2012 BAFTA Awards LIVE Blog

2012 BAFTA Awards LIVE Blog


Hello everyone and welcome to our favourite day in the British film calendar. We’re here in the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for the 65th annual BAFTA awards and while the red carpet is being ironed and our colleagues fight off the cold anticipation is building for what should be an excellent evening.

Two of the films dominating the nominations are paeans to the magic of cinema with Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist and Martin Scorsese’s Hugo up for numerous awards though a particular favourite of ours here on HeyUGuys, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, has been championed within the Academy and find itself up for Best Film, Director and a Supporting Actress nod for Carey Mulligan.

You can follow our coverage of the awards ceremony, with details of the winners as they are announced as well as other highlights from the Awards noted down before the BBC’s editors get their hands on it.

Check below for updates as they happen, and check the HeyUGuys twitter feed for updates from the red carpet which our man Ben Mortimer is currently gracing. It all kicks off around six, with the ceremony beginning at seven.

HeyUGuys – 2012 BAFTA Awards Live Blog (02/12/2012)
15:56
HeyUGuys:

Hello all, Jon Lyus here at the 65th annual BAFTAs ready to update you all on the winners and happenings from the event. It should be a very fun evening and we’ll be on the red carpet as well as the event itself so stay with us – at the moment the red carpet is being prepped. There’s a real air of excitement here in London this afternoon. I think we’re in for a very good time.

Sunday February 12, 2012 15:56 HeyUGuys
15:58
HeyUGuys:

Oh, did we mention that Miss Piggy is on the red carpet interviewing the stars as they arrive?

Sunday February 12, 2012 15:58 HeyUGuys
16:04
HeyUGuys:

We’ll be asking you for your comments on the winners as they are announced, so if your favourites are for an award let us know – tell us why they should win.

Sunday February 12, 2012 16:04 HeyUGuys
16:05
HeyUGuys:

I’ve realised that The Muppets aren’t nominated at all.

Sunday February 12, 2012 16:05 HeyUGuys
16:05
HeyUGuys:

For anything.

Sunday February 12, 2012 16:05 HeyUGuys
16:06
HeyUGuys:

While we wait for the starshower to commence on the red carpet it’s good to see Hammer’s The Woman in Black doing so well over the weekend, isn’t it? It’s a very, very good film, and damn scary to boot.

Sunday February 12, 2012 16:06 HeyUGuys
16:09
HeyUGuys:

Here’s our review of The Woman in Black: http://www.heyuguys.com/2012/01/25/the-woman-in-black-review/

Sunday February 12, 2012 16:09 HeyUGuys
16:21
HeyUGuys:

@Montimer is on the red carpet for us ready to chat with the guests as they go into the @BAFTA Awards -

[via Twitter]

Sunday February 12, 2012 16:21 HeyUGuys
16:24
HeyUGuys:

In case you’re there and wondering what’s happening right now – nothing. Well, Mark Kermode and Ferne Cotton are treading the carpet. No sign of anyone else yet but it’s early.

Sunday February 12, 2012 16:24 HeyUGuys
16:29

Sunday February 12, 2012 16:29
16:29
HeyUGuys:

Sorry if I startled you there – that’s our Miss Piggy Interview from earlier in the week. It’s great, primaily because she is great.

Sunday February 12, 2012 16:29 HeyUGuys
16:32
HeyUGuys:

While we’re waiting here in the ROH for the ceremony to begin our man on the red carpet Ben Mortimer will be tweeting when not indulging in some hard hitting journalisitic interviewing. Expect his tweets to pop up any moment now…

Sunday February 12, 2012 16:32 HeyUGuys
16:34
HeyUGuys:

Apparently a cry went up on the red carpet a moment ago and it was thought that the celebrity fun had already begun. It turns out that it was a practise yelp.

