Bafta Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


14th December 2016

Fact: Movies must meet new criteria if they are to be eligible for the two main British Academy Of Film And Television Arts awards from 2019. To be nominated for outstanding British film or outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer, the feature must meet two of four areas, including diversity in senior roles and crew along with on-screen characters and themes. The 2017 ceremony will be hosted once again by Stephen Fry on 12 February.


10th February 2015

Fact: Kevin Spacey has landed a nomination at the upcoming British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Games Awards for his role voicing a character in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The prizes will be handed out at a ceremony in London on 12 March (15).


9th February 2015

Quote: "I was lucky enough to come to the Baftas a year or three ago and I was suffering from a severe bout of food poisoning and just as Stephen (Fry) came on to start announcing the awards I had to bolt through that door there and I proceeded to redecorate the corridor of the Royal Opera House in an incredibly unfortunate fashion. It was one of the worst nights of my life. This is one of the best nights of my life, so thank you so much.” Eddie Redmayne remarks on his change of fortune at the BAFTA Awards as he accepts the Best Leading Actor prize on Sunday (08Feb15).


28th January 2015

Fact: Bosses at Bbc Films, the filmmaking arm of the U.K. Tv corporation, will be honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema award at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards in London on 8 February (15).


9th January 2015

Quote: "The Champagne is out. I was definitely meant to be going to bed and then we just found this out and so a bottle of Champagne has been opened." Eddie Redmayne celebrated his BAFTA nomination for The Theory Of Everything in Los Angeles in the early hours after the nods were announced in London on Friday morning (09Jan15).


11th December 2014

Fact: British actor/comedian Stephen Fry will return as host for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards ceremony in London on 8 February (15). It will be his 10th time fronting the movie industry prizegiving.


24th November 2014

Fact: The Lego Movie beat Frozen, Maleficent and How To Train Your Dragon 2 to be named best Feature Film by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) at its Children's Awards on Sunday (23Nov14). The makers of Disney smash hit Frozen did not leave the London ceremony empty-handed as they were awarded the Kids' Vote - Film prize, as decided by the U.K. public.


27th August 2014

Fact: The Social Network director David Fincher will discuss his career in filmmaking during a retrospective held by the officials at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London. His onstage interview, titled Bafta A Life in Pictures, will take place on 19 September (14). Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman and Martin Scorsese have previously taken part in the question and answer series.


15th July 2014

Fact: Emma Thompson is among the stars who have signed up to take part in a screenwriting lecture series in London. The actress/writer will be part of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and British Film Institute (Bfi) Screenwriters' Lecture Series along with James Schamus and Steven Knight.


20th March 2014

Fact: British Tv talent contest Strictly Come Dancing is to receive a special British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award in honour of the show's "outstanding creative and technical" achievements. The prize will be presented at the Bafta Craft Awards in London on 27 April (14).


23rd February 2014

Quote: "I was walking along the red carpet and all I could hear were people shouting what I thought was 'Liam, Liam'. I thought, 'The idiots have got the wrong brother'. I turned around and said, "Oi! I'm not Liam, I'm Noel!" I wondered how could they get that wrong? But then I realised they were actually shouting 'Leo'. It turns out that Leonardo DiCaprio was right behind me. I felt a right prat (idiot)." British rocker Noel Gallagher turned on fans outside a recent British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) event when he thought he had been mistaken for his estranged brother Liam.


17th February 2014

Tweet: "Barkhad Abdi! BAFTA winner! He Is the captain now! Somali champion!!!" Tom Hanks salutes his Captain Phillips co-star after he picked up the Best Supporting Actor award at the Baftas in London on Sunday (16Feb14).


15th February 2014

Fact: Stars including Keira Knightley, Uma Thurman, Naomie Harris, Steve McQueen and Steve Coogan turned out for movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's special dinner for British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominees in London on Friday night (14Feb14) ahead of the prizegiving on Sunday (16Feb14).


