LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, an independent organization and charity, held their 67th annual UK film awards ceremony on February 16th at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where HRH Prince William was in attendance, both in his role as President of the organisation, and also to present a BAFTA Fellowship Award to Helen Mirren.
As a member of the Academy Circle, Rebecca Wang joined numerous stars, artists and supporters who were in attendance, including Steve McQueen, Dame Judi Dench, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hanks, Uma Thurman and Martin Scorcese.
The evening began glamorously on the red carpet at the Royal Opera House at 5pm. Champagne Taittinger was served before the award ceremony began at 6:15 pm, and then the honoured award recipients were announced for each category. After the ceremony, transport was provided to the Great Room at Grosvenor House Hotel for the official awards dinner, followed by the after party in the Grosvenor House Ballroom.
The event was broadcasted internationally, and red carpet highlights, ceremony clips, and exclusive backstage interviews were made available on the film awards page of BAFTA's YouTube channel.
Commenting about the experience Rebecca Wang said, "It was an honour to be in the company of so many amazingly talented artists. I want to congratulate each of the award nominees and recipients. The Academy had some tough decisions to make this year."
It was a successful night for the cinema industry in the UK. Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave won Best Film, and Chiwetel Ejiofur, who played the lead part, took the Leading Actor award. Twelve times nominated Gravity garnered six awards overall, including Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron. American Hustle saw two awards: Best Original Screenplay, and also Jennifer Lawrence's Best Supporting Actress. Newcomer Somali-American actor Barkhad Abdi won Best Supporting Actor for his debut role in Captain Phillips, and Cate Blanchett triumphed as Leading Actress for her stunning performance in Blue Jasmine.
About The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent organization, and the leading charity in the UK that supports, promotes and develops the art forms of the moving image.
BAFTA contributes greatly to support youngsters from all backgrounds, and to help them develop a future career in the film, television and game industries. The recent launch of their Give Something Back Campaign, by BAFTA President HRH Prince William, calls on members, award winners and industry organizations to contribute towards charitable activities, both in the UK and the US.
Rebecca Wang is an avid supporter of BAFTA and the causes that the organization represents. She said:
"It is so very gratifying for me to be able to support BAFTA's marvellous initiative, the Give Something Back campaign, which Prince William launched in November. It provides a golden opportunity to help foster and develop the budding talent of many gifted British youngsters, and at the same time it will ensure and expand the future of creative visual arts in the UK."
About Rebecca Wang
Rebecca Wang is an entrepreneur, executive film producer and former psychotherapist who is passionate about all forms of artistic expression. She is also keen in her desire to bring effective support to projects focusing on health and humanitarian issues. Rebecca graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, and practiced as a psychotherapist at various leading institutions. In 2011, Rebecca made her Hollywood debut as an executive producer and had the opportunity to work with A-list professionals from the film industry for her project.