Tonight's Bifa ceremony could be a triumph for Philomena with its stars, Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, both in the running to pick up gongs.
The pair are shortlisted for the Best Actress and Best Actor awards.
The film, which tells the true story of Philomena Lee's search for the son she was forced to give up for adoption in 1950s Ireland, is also in the running for Best Film.
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