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Sunday February 12th, 2017

BAFTAs: Casey Affleck, Dev Patel Wins Don’t Necessarily Point the Way to Oscars

Casey Affleck (Courtesy: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Casey Affleck (Courtesy: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

Team La La Land, Manchester by the Sea‘s Casey Affleck and Lion‘s Dev Patel were among the big winners at the 70th BAFTA Awards on Sunday. But do the results of the U.K.’s equivalent of the Oscars actually tell us anything about the actual Oscars ceremony that will take place in exactly two weeks?

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Monday February 17th, 2014

BAFTA Awards: Which Winners Will Repeat at the Oscars – and Which Ones Won’t? (Analysis)


By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

The 67th BAFTA Awards, one of the last major awards ceremonies before the Academy Awards, took place Sunday night in London — and the results were all over the place. Among other things: 12 Years a Slave‘s lead actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and Captain Phillips‘ supporting actor Barkhad Abdi now have awards on their shelves, American Hustle‘s supporting actress Jennifer Lawrence and original screenplay are back in the winners’ circle after recent cold streaks, and Blue Jasmine‘s lead actress Cate Blanchett and Gravity‘s director Alfonso Cuaron continue their unbeaten streaks — but 12 Years, after a poor showing for most of the night, finished things with a bang, winning best film.

But, in terms of anticipating what will happen at the Oscars, does any of this mean anything? Yes and no.

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Sunday February 16th, 2014

Terence Johnson’s Post BAFTA Oscar Predictions – 2/15/14


By Terence Johnson
Managing Editor

We’re two weeks out from Oscar nominations and now it seems to be about endurance. Which film can make it through the much the cleanest? Are the front runners wavering any? Those are answers we won’t get until the Oscars but with the BAFTAs having just ended its clear that we are in for a great race to the finish.

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Sunday February 16th, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch on ‘The Blessing of Having a Weird Face’


By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

“It’s the blessing of having a weird face — somewhere between an otter and something people find vaguely attractive.”

This was the self-deprecating response of Benedict Cumberbatch, one of Britain’s most talented and popular young actors, to my assertion that he feels sort of “timeless” as an actor.

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Wednesday February 12th, 2014

BAFTA Rising: How Safe Are the Oscar Frontrunners?


By Terence Johnson
Managing Editor

The Oscar race is an interesting beast in that you can at once read the tea leaves perfectly and in a moment everything could change. Much of the chatter has been devoted to whether Gravity or 12 Years a Slave would win Best Picture, but the longer the season has gone on the more doubt has come into the minds of prognosticators. Philomena for Best Original Score? Amy Adams for Best Actress? Lot’s of scenarios are being thrown out, and where there’s smoke in the Oscar race there’s usually fire. But are the frontrunners really not safe?

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Wednesday January 29th, 2014

BAFTA Acting Nominations: How Much Can They Influence The Oscar Race?


By Mark Pinkert
Contributor

As the BAFTA awards quickly approach, one camp of Oscar hopefuls that ought to be a bit concerned is that of Dallas Buyers Club, which received no BAFTA acting nominations (nor any competitive or technical nominations). As it stood, before the BAFTA announcements were made earlier this month, both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were serious contenders for the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor Oscars, respectively. It is likely that they still are, but how much will their BAFTA snubs hurt them in the Oscar race?

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Tuesday January 14th, 2014

The British Voting Block: Which Contenders Will Benefit


By Terence Johnson
Managing Editor

One of the biggest events this past weekend was the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (affectionately known as BAFTA) tea. The event was like a who’s who in the 2013 awards race. What’s perhaps more interesting than just celebrities showing up for some good food and a good photo op, is that in a year where everything is so bunched up, having the backing of the British voting block can propel a film performance or technical merit to Oscar glory. So will this year see the most British nominees? I take a look at the past Oscar history of the Commonwealth to see what might bear out this year.

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