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America ignores the Baftas in favour of the American Dance Institute’s New Choreography awards

by | 9th, February 2015

What does America think of the Baftas, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards? A look at the New York Times tells us the anwer is not very much. Or nothing.

One night after British acting’s AGM, and the NYT’s Arts section features not a single story on them awards.

 

 

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It might be hard luck that the Baftas are staged on the night of the Grammy Awards. But it’s lamentable that Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul ‘DNA’ is bigger news.

Is the American Dance Institute’s New Choreography award really bigger than Bafta? It feature on the Arts frontpage:

 

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But surely news that Patricia Arquette won the best supporting actress Bafta can be included in the NYT‘s lead arts story on said actress:

 

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No. It can’t be.



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