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Barry Norman

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) have explained why critic Barry Norman was omitted from the ’In Memoriam’ segment at last night’s Film Awards ceremony.

Norman passed away aged 83 in July 2017, and presented the BBC’s Film… show from 1972 to 1998. He was the programme’s longest running host.

Responding to a question from film critic Jason Solomons, the official Bafta Twitter account said: “Due to the limited time for the televised obits, unfortunately it isn’t possible to honour all those who have passed away. Barry Norman received a BAFTA Special Award for his contribution to TV & will be considered for inclusion in the Television Awards broadcast later this year.”

The full exchange is below.

The stars who were honoured by Bafta last night included Roger Moore, Jerry Lewis, Martin Landau, Johann Johannson, Jeanne Moreau, Michael Ballhaus, George A Romero, Jonathan Demme, Bill Paxton, Harry Dean Stanton and Jill Messick.

Read more: Baftas 2018 - Full list of winners