Entertainment BAFTA Sets Dates for Rescheduled, Socially Distanced TV Awards

02:25  29 may  2020
02:25  29 may  2020 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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Ant and Dec receive their first award of the night for Britain's Got Talent. The show won Best Entertainment Programme at the British Academy Television Awards in London.

The new BAFTA date likely avoids the ceremony taking place during the Berlin Film Festival, which has happened in recent years and can cause scheduling conflicts for executives and talent. Next year’s BAFTA Film Awards will be handed out as planned on Feb.

The British Academy's 2020 TV and TV craft awards are set to go ahead, but under new COVID-19-era restrictions. 

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Originally scheduled for the spring, both ceremonies were postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but BAFTA has now confirmed that the TV craft awards will take place on July 17 and the main TV awards will occur on July 31. Hosts have also been announced, with Stephen Mangan returning for a ninth consecutive time for the craft awards and Richard Ayoade on hosting duties for the TV awards for the first time. 

The one major change will be the setting. In accordance with current coronavirus restrictions, both awards shows will now take place as closed studio, socially-distanced shows, with nominees invited to accept their awards virtually. 

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has set the full list of key dates for next year’s BAFTA Television Awards . As it recently did with the film awards , BAFTA has also made some tweaks to eligibility in both the main TV prizes and Craft areas.

"I am as surprised as you are that this is still going ahead,” joked Ayoade, while Mangan said that while the format might have to change a little this year, "nothing will stop me putting on black tie."

The nominations for the awards will be announced on June 4. 

In late March, BAFTA hosted its annual games awards, the first major awards show to take place during the coronavirus lockdown. The pre-produced show was streamed online, with the host Dara Ó Briain having recorded his segments from his spare room and nominees pre-recording their acceptance speeches. 

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