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Strike Sends Stars Flocking To BAFRA Awards
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Strike Sends Stars Flocking To BAFRA Awards

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A host of A-list stars are vying for places at the forthcoming BAFTA awards in
London – as the ceremony will be unaffected by the ongoing Hollywood writers
strike.

Several major awards ceremonies in the U.S., including the Golden Globes and
the People’s Choice Awards, were scrapped after the Writers Guild of America
threatened to erect picket lines outside.

And there are now fears the upcoming Oscars could be the next victim of the
walkouts.

Many high profile actors pledged their support to the writers and vowed not
to attend the ceremonies but as Britain is unaffected by the strikes, stars are
lining up to take their place at next month’s (Feb08) Baftas, with many vying
for the chance to present an award on stage.

A source tells British newspaper The Times, “The talent booker’s telephones
at the Baftas have not stopped ringing. The agents are determined to make sure
their star gets a spot.”

Nominations for the awards, which will take place on 10 February (08) at the
Royal Opera House, London, will be announced on Tuesday (15Jan08).

George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Cate Blanchett are all
tipped to receive nods.

(LR/WNBTI/LJ)

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