It’s time. Oscar weekend is here at last. After months of speculation, there are just hours to go before the world finds out whether The Favourite will live up to its name and if Actress in a Leading Role proves to be as Close as expected.
By the time you finish reading this sentence, a new a-lister will have joined the – already hugely impressive – cast of Dune, the new film by Blade Runner 2049director Denis Villeneuve. That’s how it seems anyway.
As previously announced, Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley will receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award and Raging Bull editor Thelma Schoonmaker will be honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship.
As for the winners, only time – and Joanna Lumley – will tell. But that’s not stopped us guessing.