- Fiona Shaw and Jodie Comer from past winner Killing Eve. BPG pic
I’ve now cast my votes in two rounds of voting for this year’s Broadcasting Press Guild Awards – the poor man’s/woman’s Oscars, because they are run and paid for by journalists, all members of the BPG, along with sponsors Virgin.
It’s the one opportunity I get to mix once again with the best of British TV talent and the awards lunch is an occasion I try to ensure I never miss – there are always more demands for tickets than places, but I always get my request in the moment tickets are available, and so far, so good. I’ve missed very few since I started attending – in 1984! The 46th annual awards will be held on Friday March 13 – hopefully not unlucky for some, or at least not for me.
Meanwhile, I’m indebted to gossip newsletter Popbitch for this lowdown on Oscars voting by a member of the Academy that decides who wins the top award the entertainment industry has to offer. See how you feel about her (very convincing, in my view) arguments for her chosen list of would-be winners – Just click on the link in brackets.
One of the Oscars’ academy members who cast a ballot gives her unvarnished thoughts on the nominations [They’re pretty blunt]