If you missed last night’s BAFTA Awards, here are my favorite highlights:
HRH Prince William was greeted with the biggest cheers from the crowd at the Royal Opera House in London. A celebrity in his own right, he signed autographs and posed for fans at the red carpet. It was also a night to remember because Prince William was announced as Lord Attenborough’s successor to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)’s Presidency.
Although she was at the same venue, Kristen stayed away from Robert Pattinson that night. The papz couldn’t snap a photograph of the couple together. She did have something to smile about; the actress took home the Orange Rising Star Award—the only prize to be voted for by the public.
David Bowie’s son Duncan Jones bagged the award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer for his film Moon. In his emotional speech, he told the audience that it took him his whole life to realize that he wanted to be a filmmaker. “Wow, thank you so much. I didn’t actually realize how much this meant to me,” he said. “It’s taken me an awful long time to know what I wanted to do with my life. Finally, I think I’ve found what I love doing and I just want to thank everyone who helped me get there.”
War movie The Hurt Locker bagged the most awards that night—Best Film, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Cinematography, Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow, and Best Original Screenplay. Photographed above are (L-R) Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Greg Shapiro and Nicholas Chartier.