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British Academy Film and Television Arts Awards


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British Movietone News


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Date Released
1 Apr 1979
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MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: BAFTA Awards. DESCRIPTION: At the Wembley Conference Centre HRH Princess Anne presented the British Academy Film and Television Arts Award for 1978. Receiving the Awards were:. Best Television Drama Series - Andrew Brown for Edward and Mrs Simpson. Best Television Situation Comedy - Sydney Lotterby for Going Straight. Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music - John Williams for Star Wars. Best Television Actor - Edward Fox. Best Television actress - Francesca Annis. Best Film Actress - Jane Fonda. Best Film Actor - Richard Dreyfuss. Best Light Entertainment Performance - Ronnie Barker for Going Straight and The Two Ronnies. Best Film Director - Alan Parker for Midnight Express. Best Film - 20th Century Fox’s Julia. Lord Lew Grade received the Fellowship of the Academy from Her Royal Highness. SHOTLIST: Full focus Academy Award. GV Princess Anne (President of the Academy) onto stage. LS ditto with Richard Cawston (Chairman of Academy). GV audience applaud. MS Michael York and Sue Lawley - the hosts. LS Anthony Andrews announces winner for the Best TV Drama Series excerpt from Edward & Mrs Simpson. Andrew Brown accepts award from Princess Anne. LS ditto. GV audience to Raymond Baxter. Zoom into Andrew Sachs as Manuel from ‘Fawlty Towers’. LS Princess Anne watching. Manuel announces winner Best TV Situation Comedy ‘Going Straight’ Sydney Lotterby receives award. GV ditto. MS audience. CU Andrew Lloyd-Webber announces winner for the Anthony Asquith Award. John Williams receives same for ‘Star Wars’ music. LS ditto. Pan Williams receiving award. Film clip from ‘Star Wars’. LS audience. MS Billie Whitelaw on stage to announce Best TV Actor. LS audience. Edward Fox announced the winner. Fox presented with award in a TV presentation in Manchester Theatre during a rehearsal. Peter Barkworth onto stage to announce award for Best TV Actress. Excerpt from TV Series Lillie Langtry. Francesca Annis receives award. CU audience - Ronnie Barker. MS David Janssen onto stage. CU audience - Elaine Stritch. Janssen announces Best Film Actress Award - Jane Fonda presented with award whilst on location in Utah desert. CU Academy Award. Susan George announces Best Film Actor - Richard Dreyfuss for ‘The Goodbye Girl’ - TV screen presented award by Ali McGraw in America. MS Penelope Keith onto stage to announce Best Light Entertainment Performance - Ronnie Barker receives award. Audience. MS Michael York opens envelope for Best Film Director and announces Alan Parker for ‘Midnight Express’. Audience. Parker receives award. MS audience. LS Bob Hope onto stage to announce Best Film. MS Princess Anne. Bob Hope announces winner Julia (Fox production). Pan Film Director Fred Zimmerman receives award. LS ditto MS audience. LS Academy Award. Pan Lord Lew Grade running to receive Fellowship of the Academy - receives same from Princess Anne. Various Grade with Laurence Olivier shaking hands. Zoom into Award.
Royalty; Awards and honours; Television
Wembley Conference Centre
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Denis White
Leonard Martin
Richard Day
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