BAFTA TV Awards 2016 Nominations

Georgina Campbell and Dermot O’Leary announced this year’s line up of nominees for the BAFTA Television Awards. Wolf Hall, This Is England, Doctor Foster, The C Word and London Spy were all among the shows receiving significant recognition. Check out the full list of nominees for the 2016 BAFTA TV Awards, to be presented in London on 8 May below:

Leading actor

Idris Elba, Luther

Stephen Graham, This is England ’90

Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Ben Whishaw, London Spy

Leading actress

Claire Foy, Wolf Hall

Suranne Jones, Doctor Foster

Ruth Madeley, Don’t Take My Baby

Sheridan Smith, The C-Word

Supporting actor

Tom Courtenay, Unforgotten

Anton Lesser, Wolf Hall

Ian McKellen, The Dresser

Cyril Nri, Cucumber

Supporting actress

Chanel Cresswell, This is England ’90

Michelle Gomez, Doctor Who

Lesley Manville, River

Eleanor Worthington-Cox, The Enfield Haunting

Entertainment performance

Leigh Francis, Celebrity Juice

Stephen Fry, QI

Graham Norton, The Graham Norton Show

Romesh Ranganathan, Asian Provocateur

Male performance in a comedy programme

Hugh Bonneville, W1A

Toby Jones, Detectorists

Peter Kay, Peter Kay’s Car Share

Javone Prince, The Javone Prince Show

Female performance in a comedy programme

Michaela Coel, Chewing Gum

Sian Gibson, Peter Kay’s Car Share

Miranda Hart, Miranda

Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe

Drama series

Humans

The Last Panthers

No Offence

Wolf Hall

Single drama

The C-Word

Cyberbully

Don’t Take My Baby

The Go-Between

Mini-series

Doctor Foster

The Enfield Haunting

London Spy

This is England ’90

Soap and continuing drama

Coronation Street

EastEnders

Emmerdale

Holby City

International

The Good Wife

Narcos

Spiral

Transparent

Entertainment programme

Adele at the BBC

Britain’s Got Talent

Strictly Come Dancing

TFI Friday Anniversary Special

Comedy and comedy entertainment programme

Charlie Brooker’s Election Wipe

Have I Got News For You

QI

Would I Lie to You

Scripted comedy

Chewing Gum

Peep Show

People Just Do Nothing

Peter Kay’s Car Share

Features

Back in Time for Dinner

The Great British Bake Off

Kevin McCloud: Escape to the Wild

Travel Man

Radio Times Audience Award

Doctor Foster

The Great British Bake Off

Humans

Making a Murderer

Peter Kay’s Car Share

Poldark

Current affairs

Children of the Gaza War

Escape from Isis (Dispatches)

Jihad: A British Story

Outbreak: The Truth about Ebola

Single documentary

Bitter Lake

Life After Suicide

Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids

My Son the Jihadi

Factual series

The Detectives

Great Ormond Street

The Murder Detectives

The Tribe

Reality and constructed factual

First Dates

Gogglebox

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds

Specialist factual

Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners

Grayson Perry’s Dream House

The Hunt

Rudolf Nureyev: Dance to Freedom

News coverage

BBC News at Six: Paris Attacks Special

Channel 4 News: Paris Massacre

ITV News at Ten: Refugee Crisis

Sky News: From Turkey to Greece

Sport

The Ashes (Sky Sports)

The Grand National (Channel 4)

MOTD Live: FA Cup Final (BBC One)

Six Nations: Final Day (BBC One)

Live event

Big Blue Live (BBC One)

The Sound of Music Live! (ITV)

Stargazing Live: Brit in Space, Tim Peake Special (BBC Two)

The Vote (More4)

Eddie The Eagle Review

The Plot

Inspired by real life sporting events, a determined young British athlete Eddie Edwards sets out to compete in the 1988 winter Olympics in the most dangerous event of Ski jumping. Sacrificing everything he faces ridicule and overcomes the opposition of fellow athletes on his quest to fulfil his implausible but inspiring Olympic dream

The Good

Eddie the Eagle Edwards is a memorable and much beloved sporting icon who has come to symbolise the true Olympic spirit. Easily deserving of big screen celebration this film will remind older audiences of his death defying feats and introduce new generations to them.

Eddie was a likeable and utterly unique young man, remembered as much for his oversized glasses, jutting chin and constant happy grin as for his unprecedented sporting feats. Rising British star Taron Egerton transforms himself convincingly to capture the charming mannerisms and instantly recognisable physical presence of the ski jumping eccentric. Egerton’s emotionally sincere performance ensures that the film also never runs any danger of inadvertently turning Edwards into a figure of ridicule. In less capable hands it would have been very easy to merely turn Eddie into a clueless slapstick buffoon.

