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BAFTA Young Game Designers Make Games for Social Change

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) selected 40 entries as finalists in its Young Game Designers (YGD) Competition 2019 on Monday, according to a press release. 53 budding game designers as young as 10 were named as finalists in the annual UK-wide competition, selected by a panel of gaming industry professionals. The […]
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Five times television changed the world

Bafta called for more environment plot lines on TV, here's a look at how television can raise awareness.
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Climate change: Bafta calls for more environment plot lines on TV

New research by Bafta found references to "climate change" lag far behind "beer" or "sex" in UK TV shows.
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Epic Games Set to Receive BAFTA Award

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will award Epic Games with a special honor at E3 next month, according to a press release. Epic Games is best known for its Unreal Engine, and for its popular battle royale game “Fortnite.” Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games and Variety 500 recipient, will accept […]
Tags: News, BAFTA, E3, Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA, Fortnite, E3 2019, Fortnite Tim Sweeney, Epic Games and Variety


Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan responds after Bafta dress comment

The Derry Girls star responds to body shaming newspaper article by saying "I look smokin'".
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Equal pay in the spotlight as Killing Eve sweeps BAFTA TV Awards

Veteran journalist Joan Bakewell and actor David Schwimmer put a humorous spotlight on equal pay for women at the BAFTA TV awards in London on Sunday as the female-led cast of thriller "Killing Eve" won big.
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Bafta TV Awards 2019: Women dominate the night

Sunday night's speeches featured dedications, revelations and messages of female empowerment.
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Bafta TV Awards: Daisy May Cooper wears bin bag dress on red carpet

Daisy May Cooper explains why she took to the Bafta red carpet dressed as a rubbish bin.
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Kate Mara and Jamie Bell Settle in Los Feliz

“House of Cards” alum and NFL heiress Kate Mara and her new(-ish) hubby, BAFTA-winning British actor Jamie Bell, have opted to put down some real estate roots. For their family-friendly new domain, the busy Hollywood couple — she’s appeared in a slew of films and TV series including “Entourage,” “American Horror Story,” and “Fantastic Four,” […]
Tags: Real Estate, Hollywood, News, NFL, BAFTA, House Of Cards, Los Feliz, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Garrett Van Pelt


Bafta TV Awards 2019: Red carpet and winners in pictures

Images from the red carpet and winners' room on British TV's big night.
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‘Killing Eve’ Triumphs at BAFTA TV Awards

BBC America drama “Killing Eve” was the big winner at BAFTA’s British Academy Television Awards, which were handed out Sunday night at London’s Royal Festival Hall. The hit show took home three trophies, for best drama series, best actress for Jodie Comer and best supporting actress for Fiona Shaw. The first award of the night […]
Tags: London, News, Awards, Global, BAFTA, Bbc America, BAFTA Awards, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw, British Academy Television Awards, Killing Eve, A Very English Scandal


BAFTA and GSA Create $12,000 Student Film Awards Grant

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has received a record number of submissions for this year’s Student Film Awards, and for the first time, the Global Student Accommodation will award one filmmaker a $12,000 grant to submit a short. Film schools from 38 countries, including Pakistan, South Korea, Chile, Uruguay, Finland, Portugal and […]
Tags: News, BAFTA, GSA, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Chantal Rickards, Student Film Awards, Global Student Accommodation


‘Game of Thrones’ Star Diana Rigg Receives Variety Award at Canneseries

Diana Rigg, who rose to stardom in “The Avengers” in the 60s and continues to attract admirers today in “Game of Thrones,” received the Variety Icon Award at Canneseries Friday. The actress, who won a BAFTA for “Mother Love” and an Emmy for “Rebecca,” underscored the longevity of her career, and the progression of the […]
Tags: News, Global, Rebecca, BAFTA, Game Of Thrones, Diana Rigg, Lindsey Morgan, Canneseries


‘God of War’ Wins Five BAFTA Awards

Sony Santa Monica’s “God of War” took home five British Academy Games Awards on Thursday, including best game. BAFTA announced the winners of the 2019 British Academy Games Awards at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Dara O’Briain hosted the event. “God of War” was also recently named game of the year at the Game […]
Tags: London, News, BAFTA, Briain, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Sony Santa Monica, God Of War, British Academy Games Awards


Guardian wins Amnesty International award for Windrush reporting

Amelia Gentleman honoured for exposing injustices inflicted on immigrant generationThe Guardian has won another award for its reporting on the Windrush scandal, this time at the Amnesty media awards.Kate Allen, the director of Amnesty International UK, presented the Impact award at a ceremony at Bafta in central London on Wednesday night to the Guardian reporter Amelia Gentleman, who spearheaded the investigation into the Home Office’s mistaken classification of thousands of long-term British re...
Tags: London, Media, UK News, Newspapers & magazines, Immigration and asylum, Awards and prizes, Home Office, Amnesty International, BAFTA, Guardian, Media business, Guardian Media Group, Amnesty International UK, Windrush, Amelia Gentleman, Kate Allen


Game Industry Notables Set to Appear at BAFTA Game Awards 2019

The British Academy Games Awards 2019 is coming Thursday, and we’ve got details on how to watch and who to look out for at the big event. BAFTA previously released its list of nominees for the 2019 BAFTA Games Awards, but now we’ve got details on who’s attending and how to watch the event. Key […]
Tags: News, BAFTA, Florence, God Of War, Annapurna Interactive, BAFTA Game Awards, British Academy Games Awards