Sunday February 12, 2012 16:34 HeyUGuys
16:35
HeyUGuys:

If you missed our @BAFTA poster, click here to see it! We love it (by @DaveWi11) – http://t.co/Fqpi7C86 [via Twitter]

Sunday February 12, 2012 16:35 HeyUGuys
16:35
HeyUGuys:

@PinewoodStudios We sure do! Tune in here: http://t.co/PuutS96A [via Twitter]

Sunday February 12, 2012 16:35 HeyUGuys
16:37

Anna Williams and Miss Piggy on the BAFTA Red Carpet
Sunday February 12, 2012 16:37
16:50
HeyUGuys:

Breaking News:
There is no breaking news.

In the meantime, while things ‘hot up’ as they say in the industry here’s a link to the full list of who is up for what tonight – The Nominations.

Sunday February 12, 2012 16:50 HeyUGuys
16:58
montimer:

Just interviewed Thelma Schoonmaker, editor on Hugo… [via Twitter]

Sunday February 12, 2012 16:58 montimer
16:59
montimer:

We spoke about silent movies and working with Martin Scorsese [via Twitter]

Sunday February 12, 2012 16:59 montimer
17:02

Thelma Schoonmaker, editor on Hugo
Sunday February 12, 2012 17:02
17:05
HeyUGuys:

That delightful picture of the legendary Thelma Schoomaker was from Total Film. It seems the carpet is starting slowly, but starting nonetheless.

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:05 HeyUGuys
17:08
HeyUGuys:

Ok – the carpet is about to be trod on by some famous people. We’ll be bringing you pics from the carpet and look out for Ben’s acerbic tweeting.

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:08 HeyUGuys
17:11
montimer:

@hsw3k in the print/radio/online pen, opposite the entrance. [via Twitter]

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:11 montimer
17:12
HeyUGuys:

Eddie Redmayne has appeared, one of the Rising Star nominees.

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:12 HeyUGuys
17:13
HeyUGuys:

There’s not a small amount of swooning going on as Mr. Redmayne signs autographs.

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:13 HeyUGuys
17:14
HeyUGuys:

Top tip, and one I’ll be reminding you of later as the Rising Star award kicks in – check out Eddie Redmayne in Glorious 39 – he and Juno Temple are quietly terrifying

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:14 HeyUGuys
17:18
montimer:

It would appear that everyone has turned up on the red carpet dressed as disco balls. [via Twitter]

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:18 montimer
17:20
montimer:

Unfortunately I can’t photograph them as they’re so damn sparkly. [via Twitter]

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:20 montimer
17:20
HeyUGuys:

if you want to make comments on the awards, ask questions or just say hello you can do so in the comments box below.

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:20 HeyUGuys
17:20
HeyUGuys:

Speaking of which…

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:20 HeyUGuys
17:20
[Comment From Vance Vance : ]

Is Emma Watson scheduled to be there?

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:20 Vance
17:21
HeyUGuys:

Emma Watson is not due to be here tonight, however Daniel Radcliffe will be turning up. Here’s the full list: BAFTA Attendees – HeyUGuys

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:21 HeyUGuys
17:26
HeyUGuys:

Remember of course if your favourite star isn’t on that list of attendees it doesn’t mean they won’t turn up. We’ve seen the BAFTA chocolates…

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:26 HeyUGuys
17:28

Miss Piggy on the BAFTA Red carpet courtesy of @BAFTA
Sunday February 12, 2012 17:28
17:29
HeyUGuys:

Mr. George Clooney is here…

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:29 HeyUGuys
17:30
HeyUGuys:

Even in the depths of the Royal Opera House you can hear the crowd going crazy for Clooney.

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:30 HeyUGuys
17:31
[Comment From SENNA movie SENNA movie : ]

Great coverage guys – looking forward to hearing more …

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:31 SENNA movie
17:32
HeyUGuys:

SENNA movie – we’re VERY excited to see how your film does tonight. If anyone reading hasn’t seen Asif Kapadia’s stunning film SENNA – please remedy that now. You may have time before the awards are announced…

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:32 HeyUGuys
17:32
montimer:

Apparently Clooney is here. I can’t hear screaming, so I assume the rumour is false. [via Twitter]

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:32 montimer
17:33
HeyUGuys:

SENNA is nominated for Best Documentary as well as Outstanding British Film.

