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Baftas 2021 to go ahead without a live audience

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Baftas 2021 to go ahead without a live audience

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: BAFTA winner Renee Zellweger and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speak at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 at Royal Albert Hall on February 2, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Gilbert - WPA Pool / Getty Images)

BAFTA winner Renee Zellweger and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speak at the EE British Academy Movie Awards 2020 (Jeff Gilbert – WPA Pool / Getty Images)

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The Bafta film awards will take place in April without a live audience, it has been confirmed.

The British Academy’s annual ceremony has already been pushed back from February 14 to April 11, in conserving with the postponement of the Oscars, earlier than indoor entertainment venues are due to reopen in May below the Government’s road map out of lockdown.

The awards advise, held at the Royal Albert Hall in recent years, is usually a star-studded affair, with Hollywood A-listers jetting in from the US for the occasion and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge usually in attendance.

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Amanda Berry, chief executive of Bafta, told the PA information agency the “substances” of the ceremony are calm being labored out.

Amanda Berry poses for photographers upon arrival at the British Academy Television Craft Awards in London, Sunday, April 24, 2016. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Amanda Berry at the British Academy Tv Craft Awards in London, Sunday, April 24, 2016. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

She added: “There may be calm a lot of work to accomplish however it’s really thrilling because, whenever you are compelled to accomplish one thing in a diversified way, it challenges you to contemplate, ‘OK, we are creative bunch, how can we accomplish this?’

“So I’m actually really indignant about what we are going to be doing.”

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The largely virtual Golden Globes was these days hosted from Los Angeles and New York with a small, socially distanced audience of first responders and essential staff wearing masks.

Nonetheless, Ms Berry said that may not be the case at the Baftas, adding: “Sadly no, that isn’t allowed in these instances.”

The film academy has announced the nominees for the EE Rising Star Award, the single gong voted for by the public.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: (L to R) George MacKay, Taika Waititi, winner of the Best Adapted Screenplay award for

George MacKay, Taika Waititi, winner of the Most efficient Adapted Screenplay award for “Jojo Rabbit”, and Dean-Charles Chapman all via the EE British Academy Movie Awards 2020 (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

The five-solid list is made up of Rocks actress Bukky Bakray, County Strains star Conrad Khan, One Night In Miami’s Kingsley Ben-Adir, Saint Maud star Morfydd Clark and His Apartment actor Ṣọpe Dirisu.

Ms Berry said: “What a five we have got this year, it is such a range of performances, however what cuts via them all is unbelievable talent, and watching the announcement today and seeing the faces of these that have been nominated, you can survey how indispensable it means.

“The film trade is a tough trade to regain into, every day at Bafta we are making an attempt to acquire and enhance the next generation of talent.”

Public balloting for the EE Rising Star Award is now start at ee.co.uk/BAFTA and the winner will be announced at the ceremony on 11 April.

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