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London — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is to honor casting director Nina Gold, whose credits include “Game of Thrones” and “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” with the BAFTA Special Award. Gold will receive the award at the British Academy Television Craft Awards in London on April 24.
The award recognizes Gold’s “outstanding contribution to casting” across more than 100 television and film productions including “Rome,” “John Adams,” “Wolf Hall,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Imitation Game,” “The Theory of Everything” and “The Martian.” This will be the first time BAFTA has recognized a casting director with the Special Award.
Gold began her career in casting with the films “Twin Town” and “The Borrowers” in 1997, and went on to cast every Mike Leigh film since they paired up for “Topsy-Turvy” in 1999. She won Primetime Emmys for her work on “John Adams” in 2008 and “Game of Thrones” in »
- Leo Barraclough
Shhh! Paul Giamatti hasn't seen Hamilton yet, and he's looking forward to seeing how the hit musical portrays John Adams, whom he won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for playing in the HBO mini-series of the same name. So ... should anyone warn him that John Adams isn't in Hamilton at all, except for one brief part where Alexander Hamilton tells him to "sit down, John, you fat motherf*cker!" (A longer version with more insults was cut for time.) What's that? Seth Meyers just did that? Uh-oh. Luckily, Giamatti was fine with it, admitting that John Adams "was not a very good president." Cool, Seth Meyers, yeah, no problem. Just maybe ask next time. »
- Nate Jones
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