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Rebecca Wang, Member of the Academy Circle, Supports 2016 BAFTA Awards

Strong contenders for “Best Film” highlight a tight race at the 2016 BAFTA Awards

The heavyweights were out at the 2016 BAFTA Awards. Blockbuster films like Bridge of Spies and The Revenant seemed primed to sweep the major film and directing categories, while superstar names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Maggie Smith, and Cate Blanchett came into the ceremony leading their respective acting categories.

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Rebecca Wang supported the star-studded event, which was hosted at the Royal Opera House in London. In attendance was the class of the film industry, with celebrities including Best Supporting Actress winner Kate Winslet, director Steven Spielberg, and Tom Cruise.

The BAFTA Awards nominations have become known as an intriguing comparison to the Oscar nominations across the pond. This year’s BAFTA Awards gave four technical awards to the explosion-ridden action ride Mad Max: Fury Road, which was not nominated for Best Film at the Oscar’s. The Revenant, meanwhile, took three of the major BAFTA awards: Best Film, Best Director for Alejandro Iñárritu, and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio.

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

The BAFTA Awards have risen greatly in prestige in recent years, nearly rivalling the Oscar’s in importance and popularity. This year’s BAFTA awards indicate that The Revenant and Fury Road could have big nights at the Oscar’s.

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has dedicated itself to charities which provide for the year-round education of students in the moving image arts. The Scholarship Programme in particular was designed to provide higher education opportunities for students who show exceptional potential in the Arts, especially in film, television, and video games. In 2013, HRH Prince William also launched the Give Something Back campaign, allowing film studios and Academy members to support other educational programmes focused on igniting creative talent in youngsters.

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Executive producer Rebecca Wang is a member of the Academy Circle and supporter of BAFTA’s charity work. Her involvement has given her a deeper understanding of the positive change that can be achieved through the Arts. “Film and television can foster fantastic creativity and innovations, but for the Arts to truly flourish, we must ensure that the younger generations have the opportunity to discover their own potential,” she said. “BAFTA is not only a leader in the UK film industry, but also in Arts-focused charity.”


Rebecca Wang supports 68th BAFTA Film Awards Ceremony

Rebecca Wang joins celebrity attendees including Professor Stephen Hawking, Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch and David Beckham at the Royal Opera Film Awards ceremony.

Sunday 8th February saw London twinkling with stardust as international film stars from around the world arrived at the Royal Opera House London for the 68th annual BAFTA Film Awards ceremony. Leading figures in the field, including actors Tom Cruise, Reese Witherspoon, Ralph Fiennes, producer Rebecca Wang and director Mike Leigh attended the ceremony, hosted by Stephen Fry.

The excellence in modern British cinema was captured by Sunday’s award decisions. Films that told the stories of outstanding innovators Alan Turing and Professor Stephen Hawking were heavily nominated, and the latter’s early life story in The Theory of Everything gained Outstanding British Film with Eddie Redmayne earning Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking.

Rebecca Wang supports 68th BAFTA Film Awards Ceremony at the Royal Opera Film Awards ceremony 2015

Rebecca Wang supports 68th BAFTA Film Awards Ceremony at the Royal Opera Film Awards ceremony 2015

Boyhood which emerged victorious in the coveted Best Film category also scooped up Best Director for Richard Linklater and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette, while Best Actress went to Julianne Moore for her role in Still Alice.

JK Simmons won Best Supporting Actor, and veteran UK director Mike Leigh was honoured with a highly esteemed BAFTA Fellowship, joining the ranks of previous honourees Charlie Chaplin and Elizabeth Taylor

Outside of the US awards, the BAFTA UK ceremony is considered to be the most significant world-wide. Its results are viewed as reliable predictors for the Academy Awards, which take place two weeks later.

Beyond its renown for celebrating the very best in its fields, BAFTA (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts) is a charity organisation which offers year-round education schemes extending the reach of the moving image arts. Its Scholarship Programme enables British youngsters, especially those gifted in film, television or video games to continue postgraduate study and training in the UK and abroad. In 2013, BAFTA President, HRH Prince William launched the Give Something Back campaign, calling on BAFTA members and film studios to support his initiative.

London-based Hollywood executive producer, Rebecca Wang attended Sunday’s ceremony in her capacity as a member of the Academy Circle and is a longstanding supporter of the Scholarship Programme.

She said:

It is both a pleasure and a privilege for me to give something back and play a part in helping extend and develop the remarkable range of talent in the United Kingdom. These young people are the future of excellence in the field of creative moving arts and will ensure that the very best in film, television and video continues to be accessible for, and appreciated by, the British public.

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