FOLLOWING THE PROGRAM, MUSEUM WILL PUBLISH LITTLEFEATHER’S FOUR-HOUR VISUAL HISTORY.
Los Angeles, Calif. – On September 17, 2022, the Academy Museum will host An Evening with Sacheen Littlefeather, a special program of conversation, healing, and celebration that will reflect on the historic 1973 Academy Awards® ceremony during which Sacheen Littlefeather (Apache/Yaqui/AZ) declined Marlon Brando’s Academy Award at his request.
The event, programmed by Littlefeather and produced by Academy Museum Vice President of Education and Public Engagement Amy Homma, is part of the museum’s ongoing dedication to create programs and exhibitions in partnership with film artists and communities that illuminate the entertainment industry’s past and pave the way for meaningful change in its future.
As An Evening with Sacheen Littlefeather is at capacity, the museum will livestream the program on its YouTube channel. The program will be available until Friday September 23. A standby line will also be available at the museum starting at 2pm PDT on Saturday, September 17.
In addition, the museum will publish a nearly four-hour visual history of Littlefeather, interviewed by Academy Museum Director and President Jacqueline Stewart, following An Evening with Sacheen Littlefeather at 7 pm PDT. Details will be shared following the event.
The evening’s program will include a land acknowledgement courtesy of Virginia Carmelo (Tongva/So. CA), a reading of the Academy’s letter of apology to Littlefeather, Native American performances, and a conversation between Littlefeather and Academy Member, producer, and co-chair of the Academy’s Indigenous Alliance Bird Runningwater (Cheyenne/Mescalero Apache/NM). Additional performers and speakers will include Academy CEO Bill Kramer, traditional vocalist and singer Calina Lawrence (Suquamish/WA), former Academy President David Rubin, incoming Academy President Janet Yang, emcee Earl Neconie (Kiowa/OK), emcee Jacqueline Stewart, Michael Bellanger (Ojibiway/MN & Kickapoo/OK) and the All Nation Singers and Dancers, and Steve Bohay (Kiowa/OK) and the Sooner Nation Singers and Dancers, and the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers with Joe Tohonnie (Apache/AZ).
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures 6067 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036
Saturday, September 17, 2022. 5 pm PDT.
ABOUT THE ACADEMY MUSEUM The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries are open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.
About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries are open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm.
About the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the arts and sciences of the movies, including public programming, screenings, publications, educational outreach, exhibitions, and more.
TUNE IN! STARS ADDED TO THE LINEUP FOR 74TH EMMY® AWARDS SEPT. 12 Los Angeles, Calif. — (Sept. 11, 2022) — The Television Academy and NBC today announced a second group of top talent set to appear at the 74th Emmy® Awards hosted by Kenan Thompson Monday, Sept. 12, on NBC and will simultaneously stream live on Peacock. Talent includes: ● Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) ● Gael García Bernal (Station Eleven) ● RuPaul Charles (RuPaul’s Drag Race) – WINNER, Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program; Outstanding Competition Program; (Drag Race: Untucked!) – Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program ● Ismael Cruz Córdova (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power) ● Rosario Dawson (The Book of Boba Fett; Dopesick) ● Ayo Edebiri (The Bear) ● Taron Egerton (Black Bird) ● Regina Hall (Honk for Jesus: Save Your Soul) ● Paul Walter Hauser (Black Bird; Cobra Kai) ● Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor) ● Mindy Kaling (Never Have I Ever; The Sex Lives of College Girls) ● Markella Kavenagh (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power) ● Jake Lacy (The White Lotus) – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie ● Juliette Lewis (Yellowjackets) ● Lizzo (Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls) – Outstanding Competition Program ● Kumail Nanjiani (Welcome to Chippendales) ● Steve Martin (Only Murders in the Building) – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series; Outstanding Comedy Series; Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series ● Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.) ● B.J. Novak (The Premise) ● Chris O’Donnell (NCIS: Los Angeles) ● Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story) – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie ● Shonda Rhimes (Inventing Anna) – Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series ● Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building) – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series; Outstanding Comedy Series ● Sofía Vergara (America’s Got Talent) ● Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) ● Chandra Wilson (Grey’s Anatomy) ● Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live) – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series As previously announced, EGOT winner John Legend will perform “Pieces” off his new album LEGEND for the “in memoriam” segment of the show. Additionally, GRAMMY Award-winning artist Zedd will DJ for the evening, and comedian Sam Jay will act as the announcer. The 74th Emmy Awards, produced by Done+Dusted in association with Hudlin Entertainment and directed by Hamish Hamilton, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Monday, Sept. 12, (8:00-11:00 PM EDT/5:00-8:00 PM PDT) on NBC and will simultaneously stream live on Peacock. In order to create a more inclusive experience for blind and visually impaired viewers, NBCUniversal is proud to present the full NBC broadcast with live audio description on the Secondary Audio Program channel (SAP), provided by Descriptive Video Works. The broadcast will be available with additional audio narration, describing the rich visuals of the Emmys. For more information, please visit emmys.com. About the Television Academy The Television Academy strives to shape and advance the dynamic television landscape and advocate for the global television industry capturing the zeitgeist of a new generation of entertainment. Through its innovative programs, publications and events, the Academy and its Foundation endeavors to foster and empower the diverse community of storytellers fueling the medium while celebrating those who have excelled in the industry, recognizing their achievements through awards and accolades, including the coveted Primetime Emmy® Award. For more information, please visit TelevisionAcademy.com.
