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BAFTA TV Awards: ‘I Am Ruth,’ ‘Bad Sisters,’ ‘Derry Girls’ and ‘The Traitors’ Lead With Two Wins Each

I Am Ruth, Bad Sisters, Derry Girls and The Traitors were the top winners at the 2023 BAFTA Television Awards on Sunday. Kate Winslet won the BAFTA for leading actress for her role in I Am Ruth, which also won for best single drama. Bad Sisters took home the award for best drama series, as well as Anne-Marie Duff […]

BAFTA TV Craft Awards: ‘House of the Dragon,’ ‘This Is Going to Hurt’ Share Spoils

HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon and the BBC/AMC medical comedy-drama This is Going to Hurt emerged with the most honors following the 2023 BAFTA Television Craft Awards ceremony, celebrating the best behind-the-scenes TV talent of 2022. Held on Sunday in London, the event saw House of the Dragon win for make-up […]

BAFTA Games Awards: ‘God of War Ragnarok’ Wins Six Honors, But ‘Vampire Survivors’ Named Best Game

God of War Ragnorok made good on its record-breaking haul of BAFTA Games Awards nominations by emerging with the largest number of gongs from the 2023 ceremony. Held on Thursday night in London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank (and livestreamed on Twitch), the event — hosted by Julia Hardy and Inel Tomlinson — saw Sony’s bloody […]

BAFTA TV Awards: ‘This is Going to Hurt,’ ‘The Responder’ Lead Pack of Nominees

British Academy voters have spread the small-screen love across the 2023 BAFTA TV awards, with a broad selection of shows landing nominations. Announced March 22, BBC/AMC comedy-drama This is Going to Hurt and BBC police drama The Responder lead the pack of nominees with six nods each, closely followed by Apple TV+ shows Bad Sisters […]

Ariana DeBose Addresses Viral BAFTAs Rap: “The Internet Is Wild”

Ariana DeBose is doing the thing and sharing her thoughts about the reaction to her much-debated viral rap from the recent 2023 BAFTA Awards ceremony. The Oscar winner took to Instagram on Saturday to post a carousel of images and footage related to her musical performance while recently hosting the BAFTAs. During Sunday’s awards ceremony, […]

‘Doctor Who’ Actor Phil Davis Says He Has Resigned From BAFTA, Calling Sunday’s Awards Show an “Embarrassing Travesty”

Phil Davis, an English actor who has appeared in such TV series as Doctor Who and Sherlock, as well as such films as Vera Drake, In the Name of the Father and Alien 3, said on Wednesday that he has resigned from BAFTA, calling Sunday’s awards show “an embarrassing travesty.” He mentioned that he didn’t […]

After BAFTA’s Mostly White Winners, Experts Say Focus Should Be on U.K. Film Industry

Since the curtain came down on the 2023 BAFTAs on Sunday night, there’s been a lot of noise about the winners at the film ceremony — specifically, about the vast majority of them being white. As was highlighted in a group photo at the end of the evening, 47 of the 49 winners are white […]

The 15 Best Dressed Stars and Royals at the 2023 BAFTA Awards

At the BAFTA Awards on Feb. 19, purple (from royal to pale lilac) and metallics were the night’s big red carpet trends as was sustainability, with both Cate Blanchett and Kate Middleton giving previously worn looks a second outing. At the awards show — which took place at at its new home at London’s Royal […]

BAFTA Awards: Ariana DeBose Opens Ceremony With Musical Performance

After winning the BAFTA supporting actress award last year for West Side Story, Ariana DeBose returned to open the 2023 ceremony on Sunday. The actress — also known for Hamilton and Westworld — performed an exclusive contemporary song inspired by this year’s nominees on stage at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Richard E. Grant serves as the host […]

BAFTA Awards: ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ Cleans Up With Seven Wins, Including Best Film

All Quiet on the Western Front made good on its record number of BAFTA nominations with a major haul of wins at the film awards ceremony on Sunday night. At London’s Royal Festival Hall, Netflix’s German antiwar epic took the BAFTAs for best film, as well as best adapted screenplay and best director, and hoovered […]

BAFTA CEO Jane Millichip on Her First Awards and Getting Richard E. Grant to Host: “We Need to Have a Good Time”

The Sauron-like eye of awards season will shift its beady gaze to London on Feb. 19 for the BAFTAs, arguably the biggest film ceremony outside of the U.S.  Change is afoot for the jewel in the British Academy’s crown, and not just with the increasing diversity of the nominations, which this year saw a total of […]

Helen Mirren to Lead Special Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at BAFTA Awards

Helen Mirren is set to lead a special tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II, who died Sept. 8, 2022, at this Sunday’s BAFTA film awards ceremony. “The Queen occupies a unique place in BAFTA’s history, a close association that spanned 50 years,” said the British Academy. “Through her various patronages, The Queen was renowned […]