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BAFTA sets 2016 awards dates

By Michael Rosser

Key dates for entry, screenings and nominations announcement confirmed.

Johnnie To

BAFTA to host Johnnie To event

By Michael Rosser

Hong Kong director to speak on stage in London as part of BAFTA’s A Life In Pictures series.

KEY DATES 2015/16

  • Nov 9 Entry deadline
  • Dec 9 Round One voting opens
  • Dec 17 Qualified films must screen to BAFTA members by this date
  • Jan 4 Round One voting closes
  • Jan 6 EE Rising Star Award Nominations Announcement
  • Jan 8 Nominations Announcement
  • Jan 8 Round Two voting opens
  • Feb 10 Round Two voting closes
  • Feb 12 Latest date for films to have been on general release
  • Feb 14 British Academy Film Awards


The Imitation Game

BAFTAs 2015: Acting nominations in pictures

Slideshow of actors up for leading and supporting awards.

Under the Skin

BAFTAs 2015: Best Film nominations in pictures

Slideshow of Best Film and Outstanding British Film nominations.


Bafta takes the spotlight

The biggest challenge for the organisers of the Bafta Film Awards is to never become complacent. Louise Tutt reports on the ever-evolving plans for the 2015 event.



Early awards hopefuls plant flags

New York and Venice had each set sail into awards season amid a squall of potent announcements by the time Toronto entered the fray on Tuesday with a flotilla of programming highlights.