THE beloved Bafta awards are making a comeback to crown some of the most successful creatives for yet another year.
But, who are the Bafta nominees for Best Actor and what are the odds on the winner? Here’s the lowdown.
Who are the Bafta 2019 Best Actor nominees?
One of the biggest awards of the night is, of course, the Best Actor.
Many legendary actors and fan-favourite stars have taken it home in previous years.
But who will win it the Bafta award year?
Here are the nominees for this year’s Best Actor nominees.
- Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
The Philadelphia native has stolen the hearts of countless women thanks to his charm and looks.
Following his countless box office hits, he decided to not only take on the leading role, but also direct A Star Is Born.
The musical romantic drama saw him fall in love with Ally played by Lady Gaga.
- Christian Bale – Vice
Batman in many millenials’ minds, Christian is among the worthy BAFTA nominees for Best Actor.
His fans will recognise him for his iconic work in American Psycho, The Machinist, The Prestige, The Big Short and more.
The Vice is in line to join these famous credits as a biographical comedy-drama all about famous US VP Dick Cheney.
We saw the actor become the ambitious vice president alongside his castmates Amy Adams, Steve Carell and Same Rockwell.
- Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Following his conquering of the small screen with Mr Robot, Rami Malek’s rise in Hollywood seems unstoppable.
He portrayed the legendary Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, impressing critics around the globe with his performance.
His role has already bagged him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, but will he take home the Bafta too?
- Steve Coogan – Stan & Ollie
Britain’s beloved Steve Coogan is known to many as Alan Partridge, a character he developed.
He took on a completely different character in this movie, however.
Audiences saw Steve master the part of Stan Laurel in the biographical comedy-drama.
- Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
Aragorn – a-hem, we mean Viggo is a fan-favourite.
From his iconic role in The Lord of the Rings trilogy to his other box office hits, the actor always attracts critical acclaim.
He plays the Italian-American bouncer Tony Vallelong in Green Book, alongside his co-star Mahershala Ali.
What are the latest odds on the winner?
As soon as the nominees were released, bookies started betting on who will take home the prize.
Here are the latest odds and predictions according to William Hill.
- 4/7 Rami Malek
- 7/4 Christian Bale
- 11/2 Bradley Cooper
- 16/1 Steve Coogan
- 16/1 Viggo Mortensen
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When are the Baftas?
This year’s Bafta awards will take place on February 10, 2019.
Since 2002 the ceremony has been held in February to precede the Oscars and Ampas (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences).
This is to ensure they take place during the film industry’s awards season.
Before that, they had been held in April or May.