Director Steve McQueen on his Bafta hopes
16 February 2014 Last updated at 18:01 GMT
Steve McQueen says he is "grateful to the public" for the success of 12 Years a Slave.
The movie is believed to be the frontrunner for the best film at this year's Baftas and is up for a total of ten awards.
McQueen spoke to the BBC's Lizo Mzimba on the red carpet.