It’s the biggest night in British entertainment, and you have to make sure that you’re not going to miss out on any of the action. The 2016 British Academy Of Film And Television Awards (BAFTAs) will honor the best in all of nationally seen British media, including some stars that fans in the U.S. might very well recognize.
Each year the stars come out internationally to the awards show in the hopes of taking home one of the trophies and being honored among the most talented actors, actresses, producers and technical workers of the year. However, with the show being a primarily British affair, many may be wondering how they can tune in from the comfort of their own home. Luckily, the BAFTAs have you covered.
For those in the U.K., tuning into the show is simple. it will be broadcast at 9 p.m. GMT (4:00 p.m. EST) on Sunday, Feb. 14, on BBC One. However, if you want to get an extra dose of star power, you can tune in to the red carpet event, which stretches from 5-7 p.m. GMT. The red carpet can also be streamed live by users who visit the show’s official website or YouTube channel. For those outside the U.K., the BAFTAS will air on participating networks in other territories, such as BBC America, BBC Worldwide Australia, Danmarks Radio & TV, DirecTV Latin America, Electronic Media Network Limited, Fox Int. Channels Asia-Pacific, Hellenic Telecommunications, Paris Premiere and more. To find out if the show will be airing in your part of the world, you can check the helpful guide at the BAFTA’s website.
If you're in the United States and are hoping to watch the show on TV, you simply need to tune in to BBC America at 7:30 p.m. EST to catch the opening of the show. Fans should note that the live show takes longer than the time allotted in all participating territories, meaning it will be edited down somewhat.
If you’re one of the sad few who aren’t able to catch the show on TV, there’s still hope for your BAFTAs viewing party. Fans are encouraged to check the show’s website and YouTube Channel throughout the night for regular updates on red carpet highlights, ceremony clips, winners, and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage. For up-to-date awards information, fans can also follow along with the BAFTAs on Twitter and Facebook.
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