13th February 2014

Fact: Gary Oldman's business partner and publicist Douglas Urbanski has landed another role in one of the actor's films - he plays Mayor Durant in the new RoboCop remake. Urbanski's connection to Oldman earned him a BAFTA in 1998 as a producer of the actor's directorial debut Nil By Mouth, and he has since appeared in The Contender alongside his pal. He also produced Oldman's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.


21st November 2013

Fact: British actor Stephen Fry will host the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards for the ninth time in February (14). Fry first hosted the ceremony between 2001 and 2006 and returned to the role in 2012.


6th November 2013

Fact: British actress Gemma Arterton has been asked to help pick nominees for the 2014 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Rising Star award. The Bond girl was nominated for the award herself in 2011 but lost out to Tom Hardy.


1st October 2013

Fact: Hit international dramas including Breaking Bad and House Of Cards, which can only be streamed online in the U.K., will be eligible for the British Academy of Film and Televisions Arts (BAFTA) Tv Awards from next year (14). It will be the first time online shows are able to compete with terrestrial Tv for a Bafta.


16th May 2013

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney was mobbed by fans in London on Wednesday night (15May13) as he attended a screening of Wings' live 1976 concert film Rockshow. The former Beatles rocker headed to the event at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) headquarters with his wife Nancy Shevell to celebrate the release of the show on Dvd.


5th April 2013

Quote: "She said she had often seen these presented, and it was a thrill. She was amazed at how bright and polished it was and also how heavy it was." Sir Kenneth Branagh reveals Queen Elizabeth II was thrilled after he handed her an honorary British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award on Thursday (04Apr13) in recognition of her support for the industry.


10th February 2013

Fact: Dame Helen Mirren stunned the crowds at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards on Sunday night (10Feb13) when she showed off a new short pink hair style. The Oscar winner told reporters, “I saw it on America’s Next Top Model, so I decided to have a go."


10th February 2013

Tweet: "Hitting the Baftas like a mother tonight. No wait, I'm taking my mother to the Baftas tonight. That's it, I'm going to a do, with my mum." Simon Pegg is taking his mother as his date to the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts awards in London on Sunday night (10Feb13).


15th January 2013

Quote: "My parents are English and I have a British passport so I'm a British citizen... I look up to many of those English stars and the English system. I've been there for many years working, and to be recognised there, it really does mean a lot to me. I am very excited to be there and I will be there with bells on." Australian actor Hugh Jackman is convinced his British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nomination for Les Miserables feels extra special because of his links to the U.K.


9th January 2013

Tweet: "Big day for @realhughjackman Number 1 album in the Us and a @BAFTA best actor nomination , congrats mate !!" Russell Crowe toasts the success of his Les Miserables co-star Hugh Jackman.


19th May 2012

Fact: Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat will be honoured at this year's (12) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) TV awards with a special trophy for his "outstanding creative writing contribution to television" at the ceremony in London on 27 May (12).


13th February 2012

Quote: "I was here once and lost four in one night, so I'm used to losing. I'm good at it now." George Clooney wasn't upset after losing out on the Best Actor BAFTA on Sunday (12Feb12) to The Artist star Jean Dujardin.


13th February 2012

Fact: Jonah Hill appeared to have enjoyed himself at Sunday night's (12Feb12) British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards in London - he was snapped arriving back at his hotel in the U.K. capital with a large rip on the inside right leg of his trousers.


17th January 2012

Tweet: "Thank you so much to BAFTA for nominating me for Best Supporting Actor. This is such an incredible honor." Moneyball star Jonah Hill is overwhelmed by his nomination for the 2012 Bafta Awards. The shortlist was announced on Tuesday (17Jan12).


11th January 2012

Fact: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Adam Deacon and Chris O'Dowd are the five actors who have made the shortlist for the coveted Rising Star prize at the upcoming British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence and Felicity Jones were originally nominated but did not make the final five. The winner will be announced on 12 February (12).


