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Nominees announced for the 2022 EE Rising Star Award ahead of the EE BAFTA Film Awards

1 February 2022

The only category at the EE BAFTAs voted for by the British public

  • The EE Rising Star Award nominees for 2022 are: Ariana DeBose, Harris Dickinson, Lashana Lynch, Millicent Simmonds and Kodi Smit-McPhee
  • Nominees were selected by a panel of industry jurors including BAFTA-winning actor and director Andy Serkis, filmmaker and actress Sadie Frost and Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery
  • The winner will be announced on Sunday 13th March 2022 at the EE BAFTA Film Awards ceremony on BBC One
  • Celebrating its 17th year, the prestigious EE Rising Star Award is the only category at EE BAFTA Film Awards voted for by the British public and voting is now open at ee.co.uk/BAFTA
Event: Scholarship & Bursary Recipients Visit BAFTA 195 PiccadillyDate: Thursday 27 January 2021Venue: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London-Area: Reportage

BAFTA announces new initiatives to improve access to creative careers as part of visit by The Duke of Cambridge

27 January 2022
  • BAFTA President, The Duke of Cambridge visited BAFTA to hear more about its ongoing support to develop the next generation of talent
  • BAFTA launches new career development bursary fund in the name of HRH The Duke of Cambridge
  • A new tier of BAFTA membership announced for emerging and mid-level professionals
  • BAFTA Elevate to advocate and aid the progression of producers in film and television who are disabled, from minority ethnic backgrounds and low-socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • BAFTA headquarters at 195 Piccadilly redeveloped as a centre of creative excellence with a new dedicated learning space to enable an expansion of the arts charity’s learning and new talent development programmes

Emma Willis, Oti Mabuse and Kit Young go back to school for Children’s Mental Health Week

26 January 2022
  • UK schools invited to join a national virtual assembly on 7 February to kick off Children’s Mental Health Week 2022
  • Stars including Emma Willis and Oti Mabuse to take part in the assemblies, celebrating the theme of ‘Growing Together’
  • Additionally, Dr Alex George (UK Youth Mental Health Ambassador), Mandip Gill (Doctor Who, Hollyoaks), Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones) and more share their personal journeys as part of a series of exclusive online interviews for the week

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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