Stars to flock to British film ceremony

Feb. 12, 2004 at 3:26 PM
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LONDON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Dozens of A-list celebrities are expected in London Sunday for The Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony, organizers said Thursday.

Hosted by Stephen Fry, nominees confirmed to attend include: Paul Bettany, Tim Burton, Sofia Coppola, Richard Curtis, Benicio Del Toro, Holly Hunter, Peter Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jude Law, Laura Linney, Sir Ian McKellan, Anthony Minghella, Bill Nighy, Judy Parfitt, Anne Reid, Emma Thompson, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts, Peter Webber, Tim Robbins and Renee Zellweger.

Confirmed award presenters for Sunday's ceremony include:

Pedro Almodovar, Lord Attenborough, Helena Bonham Carter, Billy Boyd, Mackenzie Crook, Jason Isaacs, Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, Thandie Newton, Clive Owen, Joely Richardson, Miranda Richardson, Dougray Scott, Alicia Silverstone, Patrick Stewart, Jon Voight and Olivia Williams.

For the second year in a row, BBC America secured the exclusive rights to broadcast the ceremony.

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