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WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy & More Talk Acting, Warts and All

Heads up, aspiring actors: watch UK leading men Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy, Colin Farrell, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Dancy talk acting, fame, rejection and more in a special BAFTA video.
  • By Elaina Patton
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  • August 28, 2014 3:40 PM
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'Trip to Italy' Star Rob Brydon to Host BAFTA LA's Britannias on October 30, BAFTA Awards Timetable

Are you a fan of "The Trip" or "Trip to Italy?" Welsh comedian Rob Brydon costars in these Michael Winterbottom road trip comedies with Steve Coogan, and both are hilarious. There's something authentic and yet well-performed about the setup--two old actor friends go along on a food trip, competing for the attention of various tablemates and women. Sometimes they annoy us and each other, but more often they amuse. Brydon did so well last year hosting the annual BAFTA LA's Britannia awards--which are well attended by various awards contenders every fall--that the BAFTAs are bringing him back for a second time around.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 20, 2014 3:36 PM
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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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