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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 […]

U.K. Moves Closer to Establishing Independent Body for Tackling Bullying and Harassment in Film, TV

The U.K. has moved one step closer to the establishment of an independent standards authority to help tackle bullying and harassment in the entertainment industries. UK Time’s Up, a charity set up in the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, has revealed that it’s now in final consultation about the body, having taken part in […]

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 Games Awards: ‘Returnal’ Takes Top Honor, ‘Unpacking’ Recognized for Best Narrative

Third-person shooter Returnal from Finnish developer Housemarque took the coveted best game honor at the BAFTA Games Awards on Thursday. The game sees players control a space pilot stranded on an alien planet. The ceremony took place in-person (for the first time since 2019) at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, and was hosted by Elle Osili-Wood. […]

BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry to Head Up Prince William’s Charitable Foundation

BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry is set to lead the charitable foundation of Prince William and Kate Middleton when she steps down from the British Academy. BAFTA chair Krishnendu Majumdar unveiled the news in a letter to members Thursday, saying that Berry — who now steps down in June rather than the fall, as she first […]

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 […]

Was the BAFTA Weekend Behind a Spike in Industry COVID Cases?

As Oscar week kicks off, alongside the seemingly now two-horse best picture race between The Power of the Dog and CODA, one of the biggest talking points is how an apparent COVID-19 outbreak during the BAFTA weekend may impact proceedings. At the Producers Guild of America nominees breakfast Saturday, much of the buzz was dedicated […]

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Vanessa Kirby, Brad Pitt Among 900 New BAFTA Members

BAFTA has revealed that it has welcomed 900 additional voting members to its ranks since launching a diversity-focussed membership drive in 2020, including some of the biggest screen stars. Among the industry professionals to have joined BAFTA’s global membership are Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Brad Pitt and Vanessa Kirby. Other new additions include Akua Gyamfi, Anna Dick, […]

BAFTA Games Awards: Performance Nominations Unveiled

The British Academy has revealed the performance nominees for the 2022 BAFTA Games Awards, completing the full set of nominations following the initial announcement made earlier this month. Among the nominees are Ozioma Akagha and Jason E. Kelley for Deathloop, plus Jane Perry for Returnal. Laura Bailey has earned her fourth nomination, this time for […]

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 […]