The UK’s biggest entertainment awards will livestream on Lionsgate Play in the Philippines on Feb. 19 at 3 am.
If the US has the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes as the most watched awards shows, then the UK has the British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs.
The prestigious awards celebrate and recognize the best in British and international film talent. This year, Filipino film enthusiasts will be able to experience the excitement live. Lionsgate Play is bringing the 2024 BAFTAs straight to your screen in real time.
Understanding the passion of Filipino fans for globally recognized film events, Lionsgate Play aims to make this glamorous night one to remember by delivering the show directly to local screens. Earlier this year, the platform streamed the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards and the 81st Golden Globe Awards.
The 2024 BAFTAs will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at 7 pm GMT. Filipino audiences can join in the festivities in real time by tuning into Lionsgate Play on Monday, February 19 at 3 am. The entire program will also be available for streaming on-demand, so everyone has the chance to watch the highlights whenever they want.
Here’s what you need to know about this year’s BAFTAs.
The best of the best in film
Oppenheimer is at the forefront with an impressive 13 nominations, followed closely by Poor Things with 11, and both Killers of the Flower Moon and The Zone of Interest with nine each. Other notable films such as Anatomy of a Fall, The Holdovers, Maestro, All of Us Strangers, Barbie, and Saltburn also feature prominently in this year’s nominations, showcasing the diverse range of cinematic masterpieces that have graced our screens in the past year.
Hosted by David Tennant
The BAFTAs will be hosted by renowned actor David Tennant, who brings his unique charm and wit to the event. Audiences worldwide can look forward to the actor’s distinctive flair in hosting, which promises to make the evening memorable.
Eleven out of 23 nominees in the performance categories have received their first BAFTA Film nomination, including Sandra Hüller (Anatomy of a Fall and The Zone of Interest), Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer), Fantasia Barrino and Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple), Colman Domingo (Rustin), Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Dominic Sessa (The Holdovers), Jacob Elordi (Saltburn), Vivian Oparah (Rye Lane), and Teo Yoo (Past Lives).
In the Best Director category, four of the six are first-time director nominees: Jonathan Glazer (The Zone of Interest), Andrew Haigh (All of Us Strangers), Alexander Payne (The Holdovers), and Justine Triet (Anatomy of a Fall). None of the director nominees are previous winners in this category.
Three directors in the 2023-2024 BAFTA Breakthroughs are nominated in addition to Vivian Oparah. Raine Allen-Miller (Rye Lane) and Charlotte Regan (Scrapper) in Outstanding British Film, and Ella Glendining (Is Anybody Out There?) in Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.
How to watch the BAFTAs live
To access the live broadcast of the BAFTAs, simply subscribe to Lionsgate Play and prepare for an unmatched viewing experience. Join us in celebrating excellent storytelling and performances that have captured the imagination of audiences the world over. With Lionsgate Play, the magic of the BAFTAs is just a click away. Mark your calendars for the must-watch event of the year!
BAFTA will livestream on Lionsgate Play on PLDT Home in the Philippines on Monday, February 19 at 3 am. For more information about Lionsgate Play Philippines, visit lionsgateplay.com and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok.