•   
  •   

Entertainment BAFTA changes eligibility rules after Killing Eve controversy

05:10  09 october  2019
05:10  09 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

‘You’re a prop in the back’: Advisers struggle to obey Trump’s Kafkaesque rules

‘You’re a prop in the back’: Advisers struggle to obey Trump’s Kafkaesque rules The rupture with John Bolton is a case study in the president’s management style and his unusual demands and expectations of those who report directly to him.

Fiona Shaw, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jodie Comer posing for the camera: Killing Eve's Fiona Shaw, writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jodie Comer were all winners at this year's BAFTA TV awards © Getty Killing Eve's Fiona Shaw, writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jodie Comer were all winners at this year's BAFTA TV awards

BAFTA has announced changes to its eligibility rules following controversy over Killing Eve's inclusion earlier this year.

The critically acclaimed show, which premiered in the US, led the ceremony with several prizes at the 2019 TV awards, despite BAFTA rules stating that a programme must have premiered in the UK to be eligible.

BAFTA has also announced it is piloting new diversity requirements for the TV awards, having already introduced targets for the film ceremony.

Lion trophy approved for import into U.S., stirring controversy. Here’s why that matters.

Lion trophy approved for import into U.S., stirring controversy. Here’s why that matters. Advocates question how this action benefits lions in the wild—a requirement under U.S. rules.

At the TV awards in May, Jodie Comer, who plays assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve, won the award for leading actress, while Fiona Shaw was named best supporting actress, and the show won best drama series overall.

The show was produced in the UK but commissioned by BBC America, a subscription network jointly owned by BBC Studios and AMC, and so aired in the US first.

Now, BAFTA has said that UK programmes will no longer be required to premiere in the UK, enabling "the very best British creators and content to be recognised by BAFTA regardless of where the show is first transmitted".

Killing Eve star set to join Disney's live-action Cruella remake with Emma Stone

  Killing Eve star set to join Disney's live-action Cruella remake with Emma Stone Emma is playing the titular characterOf course, we all forget that this trend actually started way way back in 1996, after Disney remade One Hundred and One Dalmatians into a live-action film starring Glenn Close as the villainous Cruella De Vil, Jeff Daniels as Roger and Joely Richardson as Anita, with Hugh Laurie and Mark Williams as Jasper and Horace.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Jodie Comer, winner of the Best Leading Actress Award for 'Killing Eve' poses in the Press Room at the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Award at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage) © 2019 Karwai Tang LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Jodie Comer, winner of the Best Leading Actress Award for 'Killing Eve' poses in the Press Room at the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Award at The Royal Festival Hall on May 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Programmes which first aired outside the UK will qualify for the production categories if they are broadcast to UK audiences within the calendar year.

Hannah Wyatt, chair of BAFTA's television committee, said: "We are always looking to reflect the ever-changing industry, ensuring our rules remain fit for purpose.

"As we see British creative talent and productions increasingly capturing global audiences, we feel now in the right time to make this adjustment."

Gallery: 10 best dressed from the BAFTA TV Awards (Harper's Bazaar UK)

Jodie Comer in a red dress: The Killing Eve star arrived at the ceremony in a striking one-shoulder gown.

BAFTA is also planning to introduce the BFI's (British Film Institute) diversity standards for all UK production categories in time for the 2021 awards, taking race, gender, disability, age, socioeconomic background and sexual orientation into account.

Don't Tell The Bride wedding is cancelled for the FIRST time in the show's history after couple were caught breaking the rules by secretly communicating

  Don't Tell The Bride wedding is cancelled for the FIRST time in the show's history after couple were caught breaking the rules by secretly communicating Don't Tell The Bride wedding is cancelled for the FIRST time in the show's history after couple were caught breaking the rules by secretly communicatingYanis and Shanise, from Birmingham, appear on tonight's episode of the E4 show, which sees the groom in charge of planning the big day - with no help or interaction from the bride.

One of the rules requires a show to have at least one character from an under-represented group, as well as meeting one or more of a list of targets for secondary and minor characters, including a 50-50 gender balance, 20% belonging to an under-represented ethnic group and 10% to be LGBTQ+.

MSN UK is committed to Empowering the Planet and taking urgent action to protect our environment. We’re supporting Friends of the Earth to help solve the climate crisis, please give generously here or find out more about our campaign here.

Lisa Faulkner shares first look at her wedding ring - and reveals where she got it from .
Tiny green sea turtle hatchlings made their way to the water on a beach in Destin, Florida, on October 28, and their adorable journey was shared to Facebook. Emerald Coast Turtle Watch posted a video of the critters crawling towards the sea. “This was our second green nest and we were worried because it was laid so late in the season. But it has been unusually warm and they hatched perfectly,” the group told Storyful. Credit: Susan Calhoun/Emerald Coast Turtle Watch via Storyful

usr: 1
This is interesting!