Christian Bale and Olivia Colman are among the British talent hoping to receive Oscar nominations today (Tuesday).

Bale, already an Academy Award winner for his role in 2010 drama The Fighter, has been lauded for his portrayal of controversial former US vice-president Dick Cheney in political biopic Vice.

He is widely predicted to be one of the names called in the best actor category, alongside Bradley Cooper for A Star Is Born and Golden Globe-winning Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody.

Norwich-born Colman has enjoyed critical acclaim for her leading role as Queen Anne in regal black comedy The Favourite.

Many predict she will be fighting for the best actress Oscar alongside Glenn Close for The Wife and Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born.

Emily Blunt could add to the British list of nominees for the title role in Mary Poppins Returns, while Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Yalitza Aparicio for Roma could also get nods.

The Oscar nominations will be announced by Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani in Los Angeles at 1.20pm GMT today.

The 91st Academy Awards will take place on February 24.

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