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'The Shape of Water' leads nominations for BAFTA awards

LONDON (Reuters) – Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy “The Shape of Water” leads the field for next month’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards after securing 12 nominations on Tuesday. Director Guillermo del Toro attends the premiere of “The Shape of Water” in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 15, 2017. REUTERS/David McNew World War II drama “The Darkest ...

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Bafta Film Awards 2018: All the nominees

The nominations for this year’s Bafta Film Awards have been announced. Here are the contenders in the key categories: Best film Call Me By Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk The Shape Of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Outstanding British film Darkest Hour The Death of Stalin God’s Own Country Lady Macbeth Paddington 2 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri To ...

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The Shape of Water leads Bafta nominations

The Shape of Water leads this year’s Bafta film award nominations, with 12 nods in total. The fantasy romance stars British actress Sally Hawkins as a janitor who forms a relationship with an amphibious creature being held in captivity. Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri both received nine nominations. Gary Oldman, Jamie Bell and Daniel Kaluuya are among ...

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Sound of 2018: American Teen star Khalid is fourth

Media playback is unsupported on your device US R&B sensation Khalid has taken fourth place in BBC Music’s Sound of 2018 list, which tips acts for success in the next 12 months. The 19-year-old is already a star in the US where his debut album, American Teen, has sold over a million copies. Written while he was at high school, ...

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Ant and Dec nominated for NTAs (again)

Ant and Dec have been nominated once again at the National Television Awards. And, to be honest with you, there’s a good chance they’ll take home the prize for best TV presenter – as they’ve won it for the last 16 years in a row. They’re nominated alongside Bradley Walsh, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield in the category. The NTAs ...

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Watchdog asks BBC for Carrie Gracie 'facts'

The UK’s equality watchdog will write to the BBC asking for information following claims of pay inequality by its former China editor Carrie Gracie. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said it would consider whether further action is required based on the BBC’s response. Ms Gracie said she resigned because she could not “collude” in a policy of “unlawful ...

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Bella Thorne 'sexually abused' until she was 14

Bella Thorne has revealed she was sexually and physically abused as a child in a candid Instagram post. The actress, who starred in Disney’s Shake It Up and is now aged 20, said the abuse took place “from the day I can remember till I was 14”. She said she was sharing her experience in support of the Time’s Up ...

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17 of Seth Meyers' best jokes from the Golden Globes

The opening monologue at the Golden Globes can often be more interesting and entertaining than the awards themselves. The ceremony has only had a regular host since 2010, when Ricky Gervais was hired to front the awards. The tone he set has stayed ever since – opening with a cutting monologue about Hollywood, often mocking many of the stars present. ...

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Meryl Streep and Mariah Carey had a major Globes mix-up

Seat fillers at awards ceremonies are normally paid a pretty penny to cover for celebrity guests when they go to the toilet. At this year’s Golden Globes, Mariah Carey did the job for free after accidentally taking Meryl Streep’s seat during an ill-timed toilet break. The diva tweeted that she found herself sitting next to Steven Spielberg and asked Streep ...

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Was this Oprah's overture for the Oval Office?

On Sunday night, Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to win the Cecil B. deMille Award at the Golden Globes. However, some are calling for her to make history in another way, by becoming the first female President of the United States. It all started with a joke. During his opening monologue, Golden Globes host Seth Meyers claimed his ...

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