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.
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 Thompson, Judi Dench, Sandra Bullock, Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Steve McQueen, Martin Scorsese, Bradley Cooper, Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey.
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.