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Viola Davis won the Best Actress BAFTA for her 'Fences' role on Sunday night.
Although she’s pretty much the nailed-on favourite to win at The Oscars later this month, having swept the awards season in all the Best Actress categories for her role opposite Denzel Washington in Fences, Viola Davis has warned against a possible future backslide in the diversity seen in this year’s film awards nominations.
Having scooped the BAFTA for her role as the beleaguered Rose on Sunday night (February 12th), Davis sounded a note of caution at the press conference afterwards, as predictions for the 2018 awards season have already started “and very few African American names are in there.”
Viola Davis with her BAFTA on Sunday night
Continue reading: Viola Davis Unsure About '#OscarsSoWhite' Success
Fry was also criticised for a joke he made about Best Actor nominee Eddie Redmayne.
Stephen Fry has deleted his twitter account after coming under fire for a joke he made while hosting the BAFTA awards on Sunday evening (February 14th). Fry, who has hosted the awards ceremony for 10 years, had hit back at the online critics before removing his twitter account completely.
Stephen Fry has deleted his twitter account.
After costume designer Jenny Beavan won the Best Costume Design award for her work on Mad Max: Fury Road, Fry joked: “Only one of the great cinematic costume designers would come to an awards ceremony dressed as a bag lady.”
Continue reading: Stephen Fry Leaves Twitter After Backlash Over BAFTAs 'Bag Lady' Joke
The 69 year old RADA alumni began his big screen career in 1988 with ‘Die Hard’.
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.
Rickman 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.”
Benedict Cumberbatch and James Nesbitt head 'Leading Actors'.
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.
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.
Continue reading: BAFTA TV Nominations Announced! The Missing Gets The Most Nods For 2015
The BAFTA ceremony has now thrown Oscar predictions into disarray, as some left-field winners have stirred things up.
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
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.
Continue reading: BAFTA Advances Awards Season Into The Final Stretch
The actor's role in 'The Theory of Everything' brings him yet more glory.
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'
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.
Over the last few years, the Bafta awards have lines up well with the Academy Awards winners, but what can we learn from this?
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 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.
Continue reading: Bafta Is Perhaps The Best Predictor Of Oscar Night
Benedict Cumberbatch joins fellow Brit Eddie Redmayne in BAFTA nominations.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne go head to head at this years BAFTAS with 'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory Of Everything' leading nominations with thirteen categories between their respective flicks.
[L-R] Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch and JK Simmons at Palm Springs Film Festival (Credit: Michael Buckner at Getty Images Entertainment)
Cumberbatch and Redmayne themselves have both been selected as nominees for the Best Actor category, while 'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory Of Everything' are also up for Best Film, Outstanding British film, Best Adapted screenplay, Best Costume design and Best Editing. Redmayne's Stephen Hawking biopic is additionally up for Best Director, Make-up and hair and Music, while Cumberbatch's take on Alan Turing's story is looking at awards for Production design and Sound.
Continue reading: Benedict Cumberbatch Vs. Eddie Redmayne: The Battle Of The BAFTAs
Why should what Sarah Millican wears to the BAFTA's matter, after all isn't she being judged on her talent?
At last year’s Television BAFTAs comedienne Sarah Millican chose to wear a perfectly nice dress from John Lewis, one which she felt comfortable and happy in for her big night. But who cares what she wore right? Sarah Millican is a talented, funny woman who was being recognised at Britain’s most prestigious awards ceremony. Sadly, some mean spirited folks didn't see it that way and decided to lay into Sarah on social media, criticising her appearance and outfit choice and effectively sticking a pin in her “excitable BAFTA balloon.” But hey trolls, if you think that’s enough to keep a funny woman down, then you clearly need another introduction to Sarah Millican.
Sarah on the BAFTA's red carpet last year
Last week Sarah decided to open up about her experiences after last year’s BAFTA’s in an essay in the Radio Times. Delivering an open, smart, funny and thoroughly kick-ass response to those trolls who ruined her evening, Sarah emphasised what you'd think would be a very clear fact, she is a comedian and not a model. Why should we know this? Well she’s on television all the time making us laugh, plus she was nominated for best entertainment performance at the ceremony, so really it should have been clear. But it seems it wasn't to those who decided to focus more on, what they thought, was a bad choice of outfit for the night (it wasn't btw) than her talent.
The American Hustle star was the victim of some eagle-eyes camera work, but insists he didn't say anything untoward.
There were some pretty nasty accusations flying round on what was otherwise a cordial affair at the Baftas last night; when Emma Thompson read out Barkhad Abdi’s name for the Best Supporting Actor award, the camera fixed on Bradley Cooper and his apparent, “who’s that?” snub.
Barkhad Abdi picked up the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor
Of course, as a supporting actor in one of 2013’s biggest films, acting alongside Tom Hanks and directed by Paul Greengrass, it’s pretty obvious who Abdi is to anyone in the industry, let alone anyone with even a fleeting interest in film. And that’s something Cooper sought to reiterate. He told The Independent: “I can’t even tell you how insulting this is not only to me but to Barkhad."
Continue reading: Hey Internet, Of Course Bradley Cooper Knew Who Barkhad Abdi Was
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