Bafta Film Awards 2015 – as it happened

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Tonight the 68th British Academy Film Awards is taking place in London’s Royal Opera House and we’ll be reporting live on the event, scooping exclusive interviews on the red carpet – plus snaps of your favourite stars – before hearing direct from the wonderfully glamorous winners backstage. 


The ceremony gets underway from 6:45pm but the awards aren’t broadcast on BBC1 until 9pm – so for a first-look glance at the night’s big winners, look no further…

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See below for all of the action from the Bafta Film Awards as the prized gongs are handed out to this year’s cinema stars – and scroll down ever further for all the action from the red carpet as it happened.

And that’s it! Until next year…

22:18: To round the night out here’s a word from Mr Eddie Redmayne:

The final person to appear at the winner’s conference is Eddie Redmayne – and he’s full of praise for his Theory of Everything co-star Felicity Jones, who missed out on the best actress award tonight.

“We challenged each other, basically – we raised each other’s game by pushing each other,” he said. “We knew they were roles of a lifetime.”

Redmayne also addressed issues of class,  saying that he thought “there absolutely has to be, always should be a debate about where actors are coming from ,that diversity is represented.”

“Our job as actors is to tell stories and everyone should be represented.”

Of course, another public-school alumus was nominated  for Best Actor tonight – but Redmayne was quick to dismiss similarities between himself and Benedict Cumberbatch or their films The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game.

“I think in that sense there are similarities – but Ben and I are old old friends, and I think he’s the most staggering actor and a wonderful human being.”

“I understand why the two films get connected, but hopefully there’s room for both!”

22:05: Mike Leigh – the recipient of this year’s Bafta Fellowship – has made his way behind-the-scenes to the winner’s press conference. To begin with, the obvious question … what’s his favourite film? “It’s like one’s children – you don’t have a favourite, really. In the end they’re all part of a whole, and a continuous, growing kind of hole.”

The Mr Turner director was relucatant to discuss the shock omission of Timothy Spall from Bafta’s Leading Actor shortlist. “Obviously, it would have been very nice. He does a fantastic performance, but I don’t really want to comment on that because that’s not really in the spirit of this fellowship. It’s disappointing for us, but Bafta is a democracy.”

As for advice for any up-and-coming filmmakers… “Never compromise, and really fight for what you believe in. Push the boat out and then you’re in with a  chance.”

21:50: Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane and the team behind Boyhood are backstage after their win for Best Film. “I don’t think anything would have prepared any of us for such a homespun project to take centre stage like it has tonight,” Hawke tells journalists, whom he also thanked – “If people didn’t write about this film, it wouldn’t have got seen. So thank you all!”

21:27: Of whether he’ll call Unbroken director Angelina Jolie he laughs, “I don’t like to hound the woman, you know? I certainly won’t be ignoring her calls anyway!”

21:25: Whipping back into the winners’ press conference, O’Connell is celebrating his EE Rising Star award:

“I can only try and articulate how thankful I am. This did consult the public, so it could have gone any way,” he jokes adding (or rather asking) “I’m not in Bafta now, am I? I’m not a Bafta member. I am? F***ing sweet.”

21:23: “This is very nice indeed,” Leigh says. “It is glorious” he says to be able to capture life and share it.

21:22: And it’s an award for filmmaker Mike Leigh. His method is “organic”, “bold”, “uncompromising”, says Staunton adding “It’s utterly thrilling”. “He shows how extraordinary the ordinary can be.”

21:16: Rounding the night out it’s the Fellowship award, which this year is being presented by Imelda Staunton and Sally Hawkins.

21:14: That rounds out the night with the Theory of Everything taking home 3 awards, Grand Budapest leading the charge with 5 gongs, Whiplash nabbing 3, as well as Boyhood with 3. Perhaps rather surprisingly there’s no wins for The Imitation Game and 1 for Birdman.

21:13: And the winner ladies and gents is: BOYHOOD!

21:11: Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything waiting to see just who will take home an award.

21:11: Tom Cruise is here to present Best Film which was a surprise to host Stephen Fry who exclaimed: “It’s Tom f***ing Cruise!”

21:10: The Theory of Everything’s writer and producer Anthony McCarten is backstage again after his second win of the evening. This time it’s for Best Adapted Screenplay. “I’m not going to be happy unless I get three – we’re up for Best Picture,” he joked, before adding, “It’s extremely gratifying the love and attention we’re getting tonight.”

