• Baftas 2020 Slammed After Only White Actors Receive Nominations
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    Daniel Welsh

    Baftas 2020 Slammed After Only White Actors Receive Nominations

    While Margot Robbie has received two nominations in the same category, it's been noted actors of colour have been overlooked completely.

  • Golden Globes 2020: Women In Hollywood Speak Out Over Female Directors Snub
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    HuffPost UK

    Golden Globes 2020: Women In Hollywood Speak Out Over Female Directors Snub

    Honey Boy director Alma Har’el is now calling for awards shows to introduce separate categories for female filmmakers.

  • BAFTAs 2018: The biggest snubs and surprises
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    Hanna Flint

    BAFTAs 2018: The biggest snubs and surprises

    'The Shape of Water' didn't clean up like it was expected to do at this year's awards ceremony.

  • La La Land is the joyous, vibrant film we need in 2017
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    Ben Skipper

    La La Land is the joyous, vibrant film we need in 2017

    In pole position for this year’s prize is ‘La La Land’, a film arriving as much-needed respite following the many shocks, horrors and uncertainties of 2016. ‘La La Land’ is a mug of hot chocolate after getting caught in a sleet storm. It’s a sincere homage to a bygone Hollywood era, and so there are certainly similarities to be drawn with another Oscar-winner – ‘The Artist’, but none favour the 2012 Best Picture winner. What undoes Michel Hazanavicius’ well-meaning ode to silent movies is its knowing winks, and a single line of illusion-cracking dialogue. ‘La La Land’ by contrast is a wholehearted and true resurrection of a long-forgotten form which pays tribute in all the right ways, but is contemporary also, making the genre work for modern audiences but never trampling its legacy.

  • The 2017 BAFTA nominations worth celebrating
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    Ben Skipper

    The 2017 BAFTA nominations worth celebrating

    Dave Jones and Hayley Squires in ‘I, Daniel Blake’, Eddie Redmayne in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ and Viggo Mortensen in ‘Captain Fantastic’. This year’s BAFTA Film Award nomiantions have been announced and it’s packed with the big awards season contenders, including ‘Moonlight’, ‘Manchester By The Sea’ and, of course, the seemingly-unstoppable ‘La La Land’. BAFTA has always and will always, understandably, favour British films, so ‘I, Daniel Blake’ isn’t exactly a huge surprise.