Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Thoughts on BAFTAs

By Sati. Tuesday, February 12, 2013 , ,
  • The dresses were pretty nightmarish. I don't know who dresses Marion Cotillard but she should fire that person as soon as possible. Chastain looked like she was wearing blue tape and Gemma Arterton....oh my God. Luckily there is always Amy Adams who as usual looked beautiful.
  • Stephen Fry is hilarious and he is the classiest award show host. The stuff he says about the nominees is always so lovey and elaborate, there were times when I don't think people present even caught all of the compliments.
  • Ladies and Gentleman. And Stephen.
    I’m overcome with joy.  I’m awash with bliss... at the very thought of presenting an unsuspecting stranger with a deathmask on a stick.
  • Billy Connolly was definitely the funniest presenter - "Ladies and gentlemen...and Stephen". That was hysterical. Ian McKellen presented the award for best director which was also awesome.
  • Jennifer Lawrence and Christoph Waltz
  • I loved Stephen Fry's hilarious jokes throughout the show - the suggestion that Helena Bonham Carter is always drunk and continuous stabs at Warner Brothers for making as many The Hobbit movies as they possibly can.
  • Sally Field presenting the award was better than her performance in Lincoln. Apparently Eddie Redmayne was supposed to present with her but he was vomiting back stage (food poisoning). She presented best original screenplay to Quentin Tarantino and Jennifer Lawrence presented best supporting actor which went to Christoph Waltz. If he wins his second Oscar this year I will be stunned and delighted.
  • George Clooney and Anne Hathaway
  • Anne Hathaway looked as she was about to mentally collapse during her speech. In fact she might have done that already, because she grabbed the award and went straight to the microphone, just to turn around and hug George Clooney. How the fuck can you walk right past George Clooney on stage is beyond me. Had I been there I would probably launch myself at him and forgot the award in the end. btw Clooney looked GOOD. Oh my God.
  • Bradley Cooper tearing up
  • There were so many tears - Bradley Cooper cried when David O.Russel won for Best Screenplay and Jennifer Garner kept on crying for few minutes after Ben Affleck won for Argo. The dude who accepted the award for Argo with Clooney and Affleck had a wife in the audience, that woman was in hysterics.
  • Martin Freeman is lovely but I don't think any man on Earth would like to present an award with Henry Cavill - you have to stand next to him. If I was an actress and they told me I have to present with Charlize Theron for example, there is no way in hell I would do that.
  • Juno Temple won Rising Star award which is cool - she is great and her speech was adorable, her hands were shaking so much. But how did she beat Andrea Riseborough? Well, apparently the audience votes so maybe that was the reason. It just would be so great to see Riseborough win something at last.
  • The best actress category was the most hilarious part for two reasons. First - they showed Chastain yelling like a moron for her clip, second - Emmanuelle Riva won and Chastain, Lawrence and O.Russel's reactions were priceless. Lawrence looked pissed, Chastain smiled only when she noticed the camera was showing her and O.Russel...Oh God, just look at the picture:
  • Why was HorseFace Sarah Jessica Parker presenting Best Actor? And why was she sitting in the front row? I felt so bad for Daniel Day Lewis. His speech was actually really funny and sweet.
  • Joaquin Phoenix was there - I swear on every single ceremony he looks more and more like Satan.
  • Alan Parker got fellowship award from the hands of Kevin Spacey, who starred in his The Life of David Gale - truly great and underrated movie so see it if you haven't already. He also made Angel Heart which I adore.
  • Samuel L. Jackson was hilarious presenting the best picture, which went to Argo, which I think is now destined to win Best Picture at Oscars in less than two weeks.
  • Amy Adams shining on red carpet, Fassy and Harvey Weinstein chatting backstage
  • Harvey Weinstein was present for the first time ever on BAFTAs giving moral support to Silver Linings Playbook and quite possibly completing the duty of grabbing Phoenix and flying him there. Backstage he was seen chatting with Michael Fassbender so hopefully there will be some big award campaign for Fass next year. 

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    1. Sarah Jessica Parker... Horseface?

      Oh come on. You can do better than that.

      I saw The Life of David Gale.... it sucked. Spacey was the only thing in that film worth watching and the ending ruined the entire film for me.

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      1. If you mean in terms of calling her appearance for what it is I guess I can - by quoting South Park 'a transvestite donkey'. I saw Sex and the City 2 on the big screen. It was a nightmare with all the close ups.

        The ending was kinda the point of the whole movie, but that's cool. And I thought Linney was much better than Spacey there.

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    2. They really should stop cutting to the other nominees when the winner is announced.

