The Bafta awards are the jewel in the British film industry calendar and tonight we will see more films and performances crowned.

2012 has been a stunning year for movies with the likes of Skyfall, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Argo and Life of Pi all in the running for a clutch of gongs… but who will triumph?

Here at FemaleFirst we take a look a those runners and riders that we think could well be celebrating later tonight.

Best Film is one of the toughest categories this year with Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty all nominated.

This has been a tightly contested category all year but it has been Argo that has been coming out on top time and time again; I expect Argo to triumph once again.

However the film to watch is Les Miserables as it could well snatch the win being the only British film nominated in the category.

Skyfall may have missed out on a spot in the Best Film category but it is the favourite in the Outstanding British Film category. It does face some tough competition with Anna Karenina, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Les Miserables and Seven Psychopaths all in the mix.

But £100million at the UK box office alone cannot be wrong and it would be a major surprise if Skyfall did not take this award tonight.

Joaquin Phoenix, Hugh Jackman, Bradley Cooper and Ben Affleck may all be in the Best Director category but there is only going to be one winner tonight and that is Daniel Day-Lewis.

Day-Lewis has picked up every major gong this award’s season for his role as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln and he is the favourite for the Oscar.

The Best Actress category is less clear cut as Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain have been sharing the awards over the last few weeks.

Either of these actresses could win for their superb performances but I think that Jennifer Lawrence could well be the victor.

Of the acting categories Best Supporting Actor has been the most wide open Alan Arkin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christoph Waltz and Javier Bardem are all nominated but Tommy Lee Jones could well take the gong.

Anne Hathaway has also been picking up awards left, right and centre for her role in Les Miserables and she is the odds on favourite to win the Bafta - an award that she richly deserves.

If there is someone else to watch out for in this category then it could well be Judi Dench, who could be recognised for her contribution to the James Bond franchise.

Ben Affleck has been picked up a whole host of Best Director gongs in recent weeks, despite being overlooked at the Oscars, and is it the favourite going into the awards tonight.

Kathryn Bigelow was overlooked by the Oscars in this category as well and she could well spring a surprise.  Michael Haneke, Ang Lee and Quentin Tarantino are also nominated.

Check out the full list of predictions:

Best Film: To win: Argo

Watch out for: Les Miserables

Outstanding British Film: To win: Skyfall

Watch out for: Les Miserables

Leading Actor: To win: Daniel Day-Lewis

Watch out for: Hugh Jackman

Leading Actress: To win: Jennifer Lawrence

Watch out for: Jessica Chastain

Supporting Actor: To win: Tommy Lee Jones

Watch out for: Alan Arkin

Supporting Actress: To win: Anne Hathaway

Watch out for: Judi Dench

Director: To win: Ben Affleck

Watch out for: Kathryn Bigelow

Original Screenplay: To win: Mark Boal for Zero Dark Thirty

Watch out for: Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained

Adapted Screenplay: To win: David O’Russell for Silver Linings Playbook

Watch out for: Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin for Beats of the Southern Wild

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Dexter Fletcher and Danny King for Wild Bill.

Rising Star: To win: Andrea Riseborough

Watch out for: Juno Temple.

Animated Film: To win: Brave

Watch out for: Frankenweenie

Documentary: To win: Searching for Sugarman

Watch out for: West of Memphis

Foreign Film: To win: Amour

Watch out for: Rust and Bone

Cinematography: To win: Life of Pi

Watch out for: Skyfall

Costume Design: To win: Anna Karenina

Watch out for: Les Miserables

Editing: To win: Zero Dark Thirty

Make Up and Hair: The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey

Original Music: To win: Life of PI

Watch out for: Skyfall

Production Design: Anna Karenina

Sound: Skyfall

Special Visual Effects: Avengers Assemble

The Bafta 2013 winners will be announced tonight.

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