Monday, September 12
NBC Digital Streaming 74th Emmy Awards Preshow Hosted by Zuri Hall and Justin Sylvester Live on Peacock and NBC Twitter starting 4:00 PM PT/7:00 PM ET Also available on E! News Twitter, and TODAY.com/TODAY All Day
E! Entertainment Coverage Before and After the Emmys telecast:
Live From E!: Countdown to the Emmys Featuring Emmy-nominated television host Karamo, pop culture expert Naz Perez and E! style correspondent Zanna Roberts Rassi 2:00 PM PT/5:00 PM ET
Live From E!: Emmys Hosted by award-winning actress Laverne Cox and special guest Loni Love 3:00 PM PT/6:00 PM ET
The Official Emmys Pre-Show Livestreaming on the Emmys Red Carpet on @nbc & @enews Twitter, eonline.com, Today All Day on today.com, and the E! News app featuring Justin Sylvester and Zuri Hall 4:00 PM PT/7:00 PM ET
Live From E!: Emmys After Party Featuring Justin Sylvester, Naz Perez, Loni Love and Tim Kash 11:00 PM ET/PT Immediately following the Emmys
KTLA Live From The Emmys Hosted by Sam Rubin and Jessica Holmes, Doug Kolk and Megan Henderson 3:00 – 5:00 PM PT
PEOPLE & Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live: 74th Emmy Awards Hosted by Jeremy Parsons and Janine Rubenstein. Streaming 3:00 PM PT / 6:00 PM ET on People.com, EW.com, PEOPLE and EW’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages as well as PeopleTV.
International Broadcasts The 74th Emmy Awards can be viewed in these countries and territories:
Africa M-Net Channel 101 Live: Tuesday, September 13 at 03:00 CAT Encore: Tuesday, September 20 at 21:30 CAT
Armed Forces Network/Prime Atlantic Channel Live: Monday, September 12 at 8:00 PM ET Encore: Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 PM Viewer Time Overseas
Australia FOX ARENA Live: Tuesay, September 13 at 10:00 AM AEST Encore: Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30 PM AEST
Belgium Play More Cinema Live: Tuesday, September 13 at 02:00 AM CET
Canada CTV Television Network Live: Monday, September 12 at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT Encore: Monday, September 12 at 8:00 PM PT Vancouver Only
Central Europe AMC Hungary, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia: Live: Tuesday, September 13 Preshow at 01:00 AM, Emmy Awards at 02:00 AM Romania and Bulgaria: LIve: Tuesday, September 13 Preshow at 02:00 AM, Emmy Awards at 03:00 AM
Croatia HRT1 Live: Tuesday, September 13 at 1:00 AM HRT2 Encore: 90 min. edit: Wednesday, September 14 at 17.35 PM
Denmark TV2 Zulu Tape Delay: Wednesday, September 14 at 21:00 Encores: Friday, September 16 at 11:00 PM CET Saturday September 25 at 12 midday CET
France serieclub Live: Tuesday, September 13 at 2:00 AM CEST
Germany TNT Serie Live: Red Carpet Tuesday, September 13 at 1:00 AM CET Live: Emmy Awards Tuesday, September 13 at 2:00 AM CET Encore: Tuesday, September 13 at 8:15 PM
Greece Cosmote Cinema 1HD Live: Emmy Awards Tuesday, September 13 at 3:00 AM CET+1 Encore: Tuesday, September 13 at 21.00 PM / Monday, September 19 at 13:00 PM / Sunday, September 25 at 17.45 PM / Friday, September 30 at 09:20 AM
Indonesia CATCHPLAY+ Live: Tuesday, September 13 at 07.00 AM
India Lionsgate Play Live: Tuesday, September 13 at 5;30 AM IST
Israel yes TV Comedy Live: Tuesday, September 13 at 3:00 AM EDT
Italy Sky Italia Live: Preshow Monday, September 12 at 1:00 AM LIve: Monday, September 12 at 2:00 AM
Japan U-NEXT Live: Red Carpet Tuesday, September 13 at 8:00 AM Live: Emmy Awards Tuesday, September 13 at 9:00 AM