Thankfully star Egerton and director Dexter Fletcher treat Edwards with respect, looking beyond his affectionate ‘Eagle’ nickname and famously enthusiastic antics to explore what drove him to literally risk life and limb in pursuit of participating in the Olympics. Though the film takes considerable artistic licence with Eddie’s actual journey it remains a fair reflection of who he was and what he achieved against considerable odds on the world’s biggest sporting stage.

Hugh Jackman works very well with Egerton, playing the Eddie’s invented coach, a disgraced former champion grudgingly won over by Eddie’s irrepressible determination and sporting enthusiasm. His character allows the film to more neatly adhere to the satisfying sporting movie clichés. It may be pure fiction but the reluctant coaching figure allows audiences to enjoy flamboyant training montages and allows the film to more easily articulate the emotions and motivations behind Eddie’s Olympic dream.

Making Eddie’s coach a macho former champion who squandered his natural athleticism provides a slightly heavy handed but convenient contrast to Eddie’s unassuming physique but unfaltering spirit.

Overall the film’s soundtrack and costumes also have considerable fun with the 1980s backdrop. Garishly coloured winter sports attire combines with a well-chosen selection of late 80’s pop classics to give audiences a real flavour of time. Director Dexter Fletcher and legendary stunt coordinator Vic Armstrong also deserve considerable credit for capturing the perilous adventures of ski jumping. It allows audiences to fully comprehend just how terrifying Eddie’s achievements actually were.

The Bad

Those familiar with Eddie’s extraordinary real life story will quickly notice some very significant changes to the big screen version of events. Most obviously the film invents a flamboyant and reluctant coach for the eccentric British sportsman. Serving as a convenient plot device, Jackman’s character gives Eddie someone to talk to and provides an easy source of comedy, tension and emotional subplots. In reality Eddie’s journey to Olympic fame was far more solitary, arguably making it even more astonishing and impressive. While most audiences will forgive the film some artistic licence in exchange for amusing training montages, sporting purists may be a little disappointed at the need to make a truly unique story at least superficially more conventional.

The Ugly Truth

The film perfectly captures the joyous spirit of Eddie The Eagle’s memorable sporting achievements, even if it injects a fair amount of cliché big screen fiction into an already incredible true story.

Review by Russell Nelson

Empire Awards Winners 2016

Honouring the best films and entertainment of the past year, the Jameson Empire Awards took place this evening, hosted by David Walliams. The force remained strong for Star Wars: The Force Awakens which received the most awards, including Best Director presented by Vue Entertainment for J.J. Abrams, Best Visual Effects, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy collected by C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels, and Best Male and Female Newcomer awards for stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, who were both present to accept their trophies.

Three honorary awards were bestowed by Empire magazine: Empire Inspiration presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey; Empire Hero; and Empire Legend. British actor-director Paddy Considine was presented with the Empire Inspiration award by long-time collaborator and friend Shane Meadows, and actor Stanley Tucci was named Empire Hero. Miranda Richardson, currently filming Churchill with Tucci, presented him with the award in recognition of his recent performances in high-profile films including the Hunger Games series and Spotlight. The late Alan Rickman was posthumously named this year’s Empire Legend by Editor in Chief of Empire, Terri White and News Editor, Chris Hewitt who commented on stage:”This is a heartfelt tribute from the Empire staff to an actor who touched us all with his extraordinary career.”

Other stars of the screen honoured at the ceremony included Matt Damon, who was in attendance to receive the Jameson Best Actor award for his performance in The Martian. Director Paul Greengrass, who has recently reunited with Damon on the upcoming Jason Bourne, presented the award to him on stage. Alicia Vikander was crowned Best Actress for The Danish Girl, as announced by Richard E. Grant.

The top film awards of the evening – Best British Film presented by The Hollywood Reporter and Best Film presented by Sky Movies went to Spectreand The Revenant respectively. Director Sam Mendes collected the Best British Film award from Jonathan Ross for Spectre, which also won Best Thriller presented by Corinthia Hotel London. Further awards dedicated to popular genres were Best Horror, which went to The Hallow and was received by director Corin Hardy and actor Joseph Mawle, and Best Comedy presented by Absolute Radio, which was awarded to Spy and collected by actor Peter Serafinowicz from comedian Katherine Ryan.

The award for Best TV Series, presented by Wuaki TV, presented this year for the first time, went to This Is England ’90. Series director and co-writerShane Meadows collected the award alongside cast members Thomas TurgooseJo Hartley and Chanel Cresswell.