McCarten had plenty to say about his star Eddie Redmayne, who just picked up the Bafta for Leading Actor. “When Eddie came of age, he was always on the shortlist.T his was a big step for him. It required 100% absorption.”

And there was also a fair bit of love for Jane Hawking on whose marriage to Stephen his film is based. “To her credit, she never tried to soften the story, or try to whitewash it. Neither did Stephen. I shouldn’t have been surprised – they’re extraordinary, brave people.”

21:10: Julianne Moore gives a very composed speech thanking her co-star, noting how much a film is a collaborative effort.

21:08: Henry Cavill and Chris Evans present as Julianne Moore takes the win! Wonder if she’s still hungry?

21:07: And now we’re over to Leading Actress. It’s another whopper with Amy Adams (Big Eyes), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Reese Witherspoon (Wild) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) making up the nominees.

21:03: “Thank you. I was lucky enough to come to the Baftas a year or three ago and I was suffering a bout of food poisoning and I had to bolt through the door and redecroated the walls of the ROH, which was one of the worst nights of my life. This is one of the best,” Redmayne says. “I would like to dedicate this honour to my family… they have been my bedrock and had amazing faith in me, even when I lost a bit of myself… to my professional family, Felicity Jones you are a wonder.”

“This award belongs to one incredible family” he adds, sending out a chocked-up message to Stephen and Jane’s families.

21:02: And the winner is: EDDIE REDMAYNE for The Theory of Everything.

21:01: They’re up for The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Nightcrawler, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

21:00: And now…. it’s Leading Actor. Drum roll please! It’s Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Keaton and Ralph Fiennes in the running. WHO WILL IT BE?!

20:58: And it’s a win for Linklater’s Boyhood, with Ethan Hawke collecting. “There’s nothing more fun in this world than to watch these two kids grow up,” he says. The easy bit was to make the movie, the hard bit was to give it to the world, he adds.

20:57: And the nominees are: Alejandro G. Iñárritu for Birdman, Richard Linklater for Boyhood, Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel, James Marsh for The Theory of Everything and Damien Chazelle for Whiplash.

20:56: “I am here to suck up to the five nominees for best director… honour… who wouldn’t want to work with these five nominees? In the Fall, because I like to have my summers free,” Steve Carell jokes as he takes to the stage to present best Director.

20:55: Stephen Beresford backstage after collecting Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for his work on Pride with David Livingstone.

On the subject of his film – which follows an LGBTA group’s support of the Welsh miners’ strike – Beresford said: “I often describe it as a lost story. Many of the real people involved said we thought this story would die with us. So to bring it to the world is a real achievement.”

He also took a moment to discuss the controversy caused earlier this year when references to homosexuality were removed from the US DVD cover. “If it gets more people to see the film, I don’t care if they get Kim and Kanye on the cover. I think it was clumsily done, but there you go.”

20:54: “So lacking in confidence…” Fry laughs.

20:53: “Public vote, so I guess the people have spoken,” he laughs.

20:52: And the award goes to Jack O’Connell!

20:49: James McAvoy has now taken to the stage to present the EE Rising Star Award. Gugu MBatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights), Jack O’Connell (Unbroken), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), Miles Teller (Whiplash) and Shailene Woodley (Divergent) are all in the running. McAvoy won the award ten years ago and he says he speaks for us all when he says he can’t wait to see what they do next.

20:46: The moving tribute including Mike Nichols,Harold Ramis, Dick Smith, Gordon Willis, Anita Ekberg, Dora Bryan, Gerry Fisher, Walt Martin, Robin Williams, Johnny Goodman, Oswald Morris, David Ryall and  Lauren Bacall.

20:45: There’s a pause now to remember those actors and actresses who have passed away in the last year.

20:44: And it’s a FIFTH win for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Phew. They’ll have no room for all of these awards.

20:43: Natalie Dormer and Sam Claflin (Hunger Games co-stars) present with The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Into the Woods, Mr Turner and The Theory of Everything tonight’s nominees.

20:42: Still no win for The Imitation Game. Could it pick up the gong for Costume Design perhaps?

