BAFTA Film Awards postponed until April

The 2021 BAFTA Film Awards have been postponed by two months from February to April. On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organisation behind the Oscars, announced that the 93rd Academy Awards, which were scheduled to take pl…

The 2021 BAFTA Film Awards have been postponed by two months from February to April.

On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organisation behind the Oscars, announced that the 93rd Academy Awards, which were scheduled to take place on 28 February 2021, were being pushed back to 25 April as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Shortly afterwards, a representative for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) confirmed their annual film awards would be postponed by two months too, so it can remain in its usual position as the last big movie prizegiving before the Oscars.

The BAFTA Film Awards, which were due to be held in London on 14 February, will now take place on 11 April, exactly two weeks before the Oscars.

“This change from the previously announced date of Feb. 14 acknowledges the impact of the global pandemic and accommodates an extended eligibility period. Further details on the ceremony will be announced later in the year,” a BAFTA representative said in a statement on Monday evening.

Further details about the eligibility requirements will be revealed in due course. It has been speculated that it will follow in the Academy’s footsteps and allow films that were released digitally to eligible for the 2021 awards only. The Academy has also extended their eligibility window beyond the 2020 calendar year and will consider films released up until 28 February 2021.

It is widely expected that the organisers of the other major movie ceremonies – the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards – will follow suit and reschedule their events accordingly, so they can maintain the usual order.

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Screen Actors Guild Awards to consider movies not released in theatres

Officials at the Screen Actors Guild Awards will consider movies not released in theatres as part of the 2021 ceremony.In April, bosses at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which organises the Oscars, and the Hollywood Foreign Pr…

Officials at the Screen Actors Guild Awards will consider movies not released in theatres as part of the 2021 ceremony.

In April, bosses at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which organises the Oscars, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which oversees the Golden Globes, announced they would be making temporary changes to their eligibility criteria due to the unprecedented closure of cinemas caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

And on Thursday, organisers of the SAG Awards reportedly sent an email to film studio executives announcing that they would be following suit and allowing films which were supposed to have a theatrical release to be submitted for awards consideration.

“We are still revising our film release criteria but will be following the Academy’s rule change to allow titles with a planned theatrical release to be eligible if streamed or released on VOD first,” the email reads, according to Variety. “Full language will be announced in June along with the rest of our rules.”

Previously, to be eligible for consideration for Oscars glory, films had to be shown in a commercial cinema in Los Angeles County for a theatrical run of at least seven consecutive days. But this year, Academy representatives confirmed that movies which had been set for a theatrical run yet had to be released on streaming or video-on-demand services instead may still qualify for categories, including Best Picture, at the 93rd Academy Awards. The Hollywood event is set to take place on 28 February 2021.

A date for the 2021 SAG Awards has not yet been announced.

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Jennifer Aniston reveals how she avoided wrinkling white dress before SAG Awards

Jennifer Aniston has revealed how she kept her stunning white silk vintage dress wrinkle-free on her way to the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards.The 50-year-old actress hit the red carpet at the star-studded ceremony on Sunday in a show-stopping John Ga…

Jennifer Aniston has revealed how she kept her stunning white silk vintage dress wrinkle-free on her way to the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The 50-year-old actress hit the red carpet at the star-studded ceremony on Sunday in a show-stopping John Galliano for Christian Dior gown, and has since confessed to her followers on Instagram that getting there without creasing the delicate silk was a challenge.

Jennifer shared a photo of herself laying down in the back of a car as she headed out to the SAG Awards, grinning to the camera and flashing a peace sign.

“No wrinkles… harder than it looks!” she joked, before posting another photo of her vintage dress draped over a bathtub, near her black stiletto sandals and her SAG Award, which she won for her role on The Morning Show, after the show.

“Somewhere between these two photos, my peers gave me a gift I will cherish and a night I will never forget,” she touchingly wrote.

Her famous friends were quick to heap praise on the star in the comments, with Gwyneth Paltrow writing: “So deserved.”

“So proud of you! And you’re gorgeous,” her longtime best friend and former Friends co-star Courteney Cox wrote, while Mindy Kaling asked: “How can you be so pretty sitting like this?”

Jennifer beat fellow nominees Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, Jodie Comer, and Elisabeth Moss on Sunday to win Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role as Alex Levy in the Apple TV+ show.

