LOS ANGELES: Beverly Hills

BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, held their annual pre-Emmys tea party in Beverly Hills at the SLS Hotel.  As Nigel Daly said (Chairman of BAFTA Los Angeles):

“Los Angeles is the bridge between British and American entertainment sectors.”

BAFTA-Tea-Party-2014-Nigel-DalyNigel Daly, Chairman of BAFTA Los Angeles

Two primary sponsors, BBC America and Jaguar, were praised for their contributions.  A number of celebrity attendees such as Mira Sorvina, Minnie Driver, James Frain, Jacqueline Bisset and others circulated around the event after walking the red carpet.  A hotter than usual LA day called for more champagne and white wine spritzers vs. English tea.  To each their own.

BAFTA-Tea-Party-2014-Sofia-MilosSofia Milos (center in red)

BAFTA-Tea-Party-2014-Natasha-Galkina-Lady-JNatasha Galkina & Miss J. Alexander

BAFTA-Tea-Party-2014-Jacqueline-Bisset-Ricardo-GarciaJacqueline Bisset & guest

BAFTA-Tea-Party-2014-Jamie-Lee-WilliamsJamie Lee Williams

BAFTA recognizes the relationship between American and British TV and each year celebrates alongside many of the award ceremonies hosted by American film and television groups.  The common language and culture makes the artists and other industry professionals more agile when working for either respective markets when not from the same country.  Australian actors and production outlets have shown tremendous strength lately.  It will be interesting to see what sort of events they might be coming up with in the near future.  For now, we congratulate BAFTA LA for putting on a tame, yet,  full of “buzz” affair to celebrate the primetime emmys.

BAFTA-Tea-Party-2014-LadyJ BAFTA-Tea-Party-2014-Aleksandra-Ericksson-Natasha-GalkinaAleksandra Ericksson & Natasha Galkina

BAFTA-Tea-Party-2014-Cristina-ParovelCristina Parovel

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