20:41: Patricia Arquette has made her way backstage after collecting her prize for Best Supporting Actress in Boyhood. “I’ve always wanted to work with Richard [Linklater],” she tells journalists. “I think he’s a really original filmmaker, and he makes films like nobody else. When he told me the story… I have a 12-year-old. I really wanted to show how fast children grow, how fast we all get older, how extraordinary an ordinary life is. My children have been the biggest teachers in my life. I really wanted to honour that.”

Of the film itself, she adds: “This movie will be meaningful to me on the day I die. I’ve been in movies people loved before. It’s not the same with this. It’s a different level of connection.”

The 46-year-old was also vocal on the lack of older actresses on screen compared to their male co-stars. “I think men over 40 don’t want to be cast with women of their own age. We have to call bulls**t on that. C’mon people, cast appropriately to your leading man.”

20:40: “I was so inspired by him, someone will make a movie about him I thought, never thinking I’d have anything to do with it,” says Anthony McCarten of Stephen Hawking.

20:39: And tonight it’s a win for The Theory of Everything.

20:37: Jesse Eisenberg and Noomi Rapace take to the stage now to award Best Adapted Screenplay. Tonight’s nominees are: American Sniper, Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, Paddington and The Theory of Everything.

20:33: And the Bafta goes to: Ida

20:32: Ida, Leviathan, The Lunchbox, Trash and Two Days, One Night are the nominees.

20:31: And we’re moving onto Film Not In The English Language with Alice Eve and John Boyega presenting.

20:30: “If Ralph Fiennes is reading this, I must have won a Bafta. I was already upset for missing this night and now I’m furious” a note from Wes reads, joking he’s probably himself at another award ceremony not winning an anything.

20:29: And it’s another win for The Grand Budapest Hotel and Wes Anderson. Ralph Fiennes collects for him.

20:28: “I’m hungry,” Moore says as she arrives on the stage to big laughs before clips of the nominees; Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Nightcrawler and Whiplash.

20:27: Julianne Moore has now taken to the stage to present Original Screenplay. Or as Fry refers to her, “The bloody wonderful Julianne Moore.”

20:26: The team behind The Lego Movie have made their way backstage after their win for Animated Film. Co-writer and director Phil Lord says, “We were having fun up there, but honestly it’s a great year for animation.

“A bit of bad luck for us… But whoever wins, they’re gonna deserve it” – a cheeky reference to the film’s snub at this year’s Oscars, much to the consternation of its many, many fans. 

20:25: Ahead of the award for Original Screenplay, here’s more from backstage.

20:21: Actor Robert Downey Jr has recorded a video message regarding the legendary star. He says it’s hard to distill the man, but notes his wit and kindness. Downey Jr jokes he can’t share anecdotes because they’re too cheeky. But says a lesson he’ll take from Attenborough is doing a few less movies and being at home more. “Were he here tonight, he’d clear his throat, a mischieveous look in his eyes, he’d sing ‘Smile, though you heart is aching, smile, even though it’s aching. When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by.”

20:19: There is now a beautiful tribute to the late Lord Attenborough. Prince William says, “Lord Attentborough was a charming and warm man, he was loved by all… His legacy is his inspiration. I hope that everyone who watches his films learns from him as an example… We are all so indebted to him in so many ways.”

20:18: A quick skip backstage:

JK Simmons has been speaking backstage with a Bafta in hand, revealing the story behind Whiplash’s (can you believe it?) difficult journey to the screen. “No one wanted to throw millions of dollars at a guy who had no track record,” he says of writer and director Damian Chazelle.

But someone Simmons wants to see earn more recognition is his young co-star Miles Teller who missed out on an Oscar nomination but is among the Rising Star nominees tonight. “Miles is not, in my view, getting his due this awards season. Maybe we can chalk that up to youth, an a sense of him not having paid his dues.”

Simmons also hopes there will be more risks taken in Hollywood in the coming years. “The fact that so many films that are thinking outside the box this awards season will hopefully broaden the horizons of what gets made.”

20:17: It’s very odd to be here without the director, they laugh. “He was our leader the whole way down the line” they says of Matthew Warchus.

20:14: And the winner of this award is: Stephen Beresford (writer) and David Livingstone (Producer) for feel good hit Pride.

20:12: And now, it’s Mr Tom Hiddleston taking to the stage with Mark Strong. They’re presenting Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. Hiddles jokes his own debut wasn’t that outstanding, having had to count from one to ten. When Strong jokes that we all have to start somewhere Hiddles laughs, “Thank Thor for that.” Nice. We see what you did there.

