BAFTA Awards 2014 set for February, will stay ahead of the Oscars

By Daniel S Levine,

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the date for its 2014 awards ceremony and, unlike the Academy in Hollywood, the organization has decided not to make any concessions for the Winter Olympics.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the ceremony will take place on Feb. 16, 2014, which is still a week later than the 2013 ceremony. However, the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia will be going on at the time as well. The Olympics are scheduled for Feb. 7-23.

The BAFTA Awards are traditionally before the Oscars and are usually a big predictor for who ends up winning in Hollywood. During this year’s ceremony, Ben Affleck’s Argo won Best Film of the Year and eventually won Best Picture at the Oscars. The film also won Best Director and Best Editing. The James Bond film Skyfall won Best British Film.

There were only a few discrepancies between the BAFTAs and the Oscars. Emmanuelle Riva won the BAFTA for Best Actress for Amour while Jennifer Lawrence won the same award at the Oscars for Silver Linings Playbook.

Since there will be a longer time span between the BAFTAs and the Oscars next year, the studios will be able to promote their films’ BAFTA wins for a longer period of time.

The 2014 Oscars are set for March 2, 2014 to avoid the Olympics.



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