Felicity Jones, who grew up in Birmingham, is up for a BAFTA for Best Leading Actress for her role as the wife of Stephen Hawking in the Theory of Everything.
She is the second Midlands star to be nominated alongside Derby's Jack O'Connell who is up for the Rising Star award for his role in Unbroken.
Peter Bearne reports.
The scene is being set for tonight's Baftas ceremony, but who will take the prizes? Here's a reminder of the nominees.
Jack O'Connell from Derby and Felicity Jones from Birmingham are hotly tipped for BAFTA success tonight.