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BAFTA to honor Monty Python

by Brad Trechak, posted Aug 19th 2009 11:03AM
Monty Python BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) will be honoring Monty Python on the group's 40th anniversary. The surviving members of Monty Python will receive a special award for outstanding contribution to film and television in October. The event will be co-hosted by the Independent Film Channel and take place in New York.

Excuse me. What? An awards event hosted by a British organization for a British group is taking place in New York? Isn't that somewhat counter-intuitive? Unless IFC is picking up the whole check (which is a distinct possibility), this should be moved to London.

If you never saw the 29th anniversary reunion show (yes, 29th. The group is eccentric that way) hosted by Robert Klein, I've included one of the funniest clips from that below, involving the ashes of deceased member Graham Chapman. If this reunion is even a fraction of the funny that the 29th was, I can only hope I can catch it on cable at some point.

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If IFC is co-hosting the ceremony, it seems a near-certainty that some version of it will show up on the channel.

August 20 2009 at 3:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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