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:33 HeyUGuys
17:34
[Comment From Vance Vance : ]

Will you be live-blogging the red carpet AND awards? Or just the red carpet?

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:34 Vance
17:35
HeyUGuys:

Vance: We’re here for the duration – tweeting/liveblogging the red carpet and then tweeting the awards as they happen right here.

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:35 HeyUGuys
17:35
HeyUGuys:

John Hurt and Jonah Hill are here apparently.

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:35 HeyUGuys
17:35
HeyUGuys:

Not together you understand.

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:35 HeyUGuys
17:38
HeyUGuys:

John Hurt is receiving the BAFTA Fellowship this year, and that’s a very well deserved award. If you’re a fan of his then check out a short he made this year called Sailcloth. Very sad and beautiful film. Here’s an interview I conducted with him. Legend.

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:38 HeyUGuys
17:39
montimer:

Just interviewed Paul Feig. My inner Sabrina the Teenage Witch fan was very excited. [via Twitter]

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:39 montimer
17:41

The awesome Fearne Cotton courtesy of Catwalk Queen
Sunday February 12, 2012 17:41
17:41
HeyUGuys:

George Clooney is being interviewed, defining the word ‘schlub’…

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:41 HeyUGuys
17:42
HeyUGuys:

He’s writing a new script too, presumably with Grant Heslov.

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:42 HeyUGuys
17:45
HeyUGuys:

Jonah Hill is now being talked at – his nominatin for Moneyball should see some interesting roles coming up for the actor. Hopefully not a sequel for The Sitter…

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:45 HeyUGuys
17:45

The beautiful Hayley Atwell on the red carpet courtesy of @BAFTA
Sunday February 12, 2012 17:45
17:47
HeyUGuys:

We’ve still not seen Christina Hendricks on the carpet yet. I’ll expect the skies above London will light up with the combined paparazzi flashes…

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:47 HeyUGuys
17:48
HeyUGuys:

She isn’t nominated for anything but makes an impression in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive which is up for a few awards tonight.

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:48 HeyUGuys
17:49
HeyUGuys:

The carpet is getting crowded now, our man Ben Mortimer is currently grabbing who he can and asking them probing and insightful questions – the result of which we’ll have on the site as soon as is possible.

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:49 HeyUGuys
17:50
[Comment From Vance Vance : ]

Bonnie Wright is at the BAFTAs :D

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:50 Vance
17:50
HeyUGuys:

They sure are!

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:50 HeyUGuys
17:50

Bonnie Wright; Jamie Campbell Bower courtesy of Getty
Sunday February 12, 2012 17:50
17:52
HeyUGuys:

Penelope Cruz is drawing the press’s attention as you’d expect. She’ll be in a few papers tomorrow I’m sure…

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:52 HeyUGuys
17:53

Eddie Redmayne courtesy of @BAFT. He’s rather a top bloke!
Sunday February 12, 2012 17:53
17:54
HeyUGuys:

We’ll have a picture of Penelope Cruz up in a moment…

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:54 HeyUGuys
17:55
HeyUGuys:

You can see our interview with Eddie for My Week with Marilyn right here: http://www.heyuguys.com/2011/11/24/exclusive-interview-eddie-redmayne-talks-my-week-with-marilyn/

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:55 HeyUGuys
17:56
HeyUGuys:

Daniel Radcliffe is here potter fans. I assume you’ve all seen The Woman in Black this weekend?

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:56 HeyUGuys
17:56
HeyUGuys:

There’s Christina Hendricks…

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:56 HeyUGuys
17:56

Here’s someone you may have heard of called Penelope Cruz! (@BAFTA)
Sunday February 12, 2012 17:56
17:59
HeyUGuys:

As The Artist’s Michel Hazanavicius and Bérénice Bejo talk up their film (they are frozen, cold and excited…) is this your choice for Best Film?

