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BAFTA Sets 2023 Film Awards Date, Bringing Ceremony Back to Traditional February Slot

The British Academy has circled the date on the calendar for its 2023 BAFTA Film Awards. The 76th edition will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19, shifting the ceremony back into its usual February slot after being held on March 13 this year. The move keeps the BAFTAs ahead of the Oscars (which are being […]

BAFTA TV Awards: Jodie Comer, Sean Bean Among Winners as ‘It’s a Sin’ Misses Out

It was a night of surprises at the 2022 BAFTA TV Awards, with some of the top favorites missing out on honors even as statuettes were distributed among a broad range of winning series. That being said, Killing Eve star Jodie Comer expectedly claimed her second leading actress BAFTA, this time for Help, the Jack […]

Billy Connolly to Receive BAFTA Lifetime Honor

Legendary Scottish comedian and actor Billy Connolly will receive BAFTA’s highest honor, the BAFTA Fellowship award, for his contributions to television. The 79-year-old Connolly is already a multi-BAFTA winner, having picked up his first trophy in 1995 in the BAFTA Scotland Entertainment category for his comedy album Billy Connolly’s World Tour of Scotland. He was […]

BAFTA TV Craft Awards: ‘Landscapers,’ ‘We Are Lady Parts’ Among Top Winners

The winners of the 2022 BAFTA TV Craft awards, celebrating behind the screen talent in the British TV industry, have been announced. At an in-person ceremony at London’s The Brewery on Sunday, Sky Atlantic/HBO mini-series Landscapers and Channel 4/Peacock comedy-drama We Are Lady Parts were among those picking up multiple awards, including the writer: comedy […]

BAFTA Says Will Smith Would Have Been “Removed From Ceremony” After Slap

Had Will Smith slapped a presenter at the BAFTA Awards, he would have been immediately escorted from the building and been unable to collect any award, according to the British Academy. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter the morning that the BAFTA TV Award nominations were unveiled, BAFTA execs offered their thoughts on the infamous incident […]

BAFTA TV Awards: Russell T. Davies’ ‘It’s a Sin’ Dominates Nominations

It’s a Sin, Russell T. Davies critically-acclaimed decade-spanning drama about the AIDS epidemic in the U.K., leads the pack of nominees going into the 2022 BAFTA TV and BAFTA TV Craft awards. The series — which aired on Channel 4 and HBO Max in early 2021 and became a ratings smash in the U.K. — […]

Oscars: ‘Power of the Dog’ Emerges as Clear Frontrunner After Jam-Packed Awards Weekend

This last weekend before the start of the final round of Oscars voting March 17 was packed with important Oscar “precursors” on both sides of the Atlantic — the Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards in London and the Critics Choice […]

‘Dune’ DP Greig Fraser “Honored” to Receive BAFTA, Says COVID Kept Him From Event

Dune DP Greig Fraser won the BAFTA in cinematography on Sunday and provided an acceptance statement to The Hollywood Reporter, while saying he was unable to attend the ceremony because he tested positive for Covid-19. Fraser–who is also nominated for an Oscar, Critics Choice and American Society of Cinematographers Award for Denis Villeneuve’s scifi epic–wrote that […]

BAFTA Awards: The 12 Best-Dressed Stars on the Red Carpet

Sunday’s jam-packed awards-show schedule kicked off with the 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall. With the Critics Choice Awards — rescheduled from a January date due to the COVID-19 pandemic — taking place later the same evening in Los Angeles, the question quickly became which nominated stars would choose to […]

BAFTA Awards: Rebel Wilson Gives Vladimir Putin Middle Finger

The ongoing war in Ukraine was, as might have been expected, among the subjects brought up during the 2022 BAFTA film awards ceremony in London on Sunday. BAFTA chair Krishnendu Majumdar opened the ceremony by making a statement in which in he offered solidarity with those suffering in the country. “Together with our colleagues at […]

Shirley Bassey Opens BAFTA Awards With ‘Diamonds Are Forever’

Dame Shirley Bassey has raised the curtain on the 75th BAFTA Awards with a rendition of classic Bond theme “Diamonds Are Forever.” The iconic Welsh singer — forever entwined with 007 having famously soundtracked several films throughout her career — helped kick off proceedings in style at the Royal Albert Hall in London while also […]

BAFTA Awards: ‘Power of the Dog’ Wins Best Film, Director, ‘Dune’ Dominates Crafts

Harnessing the power of the sandworms of Arrakis, Denis Villeneuve’s grand sci-fi spectacle Dune swallowed up the most honors at the BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday in London. But it was Jane Campion’s gothic Western The Power of the Dog that took home the top prize. As expected, Dune — which went into the ceremony with […]