20:11: But I digress. The Bafta goes to Birdman, with Michael Keaton accepting on behalf of Emmanuel Lubezki. Keaton jumps past the bit about himself in Lubezki’s speech.

20:10: I have to say, I’m rather shocked Freeman didn’t follow suit with a smooch for Fry. The host’s luck must have run out.

20:09: Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ida, Interstellar and Mr Turner are all in the running.

20:08: Exciting news now as Martin Freeman takes to the stage with Gugu Mbatha-Raw to present the award for Cinematography.

20:07: “Ethan Hawke, thank you for being my ficticious ex-husband,” Arquette says.

20:05: Patricia Arquette. Gooding jokes, “I’m serious, it’s you,” saying she’ll understand what he means. Presumably she didn’t think she’d take the gong.

20:04: Anyway, back to the Best Supporting Actress award and the winner is…

20:03: He’s just smooched Stephen Fry and jokes, “Your lips are so soft,” adding, “That’s the first time I’ve kissed a member of the royal family.” Nope, no idea…

20:02: Cuba Gooding Jnr, fresh from appearing in Selma, is presenting.

20:00: Back to Best Supporting and this time it’s the ladies; Emma Stone (Birdman), Imedla Staunton (Pride), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and Rene Russo (Nightcrawler) make up the nominees.

19:56: Julie Walters and Ralph Fiennes have taken to the stage to present the award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema which is tonight going to BBC Films. It helps nurture “good stock” says Walters before a highlight reel of film clips plays including Quartet, Billy Elliot and Starter For 10 highlights.

19:55: “Thank you Mum and Dad,” he ends rather sweetly.

19:54: “Thank you to Miles Teller for always being present in the moment, except he’s not present tonight I guess. Well, up until now…” Simmons jokes, raising a laugh in the ROH. “This whole experience has been a gift for me.”

19:52: Tonight, it’s J.K. Simmons’s night as he takes the gong for his role in Whiplash. Ruffalo cheering along in the crowd like he’d won it himself. Good sport.

19:50: And now we’re onto Best Supporting Actor. Reese Witherspoon is presenting as Edward Norton (Birdman), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher) and Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) battle for the title.

19:49: The Bafta goes to: Interstellar. “We want to thank our fearless leader, Christopher Nolan,” say the filmmakers.

19:48: And it’s a tough award; The Hobbit, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy, Interstellar and X-Men: Days of Future Past all in the running.

19:46: “It’s wonderful to be here and I’m particularly pleased to be presenting with the only person on the planet more intelligent than Stephen Fry,” Jones says. To which Hawking adds, “Yes, and better looking” which goes down a treat inside the ROH.

19:46: Huge roars from the crowd inside, who are all up on their feet.

19:45: From animation to Special Visual Effects and it’s Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones taking to the stage to present.

19:44: And there’s whoops in the press room as The Lego Movie takes the win. “You guys win the award for the best academy,” they joke on collecting. “This is clearly the most fun I’ve had in an opera house, also.”

19:43: Back on the stage and we’re onto best Animated Film with Big Hero 6 up against Boxtrolls and The Lego Movie.

19:42: A quick ping over to the winners’ press conference with the team behind The Theory of Everything speaking backstage: How did it feel being handed their award by David Beckham? “It doesn’t get better than that, does it?” says Eric Fellner, although James Marsh has a story to top it: “I got one from Sharon Stone last time and she felt me up on stage,” he reveals.

19:41: But it’s back to Whiplash, with its second win of the night! If you haven’t won you should “really try it” the crew joke.

19:40: Grand Budapest must be wanting another one eh?

19:39: Quick as a flash we’re onto the award for Sound and there’s another chance for Whiplash up against The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Birdman, Bub and American Sniper.

19:38: “In accepting this I truly stand on the shoulders of giants,” says Tom Cross who name-checks his crew and stars J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller.

19:37: Whiplash takes the win!

19:36: Will it be another for Budapest or will another scoop the prize?

19:35: The big boys are up next in editing as Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Nightcrawler, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash all go up against each other.

19:33: And the winner is: The Bigger Picture.

19:32: British Short Animation is up next with just three in the running: The Bigger Picture, Monkey Love Experiments and My Dad.

19:31: And the Bafta goes to… Boogaloo and Graham.

