BAFTA

  • 'Strictly Come Dancing' to get special BAFTA honour March 21, 2014

    London: Glitzy ballroom dancing competition 'Strictly Come Dancing' will be honoured with a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award in April. The award recognises the hard work of the production team and will celebrate the show's "outstanding creative and technical achievements" since 2004 when its first series went...
  • Watch: Winners of the 2014 BAFTA awards February 17, 2014

    The best film award was given to '12 Years a Slave'. 'Gravity' won the award for the British Film. Alfonso Cuaron won the award for best director, Chiwetel Ejiofor bagged the best actor award and Cate Blanchett won the best actress award. ...
  • Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie wear matching outfits at 2014 BAFTA Awards February 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: Celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stunned the red carpet at the 2014 BAFTA Awards wearing matching tuxedos. The 38yearold actress and Pitt, 50 who are parents to three adopted kids Maddox, Pax, Zahara, and three biological children, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne surprised everyone with...
  • BAFTA 2014: The complete list of nominees January 9, 2014

    British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominations on Wednesday and Sandra Bullock starrer 'Gravity' has received the maximum nominations followed by '12 Years a Slave'. Here is the complete list of nominees. Best Film 12 Years a Slave American Hustle Captain Phillips Gravity Philomena Outstanding British Film Gravity Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Philomena Rush Saving Mr. Banks The Selfish Giant Outstanding...
  • 'Rush' nominated for four BAFTA awards January 8, 2014

    London: Biographical motorsports drama film Rush has been nominated for four British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards, including the Outstanding British Film category. The film is based on the famous rivalry of former Formula 1 World Champions Niki Lauda and James Hunt during the 1976 Grand Prix season. Daniel...
  • 'Gravity' leads BAFTA nominations with 11 nods January 8, 2014

    London: Space thriller 'Gravity' and unflinching slavery saga '12 Years a Slave' are among leading contenders for the Academy Film Awards, Britain's equivalent of the Oscars. 'Gravity' has nominations in 11 categories, including best picture and lead actress, for Sandra Bullock. '12 Years' star Chiwetel Ejiofor and director Steve McQueen had 10...
  • I want to direct: Scarlett Johansson December 31, 2013

    London: Actress Scarlett Johansson says she has bought the rights to several books in hopes of becoming a film director one day. The 29yearold BAFTA Awardwinning actress said presently she is allured by different forms of art, reported Contactmusic. "I want to get into directing and I will at some...
  • Anne Hathaway booed at the BAFTAs for arriving late February 15, 2013

    Los Angeles: Anne Hathaway returned home with a trophy at the BAFTA awards but the actress reveals that things did not go well for her initially as she was booed by her fans for arriving late. Hathaway, who has been all the awards in the best supporting category for her role...
  • Indian actor Suraj Sharma loses rising star BAFTA February 11, 2013

    London: Indian actor Suraj Sharma, who played the protagonist in Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi', lost out the EE Rising Star Award to British actress Juno Temple at the British Academy Film Awards held here Sunday night. Delhibased Suraj, 19, was the only male actor nominated in the category. Other...
  • BAFTA Awards 2013: Ben Affleck's 'Argo' gets Best Film, Best Director February 11, 2013

    Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables' won four awards, including Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway. ...
  • Ben Affleck's 'Argo' wins best film at BAFTA February 11, 2013

    London: Iranhostage drama 'Argo' continued its journey from awardsseason outsider to favorite Sunday, winning three prizes, including bestpicture, at the British Academy Film Awards. Ben Affleck was named best director for the basedonreality story of a longshot plan to rescue a group of American diplomats from Iran after the 1979 Islamic...
  • Globes are not really a judgement on the best artistic films: Sudhish Kamath January 15, 2013

    The Hindu's film critic Sudhish Kamath joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Golden Globe Awards. Q. Hey... Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, amid being hailed as one of the year's best by many critics, did not even get a single award. Do you think it's because of its commercial...
  • 'Lincoln' leads the BAFTA race with 10 nominations January 9, 2013

    London: 'Lincoln', the story of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's battle to end slavery starring Daniel DayLewis in the title role, won 10 BAFTA nominations on Wednesday, putting it ahead of the pack at Britain's top film honours. The biopic was shortlisted in categories including best film, actor, supporting actor (Tommy Lee...
  • 'Life of Pi' star Suraj Sharma nominated for BAFTA January 8, 2013

