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BAFTA Selects Date for 2015 Film Awards

BAFTA has revealed the date for its 2015 film awards: February 8. As per usual, the show will take place at London's Royal Opera House, broadcast by the BBC in the UK.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 14, 2014 11:21 AM
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It Was a Good Weekend for Artful Cate Blanchett (BAFTA Acceptance Speech and '60 Minutes' VIDEO)

It was a good weekend for Cate Blanchett after a turbulent few weeks. The Australian actress, 44, won the BAFTA Best Actress award and made a strong appearance on "60 Minutes." Now, no one is going to take the Best Actress Oscar away from her. But that was not a foregone conclusion.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 17, 2014 1:10 PM
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Watch: BAFTA Acceptance Speeches by Blanchett, Ejiofor, McQueen, Cuaron, Abdi, Mirren and More

We've rounded up a number of the rousing BAFTA acceptance speech videos, including Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Helen Mirren, Steve McQueen, Alfonso Cuaron and Barkhad Abdi. Check it all out, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 17, 2014 11:56 AM
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BAFTA Awards Winners List (UPDATED)

The full list of BAFTA winners is here, led by "Gravity" with six awards, but "12 Years a Slave" grabbed two key wins.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 16, 2014 4:34 PM
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BAFTA to Honor Filmmaker Peter Greenaway with Outstanding Brit Contribution to Cinema Award

BAFTA has revealed that award-winning writer-director Peter Greenaway will receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the upcoming British Academy Film Awards on February 16.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 13, 2014 11:47 AM
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WATCH the 2014 BAFTA Film Awards Official Trailer

'Tis the season for the British Academy Film Awards. With only 12 days until the Film Awards telecast on Sunday, February 16 on BBC One-- just two weeks before the Oscar telecast -- BAFTA has unveiled the official trailer for the 2014 awards.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 4, 2014 3:35 PM
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'Philomena' Gets a BAFTA Boost at Height of Oscar Voting, Frears, Coogan on VIDEO

As the BAFTAs approach (the Brit Academy Awards take place on February 16 at London's Royal Opera House), don't count out wily Oscar campaigner Harvey Weinstein's Best Picture Oscar contender "Philomena," which scored well with BAFTA nominations and could gain a boost on its home turf during prime Oscar voting season.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 31, 2014 4:04 PM
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Emma Thompson Talks Oscars, Herpes, 'Saving Mr. Banks,' and Talking Back to Ang Lee in 'A Life in Pictures' BAFTA Q&A

With her role as "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers in "Saving Mr. Banks" injecting fresh impetus into a career that’s already blessed with two Oscars (Best Actress for "Howard's End" and Best Adapted Screenplay for "Sense And Sensibility"), Emma Thompson made the ideal candid subject for BAFTA’s latest installment of their “A Life In Pictures” series.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • November 25, 2013 12:03 PM
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Stephen Fry to Host the BAFTAs -- For His Ninth Time

BAFTA has set actor Stephen Fry as host for its 2014 awards ceremony on February 16. This marks Fry's ninth (!) time hosting the show.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • November 21, 2013 3:22 PM
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Awards Circuit: AFI FEST 'Out of the Furnace' Review, BAFTA Britannia Awards to Clooney & Elba, Thompson & Penn Sing 'Mary Poppins' (VIDEO)

Awards season is in full swing with the AFI Fest world premiere of "Out of the Furnace" (review), BAFTA Britannia awards for Clooney and Elba, Emma Thompson and Sean Penn singing the "Mary Poppins" songbook and more.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 10, 2013 7:38 PM
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