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BAFTA LA Postpones Britannia Awards to 2021 Due to Pandemic

The subsequent British Academy Britannia Awards ceremony has been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, BAFTA LA introduced on Tuesday.

“BAFTA’s focus in Los Angeles during 2020 will continue to be on its year-round membership programming, educational initiatives, and new talent programs, reaffirming its commitment to keep people connected, creatively inspired and supported during these challenging circumstances,” BAFTA LA stated in a press release to TheWrap. “Since the onset of the pandemic, BAFTA has focused on delivering its programs and initiatives safely through virtual platforms.”

The Awards are offered yearly at The British Academy Britannia Awards gala dinner, which celebrates the connection between the British and American leisure industries. The first Britannia Award was offered in 1989 to Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, producer of the James Bond movies. Last yr’s Britannia Awards, hosted on Oct 25, 2019, honored Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Jane Fonda, Norman Lear, Jordan Peele and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

This yr, the GSA BAFTA Student Film Awards have been hosted as a web-based initiative with filmmakers becoming a member of panels and displays from all over the world, the BAFTA Newcomers Program has expanded from an LA program to at least one together with contributors primarily based in New York, the BAFTA Breakthrough program has launched within the United States to help rising expertise throughout America, and a world program of on-line Screenings and Q&As proceed for Members.

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