Latin America TNT Live: Monday, September 12 at 19:00 (Mexico, Colombia, Panama) Live: Monday, September 12 at 20:00 (Venezuela) Live: Monday, September 12 at 21:00 (Argentina, Chile, Brazil)
TNT Series Live: Monday, September 12 at 19:00 (Mexico, Colombia, Panama) Live: Monday, September 12 at 20:00 (Venezuela) Live: Monday, September 12 at 21:00 (Argentina, Chile, Brazil)
Malaysia Lionsgate Play Live: Tuesday, September 13 at 8:00 AM MY
Middle East OSN Showcase Live: Tuesday, September 13 at 00.00 GMT Encore: Wednesday, September 14, at 17.00 GMT
Netherlands OUTtv Live: Monday, September 12 at 2:00 AM CEST
New Zealand Vibe (Channel 006 on SKY Network) Live: Tuesday, September 13 at 12:00 PM (NZ Time) Encore: Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30 PM (NZ Time)
Philippines Lionsgate Play Live: Tuesday, September 13 at 8:00 AM PH
Portugal SIC CARAS Live: Tuesday, September 13 at 1:00 AM
Spain and Andorra Telefonica, Movistar+, Movistar Seriesmania Live: Tuesday, September 13 at 1:30 AM CET
Taiwan CATCHPLAY+ Live: Tuesday, September 13 at 8:00 AM
United Kingdom Sky Showcase Live Coverage begins: Tuesday, September 13 at 23.00 GMT
Los Angeles, Calif. – The Television Academy and NBC today announced the first group of stars set to appear on the 74th Emmy Awards hosted by Kenan Thompson on Monday, September 12.
Will Arnett (Murderville)
Angela Bassett (9-1-1; American Horror Story)
Vanessa Bayer (I Love That for You)
Kelly Clarkson (The Kelly Clarkson Show)
Ariana DeBose (Schmigadoon!; Westworld)
Taye Diggs (All American; The Best Man: The Final Chapters)
Hannah Einbinder (Hacks) — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building) — Outstanding Comedy Series
Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
Jung Ho-yeon (Squid Game) — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game) — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live!) — Outstanding Variety Talk Series;(Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes’) — Outstanding Variety Special (Live)
Diego Luna (Andor; Narcos: Mexico)
Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Organized Crime)
Seth Meyers (Late Night with Seth Meyers) — Outstanding Variety Talk Series; (Late Night with Seth Meyers: CORRECTIONS) — Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series
Amy Poehler (Lucy and Desi) — Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special; Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program; (Making It) — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program
Molly Shannon (I Love That for You)
Jean Smart (Hacks) — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Kerry Washington (Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes’) — Outstanding Variety Special (Live)
Natalie Zea (La Brea; Justified)
The 74th Emmy Awards, produced by Done+Dusted in association with Hudlin Entertainment and directed by Hamish Hamilton, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 12 (8:00-11:00 PM EDT/5:00-8:00 PM PDT) on the NBC Television Network and will simultaneously stream live on Peacock.
In order to create a more inclusive experience for blind and visually impaired viewers, NBCUniversal is proud to present the full NBC broadcast with live audio description on the Secondary Audio Program channel (SAP), provided by Descriptive Video Works. The broadcast will be available with additional audio narration, describing the rich visuals of the Emmys.