Sunday February 12, 2012 17:59 HeyUGuys
17:59

Here’s a chap called George Clooney courtesy of @Nat_Jamieson
Sunday February 12, 2012 17:59
18:01
HeyUGuys:

Tilda Swinton is on the carpet – her stunning turn in Lynne Ramsay’s film is up for Leading Actress – it’s a phenomenal film, though a very tough watch. Catch it if you can.

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:01 HeyUGuys
18:03

Here’s Asif Kapadia, director of @SennaMovie (WATCH IT!)
Sunday February 12, 2012 18:03
18:04
HeyUGuys:

We’re an hour away from the start of the ceremony, so I’d like you to get your predictions in now – who are your picks for the BAFTAs this year? Nominees are here: List of Nominees – let us know in the comments below.

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:04 HeyUGuys
18:04
HeyUGuys:

If you accurately predict every winner we’ll send you a DVD.

It’ll be a good one I promise.

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:04 HeyUGuys
18:09
HeyUGuys:

Daniel Radcliffe is talking very fast in the E! interview. He’s a lovely guy.

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:09 HeyUGuys
18:11
HeyUGuys:

He spoke to us about his new film The Woman in Black – not only is it a top film but this is proof that he’s a good guy. Interview: Daniel Radcliffe

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:11 HeyUGuys
18:12
HeyUGuys:

There have been more screams/cheers/shouted proposals at Christina Hendricks than for anyone else

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:12 HeyUGuys
18:14

Daniel Radcliffe at the BAFTAs (courtesy of @WB_StudioTour)
Sunday February 12, 2012 18:14
18:16
HeyUGuys:

Michelle Williams is here, signing autographs and leaving the crowds charmed in her wake.

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:16 HeyUGuys
18:16
HeyUGuys:

Meryl Streep’s hair could have its own award tonight.

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:16 HeyUGuys
18:16

It’s Angel from Home and Away! aka Melissa George courtesy of @BAFTA
Sunday February 12, 2012 18:16
18:18
HeyUGuys:

Michael Fassbender has hit the carpet, i repeat, Fassbender on the carpet!!

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:18 HeyUGuys
18:22
HeyUGuys:

Tom Jones is now chatting away with Demot looking as cool as always!

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:22 HeyUGuys
18:23
HeyUGuys:

We’re about half an hour away from the ceremony getting started. Looking forward to a spot of Thunderball from Tom Jones.

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:23 HeyUGuys
18:31

The Awesome Kenneth Branagh courtesy of Getty
Sunday February 12, 2012 18:31
18:31
HeyUGuys:

Tonight there will be a tribute to Whitney Houston during the ‘in memory of’ section of the awards

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:31 HeyUGuys
18:31
montimer:

Got Clooney. [via Twitter]

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:31 montimer
18:32
HeyUGuys:

By ‘got Clooney’ our man Ben Mortimer means ‘interviewed’.

At least, I hope he does.

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:32 HeyUGuys
18:34

Martin Scorsese looking awesome (@BAFTA)
Sunday February 12, 2012 18:34
18:37

Meryl Streep looking lovely from Getty
Sunday February 12, 2012 18:37
18:38
HeyUGuys:

While the red carpet fades into obcurity here’s a round-up of the films vying for Best Film tonight -

For Your Consideration: The Big Films at this Year’s BAFTA Awards

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:38 HeyUGuys
18:40
HeyUGuys:

What is interesting here at the ROH is the curious assumption that The Artist will win big. It’s a good film to be sure, but is it the Best in every arena?

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:40 HeyUGuys
18:40

Here she is people, the one you’ve been waiting for! Christina Hendricks! – from Getty
Sunday February 12, 2012 18:40
18:42
HeyUGuys:

If you’re just tuning in the live blog we’re sitting here patienty awaiting the on stage jaunt of Mr. Stephen Fry who is leading us through the awards tonight. He’s due on at 7pm.