“Oh my gosh, this is so unbelievable,” she said as she accepted the award, which marked her first win at the SAG Awards since 1996.

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Charlize Theron wears diamond bracelet in her hair to 2020 SAG Awards

Charlize Theron had a diamond bracelet woven into her hair for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night.The actress, who was nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for Bombshell, but lost out to…

Charlize Theron had a diamond bracelet woven into her hair for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night.

The actress, who was nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for Bombshell, but lost out to Judy’s Renee Zellweger, looked stunning in a black and silver Givenchy outfit when she stepped out onto the red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

But while Charlize’s ensemble garnered lots of attention, it was the Tiffany & Co. diamond tennis bracelet placed on her centre parting that really had fans talking.

“I didn’t have time to do my roots. So, my lovely friend Adir (Abergel, hairstylist) said, ‘Why don’t we throw a Tiffany necklace or bracelet in there,'” she told People at the event.

The bracelet, costing around $15,000 (£11,500), contained approximately three carats worth of diamonds. Charlize also sported large diamond earrings, bracelets, and rings from the luxury brand.

And in a video posted on his Instagram page, celebrity hairstylist Adir shared a close-up of his handiwork, with it appearing that he had braided the 44-year-old’s hair down the middle, before sewing the bracelet in with thread to secure it.

“Thank you, everyone, for the overwhelming love and messages about this futuristic look. Here’s a closer look at how I attached that beautiful @tiffanyandco tennis bracelet. Shiny hair and diamonds can make anyone happy,” he commented.

Other celebrities to opt for lots of sparkle at the 2020 SAG Awards included Jennifer Lopez, who teamed her elegant Georges Hobeika gown with a beautiful diamond necklace from Harry Winston, Reese Witherspoon, who rocked a one-shoulder crystal-studded Celine dress, and Dakota Fanning, who positively sparkled in a heavily sequined seafoam green Valentino creation.

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Jennifer Aniston wows in white at 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Jennifer Aniston pulled out all of the stops at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday night.The 50-year-old, who won the prize for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role in The Morning Show, stood out in …

Jennifer Aniston pulled out all of the stops at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday night.

The 50-year-old, who won the prize for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role in The Morning Show, stood out in a vintage white silk dress designed by John Galliano back when he was creative director of Christian Dior between 1996 and 2011.

Speaking about her outfit during an interview with Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet, Jennifer explained that she actually owns the gown.

“This is John Galliano for Christian Dior, this is a vintage dress that I sort of gave to myself as a present,” she said. “This is an investment. These are designers that are working for particular houses – I only have a couple.”

Jennifer completed her ensemble with jewellery from Fred Leighton.

But she wasn’t the only star to opt for white at the SAG Awards – Riverdale star Lili Reinhart looked elegant in a two-tone Miu Miu ballgown, The Handmaid’s Tale actress Yvonne Strahovski rocked a simple white gown from Khyeli and Christian Louboutin heels, while Millie Bobby Brown sported a Louis Vuitton outfit.

Other celebrities to make the best-dressed list included Zoe Kravitz, who matched her peach Oscar de la Renta column gown with white gloves and Tiffany & Co. bling, Cynthia Erivo, who stunned in a fuchsia and orange number from Schiaparelli, and Lupita Nyong’o, who dazzled in a strapless Louis Vuitton gown with silver sequin design.

Elsewhere, Renee Zellweger, who collected the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her film Judy, rocked a midnight blue dress from Maison Margiela with Jimmy Choo stilettos, and Scarlett Johansson made a splash in a teal blue Armani dress with plunging neckline.

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Jennifer Lopez fights back tears as she reacts to first-ever SAG Awards nomination

Jennifer Lopez was overcome with emotion after receiving her first-ever nomination for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday.The singer/actress was shortlisted for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role prize for …

Jennifer Lopez was overcome with emotion after receiving her first-ever nomination for the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday.

The singer/actress was shortlisted for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role prize for her performance as Ramona in box office hit Hustlers, and the star took to Twitter on Wednesday to thank the organisation for the recognition.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been nominated for a SAG award before,” she said in a video, while working out at the gym.

