Chiwetel Ejiofor Hopes for Home Field Advantage at the 2014 BAFTA Awards

Posted Sunday February 16, 2014 4:30 PM GMT

Soaking up the home-country attention, Chiwetel Ejiofor stepped out in London, England this evening (February 16) for the 2014 EE British Academy Film Awards.

Posing with his lovely lady Sari Mercer, the “12 Years a Slave” star couldn’t wait to show off his snazzy attire as he hit the red carpet outside the Royal Opera House ahead of the night’s festivities.

With his film dominating the categories, the 36-year-old actor himself is up for Leading Actor in 2014 along with Bruce Dern, Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tom Hanks.

As the 2014 BAFTAs get underway, the audience will be treated to a special performance of the hit single “Heroes” by Tinie Tempah and Laura Mvula.

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