19:30: Boogaloo and Graham, Emotional Fusebox, Three Brothers among the nominations.

19:29: The awards take a move from long films to short now as the British Short Film winner is announced.

19:28: Adam Sockhausen thanks the ever inspiring Wes Anderson.

19:27: And it’s The Grand Budapest Hotel that does it. Three awards in the bag…

19:26: Even more opportunity for The Grand Budapest Hotel now in production designs with Big Eyes, The Imitation Game, Interstellar and Mr Turner also up.

19:22: Things get even more glam as it’s a move into Make Up & Hair and it’s another win for The Grand Budapest Hotel, with Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier accepting.

19:19: And it’s a swift move onto Documentary as CitizenFour takes the win. The winners aren’t around tonight, so no speeches here.

19:18: Next up, it’s the award for Original Music with Alexandre Desplat for The Grand Budapest Hotel taking the gong.

19:16: “It’s been an incredible ride. Without a good story there is no film. Our thanks go out to Stephen, Jane” and more, the filmmakers say as the collect their award.

19:15: A popular winner in the crowd and I bargain at home, too.

19:14: And kicking off the action, it’s THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING.

19:11: Fry is whipping round into the first award and it’s Mr David Beckham taking to the stage to present Outstanding British Film.

19:09: Fry is wandering into the crowd to get kisses from the Birdman cast – Norton and Keaton. “I’m the one flying above the cityscape now.”

19:06: Apparently if you decode Cumberbatch’s name it comes out as ‘Red Hot Public School Totty’ according to Fry.

19:05: Fry jokes that it’s been a tough year; namely because himself and George Clooney are off the market.

19:03: Mr Stephen Fry is in the building. Walking into Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk. He’s talking about the weather. Good Brit. He jokes it’s dry outside but inside “p***ing with stars”.

And we’re off! The first thing to mention is that it’s sunny. In February. In England.

This is important not least because Susanna is outside on the red carpet with Kris our camerman and cameras and rain do not mix.

Neither do fancy gowns and smart suits, which we’re expecting plenty of on the red carpet.

To set the scene of where I am, I’m settled inside the Royal Opera House in the media room where they’re supplying us with tiny Baftas made of chocolate (thanks Hotel Chocolat) and coffee (smart). I have a fancy set of kit which enables to me to both watch the ceremony – so I can tell you exactly who has won what – and also listen in to the winners’ conference where our reporter Huw will be darting in and out of to get the stars’ instant reactions. It is, as they say, all going on.

But just who will be in that winners’ press conference? That is the question on everybody’s lips. Will Amy Adams be clutching a golden trophy? Will Eddie Redmayne add a Bafta alongside his Golden Globe? Will Steve Carell or Emma Stone get a nod? It’s not long to go until we find out.

Of course Stephen Fry will be at the presenting helm.

And incase you were wondering, nominee Mark Ruffalo has brushed his teeth for tonight’s ceremony.

HUGE films up for Best Film tonight: Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.

Let us know @RadioTimes who you are hoping will win. Some big stars will be coming along the red carpet for those.

There’s also some very exciting guest stars handing out the awards including Martin Freeman, Tom Cruise, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hiddleston and David Beckham.

Countdown’s Rachel Riley is on the red carpet and her dress is perfectly matched up to the EE Bafta logo. Good work.

Zoë Ball is also on the red carpet. She told us about it right here.

There are 120 meters of red carpet for the stars to walk before heading into the Royal Opera House. Three hundred lipsticks are used backstage. Each Bafta weighs 3.7kg. We’ve got plenty more stats about tonight’s event over on our Bafta 2015 in numbers.

The red carpet is filling up outside

Meanwhile Jack O’Connell, who’s up for the EE Rising Star award, has been talking on the red carpet. He says he needs to keep his “head screwed on” as he tackles his next film projects. He also said his dream role would be to play Paul Gascoigne in a film.

Plus, Eddie Redmayne is on the red carpet, stopping to sign pictures for fans who are braving the cold London weather.

Michael Keaton is now on the carpet, stopping to meet the fans.

There are still lots of calls for Eddie. Popular man.

Here’s a great screenshot

Rosamund Pike is talking now and she admits actresses get very nervous going up to collect an award. The “terror” even though this is what we do. “We appear infront of people for a living”.

