Baftas 2020: stars gather at Kensington Palace for pre-Bafta nominees party

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed Hollywood stars into their London home ahead of the awards

Hollywood's biggest names have jetted into London, ahead of the 73rd British Academy Film Awards. The ceremony, which is due to take place tonight on Sunday, February 2, will recognise film and television achievements from the last 12 months.

Ahead of the ceremony, Bafta held a Nominees Party at the British capital's Kensington Palace. Everyone from Joker actor, Joaquin Phoenix, to Marriage Story's Laura Dern were in attendance.

Actress Laura Dern poses for photographers upon arrival at the Bafta Nominees Party, in central London, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Click though the gallery above to see the stars on the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 Nominees' Party red carpet. 

The event took place at Kensington Palace, which is the London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Prince William has been president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts since February 2010, and 2020 marks the sixth year in a row that guests have been welcomed to a cocktail party in the upstairs rooms of the royal residence. It is expected that the royals will attend the ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall tonight.

The Nominees' Party wasn't the only pre-Bafta event to take place last night. When the Kensington Palace bash wrapped, stars made their ways to the Chanel and Charles Finch pre-Bafta party or the Focus/Universal at popular celebrity haunt the Chiltern Firehouse.

Here are the full nominations for the Baftas 2020:

Best Film

1917

The Irishman

Joker

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Parasite

Best British Film

1917

Bait

For Sama

Rocketman

Sorry We Missed You

The Two Popes

Outstanding Debut by a British writer, Director or Producer

Bait, Mark Jenkin (writer/director), Kate Byers, Linn Waite (producers)

For Sama, Waad Al Kateab (director/producer), Edward Watts (director)

Maiden, Alex Holmes (director)

Only You, Harry Wootliff (writer/director)

Retablo, Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio (writer/director)

Film not in the English Language

The Farewell

For Sama

Pain and Glory

Parasite

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Documentary

American Factory

Apollo 11

Diego Maradona

For Sama

The Great Hack

Best Animated Film

Frozen II

Klaus

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Toy Story 4

Best Director

Sam Mendes for 1917

Martin Scorsese for The Irishman

Todd Phillips for Joker

Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Bong Joon-ho for Parasite

Best Original Screenplay

Booksmart, Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman

Knives Out, Rian Johnson

Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino

Parasite, Han Jin Won, Bong Joon-ho,

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman, Steven Zaillian

Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi

Joker, Todd Phillips, Scott Silver

Little Women, Greta Gerwig

The Two Popes, Anthony McCarten

Best Actress

Jessie Buckley for Wild Rose

Scarlett Johansson for Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan for Little Women

Charlize Theron for Bombshell

Renee Zellweger for Judy

Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Adam Driver for Marriage Story

Taron Egerton for Rocketman

Joaquin Phoenix for Joker

Jonathan Pryce for The Two Popes

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern for Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson for Jojo Rabbit

Florence Pugh for Little Women

Margot Robbie for Bombshell

Margot Robbie for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Anthony Hopkins for The Two Popes

Al Pacino for The Irishman

Joe Pesci for The Irishman

Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Best Score

1917

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Casting (for the first time)

Joker

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Two Popes

Best Cinematography

1917

The Irishman

Joker

Le Mans ’66

The Lighthouse

Best Editing

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Le Mans ’66

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Best Production Design

1917

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Best Costume Design

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Judy

Little Women

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Best Make-up & Hair

1917

Bombshell

Joker

Judy

Rocketman

Best Sound

1917

Joker

Le Mans ’66

Rocketman

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Special Visual Effects

1917

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best British Short Animation

Grandad Was a Romantic

In Her Boots

The Magic Boat

Best British Short Film

Azaar

Goldfish

Kamali

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)

The Trap

EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

Awkwafina

Jack Lowden

Kaitlyn Dever

Kelvin Harrison Jr

Micheal Ward

Bafta Fellowship

Kathleen Kennedy