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Best actress nominee Cate Blanchett won in the style stakesAFP/Getty

The stars were out in force for the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2016 on 14 February. The lavish affair, staged at London's Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for the 10th year running, saw the best of British rubbing shoulders with Hollywood's A-list.

With a veritable who's who of the movie world in attendance the event boasted an illustrious list of guests that included Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Eddie Redmayne, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Michael Fassbender, Julie Walters, Angela Bassett, Benicio Del Toro, Alicia Vikander, Rooney Mara, Amy director Asif Kapadia, Gemma Chan and Rebel Wilson.

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Australian actress Cate Blanchett stood out from the crowd in a stunning gown with bejeweled bodice and a black-feathered skirtAFP/Getty

Before the matter of the awards, there was the all-important style statements on the red carpet. Turning up the glamour were BAFTA nominees Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Alicia Vikander and Saorise Ronan.

Stylish floor-length gowns were the order of the day, and while some played it safe, Australian actress Cate Blanchett stood out from the crowd in a stunning gown with bejeweled bodice and a black-feathered skirt.

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Last year's Best Actress winner Julianne Moore exudes style and class on the red carpetAFP/Getty

Nominated for a Leading Actress gong for her role in lesbian romance drama Carol, the 46-year-old brought the red carpet to life with her bold sartorial style. Julianne Moore, who last year won the Leading Actress BAFTA for her role in Still Alice wore a sleek, figure-hugging cream gown with a black halter-style neckline.

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British actress Kate Winslet, nominated for the best supporting actress for her role in Steve Jobs, plays it safe in a tailored black dressAFP/Getty

British actress Kate Winslet, won best supporting actress for her role in Steve Jobs, opposite Michael Fassbender, who is nominated in the Leading Actor category. The 40-year-old star played it safe on the red carpet opting for a tailored black dress with an asymmetric sleeve detail with a skewed neckline.

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In stark contrast, 27-year-old Swedish actress Alicia Vikander went hell for leather in a floor length matte black leather dress with sparkling embellishments.

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50 Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson opts for Valentine's redAFP/Getty

Nominated in two categories, namely the Best Actress category for her role in The Danish Girl, opposite fellow nominee Eddie Redmayne and the Supporting Actress category for her role in British movie Ex Machina, in which she played a humanoid robot, Vikander is a strong contender for the prize.

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Leonardo DiCaprio is the favourite to win the Best Actor award for his performance in The RevenantAFP/Getty

And while the women were making fashion statements, all eyes were on the two big contenders of the night. BAFTA nominee Eddie Redmayne, is hoping for a double whammy after winning last year's Leading Actor gong for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. This year he is nominated again for his turn in The Danish Girl as a transgender woman.

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Best actor nomineer Eddie Redmayne (R) and wife Hannah Bagshawe pose on arrival for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera HouseAFP/Getty

Taking to the red carpet with his pregnant wife Hannah Bagshawe, he was drowned out by the chants of Leo as his biggest rival for the award The Revenant star Leonardo DiCaprio arrived to the sounds of cheers from the crowd.

DiCaprio who is also nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his visceral performance in the film, is the bookies' favourite to win the award despite the fierce competition from Redmayne.

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US director Steven Spielberg (R) and wife Kate Capshaw (L) at the BAFTA British Academy FilmAFP/Getty

Hosted by comedian and actor Stephen Fry, the ceremony, which is the one of the biggest awards event in the British film calendar, will be broadcast on BBC1 at 9pm.

THE EE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS 2016 NOMINATIONS

BEST ACTOR

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Dame Maggie Smith, The Lady In The Van

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Brie Larson, Room

BEST FILM

Carol

Bridge Of Spies

The Revenant

The Big Short

Spotlight

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Benicio del Toro, Sicario

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Idris Elba, Beasts Of No Nation

Mark Rylance, Bridge Of Spies

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Rooney Mara, Carol

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs – WINNER

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Julie Walters, Brooklyn

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

45 Years

Amy

Brooklyn

The Danish Girl

Ex Machina

The Lobster

DIRECTOR

Adam McKay, The Big Short

Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

Todd Haynes, Carol

Ridley Scott, The Martian

Alejandro G Inarritu, The Revenant

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Room

Steve Jobs

Brooklyn

Carol

The Big Short

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Hateful Eight

Inside Out

Spotlight

Ex Machina

Bridge of Spies

EE BAFTA RISING STAR

Dakota Johnson

John Boyega

Brie Larson

Taron Egerton

Bel Powley

DOCUMENTARY

Amy

Cartel Land

He Named Me Malala

Listen To Me Marlon

Sherpa

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Janusz Kamiński, Bridge of Spies

Ed Lachman, Carol

John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road

Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

Roger Deakins, Sicario

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The Assassin

Force Majeure

Theeb

Timbuktu

Wild Tales

ANIMATED FILM

Inside Out

Minions

Shaun The Sheep

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

Alex Garland (Director) Ex Machina

Debbie Tucker Green (Writer/Director) Second Coming

NajiI Abu Nowar (Writer/Director) Rupert Lloyd (Producer) Theeb

Sean McAllister (Director/Producer), Elhum Shakerifar (Producer) A Syrian Love Story

Stephen Fingleton (Writer/Director) The Survivalist

EDITING

The Big Short, Hank Corwin

Bridge Of Spies, Michael Kahn

Mad Max: Fury Road, Margaret Sixel

The Martian, Pietro Scalia

The Revenant, Stephen Mirrione

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge Of Spies, Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo

Carol, Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler

Mad Max: Fury Road, Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson

The Martian, Arthur Max, Celia Bobak

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rick Carter, Darren Gilford, Lee Sandales

COSTUME DESIGN

Brooklyn, Odile Dicks-Mireaux

Carol, Sandy Powell

Cinderella, Sandy Powell

The Danish Girl, Paco Delgado

Mad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Beavan

MAKE UP AND HAIR

Brooklyn, Morna Ferguson, Lorraine Glynn

Carol, Jerry DeCarlo, Patricia Regan

The Danish Girl, Jan Sewell

Mad Max: Fury Road, Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin

The Revenant, Sian Grigg, Duncan Jarman, Robert Pandini

SOUND

Bridge Of Spies, Drew Kunin, Richard Hymns, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom

Mad Max: Fury Road, Scott Hecker, Chris Jenkins, Mark Mangini, Ben Osmo, Gregg Rudloff, David White

The Martian, Paul Massey, Mac Ruth, Oliver Tarney, Mark Taylor

The Revenant, Lon Bender, Chris Duesterdiek, Martin Hernandez, Frank A Montano, Jon Taylor, Randy Thom

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Matthew Wood, Stuart Wilson

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

Ant-Man, Jake Morrison, Greg Steele, Dan Sudick, Alex Wuttke

Ex Machina, Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, Andrew Whitehurst

Mad Max: Fury Road, Andrew Jackson, Dan Oliver, Tom Wood, Andy Williams

The Martian, Chris Lawrence, Tim Ledbury, Richard Stammers, Steven Warner

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

Edmond, Nina Gantz, Emilie Jouffroy

Manoman, Simon Cartwright, Kamilla Kristiane Hodol

Prologue, Richard Williams, Imogen Sutton

BRITISH SHORT FILM

Elephant, Nick Helm, Alex Moody, Esther Smith

Mining Poems or Odes, Callum Rice, Jack Cocker

Operator, Caroline Bartleet, Rebecca Morgan

Over, Jörn Threlfall, Jeremy Bannister

Samuel-613 Billy Lumby, Cheyenne Conway