Gravity has picked up three trophies at the annual Bafta awards in London where it was nominated in 11 categories.

The space adventure won the first award of the night, with Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron taking home the outstanding British film trophy.

The film, which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, has caused some controversy by being listed as a British film but it was filmed in this country and the team responsible for its visual effects are UK-based.

Among the films it beat were Rush and Philomena. Gravity also collected the awards for best sound and best original music.

12 Years A Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender, is its closest rival with 10 nominations.

Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper’s extravagant 1970s hairstyles were honoured with the best hair and make-up award.

The Baftas for production and costume design went to the adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel The Great Gatsby.

A host of Hollywood stars are in London for the ceremony, which is being hosted by Stephen Fry at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Fans lined up alongside the red carpet to get a glimpse of celebrities including Amy Adams, Eddie Redmayne and Martin Scorsese.

Leonardo DiCaprio received the loudest welcome from fans, with many chanting “Leo, Leo!” as he posed for selfies with them before entering the building.

12 Years A Slave star Lupita Nyong’o looked stunning on the red carpet in an emerald green Dior dress with matching shoes….. see more

source: skynews