On Gone Girl Pike says she emailed Tom Cruise for advice and he said, “You’re going to crush this. You have a director that’s not going to let you fail.”

AND IT’S EDDIE. “It’s been such a dream, really” he says of taking on the role of Stephen Hawking.

“It’s a weird mixture of fear, trepidation to do their story proud and a real priviledge too.”

Of co-star Felicity Jones he says, “She’s such a wonderful, wonderful actress and human being.” He admits the two of them have previously auditioned together for things and not got them, so says working together on this was wonderful.

Ethan Hawke, who’s nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Boyhood laughs that if you spend twelve years on something it “better be good!”

Oh look, a peek from inside the ROH

Fresh from brushing his teeth, Ruffalo is on the red carpet. On being up against Foxcatcher co-star Steve Carrel he says it’s a “real honour” and says “I hope at least one of us wins.” Ruffalo laughs of playing a wrestler: “I really felt my age… it was pretty painful, it was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” “Superheroes are nothing in comparion,” he adds. “CGI helps us out with that. Everything you see is what we did. Wresting is tough.”

Mr Allen Leech is also walking the red carpet talking The Imitation Game (and a bit of Downton, obvs).

Rachel Riley is now rocking an “armpit cam” and just asked Sam Claflin to blow a kiss into it. He’s now mortified that it looks a bit like he’s looking at something else…

Back to the action and Reece Witherspoon is talking about Wild.

“It was definitely the hardest working experience of my life. I can only blame myself,” Witherspoon laughs of choosing her roles for herself.

Back out with Susanna and she’s grabbed a moment with J.K. Simmons

Jack O’Connell is still doing the rounds on the red carpet (he’s wearing Prada if you’re keen to know) and he says being punched in Unbroken wasn’t exactly the first time he’s taking a punch. But he laughs at least this time he was being paid for being punched.

Felicity Jones is now also on the carpet talking The Theory of Everything. “It feels like we’re all coming together to celebrate” she says of tonight’s event.

Of Redmayne she says, “We’re all such great friends. That’s what’s fun, working with people you really like and respect.”

Amy Adams, James McAvoy, Mark Strong and more spotted walking the red carpet.

David Beckham says he doesn’t want to name just one film as the stand-out one – he’s here to present an award tonight – but says Paddington was a big hit in his house.

He’s also just bumped into Benedict Cumberbatch. Casual like.

We’re playing a bit of ‘Where’s Wally’ with the latest snap from the red carpet…

AND IT’S CUMBERBATCH! He says he and the filmmakers are pleased Alan Turing’s story is being spread far and wide. Asked what he watches on a Saturday night he says it’s his pillow coming towards his eyes…

Of a ‘race’ with Redmayne, Cumberbatch says being in the same room watching him win is still an honour, adding that he’s excited to be among the nominees. Cumberbatch adds that he’s disappointed David Oyelowo isn’t here and that he’d get his vote, saying he’ll be honouring him in his head.

Another quick snap of Eddie, because well, why not?

Tom Hiddleston is also now on the red carpet. “They’re very much enthusiasts of film” he says of the fans braving the cold to see the stars. His tip for the Rising Star award he says he’s been blown away by Jack O’Connell and says Miles Teller gave blood sweat and tears for Whiplash.

Hiddles adds that he won’t be back on stage this year, he’s booked up with other things, but hopes to again at another time. “Thor 3 is happening at some point – there’s some questions to be answered” he says of Loki. He jokes he doesn’t know if he can keep going, as if he keeps dying his hair black it might fall out.

Some great screen grabs here

Just did a quick check to see if Cumberbatch has done a ‘Cumberbomb’ on the red carpet and found these instead. Brilliant. Well done internet.

Tom Hiddleston has also name-checked David Oyelowo as a man missing from the nominee list. He’s also just revealed that he once played the right leg of an elephant that Redmayne rode on… best story fo the night perhaps? Of course it’s Hiddleston’s birthday tomorrow too, so he’s planning to celebrate with his friends tonight. Of Skull Island he says it’s “just a good old-fashioned adventure film, should be really good fun”. He also says he may well be in Iceland for filming.

Back out with Susanna on the red carpet, Cumberbatch is apparently one of the only ones left walking along and chatting to people.

Becks got a huge roar from the crowd.

Here’s Mr Cumberbatch


OK, so with everyone taking their seats the ceremony will kick off soon and we’ll have all the winners right here.