BAFTA sets date for 2009 awards


LONDON -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced Thursday that the Orange British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Royal Opera House in London. As with the 2008 event, the awards take place two weeks before the Oscars.

The awards are the Academy's highest film honors, rewarding the best work of any nationality seen on British cinema screens during the preceding year.