<p>Who will take the BAFTA&nbsp;on Sunday?</p>

Who will take the BAFTA on Sunday?

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2014 BAFTA Award predictions

'Gravity?' '12 Years a Slave?' 'Philomena?' Our awards experts place their bets

On Sunday, the last major pre-Oscar televised event of the awards season take place -- the British Academy of Film & Television (or, you know, BAFTA) Awards. The UK's premiere film awards, held at the Royal Opera House in London, used to have very much their flavor, though they're growing more imitative and preemptive of the Oscars with each passing year. Could that make this year's winners list, however deserving, a teensy bit on the dull side, or are we due a re-emergence of BAFTA's quirkiness?

Greg, Kris and I have each offered our own predictions in all feature film categories -- and the level of consensus is pretty high. What do you say? Check out our predictions below -- the full list of nominations is here -- and share yours (or simply your wishlists) in the comments. Then tune in Sunday for the Stephen Fry-hosted show.

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<p>Ellen Page at the Los Angeles premiere of &quot;The East&quot;&nbsp;last May.</p>

Ellen Page at the Los Angeles premiere of "The East" last May.

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Watch: Former Oscar nominee Ellen Page comes out: 'I'm tired of hiding'

'Juno' and 'Inception' star makes announcement at HRC event

Ellen Page came out Friday at the inaugural Time to Thrive Conference held by the Human Rights Campaign in Las Vegas. In a speech opening the conference, the former best actress nominee spoke about being a lesbian, publicly, for the first time.

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<p>Brad Pitt in &quot;The Assassination of Jesse James by the&nbsp;Coward Robert Ford&quot;</p>

Brad Pitt in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"

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'Brokeback,' 'Furnace' filmmakers reflect on Dominik's 'Jesse James' with LA revival screening on the way

Scott Cooper and Oscar-winners Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry offer praise

In December of last year, New York's Museum of the Moving Image expressed some doubt as to whether a revival screening of Andrew Dominik's "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" would draw a crowd. It did, and they had to book another day to accommodate the interest. The American Cinematheque here in Los Angeles thought the smaller Aero Theater in Santa Monica would be a better venue for the program. They ended up selling out the larger Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood for a screening Saturday night, quite rare for a repertory program there.

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9 big questions to ponder as the Oscars hit the home stretch

9 big questions to ponder as the Oscars hit the home stretch

Voting officially begins today

We're in the home stretch, everyone. Voting for the 86th Academy Awards is finally underway and you can feel the tension in the air from Culver City to Burbank.

(Actually, that could just be allergies, but I digress…)

The point is, this year's show has the potential for more upsets or unexpected winners since "The Departed," "Little Miss Sunshine" and "The Queen" battled it out in 2007. Every studio is nervous and thanks to some unexpected controversies almost nothing is guaranteed. With that in mind, ponder these nine questions that are on the minds of many awards season watchers.

Be careful out there, Academy members.

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<p>Jennifer Lawrence</p>

Jennifer Lawrence

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'Hunger Games' star Jennifer Lawrence to present at the Oscars

Oscar winner is nominated for 'American Hustle'

Oscar fave Jennifer Lawrence will return to present at this year’s Academy Awards.

Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made the announcement today.

Lawrence is the first presenter to be announced, but you can expect a deluge of similar announcements over the coming days.

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<p>Helen Mirren in Peter Greenaway's &quot;The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.&quot;</p>

Helen Mirren in Peter Greenaway's "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover."

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Roundup: Peter Greenaway to receive honorary BAFTA

Also: On the foreign domination of the short film races, and Cuaron swoons for 'Her'

Long the standard-bearer of avant garde British cinema, Peter Greenaway -- director of such unhinged works as "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover," "The Draughtsman's Contract" and "The Pillow Book" -- has never even been nominated for a BAFTA. (Nope, not even in the days before they tried to out-Oscar the Oscars.) As of Sunday, however, he'll have one, as he's been named the recipient of this year's Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema Award at the ceremony. Says Greenaway: "Everyone agrees that cinema is changing its characteristics very fast and to be awarded a BAFTA for trying to contribute to that change is a pleasure and a delight, an encouragement and an acknowledgment that the effort is valuable, certainly for myself and certainly for all those numerous collaborators who have assisted me in this effort over more than 30 years.” [BAFTA]

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<p>Elisabeth Moss poses at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where she had two new films debut:&nbsp;&quot;Listen Up Phillip&quot;&nbsp;and &quot;The One I Love.&quot;</p>

Elisabeth Moss poses at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where she had two new films debut: "Listen Up Phillip" and "The One I Love."

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Exclusive: Elisabeth Moss and Fred Armisen Spirit Awards presenters

Patton Oswalt show a little over two weeks away

The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards are shaping up to be a big afternoon for "12 Years A Slave" which comes into the show with 12 nominations including best feature.  What many in the crowd are looking forward to, however, is Patton Oswalt's inaugural stint as Spirits Awards show host.  The popular comedian and actor has already said he wants to shake the show up by giving away live birds to winners instead of the traditional Spirit Awards statue which has a bird on top.  We're not sure if he's serious or kidding, but we're a little worried about a throng of doves getting stuck in the Spirits Awards tent on Santa Monica's beach. As with any awards show, Patton will not have to carry the program alone.

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<p>Spike Jonze and Karen O at this Oscar nominees' luncheon earlier this week.</p>

Spike Jonze and Karen O at this Oscar nominees' luncheon earlier this week.

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Karen O to complete quartet of Best Original Song performances at the Oscars

All four nominated songs will be performed on the show.

Well, with Pharrell Williams, Idina Menzel and U2 already set to perform at Oscars, this was surely a formality: it'd have been a bit tacky to leave just one Best Original Song nominee out of the show, particularly one as lovely as "The Moon Song." But here it is in black and white: Karen O will perform the whimsical love theme from "Her" at the ceremony on March 2.

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<p>Ray Dolby</p>

Ray Dolby

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Cinema Audio Society to pay tribute to Ray Dolby

The sound pioneer passed away last year

The passing last year of Ray Dolby was surely never going to go unacknowledged by the Cinema Audio Society -- the man's name is so synonymous with sound at the cinema that most casual moviegoers might not realize it belonged to a person first. CAS, who presented the inventor with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989, will feature a special tribute to him at their awards ceremony on February 22.

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<p>Leonardo DiCaprio in &quot;The Wolf of Wall Street.&quot;</p>

Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street."

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Roundup: The case for DiCaprio

Also: 'Dallas Buyers Club' fails history class, and the craft of 'American Hustle'

And no, it has nothing to do with CNN "revealing" the "Wolf of Wall Street" star as the Best Actor winner a few days ago. (Seriously, how many stories on that non-event are people going to write?) Still, there does seem to be a general surge of sentiment for DiCaprio, as exemplified by this Marlow Stern piece in which he states that it's "absurd" that the actor is about to turn 40 and hasn't won an Oscar yet. (By Best Actor standards, of course, winning at 40 is positively precocious.) "It’s time to do the right thing and honor one of the finest actors of our generation with an Oscar while he’s still in his prime instead of some paunchy supporting role a decade later," he says. [Daily Beast]

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