PaxEx: British Airways Brings Award-winning Films Onboard
To celebrate the 90th Oscars and the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), British Airways has added a collection of award-winning films to a new category in its in-flight entertainment.
The category, called Award Worthy, features films which won 12 Oscars and 12 BAFTAs in this year’s awards season, as well as receiving 87 nominations across the two ceremonies.
Films in the category include The Shape of Water, which led the Oscar nominations with 13 and won 4 awards and the star performer at the BAFTAs, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
British war drama Darkest Hour, featuring a stunning performance from Gary Oldman, has also been added. The film won the award for ‘Makeup and Hair’ at the BAFTA.
Others are Call Me by Your Name, which won the ‘Adapted Screenplay’ BAFTA, and was nominated for four Academy Awards, and Roman J Israel, Esq. which received one nomination.
More classic films which performed successfully in previous awards will also be added to the channel. They span from Silver Linings Playbook to the sinister Silence of the Lambs.
Passengers who fly with British Airways on long-haul flights have free access to over 1,000 hours of films, top TV shows and audio programmes via their personal seatback screen.