The 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) and the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards air Exclusively on Hollywood Suite This February | Hollywood Suite

The 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) and the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards air Exclusively on Hollywood Suite This February

January 23, 2017

– The BAFTAs premiere Sunday, Feb. 12 at 6pm ET –
– The Film Independent Spirit Awards air LIVE on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 5pm ET –

TORONTO (January 23, 2017) – The 2017 Hollywood award season is underway and Hollywood Suite is joining in the glitz and glamour as the exclusive home for the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday, Feb. 12 and the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Feb. 25.


The 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs)

Airing Sunday, Feb. 12 at 6pm ET (repeated at 8pm ET and 10pm ET)
Available via
On Demand and HSGO starting Sunday, Feb. 26
Hosted by actor and comedian
Stephen Fry (The Great Indoors, Bones, The Black Adder)

The BAFTAs are seen as a major indicator for the Academy Awards, and have become one of the most important award shows with most of the year’s big nominees trekking to London to attend the show. Emma Stone, Emily Blunt, Andrew Garfield, Hugh Grant, Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, Casey Affleck, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, Dev Patel, Mahershala Ali, Michelle Williams, and Nicole Kidman are nominated in major categories. In contention for Best Film are Arrival; I, Daniel Blake; La La Land; Manchester by the Sea; and Moonlight. Canadian nominees this year include Ryan Gosling for his role in La La Land and Director Denis Villeneuve for Arrival. For the full list of nominations, click here.

Encore presentations to air:

  • Monday, Feb. 13 at 1pm ET
  • Thursday, Feb. 16 at 9pm ET
  • Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2:55pm ET
  • Sunday, Feb. 26 at 12pm ET


2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Airing LIVE on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 5pm ET (repeated at 7pm ET and 9pm ET)
Hosted by actors and comedians Nick Kroll (Parks And Recreation, Kroll Show) and John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live, Mulaney, Kroll Show).

Now in its 32nd year, the Film Independent Spirit Awards is an annual celebration honouring the best in independent filmmaking and some of the year’s most critically acclaimed films. Broadcast live from a tent on the beach in Santa Monica, the event serves as a relaxed, spontaneous low-key lead-up to the Academy Awards. This year’s nominees include Natalie Portman, Casey Affleck, Annette Bening, Ruth Negga, Viggo Mortensen, Molly Shannon, Jesse Plemons, Isabelle Huppert, David Harewood, and more. The nominees up for Best Feature are American Honey, Moonlight, Manchester By The Sea, Jackie, and Chronic. Find the full list of nominees here.

Encore presentations to air:

  • Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2:05pm ET and 7pm ET
  • Wednesday, Mar. 1 at 4pm ET and 11pm ET


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