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LATEST BAFTAS NEWS

Curzon

Curzon to receive Bafta for outstanding contribution to cinema

By Orlando Parfitt

Cinema chain and distribution label to be recognised at this year’s Bafta ceremony.   

La La Land

Baftas 2017: 'La La Land' leads the way with 11 nominations

By Orlando Parfitt

Arrival and Nocturnal Animals also in the running with nine nods.

KEY DATES 2016/17

  • Oct 21 Entry deadline
  • Dec 14 Round One voting opens
  • Dec 15 Qualified films must screen to BAFTA members by this date
  • Jan 3 Round One voting closes
  • Jan 10 Nominations Announcement
  • Jan 10 Round Two voting opens
  • Feb 8 Round Two voting closes
  • Feb 10 All entered films to open on general release to the public by this date
  • Feb 12 British Academy Film Awards

AWARDS FEATURES

British films

Baftas 2017: the lowdown on all the British film nominees

We profile all the UK films that were nominated for the 2017 Baftas, from Fantastic Beasts to Florence Foster Jenkins.

Arrival

Oscars 2017: Lead and supporting actress, who's in the running?

Screen’s US editor Jeremy Kay analyses this year’s lead and supporting actress contenders. (Comment)

The Big Short

'The Big Short': prophets of loss

Producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner and director Adam McKay of The Big Short tell Elbert Wyche how they made an entertaining, informative film about the build-up to the calamitous global banking meltdown.

ex machina

'Ex Machina': rise of the machine

As Alex Garland’s Ex Machina vies for five Baftas and two Oscars, the film-makers look back on its production and debate the pros and cons of an international release strategy that saw the sci-fi film become a sleeper hit in the US. Mark Salisbury reports.

Bryan Cranston

'Trumbo': from blacklist to shortlist

Bryan Cranston, the Oscar and Bafta-nominated star of Trumbo, talks to Jeremy Kay about digging deep to find the truth behind one of Hollywood’s screenwriting greats.

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Interview: 'The Revenant' composers, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto

Alternative music pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto and his regular collaborator, the leading electronic musician known as Alva Noto, talk to Tiffany Pritchard about their Bafta-nominated work on The Revenant.

Sandy Powell

Sandy Powell: the dress maker

UK costume designer Sandy Powell has four Bafta and Oscar nominations this year for her work on Cinderella and Carol. She talks to Tiffany Pritchard.

Tim Angel Angels Costumes

The angels and their outfits

London costume house Angels has made and supplied outfits to hundreds of films, from Lawrence Of Arabia to Maggie Smith’s muddy boots in The Lady In The Van. As Bafta is poised to honour the company, Sarah Cooper meets the family of Angels.

COMMENT

La La Land

Baftas 2017 analysis: 'La La Land' soars, diversity debate simmers

Silence and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk among shutouts; #Baftassowhite a non-starter.

AWARDS COUNTDOWN: INTERVIEWS

Amanda Berry

Bafta chief exec Amanda Berry talks eligibility shake-up, diversity push

Amanda Berry tells Wendy Mitchell about this year’s eligibility refinements and new moves to stimulate a more diverse membership.

Finola Amanda 2

Wildgaze: building on 'Brooklyn'

Celebrating six BAFTA nominations and three Oscar nominations, Wildgaze Films duo Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey look back at Brooklyn’s journey and ahead to their future slate and ambitions

DIGITAL EDITION

Screen Jan 6

Screen January 6 2016

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a preview of potential 2017 festival buzz titles and production focuses on Arrival and Fences.