"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Frost/Nixon" lead in the longlists for the British Academy Film Awards with 14 nominations each.
BAFTA's most enduring contradiction is that when a British movie wins the best film prize, it never takes the award for outstanding British film. The Alexander Korda Award honoring the top Blighty…
Tom McCarthy's "The Visitor" has defied long odds to become the year's indie sleeper hit thus far.
The downbeat mood of business in the U.S. is pervasive, penetrating even Hollywood's cloistered community. The entertainment biz seems to be battling the psychological effects of the worsening…
The statistics show that BAFTA favors British actors, with Brits winning 16 acting prizes in the past decade vs. seven Oscars.
Two British films combined to gross $1.5 billion worldwide this summer. A third, released this fall, could take that total over the $2 billion mark.
BAFTA's aspiration to be a bellwether for the Oscars took a hit in 2004, when "Million Dollar Baby" arrived in the U.K. too late to figure in the British nominations but then went on to win the…
While Madonna was performing across town at Dodger Stadium Thursday, ex-husband Sean Penn used the occasion of accepting BAFTA/LA's Stanley Kubrick Award at the Century Plaza to send a gentle dig.
When BAFTA's Britannia Awards committee got together to choose its artist of the year for 2008, Tilda Swinton's name came up so often, "You couldn't not give it to her," BAFTA/LA chairman Peter…
BAFTA/LA's presentation of its humanitarian award at tonight's Britannia Awards ceremony to Don Cheadle is a case of life imitating art.
Last year's award season was shaken up by the WGA strike and the cancellation of the Golden Globes gala. This year there's nothing so dramatic but, as always, the award orgs have tweaked their rules…