From Offaly and Clare to Disney and CNN:  Una Fox, Samantha Barry, Margaret Molloy, Leda Connaughton-Deeny, Hylda Queally, Anne Morrison and Blathnaid Healy

Anne Morrison Chair of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Morrison was appointed chair of the British Academy of Film and Television A(...)

Jenny Beavan at the Baftas; and Kate Winslet at a previous Academy Awards ceremony. Photographs: Getty Images

Today’s press coverage of last night’s Oscars is sure to be a Top Trumps of slinky gowns and sartorial wildcards. It is the pivot upon which the enti(...)

Best picture Nominees: The Big Short Bridge of Spies Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Spotlight Will win: The Revenant. (...)

Academt-Award nominee Benjamin Cleary: “It’s definitely been good for getting into interesting meetings.(Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

You have to feel a little sorry for Benjamin Cleary. In any ordinary year, an Oscar nomination for best live-action short would secure him a place on(...)

Chiwetel Ejiofor was nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in 12 Years a Slave. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

The great Chiwetel Ejiofor is contemplating the inevitable business of allowing corners of your private life to become public. He doesn’t much like t(...)

Actors Carrie Fisher and Domhnall Gleeson pose after presenting the award for Best film not in the English language at the BAFTA awards at the Royal Opera House in London on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

The Bafta Awards have thrown up some real gems this year with hilarious and moving acceptance speeches, as well as witty quips from awards show host S(...)

Best man: Leonardo DiCaprio after winning the award for best leading actor at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts at the Royal Opera House in London. Photograph: Reuters

The Revenant dominated this year’s Baftas, winning three of the biggest awards, including best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio. The outdoor epic was also(...)

Ireland’s Saoirse Ronan arrives at the British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Brooklyn, John Crowley’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel, continued its triumphant march through awards season by picking up best British film at th(...)

Actor Charlotte Rampling has said  the Oscar nominations row is ‘racist to white people’. File photograph: Axel Schmidt/AP Photo

Actor Charlotte Rampling has said the controversy over there being no black actors on the Oscars acting shortlists is unfair to the white actors who (...)

Alan Rickman   AOL Studios In New York City on June 19th, 2015. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)

Alan Rickman, one of the UK’s most acclaimed actors, has died at the age of 69. He had been suffering from cancer. Rising to fame with his insidiou(...)