For more information, please visit Emmys.com.
Done+Dusted will produce the telecast in association with Hudlin Entertainment.
In honor of Queen Elizabeth II and her support of the arts and entertainment, revisit this 1992 emmy magazine article celebrating the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Los Angeles, Calif. – Queen Elizabeth II has been a familiar presence on television screens the world over. The UK’s longest-serving monarch, who died today, September 8, 2022, at the age of ninety-six, made hundreds of TV appearances over the course of her seventy-year reign — including her annual Christmas speech to the British Empire.
In 2016, she made her mark on American television when the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series The Crown premiered. The dramatic series aims to encompass her reign from young adulthood — when she was crowned at the age of twenty-five — to the present. As the character has aged, she has been portrayed by actresses Claire Foy, then by Olivia Colman — both of whom won Emmys for their work — and next by Imelda Staunton.
While it is unknown whether the royal family watches The Crown (though it is rumored they do), what is known is that the Queen made her love and appreciation of the arts official by bestowing appointments to the Order of the British Empire — including awards given to actors Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Daniel Day-Lewis and Ian McKellen, to name but a few.
Queen Elizabeth II was also a financial supporter of the arts, and gifted the royalties from the famed British television documentary Royal Family — which aired on BBC 1 and ITV in June of 1969 — to the Society of Film and Television Arts (SFTA) — a forerunner of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). The gift enabled the organization to move its offices to the former home of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours — a facility that was renovated to include two modern screening theaters, a members’ lounge and bar, a dining space and a conference suite.
The hope for the relationship between BAFTA and the Television Academy, as expressed in emmy magazine contributor Noble Wilson’s 1992 article, was to “establish a facility for visiting members, so that [Television Academy] members visiting London and BAFTA members traveling to Los Angeles could find a home away from home.”
A special relationship indeed.
Just 110 years ago, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours opened its prestigious galleries on London’s Piccadilly. Today the “pictures” there are on film or tape, and the galleries have become the home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1976, the facility now has two modern screening theaters, a members’ lounge and bar, as well as a very handsome dining and conference suite.
BAFTA is the amalgam of the former British Film Academy and the Guild of Television Producers and Directors. Its 2,200 members work in both the film and television industries, 400 of them as expatriate members in Los Angeles. While the interests of TV and film members have not always coincided, separate academies would find it very difficult to achieve the necessary support and funding; it is also quite evident that the two media are coming ever closer together, both in production and in the arrangements for distribution. Special effects, created electronically on videotape and then transferred to film, are being used by more and more filmmakers; while television programs are made on film, often for showing in movie theaters before airing on TV.
The academy has a royal president, Princess Anne, who takes much interest in its affairs. The vice-president is the celebrated producer-director Sir Richard Attenborough. There’s a council and a board of management, both working under the overall chairmanship of Richard Price, of one of the U.K.’s leading independent production and distribution houses and an old friend of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) [now known as the Television Academy]. Day-to-day administration is in the hands of Tony Byrne, with his staff of forty.
What does BAFTA do? Well, its prime purpose, like that of ATAS, is the promotion of excellence, and many of its strategies in pursuit of that purpose are very similar to those of its American cousin: the giving of awards, training, mounting of special events and tributes, and screenings of its members’ work. Indeed the frequent showing of new feature films is one of the most popular activities.
The televised awards, of course, give BAFTA its highest public profile. The telecast of the production and performance awards from London’s Grosvenor House Hotel usually achieves an audience of more than 10 million (about a 40 rating) and has on occasion pulled in 13 million. BBC Television and one of the ITV companies, London Weekend (LWT), alternate in providing the coverage.
This year it was the turn of LWT, with the well-known talk-show host Michael Aspel, as master of ceremonies. Among the distinguished guests was ATAS executive director James L. Loper, who regularly takes advantage of this event to talk with some of the leading figures in British television. During the evening the PBS documentary series The Civil War, made by Ken Burns’s Florentine Films, was named best foreign program. Highlights also included the presentation of special awards to Audrey Hepburn and Sir John Gielgud.
A separate craft awards ceremony is usually held a week before the production awards in a venue outside London. This year it took place in Bristol, and the awards were given out in the presence of Prince Edward.
