Mel Brooks has been named this year’s recipient of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ Fellowship, it was announced Wednesday. The actor, director and producer will receive the award from Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, who serves as president of BAFTA, at the British Academy Film Awards, which take place at London’s... Read more »
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.
BAFTA is changing the eligibility criteria for two of its major film award categories to encourage producers to improve diversity on both sides of the camera. It is also removing one of the usual requirements for BAFTA membership, and has released the results of a survey of the levels of diversity in the organization’s ranks. BAFTA... Read more »
Actor, comedian and author Stephen Fry is to return as the host of BAFTA’s film awards ceremony in February, despite his controversial joke at this year’s awards that an Oscar-winning costume designer looked like a “bag lady.” As Jenny Beavan, who had just picked up a BAFTA for her costumes in “Mad Max: Fury Road,”... Read more »