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BAFTA honours 'Saturday Night Live' with Special Award

21 September 2018

US comedy series celebrated for discovering, nurturing and promoting generations of talents

New York, USA, 21 September 2018: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will honour Saturday Night Live with a Special Award to celebrate its influence on television comedy in the UK and around the world.

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BAFTA announces Scholarship recipients from UK and China

12 September 2018

Eleven students join global community of BAFTA Scholars

London, 12 September: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the names of eight British and three Chinese students who will receive BAFTA scholarships this year to study film, games and television courses in the UK. In addition to financial aid, the BAFTA Scholars will gain free access to BAFTA events and receive one-to-one mentoring from BAFTA members, award-winners and nominees.

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BAFTA Announces Jo Twist as Chair of Games Committee

25 July 2018

London, 25 July 2018: BAFTA today announced Dr Jo Twist OBE as the new Chair of its Games Committee. Twist, who is CEO of games industry trade body Ukie, follows Nick Button-Brown, Chair at Outright Games, who held the post for a two-year term.