LONDON (AP) -- Real-life friends and awards-season rivals Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch are going head-to-head at the British Academy Film Awards, an event that aims to rival the Oscars for glamour, if not for weather.
Redmayne is nominated for best actor for playing physicist Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything." Cumberbatch is a nominee for playing code-breaker Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game."
Sunday's ceremony at London's Royal Opera House is British cinema's glitziest event and an increasingly important stop for Hollywood awards hopefuls.
Keira Knightley, Julianne Moore, Amy Adams and David Beckham are among the stars expected to walk the red carpet on a chilly London winter day.
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" leads the race with 11 nominations. Bookmakers say Richard Linklater's decade-spanning "Boyhood" is favorite for the best-picture prize.