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:42 HeyUGuys
18:43
HeyUGuys:

Concerning Mr. Fry – does anyone else remember the film he made with Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie and Imelda Staunton called Peter Friends?

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:43 HeyUGuys
18:43
HeyUGuys:

Kenny B didn’t see any BAFTA nods for that role…

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:43 HeyUGuys
18:44
HeyUGuys:

It’s a fun film though, and it gave audiences the first chance to see Hugh Laurie play (as it was then) against type as an introverted, hard edged character. Lots of fun. And Stephen Fry in stockings.

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:44 HeyUGuys
18:45
HeyUGuys:

An outfit he may wear again tonight.

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:45 HeyUGuys
18:45
HeyUGuys:

But he probably won’t.

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:45 HeyUGuys
18:45
montimer:

Dan Radcliffe is being interviewed by Miss Piggy. [via Twitter]

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:45 montimer
18:46
HeyUGuys:

A nicely understated Twitter response from CrazyDiscoStu to that picture of Christina Hendricks…

WOW! Just WOW!

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:46 HeyUGuys
18:47
HeyUGuys:

We’re almost ready. The announcement has been heard over the tannoy….

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:47 HeyUGuys
18:49
HeyUGuys:

Oh, and that Stephen Fry film I mentioned earlier was actually called Peter’s Friends.

I’m sure he would have picked me up on it so I thought it best to correct myself.

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:49 HeyUGuys
18:49
HeyUGuys:

The word is that Martin Scorsese is holding up the ceremony. I wonder if Miss Piggy is auditioning herself…

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:49 HeyUGuys
18:53

The curtains open any second (courtesy of @PeterLordAardman)
Sunday February 12, 2012 18:53
18:54
HeyUGuys:

You may, or may not know that this ceremony doesn’t air live anywhere, there are red carpet highlights on BBC 3 and the show goes out on BBC 1 later tonight (minus a few awards deemed not ‘TV’ enough) so keep it here for all the announcements as they happen.

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:54 HeyUGuys
18:54
HeyUGuys:

Feel free to get involved – tell us your predictions, shouted outrage or fawning praise – let us know what you think of the winners.

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:54 HeyUGuys
18:55
HeyUGuys:

Here’s George Clooney and Colin Firth holding hands!

courtesy of Getty

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:55 HeyUGuys
18:57
HeyUGuys:

I guess they needed moral support to walk the carpet!

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:57 HeyUGuys
18:59
[Comment From Vance Vance : ]

My only predictions (more like BETTER HAPPEN!) is Deathly Hallows Part 2 wins the tech awards it is nominated for.

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:59 Vance
18:59
HeyUGuys:

Vance – it has some amazing competition though – not least from WETA in the Visual effects category… my money is on Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Sunday February 12, 2012 18:59 HeyUGuys
19:01
HeyUGuys:

There is a quite astonishing Muppets video playing.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:01 HeyUGuys
19:02
[Comment From Richard Richard : ]

I’m sad that Shame’s clarity despite not using any wide or establishing shots hasn’t been recognised by a Best Editing nomination

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:02 Richard
19:02
HeyUGuys:

I’m just very happy to say that Shame is there at all – Fassbender’s performance was incredible.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:02 HeyUGuys
19:03
HeyUGuys:

It’s started…

Tom Jones is sinigng Thunderball. The walls of the ROH are shaking.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:03 HeyUGuys
19:04
HeyUGuys:

There’s a lot of love for Bond here tonight, of course. Who should sing the theme to Skyfall I wonder?

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:04 HeyUGuys
19:05
HeyUGuys:

Huge applause. And with good reason.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:05 HeyUGuys
19:05
HeyUGuys:

Stephen Fry is our host. Looking like a wise puffin, pleased as punch to be there.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:05 HeyUGuys
19:06
HeyUGuys:

From one legend to another.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:06 HeyUGuys
19:07
HeyUGuys:

‘My Lords, Iron Ladies…’

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:07 HeyUGuys
19:07
HeyUGuys:

‘and assorted scum…’

Class act.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:07 HeyUGuys
19:07
[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

Re: Bond Theme – How about Adele sings it?

