As usual, a brilliant, witty and funny introduction by Stephen Fry but that was sadly pood on from a great height by the first (and as it turns out only) musical interlude of the night. An absolutely disastrous rendition of Tear Us Apart by Paloma Faith. She killed it.
So, to the awards.
Introduced by Bradley Cooper and Ben Affleck.
Outstanding British Film – Skyfall.
Yay! and it beat Les Mis…. bonus!
Introduced by Sally Field.
Original Screenplay – Quentin Tarrantino and Django Unchained.
Can’t comment because I haven’t seen the film.
Of course the awards are interspersed with a look at the movies that are nominated for best picture.
The first film nomination to be reviewed is Argo.
A film I really want to see.
Award number 3.
Introduced by Jennifer Lawrence.
Best supporting actor – Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained.
Oh dear, first of the emotional speaches for the night but thankfully a quick one.
Introduced by Billy Connolly.
Outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer – Bart Layton and Damitri Doganis for The Imposter
Ah, cute! They are so nervous!!
Next film nomination to be reviewed is Life of Pi
Can’t make my up about wanting to see this one or not.
Don’t know if it’s going to be overwhelmed by the special effects.
Award number 5.
Introduced by Chris Tucker.
Special Visual Effects – The Life of Pi.
Nice quick speech.
Introduced by George Clooney.
Best Supporting Actress – Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables
First Les Mis award of the night. Not a surprise. As much as I didn’t personally like the movie she did an incredible job as Fantine.
Ok Ok, spit it out Anne…. enough already!
The third film nomination to be reviewed is Zero Dark Thirty.
Do I really want to go and see a film about a subject that has been plastered all over the news for the last decade?
Do I want to go into that much detail so soon?
Award number 7.
Introduced by Simon Pegg and Jennifer Garner.
Best Adapted screenplay – Silver Linings Playbook.
Introduced by Danny Boyle
Outstanding contribution to British Cinema – Tessa Ross.
From the review of her work she thoroughly deserved it.
The fourth film nomination to be reviewed is Lincoln.
Ah, Steven Spielberg.
Mmm, might just have to see this one. Looks a bit thought provoking.
A Brit playing an American leader is a bonus.
Award number 9.
Introduced by Gemma Arterton and Tim Roth
Film not in the English language – Amour
Yay, no speach
Introduced by John C Reilly and Sarah Silverman
EE Rising Star Award – Juno Temple
Richard Rodney Bennett
Michael Clark Duncan
I’ve probably missed one or two, or spelled a few names wrong so please forgive me, it’s not easy to keep up with live!!!
Award number 11.
Introduced by Henry Cavill and Martin Freeman (lol, little and large)
Best documentary – Searching for Sugarman
The fifth film nomination the be reviewed is Les Miserables
Just see my review from yesterday. Not overly fussed by all the fuss!
Award number 12.
Introduced by Ian McKellen
Best Director – Ben Affleck!!!!!
Yes! Really pleased about that one. I think he’s is much under rated at times.
Introduced by Jeremy Renner. yum yum yum
Best Leading Actress – Emmanuelle Rieva
Introduced by Sarah Jessica Parker
Best Leading Actor – Daniel Day Lewis
A little disappointed.
Wanted to see that award in Hugh Jackman’s hand but then I haven’t seen Lincoln so I can’t comment on Daniel’s performance.
Introduced by Samual L Jackson
The Best Film of 2013 is……..
Drum Roll Please…….
Whoo Hoo. Sorry but I just didn’t want to see Les Mis get it.
The BAFTA Fellowship award introduced by Kevin Spacey.
This award went to Alan Parker.
A lovely simple and humble speech.
So there you have it.
2 hours of awards that went very quickly and ended on time!
Lovely short speeches and no musical interludes.
I’ll bet it’s going to be a far cry from the Oscars in a couple of weeks!