Award winners and nominees brave the Los Angeles rain for the Bafta Tea Party

Award winners and nominees braved the unprecedented rain of Los Angeles to attend the annual Bafta Tea Party on Saturday.

Hollywood stars such as Brendan Fraser, Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett and Janelle Monae also showed up at the event, which took place at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills.

A key part of the awards season calendar, the Bafta Tea Party in Los Angeles welcomes contestants, members and guests on their way to the EE Bafta Film Awards in London.

Saturday saw heavy rain throughout the day in Los Angeles with special measures taken to ensure the event and hotel remain waterproof.

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Michelle Yeoh attended the Bafta event with her castmates from Everything Everywhere All At Once (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

It comes a day before the 28th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, which will also be held in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The bafta longlists were announced on January 6, with sci-fi thriller Everything Everywhere All At Once and Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic each with 12 nominations.

Everywhere, Everything, and Everything at the Same Time topped the Critics’ Choice awards with a total of 14 nominations.

The stars of the movie Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Stephanie Hsu attended the Bafta event on Saturday along with directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.

Austin Butler, who starred in Elvis and was required to attend the event, was visibly absent after Lisa Marie Presley’s death.

The US actor said his “heart was completely shattered” by the news released Thursday, two days after Presley attended the Golden Globes, where Butler won the best actor in a drama.

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Austin Butler, who starred in Elvis and was required to attend the event, was visibly absent following the death of Lisa Marie Presley (Jordan Strauss/AP).

Other attendees at the Bafta event included Fraser, who received multiple nominations for her performance in The Whale, and Blanchett, who won a Golden Globe award for best actress in a motion picture drama on Tuesday.

The black comedy-drama The Banshees Of Inisherin, written and directed by Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh and starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, was nominated for a total of 14 times on the Bafta longlists – but none of the film’s stars were present at the event.

The final BAFTA nominations will be announced via a livestream hosted by actors Hayley Atwell and Toheeb Jimoh at noon on Thursday, January 19, with the ceremony taking place on February 19.

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