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BAFTA Awards: Jennifer Lawrence & Amy Adams In

BAFTA Awards 2014: 'American Hustle,' 'Gravity,' and '12 Years a Slave' tops (image: BAFTA 2014 nominees Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence in 'American Hustle') Nominations for the 2014 BAFTA Awards were announced a little while ago. As usual, British Academy of Film and Television Arts have placed their focus on […]


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BAFTA Awards: Jennifer Lawrence & Amy Adams In



BAFTAs: The Hollywood England Awards Strike Again

Argo, Ben Affleck top BAFTA Awards Argo and Ben Affleck, much like most of their predecessors in recent years, remain unstoppable. Argo was named Best Film and Ben Affleck Best Director at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, a.k.a. the BAFTAs, earlier this evening at a ceremony […]


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BAFTAs: The Hollywood England Awards Strike Again



Daniel Radcliffe & Meryl Streep: BAFTA Red Carpet

Bits from the BAFTA 2012 red carpet, included Best Supporting Actress presenter Daniel Radcliffe (photo) declaring “you can't always have favorites, but I'd be delighted if she [Drive's Carey Mulligan] wins.” Radcliffe, of course, is the star of The Woman in Black and the Harry Potter movies – Harry Potter […]


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Daniel Radcliffe & Meryl Streep: BAFTA Red Carpet



Watch BAFTA Online Red Carpet Here

This live feed for the 2012 BAFTA Awards red carpet (please scroll down) seems to be working. So, you should be able to watch at least the BAFTA 2012 red carpet arrivals online. If you're in the United Kingdom, you might also want to check out BBC3 at 7:30 p.m. […]


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Watch BAFTA Online Red Carpet Here



Watch BAFTA 2012 Online Live-Streaming (UK)

How to watch the 2012 BAFTA Awards live-streaming online? Well, if you're in the United Kingdom, you might want to check out BBC3 at 7:30 p.m. London time for the red carpet arrivals (featuring a Louis Vuitton-clad Miss Piggy), and BBC1 at 9:00 p.m. London time for the actual BAFTA […]


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Watch BAFTA 2012 Online Live-Streaming (UK)



Meryl Streep & Michael Fassbender: BAFTA Nominations

The Artist: Jean Dujardin as George Valentin BEST FILM THE ARTIST Thomas Langmann THE DESCENDANTS Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor DRIVE Marc Platt, Adam Siegel THE HELP Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM MY WEEK WITH […]


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Meryl Streep & Michael Fassbender: BAFTA Nominations



LGBT Awards from Justin Bieber to Kermit the Frog + Nathan Fillion & Hugh Jackman Among PCA Winners

Weekend with Tom Cullen, Chris New The Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association has announced its list of Dorian Award nominations for film, television, and pop figures in various categories. Though dominated by movies and characters featuring/playing gays/lesbians/bisexuals/etc., the Gay & Lesbian Critics have made some eclectic choices. For Film […]


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LGBT Awards from Justin Bieber to Kermit the Frog + Nathan Fillion & Hugh Jackman Among PCA Winners



Woody Allen & Martin Scorsese DGA Award Nominations + Cute Dog to Get BAFTA Nod?

The Artist's Michel Hazanavicius (right) is the only first-timer among the five nominated directors for the 2012 Directors Guild of America Awards. Hazanavicius' competition consists of Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris, David Fincher for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Alexander Payne for The Descendants and Martin Scorsese for […]


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Woody Allen & Martin Scorsese DGA Award Nominations + Cute Dog to Get BAFTA Nod?



BAFTA Fellowship: Very Few Women, Very Few Outside UK/Hollywood Film Industry

Alfred Hitchcock on the 'Psycho' set: The very first BAFTA Fellowship recipient. BAFTA Fellowship: Focus on men in the American/British show business industry The first recipient of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' Fellowship, “awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in the art forms of the moving image,” […]


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BAFTA Fellowship: Very Few Women, Very Few Outside UK/Hollywood Film Industry



Martin Scorsese: British Academy (BAFTA) Fellowship Recipient

Director Martin Scorsese: BAFTA Fellowship honoree. Martin Scorsese to receive British Academy Fellowship Next February (2012), Martin Scorsese will be honored with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' Fellowship, “the highest accolade bestowed upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film.” British Academy […]


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Martin Scorsese: British Academy (BAFTA) Fellowship Recipient



BFI Fellowship Recipients: From Bette Davis to Bernardo Bertolucci

David Cronenberg, Ralph Fiennes to Become BFI Fellows. [Right: Bette Davis.] The list of those who have received a British Film Institute Fellowship since it was first handed out in 1983 is quite extensive. [See below.] BFI Fellows include not only Britishers, but also numerous foreigners who have somehow or […]


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BFI Fellowship Recipients: From Bette Davis to Bernardo Bertolucci



