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David O Russell

David O Russell to deliver BAFTA lecture

By Michael Rosser

American Hustle director to give talk in London in December.

kate winslet

Kate Winslet to receive BAFTA career retrospective

By Violet Acevedo

The Titanic actress’s glittering career will be recognised in a BAFTA event this December.

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



'Minions': the three stooges

Charlie Chaplin, Peter Sellers and Mr Bean were the inspirations behind animation success story Minions. John Hazelton explores the rise of the be-goggled ones.

The Peanuts Movie

'The Peanuts Movie': Snoopy's welcome return

When the Schulz family entrusted the Peanuts characters with director Steve Martino, they had two stipulations: no twerking and no iPhones.


'Anomalisa': existential risk

Animator Duke Johnson had to convince writer-director Charlie Kaufman that his spoken-word play Anomalisa would work as a feature film.

'The Good Dinosaur': Jurassic bark

The Good Dinosaur director Peter Sohn talks to Elbert Wyche about bringing a friendly dinosaur and a dog-like boy to life and hatching the film’s environment from present-day reality

Shaun The Sheep Movie

'Shaun The Sheep Movie': silence of the lambs

For a film with no dialogue, Shaun The Sheep Movie still took two years to write. The runaway hit’s creative team at Aardman talk to Ian Sandwell about the rigours and rewards of remaining mute.

inside out

'Inside Out': ode to joy

The team behind Pixar’s Inside Out found inspiration for their strikingly ambitious trip into the human mind in some unlikely places, as Pete Docter tells Jeremy Kay.

kate winslet

We need to talk about Kate: Kate Winslet on 'Steve Jobs'

In Steve Jobs, Kate Winslet plays the Apple genius’s closest confidante and moral conscience. She tells Matt Mueller about looking out for Michael Fassbender and finding good roles in the industry.

Alicia Vikander

The Swedish Girl: Alicia Vikander

How did the Swedish actress who made her name in a Danish film climb up the international A-list so quickly? Charles Gant charts the stellar career so far of The Danish Girl’s Alicia Vikander.


Matt Mueller

COMMENT: Indie Spirit Awards 2015

With the Independent Spirit Award nominations announcement comes the first significant marker for awards season, as pundits and prognosticators read the tea leaves for signs of relative health (or ailment) in each film’s march towards the Oscars.


Awards season actors

Awards Season: The Actors

Interviews with Michael Fassbender, Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan, Idris Elba, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet and Benicio del Toro.

benicio del toro sicario

Target acquired: Benicio del Toro on 'Sicario'

Benicio del Toro talks to Jeremy Kay about his role as a ruthless killer in Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario and the disheartening lack of progress in the war on drugs since his work on Traffic in 2000.

ronan crowley

Saoirse Ronan and John Crowley discuss 'Brooklyn'

John Crowley, the director of Brooklyn, talks to his leading lady Saoirse Ronan about dancing with the camera, connecting to the role and a fortuitous meeting with Patti Smith. Wendy Mitchell reports.

brie larson

Brie Larson: up close and personal

Brie Larson went to startling lengths to prepare for the role of a lifetime in Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, as she reveals to Jeremy Kay.

michael fassbender

Michael Fassbender: the master and the mastermind

Following a series of charismatic turns, Michael Fassbender finishes 2015 on a high with a suitably meticulous portrayal of Apple saviour Steve Jobs. Tom Grater chats to the actor about method and motivation


Screen cover Nov 27 2015

Screen November 27 2015

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on the leading contenders for animation nominations this awards season…