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:07 jaywalker2309
19:08
HeyUGuys:

Top suggestion there for Bond theme – any other names?

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:08 HeyUGuys
19:09
HeyUGuys:

‘Meryl Thatcher – trophy snatcher’ – that’s one for those Brits alive in the 80s. Stephen Fry is going down a storm.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:09 HeyUGuys
19:10
HeyUGuys:

He’s now asking Brad Pitt to blow a kiss into the camera…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:10 HeyUGuys
19:10
HeyUGuys:

Which he does – tune into BBC 1 at 9pm for that one…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:10 HeyUGuys
19:11
HeyUGuys:

There’s an excellent joke about his nude scene in Sherlock Holmes…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:11 HeyUGuys
19:13
[Comment From Stephen Stephen : ]

Re: Bond Theme – The Muppets. They haven’t won any other campaigns, might as well lose another..

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:13 Stephen
19:13
HeyUGuys:

I approve of Stephen’s suggestion.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:13 HeyUGuys
19:13
HeyUGuys:

There’ s round up of film in 2011 playing at the moment… in case you were wondering.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:13 HeyUGuys
19:14
HeyUGuys:

This part will be cut as it’s SF asking the winners to cut their speechs short but it’s comedy gold.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:14 HeyUGuys
19:15
HeyUGuys:

ok – awards time.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:15 HeyUGuys
19:15
HeyUGuys:

Cuba Gooding Jr presenting the award for Special Visual Effects

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:15 HeyUGuys
19:15
HeyUGuys:

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN Joe Letteri

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler, David Vickery

HUGO Rob Legato, Ben Grossman, Joss Williams

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White

WAR HORSE Ben Morris, Neil Corbould

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:15 HeyUGuys
19:16
HeyUGuys:

WETA’s Joe Letteri appears twice in this category, for two very different films but his work with Andy Serkis on Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes is perhaps the more impressive, and should be considered the favourite here.

In bringing Caesar to life the visual effects industry moved every closer to the holy grail of a lifelike character rendered seamlessly into live action. The team behind the final Harry Potter film also have one of their four awards here, all for technical achievement it must be noted, and while Hugo and War Horse have their moments the work on Apes should prove the victor here. I could be wrong.

Let’s see shall we?

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:16 HeyUGuys
19:17
[Comment From Drenja Drenja : ]

Harry Potter will take it

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:17 Drenja
19:17
HeyUGuys:

The award goes to…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:17 HeyUGuys
19:17
HeyUGuys:

Harry Potter

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:17 HeyUGuys
19:17
HeyUGuys:

Drenja – you were right!

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:17 HeyUGuys
19:18
HeyUGuys:

I am really surprised at that. It’s fine work to be sure…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:18 HeyUGuys
19:18
HeyUGuys:

But to best WETA’s work on ROTPOTA….

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:18 HeyUGuys
19:18
HeyUGuys:

Tim Burke, John Richardson, Greg Butler, David Vickery have taken the stage.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:18 HeyUGuys
19:19
HeyUGuys:

You get the feeling that this is the culmination of ten years of very hard work.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:19 HeyUGuys
19:19
HeyUGuys:

Good for them – seem chuffed.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:19 HeyUGuys
19:19
HeyUGuys:

Ok – that was a surprise….

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:19 HeyUGuys
19:19
[Comment From Vance Vance : ]

YES!!!!! One down! 3 to go!