Ralph Fiennes & David Cronenberg: BFI Fellowship

Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg and British actor-turned-filmmaker Ralph Fiennes (right) will receive the 2011 British Film Institute Fellowship, a sort of Lifetime Achievement Award given by the BFI. Cronenberg and Fiennes will be handed the honor at the London Film Festival. Previous BFI Fellowship recipients include Isabelle Huppert, Michael Powell, […]


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Ralph Fiennes & David Cronenberg: BFI Fellowship



Colin Firth, J.K. Rowling Noteworthy Bafta Ceremony Speeches

Bafta winners Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush in 'The King's Speech.' 'The King's Speech' tops Bafta Awards, Colin Firth Best Actor Tom Hooper's The King's Speech was the big winner at the British Academy Awards a.k.a. Bafta Awards (or simply Baftas), held this evening, Feb. 13, '11, […]


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Colin Firth, J.K. Rowling Noteworthy Bafta Ceremony Speeches



Watch Bafta Awards Ceremony, Spanish Academy Awards Online

Bafta award. Watch the BAFTA Awards The 2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards ceremony, often referred to as the BAFTA Awards or simply the Baftas (sometimes in caps, BAFTAs), is currently taking place in London. Directed by Tom Hooper, and starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham […]


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Watch Bafta Awards Ceremony, Spanish Academy Awards Online



Hollywood Rules BAFTA Longlists - But No Sandra Bullock?

Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side Looking at this year's British Academy of Film and Television Award longlists, two things become (once again) obvious: a) The British Academy should have its name changed to the “Hollywood Academy.” b) No hype, no glory. [List of BAFTA 2011 longlist titles.] Regarding item a): […]


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Hollywood Rules BAFTA Longlists - But No Sandra Bullock?



Guy Pearce & Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Renner & Kathryn Bigelow: Baftas

Stanley Tucci, along with Colin Firth and wife Livia Giuggioli attend the BAFTA Soho House Grey Goose after party at the Grosvenor House Hotel on February 21 in London. Lower photo: Richard Buckley, Tom Ford, Livia Giuggioli and Colin Firth. Firth was the Best Actor winner for his portrayal of […]


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Guy Pearce & Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Renner & Kathryn Bigelow: Baftas



Sam Taylor-Wood & Aaron Johnson, Matthew Goode & Anna Kendrick: Baftas

Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson, who met while filming Nowhere Boy, attend the BAFTA Soho House Grey Goose after party at the Grosvenor House Hotel on February 21 in London. Nowhere Boy, a chronicle of the early life of John Lennon (played by Johnson), was nominated for four BAFTAs: Outstanding […]


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Sam Taylor-Wood & Aaron Johnson, Matthew Goode & Anna Kendrick: Baftas



Colin Firth & Carey Mulligan Bafta Winners, Kristen Stewart Gets Rising Star Award

Jeremy Renner in the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow, Colin Firth, Carey Mulligan. Surprises and non-surprises at the BAFTAs, held Sunday evening at London's Royal Opera House. Mostly non-surprises. The fact that The Hurt Locker beat Avatar wasn't really a surprise. The Iraq War […]


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Colin Firth & Carey Mulligan Bafta Winners, Kristen Stewart Gets Rising Star Award



Baftas: Hollywood & U.K. Should Switch Academies

Some people complain that the Hollywood Academy is enamored of British productions and talent. Well, then perhaps Hollywood and the United Kingdom should switch academies, for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts can't get enough of Hollywood fare. (See full list of BAFTA nominations here.) James Cameron's Hollywood […]


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Baftas: Hollywood & U.K. Should Switch Academies



Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan: BAFTA Orange Rising Star Nominees

Jesse Eisenberg, Nicholas Hoult, Carey Mulligan, Tahar Rahim, and Kristen Stewart (but neither Robert Pattinson nor 2010 People's Choice Award winner Taylor Lautner) are the British Academy of Film & Television's nominees for the 2010 Orange Rising Star Award. Former Orange Rising Star winners include James McAvoy, Eva Green, and […]


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Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan: BAFTA Orange Rising Star Nominees



Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep & Viggo Mortensen: BAFTA Longlists

Carey Mulligan in An Education (Kerry Brown / Sony Pictures Classics) (top); Ben Whishaw, Abbie Cornish in Bright Star (Apparition) (bottom) With 17 mentions, Lone Scherfig's An Education leads the 2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts award longlists. Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds is next with 15 mentions, followed […]


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Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep & Viggo Mortensen: BAFTA Longlists



BAFTA Awards: Bollywood-ish Hit Tops

2009 Orange British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards 2009 BAFTA award nominations: Jan. 15, 2009. (Foreign-language film and Rising Star nominees are announced separately.) 2009 BAFTA award winners: Feb. 8, 2009 BAFTA Awards 2009 Longlists (“*” denotes the winner in each category)     It's Hollywood on […]


