It is time for the annual British Academy Film Awards and my favourite film of 2011, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was nominated for an incredible 11 awards including Best Film, Outstanding British Film and a Best Leading Actor nomination for Gary Oldman. As you can imagine, I will be watching the ceremony with keen interest on Sunday night!
The 2012 BAFTA ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Fry and is taking place at London’s Royal Opera House on Sunday 12 February. This year also marks 15 years since Orange became involved with BAFTA and they have exceeded themselves in bringing the love of film to their customers.
Going to the cinema in London can be prohibitively expensive, especially if you go to the West End. When we lived in South Africa, we used to go to movies every single week but that stopped when we came to London because the tickets are so expensive. Now thanks to Orange Wednesdays two-for-one tickets every Wednesday we get to go to movies every week again. As a movie lover, this is such a gift and I just love that feeling of losing myself in a film for a couple of hours.
Orange also offer Orange Film to Go which is not as well known as Orange Wednesdays but deserves to be! Every week they release a film on iTunes for you to download and watch free of charge. All you have to do is request a code, redeem it in iTunes and then the film will be available for you to watch for a month. This week’s film is the brilliant Jude Law drama Cold Mountain and next week is the Meryl Streep mystery drama Doubt.
Orange have also launched the visually stunning Orange Film Pulse which allows you to see at a glance the buzz on Twitter, Facebook, the Film Club and film sites for a particular film. As they say on their website, it shows “what the internet’s saying about film, in one simple score”. It has a great list view too where you can compare the ratings of all the latest films at once.
You can also visit the site to read all about the BAFTA 2012 nominees, catch up on exclusive BAFTA news and win great BAFTA prizes.
I really appreciate what Orange are doing for film in the UK. I am always disturbed by the nearly empty movie theatres in this country and always wonder if it wouldn’t be better to charge less and film up those seats! Well, that is what Orange are doing and if it means I get to see more films, then I’m in!
Disclaimer: This is a Sponsored Post but the love of film and the appreciation and gratitude expressed herein are all my own.