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Golden Globes Weekend Party Circuit: AFI Lunch, Paramount, LA Film Critics, Film Independent, BAFTA

The Golden Globes weekend is well under way. I love roaming a crowded party packed with Hollywood powerbrokers and talent to watch how they interact with one another. I am the ultimate voyeur. Of course I do talk to some of them occasionally.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 15, 2012 2:40 AM
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Golden Globes Weekend Preview: Critics Choice, AFI, BAFTA Rising Stars, Parties

It's a busy awards weekend in Hollywood. It all starts off with Thursday night's Critics Choice Movie Awards, which happens to air live on VH1 the night before Oscar ballots are due--at 5 PM Friday. Last year the CCMA chose 18 Oscar winners out of its 20 awards. (My winners' predictions here do not reflect my actual votes.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 12, 2012 9:53 AM
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What Impact Will BAFTA Nominations Have on the Oscars? Williams, Streep and Swinton Are Steady As They Go

The race for Oscar nominations is well on its way. Thus the long list of Orange British Academy Film Awards selections--from which 6000 BAFTA members will choose their five nominations per category and finally, the winners--won't have much impact.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 6, 2012 12:20 PM
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Night at the Britannias: Harry Potter Gets a Push, Stiller Finally Gets His Chappy

  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 1, 2011 1:44 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: BAFTA's New Guru Site Posts Video Wisdom from Likes of Swinton, Tarantino

BAFTA has launched its "Guru" initiative, a website for aspiring TV and film producers, directors, actors and anyone else wanting inspiration and advice from some people who know a thing or two about the industry, from Quentin Tarantino to Tilda Swinton:  
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 11, 2011 3:05 PM
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How Brit Awards Impact Oscars

The British contingent of Academy voters is sizable, stateside and abroad, and can have an impact on the Academy Awards. But so can British critics and voters for the British Academy Awards, or BAFTAs. Check out the list of nominees (here and below) for the 14th British Independent Film Awards, a small group that has a large impact. Why?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 31, 2011 5:18 AM
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BAFTA Renames Britannia Award for James Bond Producer Cubby Broccoli; John Lasseter First Recipient

BAFTA Los Angeles is changing the name of its Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment in honor of Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli (new name: Cubby Broccoli Britannia Award), the producer of the James Bond franchise. The first award to hold his name will be presented to Pixar's John Lasseter at the 2011 BAFTA Awards on November 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, to be hosted by Alan Cumming (they will air on TV Guide Network December 4).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 11, 2011 6:00 AM
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Honor Roll: SAG Honors Mary Tyler Moore, BAFTA Awards Beatty, SBIFF Tributes Michael Douglas

Honor Roll: SAG Honors Mary Tyler Moore, BAFTA Awards Beatty, SBIFF Tributes Michael Douglas
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA LA) will honor Warren Beatty with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. The actor, producer, director and writer has starred in a bevy of classics including: Bonnie and Clyde, Shampoo, Dick Tracy, and Splendor in the Grass. Only Beatty and Orson Welles have been Oscar-nominated as an actor, director, writer, and producer for the same film; Beatty for Heaven Can Wait and again for Reds, and Welles for Citizen Kane. BAFTA will honor Beatty on November 30, 2011.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 8, 2011 4:07 AM
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Helena Bonham Carter Honored by BAFTA

Helena Bonham Carter is a woman of many faces, many of them terrifying. From the memorable and fragile female in Fight Club and the powerful sorceress in the Harry Potter films to King George’s IV’s willful wife in The King's Speech, and her perennial appearances in husband Tim Burton’s films, Bonham Carter has brought wild-eyed poise to dozens of films. Hell, we predicted her to win best supporting actress last year!
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • July 13, 2011 8:03 AM
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More: Awards, BAFTA

BAFTA LA's Britannia Awards to Disney/Pixar's John Lasseter, Harry Potter's David Yates

This year's 20th annual British Academy of Film and TV LA Britannia Awards will go to Disney/Pixar's two-time Oscar-winner John Lasseter (Toy Story, Cars) and Harry Potter series director David Yates.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 28, 2011 4:34 AM
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