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Canada BAFTA vows to change rules for nominations after celebs call out lack of diversity

02:46  25 september  2020
02:46  25 september  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts promised to change after contenders for the 2020 awards were announced last January. Britain's film academy is shaking up its membership and its awards voting rules in a review prompted by the glaring lack of diversity in the nominations .

The Bafta Film Awards will have more nominees next year in an attempt to increase the diversity of Bafta - the British Academy of Film and Television Arts - said the expansion of its outstanding Changes to campaigning rules will seek to ensure "a fairer consideration of all films regardless of

a large auditorium: Photos of BAFTA guests on sticks as organizers arrange seat during the British Academy Film Awards 2020. The academy promised to change after contenders for the 2020 awards were announced last January showing a lack of diversity. © Kate Green/Getty Images Photos of BAFTA guests on sticks as organizers arrange seat during the British Academy Film Awards 2020. The academy promised to change after contenders for the 2020 awards were announced last January showing a lack of diversity.

Britain's film academy is shaking up its membership and its awards voting rules in a review prompted by the glaring lack of diversity in the nominations.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) promised to change after contenders for the 2020 awards were announced last January. No women were nominated as best director for the seventh year running, and all 20 nominees in the lead and supporting performer categories were white.

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Others called out BAFTA for nominating Margot, 29, twice in the same category for Bombshell and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, with her part as 60s actress Sharon Tate a limited speaking role. One wrote: 'I love Margot Robbie and she deserves a nomination . But giving 2 nods to her when Bafta

The British Film Academy of Film and Television Arts ( Bafta ) has announced a number of changes designed to boost diversity in its membership, and thereby have a knock-on effect on its high-profile awards programme. The most direct change is in the eligibility criteria for two of its award categories

"We said on the day, `We're going to review everything,"' BAFTA film committee chairman Marc Samuelson said Thursday as the academy announced a slate of changes.

The measures include recruiting 1,000 new members from under-represented groups to join the current 6,700-strong voting academy of film-industry professionals.

The academy has also changed the rules for the British Academy Film Awards, introducing a new "longlist" round in the voting before the selection of the final nominees. For the best film prize, academy members will choose a 15-film longlist that all members must watch before voting for the winner.

Kate Lee, a member of the steering group that led the review, said the goal was "getting more members to see more films that are more diverse in nature."

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Bafta may have bent its own rules to net the hit spy comedy Killing Eve a massive 14 nominations for this year's awards. Phoebe Waller-Bridge's show left rivals trailing when it secured more nominations than any other programme for the Baftas .

In the directing category, there will be a 20 longlist of filmmakers, 10 men and 10 women, though no mandatory gender balance in the final six nominees. Acting nominees will also be selected from 15-strong lists and there will be six finalists rather than the previous five.

"The overwhelming feeling was that quotas were not what people wanted," Lee said. She said "a wholesale change of culture" in the industry is what's needed.

Samuelson said the review, which involved discussions with more than 400 people in the industry from under-represented groups, had been a "chastening" experience.

"People told us about their experiences, and their experiences were bloody awful," he said.

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Celebrities call out lack of diversity at BAFTA 2020. that part of her outfit was a black dress she wore "to the funeral I just went to for the feature film 'Cats,'" before adding that the film was "strangely not nominated for any awards" and that there had been a "distinct lack of nominations for felines."

Glitz and glamour was in abundance, as was criticism, after no women were nominated for best director at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards on Sunday.

Joaquin Phoenix holding a sign posing for the camera: U.S. actor Joaquin Phoenix poses with the award for a Leading Actor for his work on the film Joker at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards. He said the lack of diversity in the nominations sent a message to people of colour that they are not welcome. © Adrian Dennis/Getty Images U.S. actor Joaquin Phoenix poses with the award for a Leading Actor for his work on the film Joker at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards. He said the lack of diversity in the nominations sent a message to people of colour that they are not welcome.

The American Academy's diversity and inclusion standards were inspired by similar efforts by the British Film Institute, which supports and helps fund U.K. cinema. Meeting the standards has been a requirement for most public film funding in the U.K. since 2014, but a recent report said that even that has not yet improved racial inequality.

The lack of diversity at the 2020 BATFAs, held a month before Britain went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, was criticized by several of the nominees.

Joaquin Phoenix, accepting the best actor award for Joker, said it sent "a very clear message to people of colour that `You're not welcome here."'

Next year's BAFTAs have been postponed from their usual slot in February to April. Whether there will be a red carpet and a star-studded audience in the Royal Albert Hall for the ceremony depends on the pandemic.

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