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BAFTA 2019 live updates - red carpet arrivals, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, award winners and more

Who will be the night's winners?

Hollie Richardson

The biggest annual celebration of British film and TV is here, and we're in for an exciting night of stars, sparkles and speeches! BAFTA 2019 kicks off at 4pm, when guests start to walk the red carpet, including award-nominees Olivia Colman, Richard E. Grant, Rachel Weisz and Rami Malek. The night will then become extra-special when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive. Stick with our live updates to see the stars as they arrive, check out the best dresses on the red carpet, and find out who has won those covetable gold awards. And, of course, we'll be keeping an eye on the after-party...

 

 

Stars gather at Kensington Palace for BAFTA Nespresso Nominees Party

With just a few hours to go until stars start arriving at the Royal Albert Hall to walk the BAFTA 2019 red carpet, take a look at some of the nominees enjoying Saturday night's Nespresso Nominees Party, which was held at Kensington Palace. Bohemian Rhapsody's Rami Malek and his girlfriend Lucy Boynton looked gorgeous together at the event, while Can You Ever Forgive Me?'s Richard E. Grant and Melissa McCarthy proved to be fabulous friends off-screen. Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Charlie Brooker and Viggo Mortensen were all in attendance at the palace, too. Take a look at the full list of nominees to see who is up for an award tonight.

Rami Malek and Lucy Boynton

Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant

BAFTA 2019 quick facts

Did you know that this will be the third BAFTAs Kate Middleton attends? Or that this is the first time Richard E. Grant has been nominated over his 30-year acting career? Here are some more fun facts that might surprise you...

READ: See the best photos of the royals at the BAFTAs - including Prince William and Kate Middleton

BAFTA guests start to arrive at the Royal Albert Hall

Despite the drizzle currently showering London, the BAFTA stars have started to walk the red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall - and there are some stunning looks. Lucy Boynton, Amy Adams, Joseph Fiennes, Dermot O'Leary, Laura Whitmore and Edith Bowman are among the first guests to arrive.

Prince William and Kate are expected to arrive just before 18:30 - you can watch a live video of the red carpet here.

Amy Adams in a dramatic burgundy gown

Lucy Boynton wears a fun frock

Richard E. Grant, Eleanor Tomlinson and Lily Collins join the red carpet

Red carpet hosts Dermot O'Leary and Edith Bowman have welcomed more stars.

Dermot applauded Best Actor in a Supporting Role nominee Richard E. Grant for his recent tweet to Barbara Streisand, telling him: "We're talking national treasure status here!"

READ: Why we are all obsessed with Richard E. Grant

Poldark's Eleanor Tomlinson - who looked sensational in a lilac and black gown - touched on life after the popular BBC series, saying: "Who knows what's next? But it's very exciting."

And Lily Collins wowed fans with her dramatic navy gown.

Richard E. Grant on the red carpet

Eleanor Tomlinson on the red carpet

Lily Collin wows with her outfit

What time are the BAFTAs on TV tonight?

Good question! Although the event starts at around 7pm, the BAFTAs will air for two hours on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday night. The delay will mean that the BBC bosses have more time to edit the show before it airs – it'll still be a busy night for the beeb! You can find out everything you need to know about the ceremony here.

BAFTA 2019 best dressed - see the standout looks on the red carpet


As guests continue to arrive and head in to enjoy a Champagne reception before getting seated in the auditorium, let's take a look at some of the best looks on the red carpet. From Glenn Close's showing how to do a classic black gown, to Millie Mackintosh's fairytale dress - see the photos here.

How amazing does Glenn Close look?

Prince Wiliam and Kate Middleton arrive at BAFTA 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived on the red carpet! This is Kate's third time at the annual ceremony, and she looks beautiful in a white one-shouldr gown. Take a look at full details of the royal couple arriving here.

Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, Richard Madden, Claire Foy and Glenn Close arrive

Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek has arrived separately from his girlfriend Lucy Boynton. Telling Edith about what his younger-self would think of his current success, Rami said: "We were at Kensington Palace last night, and it was one of the things you think you'll never do in your life." He added: "I've made some of the best friends in my life from doing this film." We're guessing he's mostly talking about Lucy, who played his on-screen fiance.

Olivia Colma, Richard Madden, Claire Foy, Glenn Close and Thandie Newton have also delighted fans on the red carpet.
 

Rami Malek in white

Prince William and Kate Middleton take their seats in the auditorium

We spotted William and Kate about to take their seat before the awards started. More photos to come!

Duchess Kate wears Princess Diana's earrings

Kate looks so elegant in her white one-shoulder gown, and we've noticed a very special detail about the outfit. The pearl and diamond earrings that she is wearing belonged to Princess Diana. See more Kate and William photos at the BAFTAs, with detail about her full outfit here.

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