BAFTA Awards 2015: HELLO! Online's guide to the UK cine event of the year

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Hollywood's biggest names will descend on London for the BAFTA Awards on Sunday 8 February. The historic Royal Opera House in Covent Garden will once again play host to proceedings, which will see the likes of Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore and Michael Keaton in the running for one of the prestigious awards.

HELLO! Online will be on the red carpet providing live coverage throughout the evening. Read on to discover what to expect on the night – the UK's biggest cine event of the year.

THE HOST:

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Stephen Fry will host the 2015 BAFTA awards

Stephen Fry will return as the host for the BAFTA film awards for the tenth year.

"Hosting the film awards has always been the highlight of my year," said the newlywed as the news was announced. "The opportunity to help the Academy promote filmmaking and encourage cinema-going means a lot to me."

THE PERFORMERS:

Kasabian will perform at the awards

Kasabian have been confirmed to open the awards on Sunday evening. The band's guitarist Sergio Pizzorno has said that it's a "huge honour" to open the awards, and promised a performance to remember.

ATTENDEES:

Scores of big name actors and actresses are confirmed to attend the 68th BAFTA awards ceremony on Sunday including: Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, Eddie Redmayne, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore and Ralph Fiennes among them.

THE NOMINEES:

Benedict Cumberbatch, Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne have all been nominated

Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel received the most nominations, and is up for 11 awards including Best Film and Best Actor for Ralph Fiennes. The Theory of Everything received ten nominations including a nod in all four of the major categories.

Birdman has also received ten nominations, while The Imitation Game has been nominated for nine awards, including a Best Supporting Actress nod for Keira Knightley.

Click here for a full list of the 2015 BAFTA nominees.

SPECIAL AWARDS:

Mike Leigh will receive the BAFTA Fellowship

Filmmaker Mike Leigh will receive the 2015 BAFTA Fellowship. The writer and director said he was "moved, delighted and surprised" to be awarded the fellowship, which was previously won by the likes of Dame Helen Mirren, Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Speilberg.

The EE Rising Star Award nominees for 2015 are Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jack O'Connell, Margot Robbie, Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley.

AFTER PARTY:

Once the final trophy has been given out, guests will be entertained by six-piece band Molotov Jukebox at the official BAFTAs after party. Hosted at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, the party will give the BAFTA winners and nominees the chance to let their hair down after the ceremony.

COVERAGE:

The ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD at 9:00pm on Sunday, with a special red carpet show beginning at 8:30pm on BBC Three.

HELLO! Online will be providing live updates throughout the evening.

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