BAFTA speeches

Seems this year the complaints about the BAFTA’s outdated 2-hour delay between actual event and edited broadcast have grown louder than ever, so maybe one of these years before long the ceremony will be broadcast live. Until then, the clips after the cut could be the first...
Posted On 17 Feb 2014

BAFTA Contest Winners

Predicting 15 correct out of 20 possible choices: min shark Orpheus Febo Gianna Grabowski cyrus m MIkhail Shurygin Thomas Vogiatzis Luis Burguete Congratulations!
Posted On 16 Feb 2014

12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture at 2014 BAFTA Awards. Alfonso Cuaron, Best Director.

Best Picture – 12 Years a Slave Best Director – Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity Best Actor – Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave Best Actress – Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Best Supporting Actor – Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips Best Supporting Actress –...
Posted On 16 Feb 2014

The State of the Race: All Eyes on the BAFTA

In a way, Oscars 2013 could be summed up by “Kicking the Best Picture can down the road.” We keep looking to a new voting body to decide what the best picture of 2013 will be. Here’s a quick rundown so far of the majors. Toronto–Audience award goes to 12...
Posted On 11 Feb 2014

BAFTA Member Hits 12 Years, Calls American Hustle his Favorite Film

It must be Oscar ballot time!  Remember what I told you, Oscar watchers.  The film that usually wins King’s Speech style is the one that people say they love while saying another (bad) movie will win. Happens every year. “Lincoln is so boring it has to win. But I...
Posted On 08 Feb 2014

BAFTA Nominations! Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle lead tally totals

2013 NOMINATIONS (presented in 2014) BEST FILM 12 YEARS A SLAVE Anthony Katagas, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen AMERICAN HUSTLE Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca...
Posted On 07 Jan 2014

BAFTA Preview and Predictions

The BAFTA, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, will be announced via livestream on January 8th. You’ll have to figure out what that time will be in your own time zone as I can’t even figure out my own (it’s my tragic flaw).  The BAFTA have become much...
Posted On 05 Jan 2014

Les Mis Tops BAFTAs but Argo takes the Big One

Best Film: Argo Leading Actor: Lincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis Leading Actress: Amour, Emmanuelle Riva Director: Argo, Ben Affleck Film not in the English Language: Amour, Michael Haneke, Margaret Ménégoz Supporting Actor: Django Unchained, Christoph Waltz Supporting Actress: Les...
Posted On 10 Feb 2013

Predicting the BAFTAs

I have been all that good at predicting the BAFTAs. They are like herding cats in many ways, unless they have aligned themselves with Oscar, which happens on occasion, and especially has been recently since Oscar pushed the date back. Very little wiggle room.  A consensus vote...
Posted On 08 Feb 2013

A Brief History of the Oscar – BAFTA Relationship

One of the big awards shows, among many, inserted into the awards race now is the BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Awards.  When I first started, in 1999, no one in the Oscar race paid any attention to the BAFTAs because they were held after the Oscars.  This put...
Posted On 01 Feb 2013