TheBritish Academy Of Film And Television Arts/Los Angeles (BAFTA/LA) is to axe its annualOscar tea party usually held the day before the Oscar ceremony and replace itwith a brunch and live satellite viewing of the Orange British Academy FilmAwards on Feb 24.

BAFTA/LA plans to make theawards brunch an annual event, and attributes the change to the recent move ofthe awards to a pre-Oscar date.

The event will take place atThe Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills and is sponsored by The Four Seasonsand BBC Films.