Last night, our friends across the pond handed out their equivalent of the Academy Awards with the British Academy of Film and Television handed out their awards known as the BAFTAs. Taking home another big prize was The Revenant, winning Best Film, along with director Alejandro G. Iñárritu taking home Best Director. This doesn’t necessarily change its chances for Oscar glory in a couple weeks, but it certainly doesn’t hurt them. Find out all the winners after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
We’re in the home stretch now with regards to awards season, as the BAFTA Awards took place this weekend. At this point, it’s taken for granted that the Best Picture Oscar race will come down to Boyhood vs. Birdman, and the former got the edge here. Boyhood picked up three prizes including Best Film, while Birdman won only Best Cinematography.
But the other big winner of the night turned out to be The Grand Budapest Hotel, which went in with the greatest number of nominations this year (11) and went home with the greatest number of wins (5).
Elsewhere, Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons, and Patricia Arquette cemented themselves as Oscar frontrunners for their respective categories, and Eddie Redmayne retained his edge over Michael Keaton. Get the full list of 2015 BAFTA Awards winners after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
The 2015 BAFTA Award nominations were announced this morning. At the top of the Brits’ list is The Grand Budapest Hotel, which scored 11 noms, while The Theory of Everything, Birdman, and The Imitation Game made strong showings as well. Meanwhile, Selma and Unbroken continued their losing streak, failing to secure a single nomination. Get the full 2015 BAFTA nominations list after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts unveiled the winners of their 2014 awards this weekend, just two weeks ahead of the Academy Awards. The biggest winner of the night was Gravity, which took home six awards, but Best Film remained out of Alfonso Cuarón‘s grasp. That prize went instead to 12 Years a Slave, which secured only one other win last night, for lead actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Elsewhere, American Hustle, widely considered this season’s other Best Picture frontrunner, nabbed three prizes including one for supporting actress Jennifer Lawrence. The corresponding male category offered perhaps the biggest surprise of the night — a win for Captain Phillips‘ Barkhad Abdi, who beat out the likes of Bradley Cooper and Michael Fassbender.
Hit the jump for the list of winners.
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At this point, the only thing standing between Ben Affleck and a Best Director Oscar would seem to be the pesky fact that he wasn’t nominated for the award. Nevertheless, Affleck and his film Argo have turned into an awards juggernaut, starting with the Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Director awards at the Golden Globes, and rolling through various critics groups before taking the ensemble cast award from the Screen Actors Guild, and the top awards from the Directors and Producers guilds.
And now, Argo has won Best Editing, Best Director, and Best Film at the BAFTAs. The list of winners, via the organziation’s press release, is below. Read More »
The list of nominees for the 65th annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (also known as BAFTA) feel oddly familiar, yet throw a few curveballs. For example, Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln leads the nominees with ten nominations, including nods for Best Picture, Actor, Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actor and Actress. However it’s director was snubbed in the Best Director category. Also passed over for director was Tom Hooper, whose Les Miserables pulled eight nominations including Best Picture, British Film, Actor, Supporting Actress.
In their places in the Best Director race are Quentin Tarantino, for Django Unchained, and Michael Haneke for Amour. That should please some who were upset that Tarantino was snubbed in the DGA nominations yesterday.
Check out the full list below.
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The Oscars aren’t for a few weeks but the BAFTA‘s are Sunday February 12. And while the Oscars are usually symbolized by that iconic gold statue, each year the BAFTA’s let artists interpret their Best Picture nominees. This year is no different. After the jump, check out the five images designed by Eda Akaltun & StudioSmall for The Artist, The Descendants, Drive, The Help and Tinker Sailor Soldier Spy for the British Association of Film and Television Awards. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 by David Chen
After the sham of (and ridiculous hand-wringing response to) the Golden Globes, there’s nothing like a slightly more legitimate awards ceremony to cleanse the palate. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominees for the 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards this morning. Hit the jump for the full list of nominees and some brief thoughts.
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Tonight saw the 2010 awards of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts take place at London’s Royal Opera House. The BBC have broadcast the ceremony since, both in the UK and on their BBC America channel though – rather appallingly – this broadcast was purposefully scheduled to not take place live but after a two hour delay. Imagine if the Oscars were broadcast in this way…!?
After the break, the full list of winners and a few tidbits about the ceremony as broadcast.
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