8 January 2014 at 11.04am | Comment on this article
Nominations for this year’s BAFTAs have been announced. The award ceremony, which take place on 16 February, will be held at the Royal Opera House for the eighth year running.
Space thriller Gravity, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, leads the nominations, shortlisted for 11 awards, while 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle, have both been nominated for ten awards.
Emma Thompson is nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in Saving Mr Banks, alongside Dame Judi Dench (Philomena), Amy Adams (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) and Sandra Bullock (Gravity).
Other high-profile nominations include Steve McQueen and Martin Scorsese, both nominated for Best Director; Bradley Cooper, Matt Damon and Michael Fassbender, nominated for Best Supporting Actor; and Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey, nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
The awards, hosted by Stephen Fry, will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD that evening, preceded by a red carpet show on BBC Three.
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Other ceremonies held at the Royal Opera House include the GQ Men of the Year Awards. It is also a popular venue for weddings. Other front of house areas of the Royal Opera House are also available for hire, including the ballet studios and opulent Crush Room. Find out more about venue hire.