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  • Actress Rachel Weisz poses for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA Nominees Party in London, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Actors Viggo Mortensen, left, and Linda Cardellini pose for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA Nominees Party in London, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Actor Eddie Redmayne poses for photographers on arrival at a BAFTA Fundraising Gala in London, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

  • Actress Amy Adams poses for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA Nominees Party in London, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Actress Michelle Yeoh poses for photographers on arrival at a BAFTA Fundraising Gala in London, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

  • Director Spike Lee, right, and producer Tonya Lewis Lee pose for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA Nominees Party in London, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Actress Glenn Close poses for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA Nominees Party in London, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Actress Amy Adams poses for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA Nominees Party in London, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Actors Lucy Boynton, left, and Rami Malek pose for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA Nominees Party in London, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Designer Alexa Chung poses for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA Nominees Party in London, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Actors Melissa McCarthy, left, and Richard E. Grant pose for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA Nominees Party in London, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:40 am

Stars, royals gather for British Academy Film Awards

Associated Press

 

LONDON – Hollywood stars and British royalty are gathering in London for the British Academy Film Awards, where "The Favourite" is living up to its name by leading the race for trophies.

The royal tragi-comedy has 12 nominations, including best picture, for the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars. Olivia Colman is favored to take the best-actress prize for her performance as Britain's 18th-century Queen Anne.

Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, will join Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis and other stars for Sunday's ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall.

The Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," lunar drama "First Man," Mexican memoir "Roma" and the musical melodrama "A Star Is Born" each received seven nominations for the prizes, which come two weeks before Hollywood's Academy Awards on Feb. 24.