Articles Tagged 'BAFTA'

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‘The Crown’ Leads BAFTA Television Award Nominations

Nominations for the TV BAFTA awards were announced today (April 11), and rather fittingly the show on the top of the pile is The Crown. Netflix’s lavish dramatization of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II received five nods from the BAFTA judges: Best Drama Series; Best Leading Actress for Claire Foy, who plays the young queen; Best Supporting […]

British actor Dev Patel poses with the award for a Supporting Actor for his work on the film ‘Lion’ at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.

Dev Patel and Casey Affleck Block ‘La La Land’ Sweep at the 2016 BAFTA Awards

La La Land may have been the big overall winner at the BAFTAs last night (February 12), but some unexpected choices from the judges meant it wasn’t the landslide many had predicted. Among the surprise winners were Casey Affleck, whose unforgettable performance in Manchester by the Sea meant he beat the feel-good musical’s leading man Ryan Gosling to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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