BAFTA nominees unveiled

The British Film and Television Academy's (BAFTA) British Film Awards have announced their 2013 nominees.

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Dame Helen Mirren nominated for Best Actress

Dame Helen Mirren at the premiere of Hitchcock in December. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Dame Helen Mirren has been nominated for the Best Actress award for her role in the film Hitchcock.

She has been nominated alongside Emmanuelle Riva for Amour, Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook, Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty and Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone.

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Watch 2013 BAFTA Film Awards nominations live

The BAFTA nominations are just under an hour away, the announcements will be made at BAFTA HQ this morning by actress Alice Eve and actor Jeremy Irvine.

To watch the announcements live, visit the BAFTA website.

Sam Mendes' Skyfall tipped for BAFTA success

Actor Daniel Craig plays James Bond in the latest Bond movies Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive

The latest James Bond thriller Skyfall is tipped for success at this years BAFTAs, expected to receive nominations for director Sam Mendes, and Bond baddie Javier Bardem.

Musical epic Les Misérables is expected to be in the running, with a possible nod to director Tom Hooper, who also directed Oscar winning biopic The King's Speech.

Sir Anthony Hopkins and Dame Helen Mirren could also get a nomination for their roles in the film Hitchcock.

Day-Lewis expected to receive BAFTA nomination

Daniel Day-Lewis has previously won BAFTAs for My Left Foot, There Will be Blood and Gangs of New York Credit: Niall Carson/PA Archive

Daniel Day-Lewis is expected to receive a BAFTA nomination today for his role as US President Abraham Lincoln.

A political biopic, Lincoln focuses on the President's bid to emancipate the slaves, towards the end of the American Civil War.

The film, which is directed by Stephen Spielberg is also expected to do well at this year's Oscars.

2013 BAFTA Film Awards nominees to be announced

The nominees for the 2013 BAFTA British Film Awards will be announced at 7:30 this morning from BAFTA HQ in London.

  • BAFTA stands for the British Film and Television Academy
  • Prince William has been President of the Academy since February 2010
  • Amanda Berry OBE is the BAFTA CEO
  • BAFTA has 6,500 voting members
  • Each year BAFTA put on five different award shows, including: Children's Awards, Film Awards, Games Awards, Television Craft Awards, Television Awards
  • Plus three International Award Shows: Britania Awards (held in Los Angeles), Scotland Awards, Cymru Awards
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