Last night we joined the acting good and the great at the Baftas. Here were our highlights.
1) Our Red Carpet Walk
Last night as we strolled down the red carpet outside the Royal Opera House, we felt like we were caught in the middle of a celebrity hurricane, sandwiched between Cate Blanchett, Leo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. We were walking in the rarefied air of the A-List! Woah! Also we learned why the red carpet looks so good- they shampoo it before hand!
2) That Tinie-William High Five
We’re pretty sure that we haven’t seen Prince William high-fiving a pop star before (Ellie Goulding couldn’t be reached for comment) but last night he shared the skin with Tinie Tempah to the amusement of the assembled crowd. So what’s next? The Queen fist pumping Nicki Minaj? Prince Edward doing a 'special handshake' with Professor Green? Watch this space...
3) Emma Thompson Being Amazing
Excuse us, but we loved the top bantz between host Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson. These old mates were cool enough with each other to share a joke about being ‘stinking offal’ and get away with it (well she did do a V sign at the camera). Of late, Emma Thomson has become a graceful comedy institution at award ceremonies. More, please.
4) Cate Blanchett’s Speech
We were really pleased when Cate Blanchett nabbed the Best Actress gong. Her emotional speech reached its peak when she dedicated her award to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. She called him “a monumental presence who is now sadly in absence, the late great Phillip Seymour Hoffman. So, Phil, buddy. This is for you...you bastard.”
5) Stephen Fry Being Dry
His comedy quips kept us going through the night (his grammar corrections - LOL- less so). Our personal highlight? When he introduced Prince William as ‘will.i.am’.