Posts tagged “BAFTAs

Oscars 2017: BAFTA Nominations

The BAFTA nominees were announced this morning. I actually watched the announcement of the categories live, but was not in a place to write up my thoughts at the time. So I’ve been sitting on this for almost a day until I could write this up.

BAFTA’s a big deal. This can usually tell you which movies aren’t as liked as you’d think, and which movies have sneaky support. The winners are generally more important than that nominees, but I always like seeing which way BAFTA goes.

Especially since they’re the only voting body that will have Paddington 2 nominated multiple times, including in an acting category!

Here are your BAFTA nominees: (more…)


Oscars 2016: BAFTA Awards

The BAFTAs were just announced. Guess what? Shit’s locked, guys.

This is the last major voting body we’ve been waiting for. After this, it’s just WGA, CAS, CDG, MPSE and the Makeup & Hairstylists Guild. Of those, we really only are gonna get any help from CDG. The rest we can reason through with the categories.

But yeah, BAFTAs. They definitely illuminated a few things I was curious about. Let’s just get into it. Here are your winners: (more…)

Oscars 2016: BAFTA Nominations

BAFTA nominations time. This is where we see cultural divides — which films do well with Americans but not with the Brits, and get an idea of what those surprise acting nominees are gonna be.

Generally they’re pretty much in line, but you know, every little bit helps.

Here are the BAFTA nominees: (more…)

Oscars 2015: BAFTA Awards

They’ve given out the BAFTA Awards. Which means we have all the information we’re gonna get in order to pick the Oscars. There are like five guilds left to announce, but for the most part, we have everything we need and now have two weeks to mull it over.

The BAFTAs, I’ve learned, are helpful, but usually in the sense of guessing when the Academy is going to falter. Or to back up what we already know. So we’ll take this a category at a time and see where it leaves us.

Here are the results of the 69th (hooray, immaturity!) BAFTA Awards: (more…)

Oscars 2015: BAFTA Awards Predictions

I’ll preface this by saying I know nothing about how BAFTA voting works. I just know how to use the results to pick the Oscars.

That said, the show is gonna start in like 20 minutes (though by the time this gets posted it’ll probably have just started), so I’m just gonna run through some guesses, because why the hell not. Mostly to familiarize myself with what they’ve nominated and kill 20 minutes of my morning from all the other shit I was doing.

Here are my guesses for the BAFTAs: (more…)

Oscars 2015: BAFTA Nominations

The BAFTA nominations were announced. This is the last major guild that can help us gauge interest in the major categories. After this, it’s just specific guilds for specific categories.

Let’s see if this changes anything for next week.

Here are your BAFTA nominations: (more…)

Oscars 2014: BAFTA Awards

The BAFTA Awards were today.

I love the BAFTAs, because they happen at night in the UK, which means that by 2 o’clock here, I know all the winners.

As a precursor, they’re somewhat helpful. Sometimes they’re off. Like last year, when they didn’t even nominate Matthew McConaughey. At this point, what it’s really useful for is knowing which way the British contingent of the Academy (which is much more concentrated in the Academy) will vote. It can either cement a winner or keep hope alive for an alternate.

Let’s see which way they went: (more…)