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'Line Of Duty' And 'The Crown' Lead The 2018 BAFTA TV Nominations


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The BAFTA TV nominations are finally in, with drama shows 'Line of Duty' and 'The Crown' unsurprisingly leading the big names. Some of the featured shows aren't completely free from controversy, so it'll be interesting to see how the award ceremony pans up this May.

Claire Foy, Matt Smith and Vanessa Kirby at the premiere of season 2 of 'The Crown'Claire Foy, Matt Smith and Vanessa Kirby at the premiere of season 2 of 'The Crown'

With four nods in total, BBC One's 'Line Of Duty' is the main show to beat in the categories of Best Drama Series, Leading Actress (Thandie Newton), Supporting Actor (Adrian Dunbar), and of course Virgin's Must-See Moments - that is, Huntley's narrow escape from chainsaw-wielding murder suspect Tim Ifield.

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'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' And Other BAFTA 2018 Winners


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'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' completely smashed yet another awards show over the weekend by taking home no less than five gongs at this year's BAFTAS. And the film's victory came with an important message about women, wonderfully articulated by both director and star.

Frances McDormand at the BAFTAsFrances McDormand at the BAFTAs

The film won almost every major award at the 2018 BAFTAs last night (February 18th 2018), held at London's Royal Albert Hall. They included Best British Film, Best Film and Original Screenplay, with stars Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand picking up Best Supporting Actor and Leading Actress respectively.

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Sian Welby on the red carpet at the 71st British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) 2018 held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The big winners this year were 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' and 'The Shape of Water' - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 18th February 2018

Sian Welby
Sian Welby
Sian Welby

BAFTA Nominations 2018: 'The Shape Of Water' Vies With 'Three Billboards...' And 'Darkest Hour'


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The nominations for the 2018 BAFTAs are in, with Joanna Lumley set to host the event next month in London. Like the Golden Globes, 'The Shape Of Water' and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' are well up there as the top nominated movies of 2017.

Michael Shannon, Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer in 'The Shape of Water'Michael Shannon, Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer in 'The Shape of Water'

'The Shape Of Water' has deservedly scooped 12 BAFTA nominations including for Best Film, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Director (Guillermo del Toro), Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer) and of course Leading Actress (Sally Hawkins) among others.

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Stephen Fry Quits As BAFTAs Host After 12 Years


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Stephen Fry is to step down from as the host of the annual BAFTA Film Awards after a total of 12 years of compering the ceremony.

The 60 year old presenter and comedian has enjoyed two lengthy periods of hosting the BAFTAs – from 2001 to 2006, following a break during which it was presented by Jonathan Ross, and then from 2012 to 2016.

“Every one of the twelve BAFTA film award ceremonies that I had the privilege of hosting has a place in my memory. The mixture of glamour, glory, drama and - occasionally - embarrassment and hiccup holds a unique place in the British film calendar,” Fry said in a statement on Friday (January 5th).

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BAFTA Suspends Harvey Weinstein's Membership


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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has taken the step of suspending Harvey Weinstein’s membership, in the wake of mounting allegations of sexual assault and harassment against the movie mogul going back decades.

High-profile female stars have come forward in recent days alleging instances where Weinstein acted inappropriately toward them, including Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd and Gwyneth Paltrow, following an explosive expose piece in the New York Times last Thursday (October 5th) late last week. A report in the New Yorker this week also detailed testimony from three other actresses, all alleging historical cases of sexual harassment.

Making the move via a press release on Wednesday (October 11th), BAFTA said that while they have “previously been a beneficiary of Mr Weinstein's support for its charitable work, it considers the reported alleged behaviour completely unacceptable and incompatible with BAFTA's values."

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Mel Brooks in the press room at the 70th EE British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks

Nicole Kidman in the press room at the 70th EE British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman

Tom Holland in the winners room at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2017 (BAFTAs) held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Tom Holland
Tom Holland
Tom Holland

Rupert Evans and Olivia Bennett attending the 2017 EE British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

Rupert Evans and Olivia Bennett

Alan Rickman Shares 'Harry Potter' And 'Die Hard' Secrets At BAFTA's Life In Pictures Career Celebration


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The career of Alan Rickman was celebrated on Wednesday evening, as the 69 year old was the subject of latest in BAFTA’s Life in Pictures series. Charming the audience with tales from his storied career, Rickman spoke about some of his most famous roles including Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series and villain Hans Gruber in Die Hard.

Alan RickmanRickman looked back on his career during the BAFTA event.

Rickman began his film career a little later than most in 1988, when he was in his 40s. Looking back on his late start in films Rickman told the audience, “To be perfectly honest, having a film career is a bit of a surprise.”

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BAFTA TV Nominations Announced! The Missing Gets The Most Nods For 2015


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The BAFTA Television Award nominations for 2015 have finally been announced, including the usual entertainment favourites, some easily predictable names and a few surprises along the way that represent the very best of British television.

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James Nesbitt's 'The Missing' leads the nominations

We're never tired of hearing his name at awards ceremonies; 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch is once again nominated for his exceptional performance as the modern-day sleuth on a show that the public has also put up to receive the Radio Times Audience Award. More Leading Actor nominations feature Toby Jones in 'Marvellous', which is also in the Single Drama category and Best Supporting Actress with Gemma Jones. 

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BAFTA Advances Awards Season Into The Final Stretch


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Last Sunday's British Academy Film Awards, better known as the Baftas, were a key point in this year's Oscar calendar, shifting everything into high gear for the final stretch until the Academy Awards are handed out in Hollywood on Sunday 22nd February. 

Stephen Fry at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) rehearsal
Stephen Fry at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) rehearsal

The biggest news coming from London was that 'Boyhood' managed to regain some of its momentum by taking Best Film, Director and Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette. The top categories had been thrown into question when 'Birdman' won the Producers, Directors and Screen Actors Guild awards last month. And this still leaves this year's Best Picture Oscar race one of the hardest to predict in recent memory.

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Eddie Redmayne Beats Cumberbatch And Fiennes To Best Actor Prize At 2015 BAFTAs


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Not that we couldn't have guessed it, but 'The Theory Of Everything' star Eddie Redmayne has landed the accolade for Best Actor at the 2015 BAFTA Awards, beating the likes of fellow Brits Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph Fiennes.

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in 'The Theory Of Everything'
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in 'The Theory Of Everything'

The win marks his first BAFTA win in his career, having previously been nominated for their Rising Star Award in 2012. Stephen Hawking movie 'The Theory Of Everything' won the actor a Golden Globe as well this year, with the next step being the ever prestigious Oscars - for which we have every confidence in Redmayne, despite again facing some serious competition.

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Bafta Is Perhaps The Best Predictor Of Oscar Night


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For the last six years, a shift in the voting patterns at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has offered a striking prediction of what will happen on Oscar night.

The 2015 BAFTA's will take place on 8th February, 2015
The 2015 BAFTA's will take place on 8th February, 2015

The British Academy Film Awards last year predicted the split between Best Picture '12 Years a Slave' and Best Director Alfonso Cuaron for 'Gravity'. In 2013 the Bafta went to 'Argo' in a closely fought race, while also predicting Christoph Waltz's second Supporting Actor Oscar for 'Django Unchained' in what was considered an open field of previous winners.

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