Other new awards announced at the end of the ceremony included: Batman: Arkham Knight for Best Game presented by the Forever Hope FoundationInside Out for Best Animation; Amy for Best Documentary; The Big Short for Best Screenplay; and World Of Tomorrow for Best Short Filmpresented by Jameson Irish WhiskeyMad Max: Fury Road triumphed in the newly introduced craft categories, taking four awards in total for: Best Soundtrack; Best Costume Design; Best Make-Up And Hairstyling; and Best Production Design.

Legend remade in 60 seconds was awarded the annual Jameson Empire Done In 60 Seconds short film award, presented to its director Marc Barnes by jury member Corin Hardy. A total of 355 contestants from four countries submitted a 60-second remake of their favourite film to enter this year’s competition. The entries were judged by a panel of film experts including director Corin Hardy, producer Bekki Wray-Rogers, actress Faye Marsay and Paul Keenan, CEO of Bauer Media, owners of Empire magazine. All 2016 entries and finalists are available to watch atwww.jamesonempireDISS.com.

The 21st annual Jameson Empire Awards were once again held at Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel, in Park Lane in the heart of London’s Mayfair. In attendance were nominees, presenters and other distinguished guests from the entertainment world, including: Matt DamonSam Mendes;Daisy RidleyJohn BoyegaAnthony Daniels; Paul GreengrassMiranda Richardson; Shane Meadows; Paddy Considine; Andy Serkis; Stanley Tucci; Laura Carmichael; Caitlin Moran; Max Irons; Jonathan Ross; Jane Goldman; Richard E. Grant; Thomas Turgoose; Sarah Gavron; Maisie Williams; Amara Karan; Daniel Mays; Craig Roberts; Peter Serafinowicz; Katherine Ryan; Johnny Vegas; Joseph Mawle; Meera Syal and Georgina Campbell

The Elle Style Awards Winners 2016

The 19th ELLE Style Awards, in association with H&M, recognise the contribution of the world’s most inspiring fashion insiders and brightest emerging talent, honouring their achievements and celebrating their global influence on the industry.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Suki Waterhouse, James Norton, Will Poulter, Ellie Goulding, Bella Hadid and Lana Del Ray were just some of the stylish celebrities that graced the red carpet at tonight’s star-studded ceremony. The official closing party of London Fashion Week, hosted by Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, was held at Tate Britain.

The ELLE Style Awards ceremony kicked-off with a surprise performance by girl group All Saints, marking their first public appearance since announcing their reunion. The nineties hit-makers performed number-one crowd favourites, including ‘Never Ever’, ‘I Know Where It’s At’ and ‘Pure Shores’. The entertainment continued into the evening as neo soul duo Lion Babe headlined the after party with a DJ set in the neon-lit venue.

THE ELLE STYLE AWARDS 2016 WINNERS

AWARD

WINNER

PRESENTER

STYLE INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR

JOURDAN DUNN

CAROLINE RUSH &

EVA CHEN

TV ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

LIV TYLER

STELLA MCCARTNEY

MALE MODEL OF THE YEAR

LUCKY BLUE SMITH

ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY

H&M CONSCIOUS AWARD

ALEK WEK

JULIA RESTOIN-ROITFELD

BRITISH DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

ROKSANDA

ROISIN MURPHY

BREAKTHROUGH STAR OF THE YEAR

SUKI WATERHOUSE

JEREMY IRVINE

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

LANA DEL REY

NOOMI RAPACE

FASHION DIRECTOR’S

WOMAN OF THE YEAR

ARIZONA MUSE

ANNE-MARIE CURTIS & CHARLOTTE DELLAL

ACTOR OF YEAR

MATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS

STACY MARTIN

ACCESSORIES DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

ANYA HINDMARCH

LILY DONALDSON

BRITISH BRAND OF THE YEAR

STELLA MCCARTNEY

ELLIE GOULDING

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

JAMIE XX

BELLA HADID

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

ELIZABETH OLSEN

JAMES NORTON

EDITOR’S CHOICE OF THE YEAR

CLARE WAIGHT KELLER, CHLOE

LORRAINE CANDY

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

ANNIE LENNOX

ABI MORGAN

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FASHION

ALBER ELBAZ

JOHNNY COCA

INSPIRING WOMEN OF THE YEAR

KARLIE KLOSS

NICK KNIGHT

Light Between Oceans Trailer

Check out the first official trailer for Light Between Oceans, the poignant drama starring Rachel Weisz, Alicia Vikander and Michel Fassbender. Based on the book of the same name by M.L. Stedman the film will be directed by Derek Cianfrance, the man behind The Place Beyond The Pines.