Holding back tears, the star added: “So excited and so humble to be recognised by my fellow actors out there. You know, acting was my first love along with dancing and I just can’t believe all of this is happening.

“To all the struggling actors out there, don’t give up! It could happen. It’s happening. Thank you so much. I feel like I already won, thank you.”

Also nominated in the category is Laura Dern for Marriage Story, Scarlett Johansson for Jojo Rabbit, and Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie for Bombshell.

It’s been a successful week for the Love Don’t Cost A Thing hitmaker, who was also shortlisted for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture at the 2020 Golden Globes – her first Globes nod in 20 years – for her celebrated performance in the critically-acclaimed film, which also stars Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, and Lili Reinhart.

“I’m just waking up and I just heard that I got nominated,” she said in a video shared on social media. “Oh my god, it’s been 20 years since Selena. I just want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this incredible honour. I am humbled and so excited to be recognised for this role as Ramona in Hustlers and I’ll see you at the Globes!”

The Golden Globes take place 5 January, while the SAG Awards are held 19 January.

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Michael B. Jordan takes fashion tips from Timothee Chalamet with SAG Awards bib

Michael B. Jordan appeared to have taken inspiration from Timothee Chalamet’s Golden Globes look as he arrived at Sunday night’s (27Jan19) Screen Actors Guild Awards wearing a Louis Vuitton bib over his tux.The Black Panther star courted attention as h…

Michael B. Jordan appeared to have taken inspiration from Timothee Chalamet’s Golden Globes look as he arrived at Sunday night’s (27Jan19) Screen Actors Guild Awards wearing a Louis Vuitton bib over his tux.

The Black Panther star courted attention as he posed for photographers on the silver carpet, donning a watercolour harness in shades of pink and lilac splashed with the Vuitton monogram over a navy and black double-breasted suit.

According to Vogue.com, Louis Vuitton’s creative director Virgil Abloh was responsible for dressing Jordan for the SAG Awards – which explains the choice of the harness.

Abloh first showcased the eye-catching piece during his Spring 2019 collection for Vuitton, with Beautiful Boy star Chalamet hitting headlines as he sported one for the Golden Globes earlier this year. Chinese-Canadian actor and singer Kris Wu then donned one as he attended the Fall 2019 Vuitton show in Paris recently, before Jordan went all out with his colourful option.

Chalamet was asked about his unique Golden Globes look during a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres, with the host questioning: “You wore the coolest thing to the Globes, (but) people didn’t really understand. People thought you were wearing a harness of some sort.”

“I thought it was a bib. They told me it was a bib!” he replied, laughing. “I had a friend send me a thing that, like, sex dungeon culture is a thing where you wear harnesses. (But) I didn’t do it for that reason.”

Like Chalamet, Jordan has built up something of a reputation with his fashion choices. Among his most eye-catching looks was the Off-White tailored navy pinstripe suit, designed by Abloh, that he wore to the Met Gala last May (18). And in September, the actor’s fashion credentials were given a further boost as he was named the Global Menswear Ambassador of Coach.

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Megan Mullally bought her SAG Awards dresses online

Megan Mullally ended up buying her own dresses to wear as she hosted the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night (27Jan19), after complaining no designers would send her an outfit to wear.The Will & Grace actress looked stunning as she posed for pho…

Megan Mullally ended up buying her own dresses to wear as she hosted the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night (27Jan19), after complaining no designers would send her an outfit to wear.

The Will & Grace actress looked stunning as she posed for photographers on the silver carpet ahead of the ceremony in a black and gold Alexander McQueen dress.

However, while the majority of stars at the occasion were sporting ensembles lent to them by high fashion names, Megan turned to the Internet to find her perfect outfit.

“This is mine, I bought this online. It’s Alexander McQueen. I’m wearing two different dresses in the show that I bought online,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

She added to Access Hollywood: “I always pick out clothes online and buy my own stuff because first of all, I like it because I can just wear what I want to wear but also the major designers are not interested in sending me any dresses.”

Despite her previous complaint that she never gets sent any dresses from designers, which went viral on Twitter after she posted it in December, Megan explained that McQueen had sent her a couple of options, but ultimately she went with the look she bought online.

