Amy Schumer to receive the “Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy”
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles, also known as BAFTA, is set to award comedian, writer, actress, and producer Amy Schumer with the “Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy”. Past recipients include Sacha Baron Cohen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ben S... [Read More]
Ben Stiller Wins BAFTA/LA's Britannia Award for Comedy
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles has named Ben Stiller recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, BAFTA Los Angeles announced on Tuesday. [Read More]
Baftas? We're in the Thick Of It | Chortle
Satire's clean sweep - The Thick Of It cleaned up at the Bafta awards on Sunday night, wining gongs for best sitcom, and best comedy actor and actress. Peter Capaldi, who plays fierce spin doctor Malcolm Tucker, and Rebecca Front – aka hapless minister Nicola Murray – were awarded their accolades at the London Palladium. [Read More]
US citizenship liberated Brit comic Tracey Ullman | ONE NEWS
British comedy transplant Tracey Ullman says it's been only since she became a US citizen in 2006 that she has really felt free to lampoon American culture. "It freed me psychologically," Ullman said. "I committed to living here and I got to understand the politics and the culture. You can't comment on a society unless you've lived it." Some 20 years and seven Emmys after moving to Hollywood, Ullman is getting a lifetime achievement award on Friday that reflects the American-English hybrid she s... [Read More]
BAFTAs 2009: TV Winners: French, Suanders
Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders were jointly given the academy fellowship, and Saunders said in her acceptance speech: "This is a huge honour and after 30 years it's kind of like the cherry on the icing on the cake." After accepting the award from Dame Helen Mirren, Saunders joked that though she and French were retired as a comedy duo, they were available for work in her "award-winning films". Mad Men won an international award over over The Wire, Dexter and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. [Read More]
Tracey Ullman honored by BAFTA
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles will honor Tracey Ullman with its first-ever BAFTA/LA Charlie Chaplin Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy. The award will be presented May 8 at the British Comedy Festival's awards ceremony at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The festival and awards take place during Los Angeles' BritWeek 2009, which runs April 21-May 8. [Read More]