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Sky wins first BAFTA Film Awards

April 12, 2021

By Nik Roseveare

The EE British Academy Film Awards winners were announced on April 11th with Sky Original movie Promising Young Woman, picking up two awards – for Outstanding British Film and Original Screenplay – marking the first time a Sky Original film has won a BAFTA.

Promising Young Woman stars Carey Mulligan as Cassie; a smart but singularly focused woman, who in order to overcome events from her past lives a double life by night. Following an unexpected encounter, Cassie is given the chance to right the wrongs of the past. The movie is written and directed by Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve).

The movie joins the Sky Original film line-up in a partnership with Focus Features and Universal Pictures International to bring the acclaimed film to UK audiences exclusively on Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW from April 16th.

Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky UK & Ireland said: “Promising Young Woman is a thoroughly deserving winner. It’s a bold vision from a very exciting filmmaker with a phenomenal cast – we can’t wait to share it with Sky Cinema and NOW customers this week.”

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