BAFTA 2021 to be held on April 11, eligibility period extended

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jun 16, 2020, 08:22 AM IST


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BAFTA 2021 was earlier slated for Fenruary 14. 

The British Academy Film and Television Awards now has a new date. After it was earlier pushed to February 14 because of the coronavirus pandemic, BAFTA has been pushed further so that it doesn't coincide with Oscars ceremony.

Oscars, too, have been postponed further. They will now be held on April 25. 

On Monday, BAFTA said the upcoming British Academy Film Awards will be held on April 11, 2021, allowing the UK awards show to remain among the last of the Oscar precursors. The films will thus also have an extended eligibility period. 

In a statement, the British Academy said, "The date for the 2022 Film Awards, announced last year as 13 February, is currently under consideration as part of the awards review (set up following this year’s film nominations), and any changes will be published once the review has been completed, alongside other findings and recommendations."

BAFTA will reveal further details in later announcements for the ceremony.