Break out the tea AND the tequila (but maybe not at the same time) this February when Hollywood Suite once again brings the glitz and grit of awards season to Canadians as the exclusive Canadian broadcaster for two star-studded galas: The EE British Academy Film Awards (February 2 at 4:00 pm ET LIVE) and the Film Independent Spirit Awards (February 8 at 5:00 pm ET LIVE) on HS00.

2020 EE British Academy Film Awards: Sunday, February 2 at 4:00pm ET LIVE #EEBAFTAs

On February 2, Canadians can cuddle up with a cuppa to watch Britain hand out the hardware to this year’s upper crust in film acting, directing and writing during the BAFTAs. Award-winning presenter, comedian, and author Graham Norton debuts as host. Considered a leading indicator of who might win at the Oscars, this year’s ceremony will air live from London’s historic Royal Albert Hall.

Joker tops the nominations followed by The Irishman, Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood, 1917, Jojo Rabbit and Little Women. Jessie Buckley, Florence Pugh, Taron Egerton, Johnathon Pryce, Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Laura Dern, Scarlett Johansson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Adam Driver are among the acting noms.

Find the full list of nominees here: http://www.bafta.org/film/awards/ee-british-academy-film-awards-nominees-winners-2020

2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards: Saturday, February 8 at 5:00 pm ET LIVE #SpiritAwards

On February 8, grab a margarita and your beach chair as Hollywood Suite broadcasts the Film Independent Spirit Awards. The cooler, grittier, younger sibling to the Academy Awards celebrates underdogs and indie darlings, and is hosted for the second year in a row by actor, filmmaker and comedian Aubrey Plaza. Broadcast live from a tent on Santa Monica Beach, the event serves as a relaxed lead-up to the Oscars the next day.

A Hidden Life, The Lighthouse, Hustlers, Honey Boy, Clemency, Marriage Story and Uncut Gems are all contenders, with notable Oscar snubs J-Lo, Adam Sandler, Shia Labeouf and Alfre Woodard among those being recognized with acting noms.

Find the full list of nominees here: https://www.filmindependent.org/spirit-awards/nominees/



To put audiences in an “Awards State of Mind,” Hollywood Suite has programmed previous BAFTA and Spirit Award winners throughout the month of February. Highlights include:


BAFTA Film Award Winners

Saturday, February 1

9:00 pm ET      HS00               The Hurt Locker                                        Best Film

10:00 pm ET    HS70               Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid      Best Film

Sunday, February 2

9:00 pm ET      HS00               The Queen                                                Best Film

12:55 am ET    HS00               Slumdog Millionaire                                  Best Film

Wednesday, February 5

11:00 pm ET    HS80               Mona Lisa                                                  Best Actor in a Lead Role

Thursday, February 6
11:00 pm ET    HS 00               A Beautiful Mind                                       Best Actor in a Lead Role

Friday, February 7

11:05 pm ET    HS80               My Left Foot                                              Best Actor in a Lead Role

Saturday, February 8

10:45 pm ET     HS70              Bridge on the River Kwai                          Best Film


Sunday, February 9

10:55 pm ET    HS00               Still Alice                                                   Best Actress in a Lead Role

Tuesday, February 11

12:40 am ET     HS70               The Lion In Winter                                   Best Actress in a Lead Role

Wednesday, February 12

9:00 pm ET      HS00               The Reader                                              Best Actress in a Lead Role

1:45 am ET      HS70               Charade                                                   Best Actress in a Lead Role


Monday, February 24
9:00 pm ET      HS70               The French Connection                           Best Actor in a Lead Role

Saturday, February 29
9:00 pm ET      HS00               Ray                                                          Best Actor in a Lead Role

Film Independent Spirit Award Winners

Saturday, February 1

7:15 pm ET      HS90               Election                                                   Best Director

9:00 pm ET      HS90               Gods and Monsters                                Best Film

Wednesday, February 5

12:40 am ET    HS00               Boyhood                                                 Best Director

Friday, February 7

9:00 pm ET      HS90               The Brothers McMullen                          Best First Feature

1:05 am ET      HS00               Moonlight                                                Best Film

Saturday, February 8

10:05 pm ET    HS00               Birdman                                                  Best FIlm
2:10 am ET      HS00               Sideways                                                Best Director

Sunday, February 9

9:00 pm ET      HS00               The Wrestler                                          Best Film

12:40 am ET    HS00               You Can Count on Me                           Best First Feature

Monday, February 10

6:55 pm ET      HS00               Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon           Best Director

Wednesday, February 12

11:10 pm ET    HS00               12 Years A Slave                                  Best Film


Friday, February 14

12:45 am ET    HS80               Dirty Dancing                                        Best First Feature

Wednesday, February 19

9:00 pm ET      HS90               Eve’s Bayou                                         Best First Feature

Saturday, February 29

9:00 pm ET      HS80               Blood Simple                                        Best Director


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