    London: 'Life of Pi' lead star Suraj Sharma is the only male actor nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star award this year. The Indian actor is nominated alongside British actresses Juno Temple, Andrea Riseborough, Elizabeth Olsen and Alicia Vikander in the running for the award recognising new talent in the...
  • I'm very tough on myself: Oscar nominee Dujardin February 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Labelled as France's answer to George Clooney, Jean Dujardin talks about dealing with the unprecedented success of 'The Artist' and being rather tough on himself. He has already won the BAFTA and the Golden Globe this year for his outstanding performance in Michel Hazanavicius' 'The Artist'. Now, all eyes will...
  • 'The Artist' named best picture at BAFTA February 13, 2012

    London: Silent movie 'The Artist' had a night to shout about Sunday, winning seven prizes including best picture at the British Academy Film Awards. Britain's equivalent of the Oscars rewarded the French homage to old Hollywood over a homegrown favorite, espionage thriller 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'. 'The Artist', a blackandwhite picture that...
  • 'Dhobi Ghat' out of BAFTA race January 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Kiran Rao's directorial debut 'Dhobi Ghat' featured in the BAFTA Longlist in Film Not in the English Language category, but it has failed to make it to the top five list for the prestigious international award. Set in Mumbai during the monsoon season, the movie revolves around intertwined lives...
  • 'Artist' leads BAFTA nominations with 12 nods January 17, 2012

    London: Blackandwhite silent movie 'The Artist' scooped 12 nominations at the BAFTA with the Golden Globe winners George Clooney and Meryl Streep leading in acting categories. The French movie, a tribute to silent era of filmmaking, has been nominated for the best film, actor, actress, director and original screenplay by the...
  • BAFTA releases an allmale rising star shortlist January 12, 2012

    London: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts unveiled an allmale shortlist for its 2012 Rising Star Award on Wednesday, including 'Thor' actors Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston. Previous winners of the annual prize, which honors upandcoming acting talent and is sponsored by the Orange telecoms group, include Kristen Stewart,...
  • Aamir Khan's 'Dhobi Ghat' in BAFTA longlist January 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan's 'Dhobi Ghat' has made it to the Longlist for the 2012 British Academy Film and Television Awards (BAFTA). The list has My Week With Marilyn and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy leading the pack. This is the result of the first round voting by members...
  • Hollywood Royalty meets British Royalty July 10, 2011

    Los Angeles: Quoting from "The King's Speech," the Oscarwinning movie about his greatgrandfather, Prince William projected his royal voice on Saturday to woo the Hollywood power crowd in a bid with wife Kate to promote young British talent. He in black tie, she in a pleated lavender Alexander McQueen gown, the...
  • Rahman loses BAFTA February 14, 2011

    It doesn't seem to be a lucky year for AR Rahman. After losing the Golden Globe award, the Indian music composer Sunday lost the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for best original music in Danny Boyle's 127 Hours. The Oscar winning composer lost the award to Alexandre...
  • The King's Speech sweeps BAFTA, Rahman loses February 14, 2011

    London: 'The King's Speech' swept away the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards as the movie received seven trophies across various categories, including the original music title, leaving behind Indian composer A R Rahman's work in '127 Hours'. At a glittering ceremony on Sunday night, the British royal...
  • 'Harry Potter' franchise to be honoured at BAFTA February 4, 2011

    Los Angeles: The Harry Potter film franchise will be honoured at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) for its outstanding contribution to cinema. "I am thrilled that the Harry Potter film series is being honoured with this award," aceshowbiz.com quoted actor Daniel Radcliffe, who played the title role...
  • Rahman gets BAFTA nomination January 18, 2011

    Oscarwinning Indian music composer AR Rahman has been nominated for the British Academy of Films and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for original music in Danny Boyle's 127 Hours. This is the second time he is nominated for the BAFTA. The composer, who lost out on the Golden Globe award for the...
  • 'Twilight' and 'Harry Potter' stars engaged May 11, 2010

    Los Angeles: Twilight star Jamie Campbell and Harry Potter actress Bonnie Wright are reportedly engaged. Jamie proposed to Bonnie last month, accesshollywood.com reported. "We are all absolutely shocked and surprised and can't believe that Jamie has asked Bonnie to marry him," said a source. "They met on the set of the movie and...
  • Brit film honours for Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek March 10, 2010

    London: Actress Jaya Bachchan gets lifetime achievement award at BAFTA and her son Abhishek Bachchan is honoured at the ceremony. ...
  • The Hurt Locker bags six BAFTA Awards February 22, 2010

    Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker swept to success at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday in London with director Kathryn Bigelow also winning the best director award. ...
  • Avatar shares nomination lead on BAFTA shortlist January 21, 2010

    London: Director James Cameron's 3D blockbuster fantasy film Avatar tied with British drama An Education and Iraq war movie The Hurt Locker with eight nominations each at the BAFTAs, Britain's main film awards. That trio was closely followed by extraterrestrial film District 9 with seven nominations. Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds starring...