The system of nomination and voting for the production and performance awards is lengthy but comprehensive: All full members are invited to nominate programs screened during the preceding twelve months; the ten programs achieving the highest number of nominations, together with another five put forward by the program awards committee, are sent back to the members; members then choose four programs out of the fifteen; finally peer group juries vote for the winners from the four highest- scoring nominations.
The voting procedure for the craft awards is broadly similar.
Inevitably there have been criticisms of the system over the years, but so far no one has come up with anything that is thought to be fairer or more democratic. Edward Mirzoeff, BAFTA’s vice-chairman of television, likes to think that there could be a way of making absolutely sure that excellent programs that just aren’t seen by enough members, or that in the plethora of a year’s programming just get forgotten, can find their way into the final fifteen. Not an easy problem and one that must be only too familiar to award givers the world over.
In collaboration with Shell U.K., BAFTA has mounted a number of varied events and initiatives. There have been several tribute awards to famous British artists such as Julie Andrews, Sean Connery, and Michael Caine; it has produced study guides to promote the use of film in schools and an information packet on careers in film and television; it has supported Screenwriters’ Studio, the U.K.’s only master class for film and TV scriptwriting; it has sponsored a Fulbright fellowship in film and television studies and organized a nationwide rally of famous classic cars in aid of a charity; together with Central Television and the British Council it organized a festival of British film and television in Kiev, Ukraine, in 1990; and last year, at the invitation of the Library of Congress, BAFTA, and Central Television, with the help of many other British companies, mounted a similar festival in Washington, D.C., during the state visit of Queen Elizabeth II. And that’s just some of a long list of activities.
By now you will be wondering where the money comes from. There are a number of sources of funding. Over the last three years Shell U.K. has provided $5.25 million to help fund the special events of the kind mentioned above. It’s not known why the company decided not to maintain its support, or if it is, nobody’s telling. The official line is that the deal was for a maximum of three years. Others have suggested that a change of chairman at Shell or pressure from the parent company, Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands, may have been the reason. However BAFTA’s plans for special events in the coming year or two are not going to be spoiled; new corporate backing from a number of sources has been found, and the mood is one of optimism.
Individual full membership costs $166 a year; corporate membership runs $8,750, or $17,500 if you are a “foundation member.” Corporate members can entertain at BAFTA events, get reduced rates for using facilities at the BAFTA center, and thus have access to television and film personalities at the highest executive level. In February a British car manufacturer invited its clients to a champagne supper in the center, followed by the screening of a new film in the 200-seat theater.
What of the future? Chairman Richard Price says he is keen to see the promotion of excellence extended to include more categories of programming. At the moment the awards for production and performance are in the fields of drama, factual programs, light entertainment, comedy, news and remote broadcasts, music, and children’s and arts programs. Price hopes that recognition can be given to such programs as talk shows, sports, and daytime programming. He also feels that the skills and talents of those who make commercials should not be ignored. It’s not immediately clear how these ideas can be realized, but they will certainly have the backing of many people in the industry.
Price has already introduced a new source of funds: a lifetime member ship in BAFTA for a single payment of $1,925. At a stroke that brought in a bonus of $115,000!
And BAFTA recently introduced sep arate awards for programs made for Scottish and Welsh audiences. This year the ceremonies were held in Glasgow, Scotland, and Cardiff, Wales, and according to Price, who attended both events, many of the programs (which are normally not seen outside the respective national borders) were of high quality.
There’s no doubt that the relationship between BAFTA and ATAS is much appreciated: Both Richard Price and director Tony Byrne feel there is real benefit to be had in the mutual exchange of experience and in personal contact. On a practical level it’s hoped to establish a facility for visiting members, so that ATAS members visiting London and BAFTA members traveling to Los Angeles could find a home away from home.
I recently asked Tony Byrne what gave him the most job satisfaction over the last year. He said that despite months of hard-hitting recession, BAFTA has been able to stay on course and even pick up a little speed. An achievement indeed.
This article originally appeared in the May/June 1992 issue of emmy magazine under the title, “Europe Report: A British Salute to Excellence.”
A message from BAFTA regarding Her Majesty The Queen.
8 September 2022
A message regarding Her Majesty The Queen.
We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen, whose close association with the Academy spanned 50 years.
