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It’s a happy night for Happy Valley

It’s a happy night for Happy Valley

In the first year that BAFTA allowed nominations from streaming services, with The Crown going into TV Awards night with an unbeaten five nominations, it was the traditional broadcasters who dominated, with Netflix going home empty-handed. BBC One’s Happy Valley winning Best Drama Series and ...

La La Land leads BAFTA nominations

La La Land leads BAFTA nominations

Fresh from its success at the Golden Globes, Damien Chazelle’s musical love-letter to Hollywood, La La Land, is leading the pack with eleven BAFTA nominations, including Best Film, Best Director and Screenplay for Chazelle, Best Actor for Ryan Gosling and Best Actress for Emma Stone. The next ...

BAFTA’s Grand Theory of Boyhood

BAFTA’s Grand Theory of Boyhood

Boyhood, The Theory of Everything and The Grand Budapest Hotel were the big winners of the night at the Royal Opera House in London, as Britain’s most prestigious film awards were handed out. Boyhood took the top honours of the night, for Best Film and for its director Richard Linklater. It al...

BAFTA sets up race between the Artist and Tinker

Hawking biopic and Hotel comedy lead the way at the BAFTAs

The British film industry elite have announced their nominations for this year’s BAFTAs and unusually, it’s an American film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, that has the most nods, eleven. But two British Oscar front-runners, The Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything and The Imitat...

Mirren to receive BAFTA Fellowship

Mirren to receive BAFTA Fellowship

The veteran actress Dame Helen Mirren is to be made a fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. BAFTA’s highest honour will be handed to the four-time BAFTA winner at this year’s awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House on 16th February. Dame Helen won the TV BAFTA three...

Gravity leads Bafta nominations

Gravity leads Bafta nominations

Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller “Gravity” scored 11 nominations for the British Academy Film and TV Awards (BAFTA), including for film, actress for Sandra Bullock, director for Cuaron and screenplay for Cuaron and his son, Jonas. It’s worth noting that Gravity is actually a British F...

American Hustles the Hobbit it to the UK top spot

American Hustles the Hobbit it to the UK top spot

Knocking The Hobbit off the top spot on its opening weekend is crime comedy-drama, American Hustle which opened to £3,632,094 in the UK. Christian Bale and Amy Adams play two con artists who are  forced to work with a FBI agent, played by Bradley Cooper, to set up corrupt politicians such as the m...

BAFTA turbocharges “Breakthrough Brits”

BAFTA turbocharges “Breakthrough Brits”

A group of seventeen up and coming British creatives from the fields of film, television and gaming have been named as BAFTA’s first ever “Breakthrough Brits.” The group will be invited to a networking event with industry experts at BAFTA, next month. “We want to turbocharge ...

BAFTA picks British film for Foreign Language Oscar race

BAFTA picks British film for Foreign Language Oscar race

The British crime thriller Metro Manila is marking its UK theatrical release with the news that it’s been picked to represent the UK in the race for next year’s Best Foreign Language Oscar. Although it’s set in the Philippines and shot entirely in the language of Tagalog, Metro Man...

Palin to be awarded BAFTA Fellowship

Palin to be awarded BAFTA Fellowship

One of the father figures of modern British comedy – and travel presenter – Michael Palin is to receive one of the top honours in television in the UK. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is to present the Monty Python star with a Fellowship of the organisation at this month&...

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