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BAFTA announces expansion of North America operations

5 January 2022

Kathryn Busby appointed Chair and Elliot Knight and Karl Stewart appointed Deputy Chairs of BAFTA’s new North America board

  • Matthew Wiseman named Executive Director and Head of North America
  • Changes to BAFTA’s US operational structure to strengthen arts charity’s global impact
  • Announcement follows new appointments to BAFTA’s Board of Trustees earlier in the year
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A BAFTA statement regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)

12 March 2020

Amid growing concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the number of nominees due to travel from overseas, we have made the decision to change the format of next month’s BAFTA Games Awards from a red carpet ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London to an online

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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.