Sabrina actor Chance Perdomo 'overwhelmed' by Bafta nomination

Chance Perdomo, who's 22, has been Bafta-nominated for his role in BBC Three's Killed By My Debt.
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‘God of War,’ ‘Red Dead 2’ Lead BAFTA Game Awards Nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) just announced the nominees for its annual British Academy Games Awards, and Sony Santa Monica’s “God of War” leads the pack with a total of 10 nominations. The eighth installment in the action-adventure series, “God of War” received nods for best game, artistic achievement, audio achievement, […]
Tags: News, BAFTA, British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA, Sony Santa Monica, BAFTA Game Awards, British Academy Games Awards


Rachel Weisz Set to Produce, Star in ‘Lanny’ Adaptation

Coming off awards-season success for her role in “The Favourite,” including a BAFTA win and Oscar nomination, Rachel Weisz is set to produce and star in “Lanny,” the movie adaptation of the eponymous Max Porter novel. “Lanny” is Porter’s follow up to his acclaimed first novel, “Grief Is a Thing With Feathers.” It follows Lanny, […]
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India’s Hotstar Belatedly Joins Original Content Race With Slate of Applause Shows

India’s leading OTT platform, the Fox- and Star-owned Hotstar will launch its recently announced original programming slate, branded Hotstar Specials. It has commissioned four shows produced by Applause Entertainment, the content arm of the $43 billion Aditya Birla conglomerate. “Criminal Justice”, the BAFTA winning British series, the first season of which was remade as the […]
Tags: Asia, News, India, Global, Star, Production, Fox, BAFTA, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Hotstar, Aditya Birla, Sameer Nair, Sudir Mishra


Channel 4 resists demands to scrap film alleging abuse by Michael Jackson

The broadcaster will go ahead with Finding Neverland, which contains claims by two men that the singer assaulted themChannel 4 is to go ahead with the broadcast of British director Dan Reed’s controversial documentary about Michael Jackson’s alleged abuse of two children, despite demands from the late singer’s estate to pull it from the schedule.“We tried to make it graphic enough to be eye-opening and for people to be confronted with what it means for a little child to be seduced and raped by a...
Tags: Music, World news, US news, BAFTA, Michael Jackson, Reed, Dan Reed


Cineworld Withdraws Support of BAFTA Over Awards to ‘Roma’

In a sign of the continuing controversy over “Roma’s” haul of BAFTA Awards earlier this month, leading U.K. cinema chain Cineworld has pulled its support of the British Academy. In a letter to BAFTA members, film committee Marc Samuelson said that Cineworld had made a “unilateral decision to withdraw its support” of the British Academy […]
Tags: News, Global, BAFTA, Vue, Cineworld, Roma, British Academy, Marc Samuelson


Dara Ó Briain Returns to Host British Academy Games Awards

Comedian Dara Ó Briain will once again host the British Academy Games Awards, BAFTA announced on Wednesday. This will be Ó Briain’s ninth time hosting the ceremony, which takes place on Apr. 4. It will be held at Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s Southbank for the first time ever. The Irish comedian is perhaps best […]
Tags: London, News, BAFTA, Dara, Dara Ó Briain, Southbank, Briain, Queen Elizabeth Hall, British Academy Games Awards, Dara O’Briain


Vue International Chief Slams BAFTA for Awarding Prizes to ‘Roma’

Tim Richards, the founder and chief executive of Vue International, one of the largest cinema chains in Europe, has slammed the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for awarding prizes to Netflix’s “Roma.” Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white film, which is also up for several Oscars, won four BAFTAs at the awards ceremony in London on […]
Tags: Europe, London, News, Global, Netflix, BAFTA, Roma, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Tim Richards, Roma Alfonso Cuaron


Vue International Chief Slams BAFTA For Awarding Prizes to Netflix’s ‘Roma’

Tim Richards, founder and chief executive of Vue International, which is one of the largest cinema chains in Europe, has slammed the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ for awarding prizes to Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma.” In an open letter to BAFTA chief executive Amanda Berry, Richards said “BAFTA has not lived up to its […]
Tags: Europe, News, Global, Netflix, Alfonso Cuarón, BAFTA, Roma, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Tim Richards, Vue International, Amanda Berry Richards


The sound-editor mum up for an Oscar

At home Nina Hartstone runs the PTA and feeds the cat, at work she's a Bafta-winning sound editor. Now she's in line for an Oscar.
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Meet The Favourite's Bafta-winning working mums

Production designers Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton discuss combining work, motherhood and creating the set for The Favourite.
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BAFTA-Nominated Director Stephen Fingleton Acquitted of Sexual Assault Charge

BAFTA-nominated director Stephen Fingleton has been cleared of sexual assault. The case came to a close in a London court on Wednesday, with the jury finding the Northern Irish director not guilty. He had been accused of sexually assaulting an actress – who was in her 20s and cannot be named, in accordance with U.K. […]
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How ‘The Missing’ Team Created a New Series for Tcheky Karyo’s ‘Baptiste’

The team behind hit drama series “The Missing” have expanded the universe, and Tcheky Karyo’s Julien Baptise is back in action. This time the French detective is helping a man (Tom Hollander) find his niece, a sex worker who has disappeared in Amsterdam. As with the earlier show, BAFTA-winning writers Harry Williams and Jack Williams […]
Tags: News, Global, Spotlight, Amsterdam, The Missing, BAFTA, Berlinale, Baptiste, Tom Hollander, Jack Williams, Harry Williams, Julien Baptise


Berlin Film Festival Moves After Oscars in 2020

The Berlin Film Festival will move to late February in 2020, landing after the BAFTA and Oscar ceremonies. The dates for Berlin’s 70th anniversary edition were announced Monday with the festival moving to a later Feb. 20-March 1 slot. Traditionally the BAFTA Film Awards have landed on the middle Sunday during Berlin with the Oscars […]
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