Director Ken Loach thanked the people of Newcastle, after 'I, Daniel Blake' won Outstanding British Film at this year's BAFTAs.Read the full story ›
Praise is pouring in on social media for Newcastle-based film I, Daniel Blake after it received five BAFTA nominations.Read the full story ›
Newcastle-based film I, Daniel Blake has received five BAFTA nominations.Read the full story ›
Geordie presenting duo Ant and Dec have been nominated for three British Academy Television Awards this year.
They are up for BAFTAs for Entertainment Performance and Entertainment Programme for ITV's Saturday Night Takeaway.
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is also nominated in the Reality & Constructed Factual category.
Geordie TV duo Ant and Dec's show Saturday Night Takeaway won best entertainment show and the presenters, from Newcastle, also won the Bafta for entertainment performance.
Director Tom Hooper said he was thrilled for both Jackman and Hathaway.
I'm thrilled to see Hugh being Bafta-nominated. He really carried this picture from first round to the last, and gives it an incredible emotional through line.I was staggered when I worked with him, the understanding of the human condition that he brought particularly to the older years of Jean Valjean. He's only in his early 40s and doesn't have the life experience of this character and when he gets to the end of the film and his declining days, his understanding of that moment is so powerful. I'm really pleased to see him honoured.
With Anne, this song she sings - I Dreamed A Dream - continues to knock people out. People keep being amazed by her performance and having such strong emotional reactions to it. She's so gifted and people weep for the character.I am definitely disappointed but I am consoled that Steven Spielberg woke up to the same news this morning. I feel like I'm in good company if I'm with him.