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How to watch the BAFTA Film Awards 2019 online

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The 72nd BAFTA Film Awards will air live on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the Royal Albert Hall in London at 9 p.m. GMT. Short for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the BAFTA Film Awards are among the most widely recognized awards shows around the world, and Britain’s answer to the Oscars. Don’t miss a second—use a VPN to live stream the BAFTA Film Awards online.

How do I watch the BAFTAs online?

In 2018, the BAFTAs were free to stream on BBC One and Facebook. While other streaming options for 2019 are yet to be released, the two traditional options remain the same.

Watch the BAFTAs on BBC One

You can stream the BAFTAs live on BBC One and BBC One HD. Depending on which VPN server location you choose, broadcasts may differ. For example, if you connect to a VPN server location in the U.S., you’ll be automatically redirected to BBC America.

To secure your connection and stream the BAFTAs live, follow these steps:

  1. Use ExpressVPN to connect to a U.S.* or UK server location
  2. Head to http://www.bbc.co.uk and search for the BAFTA Awards
  3. Stream away!

* If you use a U.S.-based server you may be asked to enter your cable provider’s information.

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Stream the BAFTAs with Facebook Live

Last year Facebook streamed the BAFTAs live. Users around the world were able to watch the event live.
While Facebook hasn’t made any announcements this year, the live streams were so successful last year that they may well be available again.

Here’s how you can watch the British Academy Film Awards with a VPN:

  1. Use ExpressVPN to connect to a U.S. or UK server
  2. Log in to your Facebook account or create a new one
  3. Mozy over to https://www.facebook.com/bafta/
  4. Sit back and watch the show!

Who is hosting the BAFTAs this year?

The fabulous Joanna Lumley will be hosting the BAFTAs this year, for the second year in a row. Before Lumley, the last female host was Mariella Frostrup, who co-presented with Stephen Fry in 2001.

An actress and activist, Lumley won two BAFTA TV Awards for her role on the comedy Absolutely Fabulous and received the BAFTA Fellowship Award in 2017.

Who are the BAFTA nominees?

The nominees for the 2019 BAFTA Film Awards are:

Best Film

Green Book
The Favourite
A Star Is Born

Outstanding British Film
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Stan & Ollie
You Were Never Really Here

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Christian Bale – Vice
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Steve Coogan – Stan and Ollie
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close – The Wife
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Viola Davis – Widows

Best Direction
Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski – Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Richard E Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell – Vice
Timothee Chalamet – Beautiful Boy

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams – Vice
Claire Foy – First Man
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Margot Robbie – Mary, Queen of Scots
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite


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