2nd December 2011

Quote: "I often wonder how my career would have changed if I hadn't turned down Chaplin." Ben Stiller jokes about giving up the Chaplin lead to Robert Downey, Jr., who presented his Tropic Thunder co-star with the Chaplin Award at the annual BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday (30Nov11).


16th June 2011

Fact: Newlyweds the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge will attend BAFTA's inaugural Brits to Watch gala at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles on 9 July (11) as part of the royal couple's trip to California next month.


14th February 2011

Tweet: "Thoroughly enjoyed hosting the Baftas. Best joke- I praised Sir Christopher Lee on his incredible career. He replied 'incredible Queer?' BAFTA host Jonathan Ross reveals what SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE said to him before he was presented with the Academy Fellowship at the prizegiving on Sunday (13Feb11).


13th February 2011

Quote: "To my goddess Helena. Tim, watch your back mate, I'm in love." THE KING'S SPEECH writer David Seidler jokes about his love for actress Helena Bonham Carter after picking up his prize for Best Screenplay at Sunday's (13Feb11) BAFTAS.


17th January 2011

Fact: Stars toasted Sunday night's (16Jan11) Golden Globe nominees with tea on Saturday (15Jan11) at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' (BAFTA) Tea Party. True Grit star Jeff Bridges, The Town's Ben Affleck and Rabbit Hole star Nicole Kidman were among those at the star-studded annual awards season luncheon at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel, hosted by BAFTA/LA Chairman Nigel Lythgoe.


10th May 2010

Fact: British actress Carey Mulligan has donated the designer dress she wore to collect her BAFTA award in February (10) to charity. The floral gown, made by French clothing label Vionnet, will be auctioned off to raise money for Oxfam.


1st March 2010

Quote: "Last time I was here for Titanic, I was nominated for 12 awards and won zero. (This time) I was nominated for eight and came away with two. I call that progress." Director James Cameron on his recent success at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards in London with his latest movie AVATAR.


26th December 2009

Quote: "Elton's on the Academy Awards committee and I'm on the BAFTA committee, we get sent DVD screeners of all the latest films that have come out - so we spend a lot of time watching those." David Furnish and SIR Elton John spend the holidays watching movies.


28th May 2009

Fact: Emily Blunt will be honoured by the The British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) at its annual gala presentation in Los Angeles in November (09), after the board named her British Artist of the Year.


23rd February 2009

Quote: "I've got three BAFTAS, three Golden Globes, two Oscars. It's so crowded I worry the shelf will fall over and hit me on the head." SIR Michael Caine needs a bigger case for all his awards.


18th February 2009

Quote: "I met Mickey Rourke in the toilet at the BAFTAS. It was Mickey having a wee. I shook his hand." SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star Dev Patel on meeting the Oscar-nominee in London.


17th February 2009

Quote: "I had no chance. It was ridiculous. But just to share the same space as these people - I mean, wow!" SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star Dev Patel on losing out on a BAFTA award to Mickey Rourke, alongside fellow nominees Brad Pitt, Frank Langella and Sean Penn.


17th February 2009

Fact: Golden Globe and BAFTA recipient Kate Winslet is not the only winner in her family - her mum SALLY has been voted the Queen of the Shallots by an English pub, thanks to her perfect pickled onions.


9th February 2009

Quote: "It's weird because people just shout at you. I could stay at home for that!" Actor Michael Sheen on walking the red carpet at the BAFTAS.


9th February 2009

Quote: "I keep saying to my friends, 'Brad Pitt's going to be there!' There are so many people here who I have always admired." Bond girl Gemma Arterton was starstruck by the BAFTAS guestlist.


9th February 2009

Quote: "I honestly think it's the best thing he's ever done but it's just the way the cookie crumbles. He's very broad shouldered, so I feel like I'm here on behalf of both of us." Kate Winslet was saddened that her REVOLUTIONARY ROAD co-star Leonardo Dicaprio wasn't nominated for a BAFTA honour.


