THE Baftas are just a few hours away now and the film industry’s elite are gearing up for one of the biggest night’s of the year.
With a year of stellar films to pick from, here’s who’s in the running to scoop the coveted Best Supporting Actress Bafta…
What are the latest odds on the Bafta 2019 Supporting Actress nominees ?
Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Bafta nominations for Best Supporting Actress:
- Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) – 6/5
Rachel, 48, was born March 7, 1970 and is an Oscar winning British actress (Best Supporting Actress for The Constant Gardener in 2006.)
She got the bug for acting during her time at Cambridge University at the end of the 80s and early 90s.
Rachel began her career as an actress in the early 90s, appearing in Inspector Morse, Scarlet and Black, and Advocates II.
She made her film debut in Death Machine (1994).
Her first Hollywood appearance was in Chain Reaction (1996), opposite Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman – and the rest is history.
- Amy Adams (Vice) – 2/1
The American actress will be going up against Rachel Weisz for Best Supporting Actress for a second time after 2006.
Amy, 44, was born on August 20, 1874 in Vicenza, Italy to American parents.
She has won two Golden Globes and recieved six Academy Award nominations as ell as seven British Academy Film Awards.
Amy made her film debut in Drop Dead Gorgeous om 1999 and went on to star in Catch Me If You Can, Enchanted, The Fighter, and the Arrival to name a few.
She also stars as Lois Lane in the DC Extended Universe.
- Emma Stone (The Favourite) – 7/2
Emma, 29, was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1988.
She loved acting as a child, and her first major role was in a stage production of Wind in the Willows when Emma was 12.
Emma made her film debut in teen comedy Superbad in 2007, for which she won a Young Hollywood Award.
She also impressed in Zombieland in 2009, and got her first starring role a year later.
Emma received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for her role in Easy A, which is widely seen as her breakthrough movie.
Emma went on to star in rom-com Crazy Stupid Love, with Ryan Gosling, in 2011 – and critically acclaimed drama The Help.
Proving that there was no stopping her, Emma scored the part of Gwen Stacey in the Spiderman franchise – in which Andrew Garfield played the lead.
She appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012, and sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014 – before Gwen was killed off.
Emma received another Oscar nomination for her portrayal of a recovering drug addict in black comedy Birdman, which was also released in 2014.
- Claire Foy (First Man) – 11/2
Claire Foy, 34, was born in Stockport and grew up in Manchester and Leeds before moving to Buckinghamshire.
She landed her first TV role as Julia, George’s former fiancé in the pilot episode of BBC drama Being Human.
In 2008, Foy landed the lead role of Amy Dorrit in the BBC production of Little Dorrit and starred in the film Season of the Witch alongside Hollywood star Nicolas Cage.
She also appeared on stage with James McAvoy at the Trafalgar Studios in London in Macbeth.
In the drama series Wolf Hall she played Anne Boleyn, starring alongside Damien Lewis as Henry VIII and Mark Rylance, who played Thomas Cromwell.
In series one and two of The Crown, she played a young Queen Elizabeth II and the role earned her an Emmy for Best Actress in 2018.
- Margot Robbie (Mary Queen of Scots) – 16/1
The popular actress, 28, was born on July 2, 1990, in Dalby, Queensland, Australia.
In 2008, she got her big break when she was cast as Donna Freedman in Neighbours.
After proving her talent on Aussie TV, Margot’s career moved to films – She featured in 2012 romcom About Time, before landing the role of Naomi Lapaglia in the Academy Award-winning The Wolf of Wall Street.
Her career practically boomed after that as she secured roles in Focus (2015), Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), The Legend of Tarzan (2016), and Sucicide Squad (2016).
From I,Tonya to Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) and Peter Rabbit (2018), the star has kept busy since.
Most recently, fans all across the globe have been talking about her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen of Scots for which she is nominated.
Margot missed out on the Best Actress award for I, Tonya at last year’s Oscars.
When are the Bafta 2019 film awards?
This year’s Bafta awards will take place on February 10, 2019.
Since 2002 the ceremony has been held in February to precede the Oscars and AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences).
This is to ensure they take place during the film industry’s ‘awards season.’
Before that they had been held in April or May.
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How can you watch it LIVE?
The show, officially known as the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards, will be aired on BBC One at 9pm.
There is a two-hour delay of its broadcast to allow producers to cut the running time down.
All those with a TV Licence can watch the channel free of charge.
If you don’t have access to a television, it is possible to watch all BBC channels on your laptop, tablet, smartphone or computer live through the iPlayer.
Additionally, if you miss the show, the entire programme will be available to watch on catch-up for a period of time afterwards.
Where are the Baftas being held?
The Baftas are being held at the Royal Albert Hall as they have been since 2017.
Previously they had been held at Leicester Square’s Odeon cinema from 2000 until 2008.
In 2008 they were held at Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House.