Gogglebox, Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and Coronation Street are all up for gongs at this year's Bafta TV awards
12 Years A Slave won best film at the Baftas and the film's star Chiwetel Ejiofor was picked as leading actor.
The Broadchurch actress Olivia Colman has won two BAFTAs. Here is a run down of the winners and losers from this year's awards.
Barkhad Abdi, star of Captain Phillips, told ITV News that he was really "honoured and humbled to be nominated" in the Best Supporting Actor category.
Daniel Bruhl, who played Niki Lauda in Rush, said he "loved the British" and that it was "nice to be back" after starting work on the film in the UK.
Steve McQueen, the director of 12 Years a Slave, has arrived on the red carpet ahead of the Baftas.
The film, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as a free man kidnapped and sold into slavery in America's deep south, has 10 nominations including for best film and best director.
He told ITV News: "We couldn't have wished for more. It's one of those times in life when you think 'my goodness, wow."
The Bafta red carpet prepares to host the biggest film stars in the world - but will it be a good night for British talent?
The Baftas are widely seen as a dry run for next month's Oscars and Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave is tipped to continue its award season success.
The film, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as a free man kidnapped and sold into slavery in America's deep south, has 10 nominations including for best film and best director
Ejiofor is nominated for the leading actor award while co-stars Lupita Nyong'o and Michael Fassbender are nominated for supporting actress and actor.
London-born Ejiofor said there was "something particularly special about receiving a Bafta nomination from home".
He faces competition for the leading actor award from veteran Bruce Dern for his role in Nebraska and Hollywood stars Christian Bale, DiCaprio and Hanks.The other contenders for best film are Philomena, Captain Phillips, American Hustle and Gravity.
Britain's queen of cinema will get the royal seal of approval at this year's Baftas when the Duke of Cambridge presents Dame Helen Mirren with the Fellowship award.
Dame Helen - who has played the monarch on stage and screen and won the leading actress Oscar in 2007 for The Queen - joins other winners of the prestigious award including Martin Scorsese and Sir Christopher Lee.
The event, at London's Royal Opera House in Covent Garden this evening, is hosted by Stephen Fry with big name guests includingLeonardo DiCaprio, Uma Thurman and Tom Hanks.
Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave continued its award season success by picking up 10 nominations at the Baftas.
The movie, which is heavily tipped for the Oscars, picked up nominations for McQueen and three of its stars and is in the running to be named best film.
- Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
- Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
- Daniel Brühl - Rush
- Matt Damon - Behind the Candelabra
- Michael Fassbender - 12 Years A Slave
- Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
- Saving Mr. Banks
- The Selfish Giant