Are the BAFTA's live on TV? What time and channel is the ceremony?

The 2019 BAFTA awards will take place today (Sunday, February 10th).

Although held in the UK at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the biggest night in the British film calendar isn’t always televised live.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2019 BAFTA’s.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 08: Tess Daly (L) and Claudia Winkleman attend the BAFTA Film Gala at the The Savoy Hotel ahead of the EE British Academy Film Awards this Sunday, on February 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Are the BAFTA Awards Live?


The 2019 BAFTA Awards are not filmed live.

The awards ceremony actually takes place at 7 pm on Sunday, February 10th.

However, the broadcast of the ceremony will begin at 9 pm on BBC One, roughly when the awards ceremony would have come to a close in real time.

We highly recommend staying off social media and avoiding the Twitter and Instagram accounts of those who have been nominated if you don’t want any potential spoilers.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 31: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered) BAFTA masks during the BAFTA masks casting at New Pro Foundries Ltd on January 31, 2019 in London, England. The EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday February 10th at the Royal Albert Hall. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Who is Hosting the 2019 BAFTA Awards?

Joanna Lumley will once again be on hosting duties after she made her debut last year.

The Absolutely Fabulous star took over from long-time host Stephen Fry, who had been the master of proceedings for 12 years.

Joanna’s first performance as host earned mixed reviews, with a misconstrued inside joke involving actress Jennifer Lawrence being the centre of controversy.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 14: Joanna Lumley, winner of the Fellowship Award, poses in the Winner’s room at the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

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