- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

LONDON (AP) - The red carpet for the BAFTA Film Awards doesn’t roll out until the weekend but behind the scenes preparations are well underway for the annual star-studded event in London.

The seating arrangements for the Royal Opera House were set up on Thursday, ready for nominees like Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon, who have all confirmed they will attend the ceremony.

The trophies, always a crucial ingredient of a top awards show, have already been cast. “The Big Short,” ”Bridge of Spies,” ”Carol,” ”The Revenant” and “Spotlight” will all compete for the golden mask for Best Film on Sunday.

Among the winners already announced - Angels Costumes will collect the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award; and Sidney Poitier will be honored with the BAFTA Fellowship.

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