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BAFTA Awards: Bollywood-ish Hit Tops



Veteran Jan Troell Film Tops Swedish Oscars + BAFTA Longlist Snubs

Jan Troell's Everlasting Moments, a 2008 Golden Globe nominee and Sweden's entry for the 2009 best foreign-language film Academy Award, received eight Golden Beetle nominations, including best film, director, actor, actress, and screenplay. Set in the early 1900s, Everlasting Moments follows a young working-class woman (Finnish actress Maria Heiskanen) who wins a camera in a lottery, thus gaining a […]


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Veteran Jan Troell Film Tops Swedish Oscars + BAFTA Longlist Snubs



BAFTA Winners & Guests: From James McAvoy to Lee Majors

Those looking for hints for the upcoming Academy Awards will be disappointed with the results of the pompous-sounding Orange British Academy of Film & Television Arts. The British-made (with Hollywood financing) romantic melodrama Atonement (top photo), nominated for 14 BAFTAs, was supposed to have swept the awards ceremony, but ended […]


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BAFTA Winners & Guests: From James McAvoy to Lee Majors



James McAvoy Among BAFTA Scotland Winners + David A. Grafton Academy Honor

David A. Grafton. David A. Grafton: Academy's Gordon E. Sawyer Award Recipient The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected David A. Grafton as the next recipient of the Academy's Gordon E. Sawyer Award. According to the Academy's press release, Grafton is “a […]


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James McAvoy Among BAFTA Scotland Winners + David A. Grafton Academy Honor



BAFTA Winners: Helen Mirren

Perhaps there's something I'm missing here, but the Orange British Academy of Film and Television Arts has decided that Kevin Macdonald's The Last King of Scotland is the outstanding British film of 2006, coming out ahead of United 93, Notes on a Scandal, Casino Royale, and Stephen Frears' The Queen. […]


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BAFTA Winners: Helen Mirren



BAFTA Awards' Royal Movies + Veteran Vilmos Zsigmond & Swimmer Problems in Palm Springs

James McAvoy in The Last King of Scotland. This year, the British Academy decided to support two (at least part-) British “royal movies”: Stephen Frears' The Queen, starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, and Kevin Macdonald's The Last King of Scotland, starring James McAvoy as a Scottish doctor who becomes part of […]


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BAFTA Awards' Royal Movies + Veteran Vilmos Zsigmond & Swimmer Problems in Palm Springs



Helen Mirren Queen Elizabeth Double Awards Season Dose + Mexican Directors Are U.S. Critics' Winners

Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen. Set in the aftermath of Princess Diana's death, Stephen Frears' The Queen, written by Peter Morgan, goes out of its way to present Queen Elizabeth II as a kind-hearted heroine determined to save both the British monarchy and a hunted deer. For […]


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Helen Mirren Queen Elizabeth Double Awards Season Dose + Mexican Directors Are U.S. Critics' Winners



Piano-Playing Gangster Drama Tops Prix César + Gay Love Story Tops BAFTAs

Romain Duris, Linh Dan Pham in The Beat That My Heart Skipped   Jacques Audiard's curious but uninvolving psychological drama De battre, mon coeur s'est arrêté / The Beat That My Heart Skipped – a remake of James Toback's Fingers (1978) – won eight César awards, including best film, best […]


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Piano-Playing Gangster Drama Tops Prix César + Gay Love Story Tops BAFTAs



British Academy: Corruption & Racism + Doomed Gay Love & Jane Austen Top Nominations

The Constant Gardener with Ralph Fiennes. All but ignored in the U.S. this awards season, two-time Oscar nominee Ralph Fiennes (as Best Supporting Actor for Schindler's List, 1993; as Best Actor for The English Patient, 1996) is a Best Actor contender for the British Academy Awards for his performance as a Kenya-based […]


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British Academy: Corruption & Racism + Doomed Gay Love & Jane Austen Top Nominations



Daniel Craig & Kate Winslet London Winners + Imelda Staunton & Cate Blanchett Top Bafta Awards

The 2005 London Film Critics' Circle Award winners were announced on Feb. 9. Best Film The Aviator - Martin Scorsese The Motorcycle Diaries - Walter Salles Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Michel Gondry House of Flying Daggers - Zhang Yimou * Sideways - Alexander Payne Best British Film Ae […]


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Daniel Craig & Kate Winslet London Winners + Imelda Staunton & Cate Blanchett Top Bafta Awards



BAFTA Nominations' Casualties + Thespian Black Hole Clint Eastwood?

A Very Long Engagement with Audrey Tautou: BAFTA casualty. This year, several top awards season contenders have had their British Academy Award (BAFTA) chances shortcircuited by new rules and a dearth of screenings & screeners. One of these is Jean-Pierre Jeunet's sweeping World War I drama A Very Long Engagement, which […]


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BAFTA Nominations' Casualties + Thespian Black Hole Clint Eastwood?