British Airways is helping passengers mark the EE British Academy Film Awards, taking place on Sunday 16th February, with in-flight screenings of nominated films.
Titles available to travellers include Behind the Candelabra, Blue Jasmine, Despicable Me 2, Gravity, Pacific Rim, Rush, Star Trek Into Darkness and The Butler.
In addition the airline will offer passengers an exclusive 25 minutes highlight show on board selected flights the day after the ceremony which will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD and hosted by Stephen Fry.
There will also be the traditional red carpet show on BBC Three.
From March, customers will also be able to enjoy a number of additional films, including Philomena – some scenes from the movie were filmed on board British Airways flights.
It is nominated for several Awards including ‘Best Film’, ‘Leading Actress’ (Judi Dench) and ‘Adapted Screenplay’. It follows the story of a journalist who reads about a woman’s search for her son, taken away from her decades ago whiles she was forced to live in a convent.
Richard D’Cruze, British Airways’ in-flight entertainment and technology manager, said: “We offer customers hundreds of hours of the latest Hollywood blockbusters, classic and world film. We have also extended our in-flight entertainment programme, so customers can watch TV and movies from the moment they board, to the minute they land, on long haul flights.
“As the Official Airline partner to BAFTA, we fly stars to the Awards and work together to select the best films for our customers to enjoy. This month we are showing eight nominated films, as well as previous BAFTA-winning films including ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ and ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.”