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BAFTA

  • Object:

    Award

  • Date:

    1996 (awarded)
    1955 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cunliffe, Mitzi (designed by)
    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (awarded by)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Martin Scofield

  • Museum number:

    S.142-2013

  • Gallery location:

    Boardroom, case CA8, shelf 2

BAFTA awarded to Paul Scofield forThe Crucible in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in 1996. Statuette of a face mask mounted on a marble cube block bearing an inscribed brass plaque.

Physical description

A brass moulded mask of a face, with the left eye cut out, mounted on a marble cube block, labelled with a square brass inscribed plaque. The hollow reverse of the mask bears an electronic symbol around one eye and a screen symbol around the other, linking dramatic production and television technology.

Date

1996 (awarded)
1955 (designed)

Artist/maker

Cunliffe, Mitzi (designed by)
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (awarded by)

Dimensions

Height: 28 cm Whole, Width: 14.5 cm Entire statue

Descriptive line

BAFTA awarded to Paul Scofield forThe Crucible in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in 1996. Statuette of a face mask mounted on a marble cube block bearing an inscribed brass plaque.

Production Note

In 1955, a trophy mask was commissioned by Andrew Miller-Jones of the [then] Guild of Television Producers. Mitzi Cunliffe originally modelled the mask in Plasticine, from which the casting moulds were made, and though based on the traditional concept of the theatrical tragicomic mask, it is more complex than its immediate front facial appearance suggests. The hollow reverse of the mask bears an electronic symbol around one eye and a screen symbol around the other, linking dramatic production and television technology, and the full intention of Mitzi's original design included a revolving support to allow the mask to be turned and viewed easily from either side.

Materials

Brass; Marble

Techniques

Cast

Categories

Theatre; Metalwork; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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