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Incoming BAFTA chief looks to boost TV ratings for awards show, setting historic hit category live

TV ratings for the Academy Awards may be on the decline, but that hasn’t stopped the British Academy from learning from the Oscars to boost their own broadcast appeal.

As part of the revival format of the BAFTA Film Awards, 2023 edition – Royal Festival Music scheduled for February at Southbank Centre, London Hall, with BAFTA CEO and TV veteran Jane Millichip now at the helm – the final four categories of the evening will be broadcast live for the first time in the show’s history.

According to BAFTA, the Oscars will feature musical performances from “music newcomers and legends” throughout the evening. Dame Shirley Bassey kicked off the 2022 ceremony with a performance inspired by the James Bond 60 years.

Also to enhance the at-home experience, the show will feature two presenters, one from the auditorium and the other in the new BAFTA Backstage Studios, who will be Nominators conduct talent interviews and moderators.

“We know the transformative impact that winning BAFTA can have, not just for the names in the golden envelope, but for all those watching at home, and we hope they will be inspired to be filmmakers in the future,” Millichip said. “The changes we’ve made to the broadcast of the BBC One Awards show will ensure these viewers will get the best seats. Live coverage of the final awards of the evening will raise expectations and our backstage studio will give viewers exclusive insight into the event and the details of their participation. Talent.”

Three rounds of BAFTA global voting membership will begin on 6 December. Shortlists will be announced on January 6, followed by nominations via global live broadcast in January . From BAFTA’s newly redeveloped headquarters in London’s Piccadilly 60.



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