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Stephen Fry takes the reins for this year's Baftas (Picture: PA)

The film industry gathers for another self-congratulatory schmooze tonight, when the British Academy Film Awards (Baftas) dishes out prizes for the year’s finest achievements in cinema. Follow the ceremony with our live blog as films Lincoln, Argo and Skyfall and actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence all vie for awards.

Stephen Fry will host proceedings, with Lincoln leading the nominations with 10 nods, closely followed by Les Miserables and Life Of Pi with nine and Skyfall with eight.

The British spy franchise will be hoping to finally achieve some mainstream award success having been largely overlooked for most of its 50-year history.

It has been recognised in the Outstanding British Film category, which is Bafta for You Can’t Compete With The Major American Movies, But Here’s A Spare Trophy We Found Out Back.

Dame Helen Mirren, Hugh Jackman, Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence are among the actors who…

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About Kath Walker

My name's Kath and I'm a film student at Regents College in London! Since I was small I've loved film. I'd always be watching movies, recording things on my Dad's Camcorder and going to the Cinema! The first Cinema I remember going to was a massive, 12 screen Warner Bros. one on the outskirts of my hometown and it quickly became my favourite (It had nothing to do with the HUGE Pick 'n' Mix, I swear... >_>)! Growing up I was watching "James Bond" and Clint Eastwood Wild West films with my Dad and my Mum and I would do the Time Warp from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" constantly!! What made me want to work in the industry was actually the soundtrack to "August Rush". I am influenced by directors and such, but my other great passion is listening to music - and a soundtrack has the power to make or break a film! But hey, I'll see what happens... Twitter - https://twitter.com/PutUrHandsUp09

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