Magazine article Screen International

Bafta Explain Barry Norman 'In Memoriam' Omission

Magazine article Screen International

Bafta Explain Barry Norman 'In Memoriam' Omission

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Film critic will be considered for TV awards.

Barry Norman

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) have explained why critic Barry Norman was omitted from the ’In Memoriam’ segment at last night’s Film Awards ceremony.

Norman passed away aged 83 in July 2017, and presented the BBC’s Film… show from 1972 to 1998. He was the programme’s longest running host.

Responding to a question from film critic Jason Solomons, the official Bafta Twitter account said: “Due to the limited time for the televised obits, unfortunately it isn’t possible to honour all those who have passed away. Barry Norman received a BAFTA Special Award for his contribution to TV & will be considered for inclusion in the Television Awards broadcast later this year. …

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