AWARD SHOW SEASON CONTINUES ON HOLLYWOOD SUITE WITH CANADIAN EXCLUSIVE BROADCASTS OF THE BAFTA FILM AWARDS AND FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS | Hollywood Suite
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AWARD SHOW SEASON CONTINUES ON HOLLYWOOD SUITE WITH CANADIAN EXCLUSIVE BROADCASTS OF THE BAFTA FILM AWARDS AND FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS


January 9, 2019

Cheers, Sweetie! Absolutely Fabulous’ Joanna Lumley hosts the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) for second consecutive year on February 10 at 6 p.m. ET.

34th Film Independent Spirit Awards hosted by much-loved Parks and Recreation actress Aubrey Plaza airs live on February 23 at 5 p.m. ET.

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TORONTO, January 10, 2018 — On the heels of yesterday’s BAFTA nomination announcement, Hollywood Suite is excited to once again bring Canadians the prestigious EE British Film Academy Awards on February 10 at 6 p.m. ET and the celebrity-filled Film Independent Spirit Awards live on February 23 at 5 p.m. ET. Fans of funny woman Joanna Lumley can rejoice as she returns to host the BAFTAs for the second consecutive year, and Aubrey Plaza is sure to bring her deadpan wit as host of the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

2019 EE British Academy Film Awards
Sunday, February 10 at 6 p.m. ET on HS00
Hosted by Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous)

Hosted by British actress Joanna Lumley for the second consecutive year, this London-based award show celebrates the best in film from the UK and around the world. The Favourite is the favourite with 12 nominations and poignant Mexican drama, Roma, follows with seven, as do First Man, A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody. As a nod to woke times, the BAFTAs are setting the stage for change in film by implementing new eligibility requirements in the categories for Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer to increase inclusion and depiction of under-represented groups.

Find the full list of nominees here.

34th Film Independent Spirit Awards
LIVE Saturday, February 23 at 5 p.m. ET on HS00
Hosted by Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation)

Join first-time host Aubrey Plaza as the Film Independent Spirit Awards air live from Santa Monica on Oscar weekend, February 23 at 5 p.m. ET. Coming-of-age film We the Animals leads the nominations with five in total, followed by Eighth Grade, First Reformed and You Were Never Really Here with four respectively.

Find the full list of nominees here.

Paying Homage to Award Shows
In honour of Hollywood Suite‘s award show coverage, the channel is airing award-winning heavy-hitters all February long. Among these 45 films that have won a BAFTA or Film Independent Spirit Award are:

Moonlight (2016) on HS00 – Film Independent Spirit Award winner for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Editing and Robert Altman Award

Pi (1998) on HS90 – Film Independent Spirit Award winner for Best First Screenplay

Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) on HS80 – BAFTA winner for Best Direction

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) on HS70 – BAFTA winner for Best Film, Best British Film, Best British Actor and Best British Screenplay

For more information on Hollywood Suite‘s February line-up, including its Valentine’s Day classics, visit hollywoodsuite.ca/schedule/

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