BAFTA is expanding the competing field for its upcoming Film Awards ceremony in a big way. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is allowing any title released at any point in 2021 to still be eligible for the upcoming BAFTA Film Awards ceremony this April, which would have normally allowed only 2020 films and any 2021 releases up until April. But with the pandemic pushing many major releases back to this year, the BAFTA eligibility has just opened up wide.
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Our friends across the pond have handed out their equivalent of the Academy Awards with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, or the BAFTAs. Since these are British-centric awards, more love is typically given to movies made by U.K. filmmakers, so it should come as no surprise that 1917 and director Sam Mendes walked away with Best Film and Best Director, as well as Outstanding British film, and a handful of other awards too. Get the full list of 2020 BAFTA winners below.
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The joke might be on the BAFTA Film Awards this year, whose nominees in the major categories were overwhelmingly white and male. Leading the pack is Joker, which scored 11 nominations, closely followed by The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with 10 each, and 1917 trailing closely behind with nine. The BAFTA 2020 nominations were announced just this morning but already the British Academy is facing backlash for the lack of diversity in the main acting categories as well as the absence of female filmmakers on the director’s shortlist.
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The British Academy has decided to add a casting category to the BAFTAs, the British equivalent of the Oscars. Beginning in 2020, voters will be able to weigh in on the film and TV projects they think had the best casting of the year, marking the first time that BAFTA has introduced a new category across both its film and TV sections at the same time. Now that this is in effect across the pond, is there a chance the Academy Awards follow suit and add a similar category? Read More »
Vue Cinemas is one of the biggest movie theater chains in the United Kingdom, and they are not happy with the BAFTAs, the British equivalent of the Oscars. The British organization gave Alfonso Cuarón‘s movie Roma plenty of recognition, including the coveted award for Best Film. But since it’s a Netflix movie, Vue Cinemas is crying foul. In fact, they’re so mad about the situation that they’re threatening to pull support from the BAFTAs if they continue to support the streaming service’s endeavors in cinema. Cue the tiniest violin. Read More »
Last night, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced their winners. The 2019 BAFTA winners mostly followed suit with the rest of the awards season by giving Roma not only Best Film, but also their award for Film Not in the English Language. Best Director also went to Alfonso Cuarón, who won Best Cinematography too. But the British-made film The Favourite actually came away with more awards. Find out more about the 2019 BAFTA winners below. Read More »
Bohemian Rhapsody is nominated for several BAFTA awards, which are like the British version of the Oscars. One of those nominations was for director Bryan Singer, but in the wake of multiple sexual misconduct accusations against the filmmaker, the BAFTAs have decided to rescind his nomination. This is the latest bit of controversy surrounding the Freddie Mercury biopic, which has had to move through awards season dodging questions about Singer and his behavior.
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Just in case you thought La La Land was just an obsession of American critics and film industry insiders, the British equivalent of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just handed out the BAFTAs (which are basically the Oscars across the pond), and the musical from director Damien Chazelle took home plenty of awards with nary a competitor coming close to rivaling it.
La La Land took home several big awards, including Best Film and Best Director, and it snagged a few other trophies too. Lion also had a decent showing, while the rest of the awards had their love spread out over a great variety of films. Get the full list of 2017 BAFTA winners after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 by Angie Han
La La Land is on a roll. Just days after scooping up a record seven awards at the Golden Globes, Damien Chazelle‘s musical romance has picked up an impressive eleven BAFTA Awards nominations, leading this year’s pack of contenders. Not far behind are Arrival and Nocturnal Animals, with nine each. Read the full list of 2017 BAFTA Awards Nominations below. Read More »
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 »