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Curzon Cinemas to receive BAFTA nod

24 Jan Curzon Cinemas to receive BAFTA nod

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that Curzon will receive the award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema at the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 12 February at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award is presented annually in honour of Michael Balcon, the British film producer known for his work with Ealing Studios. Previous recipients include Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jarman, Mary Selway, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title Films, Lewis Gilbert, the Harry Potter series of films, John Hurt, Peter Greenaway, Tessa Ross and BBC Films. Angels Costumes received the award last year.

Dame Pippa Harris, Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee, said: “I am thrilled that BAFTA is honouring Curzon with the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award. I would like to thank everyone at Curzon for their extraordinary contribution to our industry.”

Philip Knatchbull, CEO of Curzon, welcomed the nod saying: “I’m delighted that Curzon’s contribution to film has been recognised by BAFTA. Curzon has a long and proud history in the British film industry and many talented and passionate people have contributed to its success story over the years. We think of ourselves as champions of bold and visionary filmmaking from around the world supported by our growing network of cinemas and home cinema digital platforms.”

Curzon is an iconic UK cinema brand with a history stretching back to 1934 with the opening of their first cinema Curzon Mayfair. More than 80 years on, this steadfast independent includes a nationwide network of fifteen cinemas, distribution label Curzon Artificial Eye and video-on-demand platform Curzon Home Cinema.