Through her various patronages, The Queen was renowned for her support of the UK’s creative industries, having been patron of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Royal Variety Charity and the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund. Over the years, The Queen has visited countless film and television organisations, supporting their efforts by highlighting the work they do.
In 1972, The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh generously gave their share of the profits from the documentary film Royal Family to the Society of Film and Television Arts (SFTA, a forerunner of BAFTA) as a donation towards a new headquarters for the Society. The original idea to have a headquarters was conceived in early 1970 by Richard Cawston, a producer of Royal Family.
The official opening of BAFTA’s new headquarters at 195 Piccadilly, in March 1976, was conducted by The Queen and attended by past Presidents of the organisation, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and HRH Princess Anne, who was President at the time. On the occasion of the official opening, the Society of Film and Television Arts was renamed the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Five decades on, 195 Piccadilly remains BAFTA’s iconic London home and is at the heart of the Academy’s charitable activity.
The Queen played a significant role in one of the most ambitious overseas initiatives the Academy has ever undertaken, when in 1990, the Library of Congress in Washington invited BAFTA to organise a joint Festival of British Film and Television. The Academy organised a major British cultural programme in 1991 for the first state visit to Washington by The Queen and The Duke since 1976. The Queen supported numerous events within the festival, including the Great British Picture Show at the Library of Congress, at which over 100 feature films were screened within a week. The Queen also attended a BAFTA lunch at The Jefferson Building, together with The Duke, which included a presentation of a British Academy Special Award to actress Angela Lansbury by Sir Richard Attenborough.
In 1996, when the Academy celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special event at 195 Piccadilly, The Queen and The Duke attended this milestone in the organisation’s history and to mark the occasion there were presentations of a Lifetime Achievement Award to cinematographer Freddie Young and the BAFTA Fellowship to Dame Maggie Smith.
The Queen received her own BAFTA on 4 April 2013, the occasion of a reception for the British film industry hosted by Her Majesty at Windsor Castle. An honorary British Academy Special Award was presented by Sir Kenneth Branagh in recognition of The Queen’s outstanding patronage of the film and television industries.
The Queen occupies a unique place in the Academy’s history and will be missed enormously.
Our thoughts are with our President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge and the Royal Family, to whom we offer our deepest sympathy.
Valencia, Calif. – Join the City of Santa Clarita and The Cube for the inaugural Community Skate Day! Residents are invited to join us at The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center, Powered by FivePoint | Valencia (27745 Smyth Drive) on Sunday, September 11, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. during public skate for a family-friendly event! First responders, veterans and up to four of their family members will have admission and skate fees waived. The public will also be able to skate at a reduced rate of $5, which includes admission and rentals.
Attendees will have the opportunity to join free skate lessons, meet the Los Angeles Kings Crew and Bailey, enter to win a raffle for Kings tickets, take holiday family photos on the Zamboni and so much more! All day long, The Grille at The Cube will be serving up Maria’s Deli fan-favorite meals, while the pro-shop will be offering a variety of deals! Also stop by the City Store for all of your City of Santa Clarita merch like hats, shirts, sweatshirts and more. For every purchase, receive a free skate pass.
Universal Studios Hollywood Serves Up Terrifying Treats and To-Die-For MerchandiseFeaturing Haunted Houses: “The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare,”“Killer Klowns from Outer Space,” “Universal Monsters: Legends Collide” and MoreWhen Halloween Horror Nights Kicks Off Thursday, September 8, 2022.
Universal City, Calif. – September 6, 2022 – Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is tempting guests with a terrifying menu of horror-inspired cuisine and a selection of exclusive merchandise themed to the 2022 event, which runs select nights Thursday, September 8 through Monday, October 31.
Fans of The Weeknd, who bravely step into his all-new haunted house for an unprecedented experience, can follow the Blinding Lights to the all-new The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare Bar, a space reminiscent of a late-night club as featured in The Weeknd’s music videos and short films. Guests can enjoy mixed drinks aptly named for the multi award-winning artist’s tracks plus nosh on light bites such as pizza fries.
