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BAFTA speeches

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Seems this year the complaints about the BAFTA’s outdated 2-hour delay between actual event and edited broadcast have grown louder than ever, so maybe one of these years before long the ceremony will be broadcast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 and only parts of last night’s proceedings that many of us are ever likely to see.

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BAFTA Contest Winners

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

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

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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 – Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle Best Adapted Screenplay – Philomena, Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope Best Original Screenplay – American Hustle, Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell Best Cinematography…

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The State of the Race: All Eyes on the BAFTA

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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 Years a Slave over Gravity New York Film Critics – Best Picture goes to American Hustle, McQueen gets Director National…

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

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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 loved that Argo!””The Social Network has won everything, it HAS to win the Oscar but my favorite is The King’s Speech!”…

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

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

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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 GRAVITY Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman PHILOMENA Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward DIRECTOR 12 YEARS A SLAVE Steve McQueen AMERICAN HUSTLE David O. Russell CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Paul Greengrass GRAVITY Alfonso…

BAFTA Preview and Predictions

BAFTA Preview and Predictions

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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 more like Oscar over the years since they changed their date from after to before the Oscars (around the year 2000)….

Les Mis Tops BAFTAs but Argo takes the Big One

Les Mis Tops BAFTAs but Argo takes the Big One

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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 Miserables, Anne Hathaway Cinematography: Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda

Predicting the BAFTAs

Predicting the BAFTAs

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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 tells us which films are getting the popular vote at  a given moment in time.  And that’s what we’re faced with now and…

A Brief History of the Oscar – BAFTA Relationship

A Brief History of the Oscar – BAFTA Relationship

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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 a healthy divide between the two groups and really did seem to mean — this is what THEY…