will wear the world’s first 5G-powered AR dress. Brought to life by EE with design by Richard Malone, it will shape-shift when viewed through your phone.

Maya Jama

When are the BAFTAs 2020?

The BAFTAs take place on 2 February 2020. Perfect for a Sunday night in.

Where will the BAFTAs 2020 be held?

The BAFTAs 2020 will be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Who's hosting this year?

The ceremony will be hosted by Graham Norton. Previous hosts include Stephen Fry and Joanna Lumley.

How can I watch the BAFTAs?

The BAFTAs will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD.

READ MORE: The BAFTA Nominations Are Here And There Are No Nominations for Non-White Actors

READ MORE: Why Has Cynthia Erivo Snubbed The BAFTAs?

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