Daniel Day-Lewis leads British talent at Baftas

Daniel Day-Lewis Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Daniel Day-Lewis's domination of the awards season is expected to continue at the Baftas tonight, where he is the favourite to win the Best Actor award.

Day-Lewis is also tipped to win an Oscar later this month, having already won a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild award for his performance in the title role of Steven Spielberg's political biopic Lincoln.

He will be joined at tonight's event by some of Hollywood's biggest stars including George Clooney, Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway.

Dame Helen Mirren, Hugh Jackman, Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence are also among the stars who will be attending the event at Royal Opera House.

Lincoln leads the field in terms of nominations with 10 in total, with nine each for Les Miserables and Life Of Pi.

Bookmakers William Hill have made Day-Lewis, who plays US President Abraham Lincoln in the film, 1/25 on to win the Bafta and are also predicting success for the Bond film Skyfall.

Dame Helen Mirren is nominated for Best Actress for her role in Hitchcock Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A spokesman for William Hill said: "Skyfall is arguably the best Bond in 50 years and we think that the British Academy will be tempted to recognise that on Sunday night."

Bardem's performance as Bond villain Raoul Silva in Skyfall has been recognised with a nomination for Supporting Actor along with Day-Lewis' Lincoln co-star Tommy Lee Jones, Alan Arkin, Christoph Waltz and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Dame Judi is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as spy master M in the same film which has eight nominations.

Bradley Cooper is nominated for Best Actor for his role in Silver Linings Playbook Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire/Press Association Images

She faces competition from Anne Hathaway who is nominated for her role in the big screen version of Les Miserables.

Dame Helen Mirren is nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in Hitchcock - playing the wife of the director.

She is joined on the shortlist by Amour star Emmanuelle Riva, Jennifer Lawrence who is recognised for Silver Linings Playbook, Rust and Bone's Marion Cotillard and Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty.