Phil Davis, an English actor who has appeared in television series such as Doctor Who And sherlockas well as films such as Vera Drake, In the name of the Father And Alien 3said Wednesday that he had resigned from BAFTAappellant Sunday prize giving “an embarrassing parody.”
He mentioned that he did not like the arrival of host Richard E. Grant, the cuts to the winners’ speeches during the televised broadcast of the ceremony on flagship public broadcast network BBC One, as well as the omission of Doctor Who actor Bernard Cribbins during the annual ‘In Memorium’ video on notable deaths.
BAFTA later said however that Cribbins would be recalled during its TV Awards broadcast on May 14.
“THE BAFTA Awards were an embarrassing travesty,” Davis, 69, wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “Cut deserving winner speeches for toe-curling non-interviews. Poor Richard E Grant pretending to arrive in a Batmobile and no Bernard Cribbens in memory. I resigned from my membership.
In the last daysthere have also been rumors that the vast majority of this year’s BAFTA winners will be white, three years after the #BAFTASoWhite Controversy broke and prompted the British Academy to undergo a nine-month review and overhaul that led to more than 120 changes to its awards processes and rules. Since the changes were first applied, the awards have so far been hailed for an impressive number of applicants.