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Sunday, February 26, 2012

The BAFTA Awards and Our Collection!

On February 12 the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) held its annual award ceremony in London. The following films in Merrick Library's DVD collection were honored at the occasion:

"Rango" - Best Animated Film

"Beginners" - Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Plummer)

"The Help" - Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer)

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two" - Best Special Visual Effects

Director/producer Martin Scorcese was given an Academy Fellowship for "outstanding contribution to film." Merrick Library has the following works of Mr. Scorcese on DVD:

The Aviator
Boardwalk Empire: Season One
The Departed
Golden Door
Shine A Light
Shutter Island
The Young Victoria

The BAFTA Awards also bestowed its Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award to veteran actor John Hurt. Mr. Hurt's talents can be seen on the following DVDs available at Merrick Library:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
The Limits of Control
New York, I Love You
The Oxford Murders
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
The Proposition
V For Vendetta

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