Inspired by the nearby “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” haunted house, fans can dine at the Killer BBQ From Outer Space. The circus-themed eatery will serve up a variety of savory and sweet items including: BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich, Loaded Mac & Cheese, shareable 22” All-Beef Hot Dog, Loaded Nachos, Funnel Fries, Acid Pie and specialty cocktails. Killer Klowns afficionados will also scream in delight for Jojo’s Ice Cream, dishing out tasty treats inspired by the horror-comedy, including the Killer Kone, Ruijing Popkorn Shake and Acid Pie Shake.
In celebration of Los Angeles’ diverse culture, the Plaza de los Muertos is returning to Universal Plaza. Guests can toast the living and the dead with two bar options this year. The Dia de Los Muertos Bar will serve craft cocktails such as Calavera Juice, Sugar Skull Punch and Smoked Margarita in a festive light-up skull mug along with a Michelada option. A new Margarita Bar serves an assortment of libations, including a mixed Spicy Strawberry Vodka Margarita and Muerte Margarita along with a variety of frozen margarita options. The Little Cocina will offer an array of food options such as Beef Birria Tacos with Red Sauce, Cheese Tamale, Esquites, Churro Bites, Chamoy Pineapple Spears and more. Additionally, a light-up Sugar Skull popcorn bucket, which includes free refills, will be available for purchase.
The Halloween Horror Nights terrifying event menu will include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free items for those with every type of appetite.
Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk partakes in the terrifying festivities with seasonal specials, including Ghost, Jack-o-Lantern and Tombstone decorated yeast doughnuts and a Halloween Sprinkle cake doughnut.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is tempting guests with a terrifying menu of horror-inspired cuisine and a selection of exclusive merchandise themed to the 2022 event, which runs select nights Thursday, September 8 through Monday, October 31.
Halloween Horror Nights guests can elevate their experience with a variety of apparel, souvenirs, drink ware and collectibles featuring their favorite haunted houses as well as items from the artist signature series showcasing the legendary Universal Monsters. In addition, for the first time ever at Universal Studios Hollywood, merchandise based on fan favorite character Lil Boo celebrating “Every Day is Halloween” will debut in stores.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood begins on Thursday, September 8 and runs select nights through Monday, October 31. Tickets purchased online or at the Universal Studios Hollywood Front Gate provide guests with Early Event Admission to select houses, beginning at 6pm each night of the event (subject to change). Various ticket options are available for purchase, including General Admission, Universal Express, After 2pm Day/Night, R.I.P. Tour and popular passes, Frequent Fear and Ultimate Fear, which allow guests to experience the scares again and again. Click here for more information about each ticket type and for terms and conditions.
The horror also comes to life on the east coast at Universal Orlando Resort with 10 terrifying haunted houses. The event runs select nights now through Monday, October 31.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne will rock the Rams House at halftime of the Rams vs Bills game on September 8. Learn more about his performance and all of the other game entertainment, including the pregame unveiling of the Rams Super Bowl Championship banner, on Thursday Night at SoFi Stadium.
Los Angeles, Calif. – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne will rock the Rams House at halftime of the NFL Kickoff game hosted by the Super Bowl Champion, LA Rams!
His performance comes on the eve of the release of his new album, “Patient Number 9,” featuring guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, while Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers ruled on the drums. It’s heavy, hard-hitting, and historic! Don’t miss this unforgettable halftime performance on 9/8, and relive it by listening to “Patient Number 9” coming out September 9th!
Valencia, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita invites you to head to The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center in Valencia and into the ice rink for the United States Figure Skating’s 2022 National Solo Dance Final hosted by The Figure Skating Club of Southern California. The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center, Powered by FivePoint | Valencia will host the events beginning on Wednesday, September 7, and continuing through Saturday, September 10. All of the events are free to watch and will run between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. at The Cube (27745 Smyth Drive).
As the Santa Clarita Valley endures a late-summer heatwave, there’s no better way to beat the heat than by heading to The Cube! Top-ranked skaters from across the country will compete in a variety of events, including pattern dances, shadow dances, rhythm dances and more—all vying for a national championship.
Throughout the dance final, head over to The Grille to grab your favorite snacks, foods and drinks. Additionally, competitors and visitors can check out the pro shop and City Store for a wide-variety of merchandise.
Be sure to follow The Cube on Instagram and Facebook for updates throughout the championship or the Figure Skating Club of Southern California’s website at https://www.fscsocal.com to watch the competition live, view scores, see the competition program and much more.