BAFTA Awards 2021 – Longlist!

Yesterday BAFTA released the longlist of films that are going forward to round 2 of voting for this years awards! I have to admit a couple of surprises I reckon but always really interesting that they release this information.

BEST FILM
15 films go through to the Round Two of voting, and five will be nominated. This is the only category voted for by all film voting members in all voting rounds. 244 films were submitted for consideration.

  • Another Round
  • Da 5 Bloods
  • The Dig
  • The Father
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • The Mauritanian
  • News of the World
  • Nomadland
  • One Night In Miami…
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Soul
  • Sound of Metal
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • The White Tiger

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
20 films will go through to Round Two of voting. The top five films from the opt-in chapter vote in Round One automatically receive a nomination. The next ranking 15 films will be considered by a jury, who will vote for five nominations. 10 films will be nominated in this category. In Round Three, the general voting membership will select the winner in this category. 74 films were submitted for consideration, all of which passed the BFI Diversity Standards.

  • Ammonite
  • Calm With Horses
  • County Lines
  • The Courier
  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
  • The Dig
  • Emma.
  • The Father
  • Herself
  • His House
  • Limbo
  • The Mauritanian
  • Misbehaviour
  • Mogul Mowgli
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Radioactive
  • Rebecca
  • Rocks
  • Saint Maud
  • Supernova
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Golden Globes 2021 – Nominations

Here at the nominations for this years Golden Globes! Usually a decent indication on which films could be nominated for the Academy Awards!

Best Motion Picture, Drama
The Father
Mank
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Hamilton
Music
Palm Springs
The Prom

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#FridayFakeCinemaClub – Friday 8th Jan 2021 = Pieces of a Woman: Roundup!

Thank you to everyone who took part in the launch event! Friday Fake Cinema Club watched the very emotional Pieces of a Woman starring Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf and Ellen Burstyn.

Reviews:
Let’s Go To The Movies – https://letsgotothemovies.co.uk/2021/01/09/pieces-of-a-woman-2020-review/
Film For Thought – https://filmforthought.co.uk/2020/12/27/film-review-pieces-of-a-woman-2021/
Cinematic Delights – https://clairepacker.wordpress.com/2021/01/09/review-pieces-of-a-woman/
Barton Reviews – https://www.bartonreviews.com/2021/01/pieces-of-woman.html
Dave’s Film Blog – https://davefilmblog.com/2021/01/09/pieces-of-a-woman-2020/
The People’s Movies – https://thepeoplesmovies.com/2021/01/netflix-review-pieces-of-a-woman-2021/

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#FridayFakeCinemaClub – Friday 8th Jan 2021 = Pieces of a Woman

The launch event! The first film that will feature as part of the new Friday Fake Cinema Club will be Pieces of a Woman starring Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf and Ellen Burstyn.

It’s going to be a tough going film: A heartbreaking home birth leaves a woman grappling with the profound emotional fallout, isolated from her partner and family by a chasm of grief.

Join us Friday 8th January 2021, 8pm (GMT)

Use the hashtag #FridayFakeCinemaClub on Twitter to join the conversation! Don’t forget to post photos of your fake cinema snacks!

BAFTA 2020 – Attendees!

It has been announced who will be attending the BAFTA awards on Sunday and this certainly means I am one very happy fan girl at the moment with so many of my favourites due to attend!

Who from the list excites you the most? So many amazing British actors in attendance and I personally cannot wait to see what Roman Griffin Davis will be wearing this time and wondering if he will have a small reunion with his awards show best friend Taron Egerton?

Nominees confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order): Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Asif Kapadia, Bong Joon Ho, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Céline Sciamma, Charlize Theron, Dexter Fletcher, Edward Watts, Fernando Meirelles, Florence Pugh, Greta Gerwig, Jack Lowden, Jessie Buckley, Joaquin Phoenix, Jonathan Pryce, Kaitlyn Dever, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ken Loach, Laura Dern, Lulu Wang, Margot Robbie, Micheal Ward, Nina Gold, Noah Baumbach, Quentin Tarantino, Renée Zellweger, Rian Johnson, Robert De Niro, Roger Deakins, Sam Mendes, Sandy Powell, Saoirse Ronan, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Taron Egerton, Thelma Schoonmaker, Todd Phillips and Waad al-Kateab.

Presenters and other attendees confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order): Aisling Bea, Andrew Scott, Anthony Welsh, Asa Butterfield, Asim Chaudhry, Daisy Ridley, Daniel Kaluuya, Dean-Charles Chapman, Ella Balinska, Emilia Clarke, George MacKay, Gillian Anderson, Hugh Grant, Sir Ian McKellen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Joe Alwyn, John Boyega, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily-Rose Depp, Mark Strong, Naomi Ackie, Naomie Harris, Niamh Algar, Olivia Colman, Rebel Wilson, Richard E. Grant, Roman Griffin Davis, Sharon Horgan, Song Kang Ho, Stephen Graham, Vanessa Kirby, and Zazie Beetz.

As previously announced, Kathleen Kennedy will be honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship and Andy Serkis will receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award.

The Crown (Season 1) Review

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The Crown is a new drama from Netflix which is focused on Queen Elizabeth II. The first series takes a look at a young Elizabeth first getting married to Phillip and then becoming Queen after the death of her father. Having to balance her new role and her marriage is the key thing we are looking at in this series.

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