“I said I am literally hosting. There is a 100 per cent chance that I will be on camera. But people were like, ‘No, no thanks’,” she revealed. “But that’s OK. I think it’s funny but I think it’s interesting for people to know that because I think everybody in the general public thinks well everybody is getting dresses thrown at them left and right, but that’s not actually the case. But I’m not bitter about it at all. I’m actually glad I don’t have to deal with a lot of different personalities. I can just go online and be like, ‘I like that one!’”

Christian Siriano and Marc Bouwer also stepped in and offered to dress Megan after her initial tweet.

Megan isn’t the only star to complain about the unfair discrimination by fashion designers. Singer Bebe Rexha took to Instagram last week to admit she was struggling to find an outfit to wear to the upcoming Grammy Awards because nobody would dress her as she’s a size eight (U.K. size 12).

And screen star Megan insisted Bebe’s situation is “s**t”.

“I don’t like it. If you’re not the right age or not the right size or not the right level of coolness or whatever it is, I mean I think it should be a little more egalitarian,” she mused.

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SAG Awards host Megan Mullally buying her own dress for the bash

Megan Mullally is on the hunt for a dress to buy for her Screen Actors Guild Awards hosting gig, as she says no designers send her anything.The Will & Grace star was announced as the 2019 host earlier this week (begs10Dec18), and while she’s excited to…

Megan Mullally is on the hunt for a dress to buy for her Screen Actors Guild Awards hosting gig, as she says no designers send her anything.

The Will & Grace star was announced as the 2019 host earlier this week (begs10Dec18), and while she’s excited to take to the stage at the prestigious awards show on 27 January, there’s just one problem – her outfit.

“Yes, i will be hosting!! thanks @sagawards!” Megan wrote excitedly on Instagram. “will i be dressed as a spanish senorita? we don’t know. looks like i will be buying my dress online though, as per my usual, even though there is literally a 100 percent chance that i will be on camera, because I’M HOSTING IT. designers do not send me dresses.”

The 60-year-old also raised the issue on her Twitter account alongside a jokey video of her and husband Nick Offerman.

“Now: will literally ANY designers send me a dress…? i mean, i’m hosting it. i will DEF be on camera, so…(sic),” she posted with the praying hand, dress, worried face, American flag and laughing emojis.

Luckily Megan has a plan B, as she’s so used to not being sent any dresses to wear. The star, who has four SAG awards for her work on Will & Grace, has been online shopping but hit another problem when she tried to check out.

“i’m online scrolling through the gowns sections of various websites- which i know how to do pretty well at this point- and then i tried to order something from saks fifth avenue and they cancelled my order. oh, the glamour of it all,” she revealed.

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Designers offer to dress Megan Mullally for SAG Awards after public plea

Megan Mullally has been inundated with offers from designers to dress her for the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards after she struggled to find an outfit.The Will & Grace actress took to Instagram last week (ends16Dec18) to tell fans she would be hunting…

Megan Mullally has been inundated with offers from designers to dress her for the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards after she struggled to find an outfit.

The Will & Grace actress took to Instagram last week (ends16Dec18) to tell fans she would be hunting for the perfect ensemble online because “designers do not send me dresses”.

As predicted, Megan’s post garnered several responses from designers, including Christian Siriano, who replied on her post: “I would love to dress you!”

Siriano has gained something of a reputation for offering to dress celebrities when other designers refuse to do so.

The 33-year-old famously provided Leslie Jones with the outfit she wore on the red carpet at the Ghostbusters premiere in 2016, after the comedy star complained that several other brands did not want to create an ensemble for her.

Following Christian’s response, The Vampire Diaries actress Candice King applauded him and wrote: “The Siriano Bat Signal has lit up the gram (Instagram) and you answered! Yes! So excited to see this happen.”

Marc Bouwer also offered to step in and help Megan, after Million Dollar Matchmaker star Patti Stanger commented on the actress’ post by writing: “@marcbouwer help a stunning sister out! X.”

He replied: “@pattistanger yes. We have dressed the gorgeous Megan before. Would love to create a beautiful gown just for her. But would love to get paid too. Designers work is often taken of granted (sic). I mean would you borrow a sandwich? Love being paid for what I do. And love making my clients beautiful. Such a win in. Megan call me.”

Megan has yet to reveal who she will be wearing to host the star-studded awards ceremony on 27 January.

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