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Royal Opera House prepares to roll out the red carpet for the 2014 BAFTAs

Annual awards ceremony held at the Royal Opera House this weekend.

By Lottie Butler (Assistant Content Producer)

13 February 2014 at 5.15pm | 1 Comment

** Update ** View our gallery of pictures from the night 

Preparations are well underway for the 2014 BAFTA Film Awards ceremony, which will take place at the Royal Opera House at 9pm on Sunday 16 February.

The awards, which have been held at the Royal Opera House for the last eight years, require extensive preparation: the build takes a full fours days and demands a crew of 350.

On the night, a host of glamorous stars will walk the UK’s longest red carpet (120m), including HRH The Duke of Cambridge, who has been President of the Academy since 2010.

The ceremony will be opened by rapper Tinie Tempah and soul singer Laura Mvula, who will perform Heroes, a song inspired by film scores and theme tunes. Opera fan Stephen Fry will host the ceremony.

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.

Nominees for this year’s awards include Emma ThompsonJudi Dench, Sandra Bullock, Christian BaleLeonardo DiCaprioTom HanksSteve McQueenMartin Scorsese, Bradley CooperMatt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer LawrenceJulia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey.

Find out more about the nominations.

The awards will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD on Sunday evening, preceded by a red carpet show on BBC Three.

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 available for hire include the ballet studios and the opulent Crush Room. Find out more about venue hire.

By Lottie Butler (Assistant Content Producer)

13 February 2014 at 5.15pm

This article has been categorised Awards, Off stage and tagged 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, awards, BAFTA, BAFTA awards, BAFTA's, ceremony, Film, film awards, Gravity, movies, ROH, venue, venue hire

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  1. Looking Forward to the show! As we have seen 3 very Good Ballet's at the Royal opera House

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