The Bafta Film Awards 2014 nominations announcement - watch the live stream

12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, Saving Mr Banks, August: Osage County, Gravity and Blue Jasmine are all hoping to dominate the shortlists

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The Bafta Film Awards 2014 nominations announcement - watch the live stream
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Yes, it really is that time of year again. Awards season is looming and the great and the good of acting are crossing their fingers (legs and toes) as the various nominations are rolled out. Wednesday 8 January is the turn of the Bafta Awards but who will get the nod and who will be left disappointed? 

The Brits have already emerged as strong contenders this year with Chiwetel Ejiofor tipped by many to scoop best actor prizes for his role in 12 Years a Slave while Judi Dench and Emma Thompson have already been touted in the best actress categories for their respective performances in Philomena and Saving Mr Banks. 

American Hustle, Gravity, The Wolf of Wall Street and August: Osage County are all firmly in the mix, but who will be gracing the Royal Opera House red carpet on Sunday 16 February? 

Actors Helen McCrory and Luke Evans will join Bafta's Chairman John Willis to announce the nominations at 7:35am on the morning of 8 January. Set your alarm and you can be among the first to hear the announcement by watching the live stream of the event below...