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      1. I think it's hilarious. These people are actors - they should act classy when they lose - Amy Adams for example, she is always so composed. The funniest thing in the award shows is showing the losers, Bill Murrey losing his Oscar is legendary moment.

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      2. Oh no...they must NEVER stop doing that! O. Russell's reaction was the single greatest moment in my awards watching history!!!

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      3. It was hilarious, wasn't it?:D

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      1. I laughed out loud when I saw it, he was disgusted :D

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    4. That shot of Russell is brilliant! Glad to see someone not having a fake smile for once. Lawrence doesn't look overly pleased; I'm wondering, with Weinstein there in particular, if they thought she was nailed on for it.

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      1. I'm sure they thought she will win, I think everyone did. BAFTAs are cooky sometimes, but with the age of Academy members I think it's fair to assume that Riva may take that Oscar from Lawrence.

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      2. Meh, I predicted the Riva upset with BAFTA (as did most people on the awardsdailyforums) because it felt so BAFTA, but BAFTA was a bone thrown to an actress with a critically lauded performance that AMPAS would NEVER award when the current 'it girl' is winning everything else. BAFTA means nothing if you have the SAG and the Globe and three BFCA's. I mean, let's face it...if the BFCAs hadn't gone all MTV movie awards and given Lawrence an award for Comedic and Action performance (as well as ensemble) then she would have beaten Chastain there as well. Riva has a chance, but it's like a 2% chance.

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      3. I don't know Chastain has plenty of awards, but Riva is a dark horse. I just don't feel Lawrence will win, but mostly I just don't care as neither of my 3 favorite movies of the year got any nominations this year :)

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      4. Riva could very easily win, it's just a matter of whether Chastain and Lawrence will split the vote.

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    5. Those reaction shots are priceless.

      I think it's really interesting that Lincoln was the odds-on favorite to win Best Picture, but now Argo is generating all the buzz. It wasn't my favorite of the year, but I wouldn't complain if it won.

      Great recap, Sati!

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      1. Thanks! I never felt the vibe Lincoln would win, it's astonishing to me that apparently it was a front runner at one point. I felt SLP will win but now Argo is winning for sure, which is cool - I liked it a lot.

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    6. Stephen Fry was an awesome host, and Billy Connolly was hilarious.

      Haha. Lawrence and Russell's reactions might be my favorite part of the show. If Lawrence loses at the Oscars, I hope they show their reactions.

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      1. I really wish they showed Weinstein's face too. That couldn't be pretty :P

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    7. Wow, those reaction shots, really? It annoys me so much that they couldn't have been genuinely happy for Riva (I don't remember - did you see Amour?) I mean, yes, being disappointed when you lose is natural I guess, but really....

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      1. I haven't seen Amour yet.

        Yeah I would think of all people actors should at least know to act happy.

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    8. thanks for posting this. hadn't seen any major coverage for the BAFTAs.

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    9. Great BAFTA coverage Sati! Oy, those dresses are nightmarish indeed. What was Gemma thinking??! It made me dizzy! Ooooh Henryyyyy!! "I don't think any man on Earth would like to present an award with Henry Cavill - you have to stand next to him" Ahahaha... your comment made me laugh, so true isn't it... he's an Adonis, but Martin is adorable!

      O.Russell's expression should be a meme, it's just hilarious!!

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      1. Thank you! Henry is so yummy :P

        I'm pretty sure it will be, though grumpy Tommy Lee is still the winner :P

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    10. All awards shows should be like the BAFTAs. They're one of the few that are actually fun to watch. The speeches are usually kept short. There are no spurious random awards. And the right people win. Stephen Fry should be hosting all awards. So glad he was back.

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      1. I agree, they are so much fun! I love how even when the speeches are long there is no way music will cut anyone off - very respectful.

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    11. hahahahahahaha hadn't noticed O Russel's reaction! Beauuuuutiful and similar to my own actually. Fry was great wasn't he? And whovever put Cavill and Freeman together was having a laugh!

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      1. It was so funny :D Fry is awesome, I love it whenever he hosts the show.

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    12. really enjoyed reading this post, since i missed actually watching it. Love David O Russell's reaction and your comment about JQ looking more like Satan ;-)

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      1. Thanks! Phoenix looks insane and it's getting worse and worse :)

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    13. I like David O. Russell's reaction. I do feel now that Argo will take home Best Picture.

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      1. I think Argo is definitely winning.

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    14. So glad Juno Temple won - good for her! O.Russel's face was priceless. I thought Amy Adams looked lovely.

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      1. Adams always looks so beautiful, she has the most amazing dresses.

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