Monday, February 14, 2005

BAFTAs and Grammys Awards Announced

Another weekend, another batch of top level awards to be announced. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) held its glamorous awards ceremony on Saturday, with media coverage of the event again leading with the Oscars angle - that is, reports on who won which BAFTA Award were focussed on whether this award offered any clues as to whether they would also be successful in the Oscars. Also, as we highlighted previously, sponsors Orange seemed to get little value for their money. Most leading media organisations seem to have simply dropped the sponsor's name from the official title, The Orange British Academy Film Awards. The only mention they seemed to get was in reference to the specific prize, the Orange Film Of The Year, which was voted for by the public.

Across the pond, the recording industry held its annual Grammy Awards last night. The Grammys are awarded by the Recording Academy's voting membership to honor excellence in the recording arts and sciences. They pride themselves on offering a truly peer honor, awarded by and to artists and technical professionals for artistic or technical achievement rather than sales or chart positions. The Grammys current have 105 categories within 30 genres of music. Winners receive the Grammy award trophy, a golden gramophone statuette. These trophies are hand crafted by Billings Artworks. For a selection of quality awards trophies in the UK, we recommend our partner site