British Academy of Film and Television Arts News
Strictly Come Dancing to get special BAFTA honour
BAFTA honour for the glitzy ballroom dancing competition
Strictly Come Dancing will be honoured with a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award in April. The award recognises the hard work of the production team and will celebrate the show’s “outstanding creative and technical achievements” since 2004 when its first series went on air Click here to read more
Does cinema reflect social reality? Screenwriters to discuss
Cineswami tells us more about the Indian Screenwriters’ Conference to be held on February 25
It’s that time of the year again. The members of the Film Writers’ Association (FWA), India’s apex body for screenwriters are to meet for their annual session Click here to read more
Life of Pi actor Suraj Sharma loses out to Juno Temple at BAFTA Awards
Suraj missed out on the trophy as The Atonement actor is declared the winner at this year’s BAFTA Awards
Suraj Sharma who regaled us with his mind-blowing author-backed role of Pi in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi was pinning all hopes to win the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award this year. But unfortunately, Sharma lost out to Click here to read more
Life of Pi actor Suraj Sharma nominated for BAFTA 2013 Rising Star Award
He is the only male actor named for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ 2013 EE Rising Star Award
Indian actor Suraj Sharma, who played the protagonist in Ang Lee’s fantasy adventure drama Life of Pi, has been nominated for the BAFTA EE Rising Star Award. Click here to read more
Aamir Khan’s ‘Dhobi Ghat’ loses out in BAFTA 2012 final nominations race
Aamir Khan’s production Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) had been nominated in the Longlist of the 2012 BAFTA Film Awards, but didn’t get enough votes to make it further
Aamir Khan Productions’ film Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries), directed by Kiran Rao and toplining Aamir Khan, Prateik, Monica Dogra and Kriti Malhotra, had been nominated in the 2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards Longlist in Film Not in English Language category. But it has lost out in the race to the final nominations of the prestigious awards. The film did not get enough votes in the final round although it was a strong contender, having stood against 285 other movies to make it to the list of top 15 in the category. Click here to read more
Anil Kapoor, Asif Kapadia at the BAFTA 2012 Awards
The Mission: Impossible actor presented an award in his third appearance at the BAFTAs. Indian director Asif Kapadia won best documentary for Senna
Anil Kapoor was seen at the BAFTA 2012 in what was his third appearance at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (his first was after Slumdog Millionaire). Looking dapper in a black tuxedo with a red bow tie, the actor presented the award for Film not in the English Language to Spanish flick The Skin I Live In, directed by celebrated filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar and starring Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes. Incidentally, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao’s Dhobi Ghat had missed out in the final nominations of the award category on January 17, 2012.
Another Indian, Asif Kapadia, took home a trophy for the best documentary for his film on the famous Formula 1 racer Ayrton Senna, titled Senna. The director’s Irrfan Khan-starrer The Warrior had won Best British Film at BAFTA 2002, after being rejected for Best Foreign Language Film the previous year since its co-producers were British.
By the way, Anil Kapoor won’t be with his wife this Valentine’s Day and the greeting card he has bought for her is no longer a surprise. We suggest he buy her some diamonds or something on his way back, ‘cos the card is not gonna be enough! Click here to read more
Aamir Khan’s ‘Dhobi Ghat’ nominated for BAFTA
Brand new daddy, Aamir Khan has one more reason to celebrate now. After Dhobi Ghat released, Aamir confessed that he missed a chance to romance wifey Kiran Rao in the movie because she didn’t want to act in it. “She is a better actor than me. I hope we get to see her on Indian screen in a film or a theatre or play. I have told her so many times she is very talented and she must act,” the actor had said at the DVD launch of Dhobi Ghat. But looks like the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) didn’t really mind. The movie made it to BAFTA Awards’ Longlist in Film Not in English Language category. After competing with 285 other movies DG made it to the list of 15 movies that were shortlisted. Aamir is not unfamiliar to his movies making it to nomination lists. Aamir’s Lagaan became the third Hindi-language film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002, Taare Zameen Par and Peepli:Live became India’s official entry to the Academy Awards. And now Dhobi Ghat. But this time, we do hope that the movie goes a step further and wins the award. Fingers crossed.
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