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Bafta TV Awards 2020: Ten things we learned at the virtual ceremony

Bafta TV Awards 2020: Ten things we learned at the virtual ceremony

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Media playback is unsupported on your device It was "showbusiness as usual" at this year's Bafta TV Awards, despite the dramatically pared-down ceremony. There was no red carpet or live audience on Friday evening, and winners dialled in remotely to accept their prizes. "Tonight, we reward various people while keeping the kind of distance from them that I've dreamed of my entire life," joked host Richard Ayoade."It is sad it has taken a pandemic to enforce the most basic parameters of personal space."Chernobyl and Stath Lets Flats were among the big winners of the night, and Glenda Jackson won her first TV Bafta at the age of 84.Here are some ceremony highlights alongside a few things we learned in the winners' Zoom room. ...
Bafta TV Awards: Chernobyl and The Crown among nominees

Bafta TV Awards: Chernobyl and The Crown among nominees

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Chernobyl leads the field at this year's Bafta Television Awards, with 14 nominations.The Sky Atlantic miniseries, which was heavily praised by critics, was based on the 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.It becomes one of the most-nominated shows in the ceremony's history, tying with the 14 nominations Killing Eve received last year.Netflix's Royal drama The Crown has seven nominations in total.Other nominees at this year's ceremony include Fleabag and Giri/Haji - which receive six nominations each.The top Bafta TV nominees Chernobyl - 14 The Crown - 7 Fleabag - 6 Giri / Haji - 6 Bafta TV Awards: The nominations in full The Virtues, Killing Eve, Sex Education and Top Boy have also been recognised.Chernobyl has th...
Single Brad, Bridget Jones and royal jokes in front of William: 12 stand out BAFTA moments

Single Brad, Bridget Jones and royal jokes in front of William: 12 stand out BAFTA moments

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The BAFTAs were nearly overshadowed by a diversity row thanks to the all-white acting line-up and lack of female directors - but there were plenty of other talking points on the night.There were tears and laughter at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards, hosted by Graham Norton at the iconic Royal Albert Hall. As 1917 swept the board, we take a look at some of the best moments of the night.Like mother like daughterHistory came full-circle for best supporting actress BAFTA winner Laura Dern, who took us back to her childhood in her acceptance speech. Advertisement Image: Laura Dern took best supporting actress for her role in Marriage Story Dern ...
BAFTA ‘at risk of losing credibility’ because of a lack of diversity

BAFTA ‘at risk of losing credibility’ because of a lack of diversity

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BAFTA is in danger of losing credibility with talent if it doesn't change and reflect the diversity of the industry, the CEO of Time's Up UK has told Sky News.Dame Heather Rabbatts said the awards need to urgently "address the structures that are meaning only certain films are making their way through the system". The BAFTAs faced a backlash when it announced its nominations earlier this month, with an all-white line-up of acting nominees and no women directors. Image: Dame Heather Rabbatts was disappointed and frustrated by the BAFTA nominees Dame Heather said she was disappointed and frustrated by the nominees particularly when "we have more films from a richer array of film-makers" this year.She told Sky News that BAFTA must now r...
BAFTA nominations revealed: Joker leads amid diversity criticism

BAFTA nominations revealed: Joker leads amid diversity criticism

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The BAFTA nominations for 2020 have been revealed, with Joker leading the way with 11 nods in total - but the shortlists have once again come under fire for lack of diversity.Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood and Martin Scorsese's The Irishman follow closely behind Joker with 10 each, with Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood's stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie all recognised in the acting categories, and the movie also up for best film and best director. The Irishman is also nominated for best film and best director, with Al Pacino and Joe Pesci both in the running for best supporting actor. However, as with the Golden Globes, star Robert De Niro is a notable omission in the best actor category. Image: Once Upo...