Articles Tagged 'BAFTA'


Idris Elba, Ben Whishaw Among BAFTA TV Award Nominations

Nominations for the BAFTA TV Awards celebrating excellence in British TV have been announced, and BBC AMERICA series Luther, London Spy, Adele: Live in London, The Graham Norton Show and Doctor Who all received nods from the judges. Luther was nominated thanks to the performance of Idris Elba, who is competing for the Best Leading Actor Award […]

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Could This Be the Year Benedict Finally Wins a BAFTA?

The nominations for this year’s BAFTA Television Awards have been revealed today (April 8), and as you’d expect, there’s a more-than-decent showing of Anglophenia favorites. Benedict Cumberbatch is up to six BAFTA nominations now. This is the third year he is listed in the leading actor category for his part in Sherlock, no mean feat […]

Felicity, Eddie and their new friend Bafta (Pic: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

BAFTA Roundup: Eddie Redmayne IS the Best Actor

The BAFTA Film Awards have only just finished, the confetti being packed away and the red carpet rolled up for another ceremony on another day. And it’s clear that in the big battle of the boffins between Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne, there has been a clear winner, and it’s not Sherlock. In fact, The […]

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WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch and Friends Offer Acting Advice

Ever wondered what it is that draws certain actors to certain roles? Now’s your chance to find out. BAFTA put this clip up on Friday, in which prominent British thespians (and Colin Farrell, who is Irish) explain what it is they’re looking for, what inspires them when deciding which project to work on next and […]


The Sky’s The Limit: ‘Gravity’ Leads 2014 BAFTA Nominations

The list of nominations for this year’s BAFTA film awards were announced this morning, and it seems, as with the Golden Globes, that there’s a huge critical consensus around a handful of astonishing performances. Most notably, there are the 11 nominations for Gravity, including best film and best British film, best director, and best actress […]

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Olivia Colman Is The Queen Of The BAFTAs

Last night’s BAFTA TV awards ceremony was a most Anglopheniac spectacle indeed, with top prizes going to some of our favorite British talents. Olivia Colman, for example, (finally) won two awards, for entirely contrasting jobs. Supporting actress for her tear-stained role in the gang-battling drama Accused, and female comedy performer for Twenty Twelve. Her first […]


BAFTA Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Doctor Who’

This weekend it’s the BAFTA Television Awards, hosted by Graham Norton. And, in recognition of 50 years of wonderment, 50 years of hiding behind soft furnishings, and 50 years of providing a LOT of work for British TV actors – whether in alienskin suits or not – there will be a special tribute to Doctor Who […]

What Are Brits Watching?: ‘Coronation Street’

ITV initially rejected Coronation Street but, after reconsideration, the channel agreed to give it a go with a 13-episode test run. Once making it on the air the show proved its staying power with fans tuning in for 52 years and still going. What’s on: Coronation Street What is it: A soap opera revolving around […]

Skyfall team win at the BAFTAs

James Bond And The Argonauts: The 2013 BAFTAs

I’m pretty sure if a well-known British actor had tried his hand at directing, delivered a well-liked and unthodox thriller, starring himself, then taken it to an awards ceremony in America and walked off with two of the largest awards of the night, we’d be throwing around words like “invasion” and “landslide,” so in the […]

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