7th January 2009

Fact: Animated Israeli movie WALTZ WITH BASHIR will go up against Germany's THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX, France's I'VE LOVED YOU SO LONG and animation PERSEPOLIS, and Italy's mafia drama GOMORRAH for the Foreign Film prize at the 2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. The winner will be unveiled at the annual ceremony in London on 8 February (09).


25th September 2008

Fact: Hollywood star Sean Penn is to be honoured by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)/Los Angeles in November (08). The actor will be presented with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia award for excellence in film. The ceremony is due to take place at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in L.A. on 6 November.


12th February 2008

Quote: "The washing machine is broken and I'll probably spend tomorrow mending it. That's what I'm concentrating on at the moment." Actress Tilda Swinton explains how she plans to celebrate Sunday's (10Feb08) BAFTA win for Best Supporting Actress for her role in MICHAEL CLAYTON.


12th February 2008

Quote: "It's not really a proper ceremony unless I bag a couple, is it? I reckon they will probably just bung me one at the end so everybody's not too disappointed." British funnyman Ricky Gervais on not receiving any nominations at Sunday's (10Feb08) BAFTA awards in London.


11th February 2008

Quote: "I like attending these things because it gives me the chance to ask people to appear on EXTRAS." British funnyman Ricky Gervais only attends star-studded events including Sunday's (10Feb08) BAFTAS in London, to persuade other celebrities to take part in his hit TV show.


8th November 2007

Fact: Julia Roberts presented her friend and THE PELICAN BRIEF co-star Denzel Washington with an award for Excellence In Film at the BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards in Los Angeles on 1 November (07).


5th September 2007

Fact: Kate Winslet, Denzel Washington and director Martin Campbell will all be honoured at BAFTA/LA's 16th Britannia Awards in Los Angeles on 1 November (07).


11th February 2007

Quote: "I'm going to make another film about (TRUMAN) CAPOTE. You can't have too many out." Comedian Ricky Gervais joked to the audience while presenting an award at the BAFTAS.


11th February 2007

Quote: "Idi Amin wrote love letters to the Queen, he offered himself as her lover. FOREST (WHITAKER), if you're willing, I think there may be some takers." Peter Morgan, who wrote the screenplays for both THE QUEEN and Idi Amin film THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, links the two at the BAFTAS.


11th February 2007

Quote: "This means a lot because to be embraced by another shore is a special thing. I try to think of myself as a citizen of the planet... to touch people in the world." A moved Forest Whitaker after lifting the Best Actor BAFTA for his portrayal of Idi Amin in THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND.


20th February 2006

Quote: <p>"And I must admit I'm disappointed I didn't get nominated for my choreography from Memoirs Of A Geisha." George Clooney jokes about his four nominations at last night's (19FEB06) BAFTAS. He won nothing. </p>


20th February 2006

Quote: <p>"This is the highest high ever. I don't expect it to get any higher." CRASH actress Thandie Newton is convinced she reached the pinnacle of her career at tonight's (19FEB06) BAFTAS when she won the Best Supporting Actress Award. </p>


20th February 2006

Quote: <p>"My girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell is here. I want to say I love her and she looks really hot tonight. Catherine Keener's here... and she looks hot." Philip Seymour Hoffman paid tribute to the two women in his life - including CAPOTE co-star Keener - upon receiving the Best Actor BAFTA. </p>


19th February 2006

Quote: <p>"This is the highest high ever. I don't expect it to get any higher." CRASH actress Thandie Newton is convinced she reached the pinnacle of her career at tonight's (19FEB06) BAFTAS when she won the Best Supporting Actress Award. </p>


19th February 2006

Quote: <p>"My girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell is here. I want to say I love her and she looks really hot tonight. Catherine Keener's here... and she looks hot." Philip Seymour Hoffman paid tribute to the two women in his life - including CAPOTE co-star Keener - upon receiving the Best Actor BAFTA. </p>


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