No escaping U.S. presence in Blighty's big races
After the controversy surrounding the all-male shortlist for last year's Rising Star award, BAFTA has swung back in the other direction with this year's nomination of four women and just one male.
"Argo," "Lincoln," "Life of Pi" and "Zero Dark Thirty" will battle it out with Blighty's own "Les Miserables" for the best film nod at the British Academy Film Awards.
The British Film Institute will invest nearly £500 million ($807 million) in U.K. film over the next five years it revealed today as it launched "Film Forever: Supporting U.K. Film 2012-2017."
BAFTA has announced a major revamp of its voting system for next year's British Academy Film Awards.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced Wednesday that the 2013 British Academy Film Awards will take place on Feb. 10 at London's Royal Opera House.
Hot off its Golden Globes win for comedy or musical, "The Artist" leads the pack with 12 BAFTA nominations, announced in London Tuesday morning.
Goosed by awards season wins and nominations and red-hot word of mouth, "Slumdog Millionaire" hit the jackpot at the U.K. box office, climbing steeply to take top spot in its second weekend.
Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" and David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" lead the field in the noms for the British Academy Film Awards with 11 apiece.
Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Hall, Michael Cera, Noel Clarke and Toby Kebbell are the five thesps in the running for the BAFTA Orange Rising Star award.
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Frost/Nixon" lead in the longlists for the British Academy Film Awards with 14 nominations each.
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