Will Prince William's wife Kate Middleton wear black at Baftas?

Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, will be attending the Baftas with Prince William, but it is not known whether she will wear black in solidarity with the #MeToo movement. PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Guillermo del Toro's fantasy film The Shape Of Water leads the nominations at Sunday's Baftas, where Hollywood stars will again turn the red carpet black in solidarity with the #Me Too movement.

It is not yet clear whether Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, will follow suit, when she attends with her husband Prince William, president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

With Hollywood still reeling from the fallout of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, actresses look set to wear all-black outfits at London's Albert Hall, just as they did at last month's Golden Globes.

Bafta nominees Margot Robbie and Allison Janney are among those who say they will repeat the gesture.

The Cold War-era The Shape Of Water has 12 nominations.

Crime drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Darkest Hour, about British wartime leader Winston Churchill, have nine each.

All three are up for best film, along with another World War II drama, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, and Luca Guadagnino's coming-of-age romance Call Me By Your Name.

Del Toro, Guadagnino, Nolan and Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards) are up for best director alongside Denis Villeneuve for Blade Runner 2049 - an all-male lineup that has drawn criticism, particularly this year.

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