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:19 Vance
19:19
HeyUGuys:

Holliday Grainger and Joseph Mawle on to present Short film and Short Animation

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:19 HeyUGuys
19:20
HeyUGuys:

It’s Short film first…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:20 HeyUGuys
19:20
HeyUGuys:

SHORT FILM
CHALK Martina Amati, Gavin Emerson, James Bolton, Ilaria Bernardini
MWANSA THE GREAT Rungano Nyoni, Gabriel Gauchet
ONLY SOUND REMAINS Arash Ashtiani, Anshu Poddar
PITCH BLACK HEIST John Maclean, Gerardine O’Flynn
TWO AND TWO Babak Anvari, Kit Fraser, Gavin Cullen

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:20 HeyUGuys
19:21
HeyUGuys:

There’s not much online I can point you to if you, like me, haven’t seen the films for this year’s nominees but here’s what I have. A moment of Chalk – http://vimeo.com/30898077

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:21 HeyUGuys
19:21
HeyUGuys:

Pitch Black Heist wins it

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:21 HeyUGuys
19:22
HeyUGuys:

It’s always good to see these categories, I do hope that this will make the BBC edit which is where most people see it. It means so much to the directors and producers – it’s good to see them get their first moment in the spotlight.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:22 HeyUGuys
19:23
HeyUGuys:

Short animation next.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:23 HeyUGuys
19:23
HeyUGuys:

SHORT ANIMATION
ABUELAS Afarin Eghbal, Kasia Malipan, Francesca Gardiner
BOBBY YEAH Robert Morgan
A MORNING STROLL Grant Orchard, Sue Goffe

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:23 HeyUGuys
19:23
HeyUGuys:

There are trailers out on YouTube for each of these so do seek them out

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:23 HeyUGuys
19:23
HeyUGuys:

The winner is A Morning Stroll

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:23 HeyUGuys
19:24
HeyUGuys:

The Bobby Yeah trailer is a little scary it has to be said…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:24 HeyUGuys
19:25
HeyUGuys:

Grant Orchard, Sue Goffe are on stage – it’s a very polished speech. and heartfelt.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:25 HeyUGuys
19:25
[Comment From Drenja Drenja : ]

Morning Stroll is Oscar contender so maybe it will win this

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:25 Drenja
19:25
HeyUGuys:

Drenja gets it right again! DId you put money on this?

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:25 HeyUGuys
19:25
[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

Two and Two is being shown TONIGHT on BBC HD at 22:40, and again at 23:00 on Tuesday, Feb 14 :)

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:25 jaywalker2309
19:25
HeyUGuys:

Top tip from jaywalker2309 there.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:25 HeyUGuys
19:26
HeyUGuys:

Jamie Campbell Bower is about to present Best Music

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:26 HeyUGuys
19:26
HeyUGuys:

ORIGINAL MUSIC
THE ARTIST Ludovic Bource
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
HUGO Howard Shore
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Alberto Iglesias
WAR HORSE John Williams

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:26 HeyUGuys
19:27
HeyUGuys:

The score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network was an impressive work, and Fincher knows how to choose his collaborators well, through The Artist’s Ludovic Bource could do well tonight as the film benefitted hugely from the score which was both inspired and unique, the Vertigo/Kim Novak nonsense notwithstanding.

And where we would be with John Williams? Well, we’d be here but with a different fifth choice in this category. It’s controversial but I’d hazard an opinion that while Williams’ place in the Pantheon is more than assured there hasn’t been a stirring or iconic score from the composer for quite some time.

Told you it was controversial.

Let’s see if BAFTA agrees with me.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:27 HeyUGuys
19:27
HeyUGuys:

There was distinct clapping for The Artist – is this a sign?

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:27 HeyUGuys
19:27
[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

Go Trent!!!

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:27 jaywalker2309
19:27
HeyUGuys:

The award goes to The Artist.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:27 HeyUGuys
19:28
HeyUGuys:

Ludovic Bource will take the stage.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:28 HeyUGuys
19:28
HeyUGuys:

I should just point out that moments before the award was announced we got this from Drenja…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:28 HeyUGuys
19:28
[Comment From Drenja Drenja : ]

Not sure about this, but i think that it will be Artist

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:28 Drenja
19:29
HeyUGuys:

He has complimented Stephen Fry – it’s an excellent speech. Top man.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:29 HeyUGuys
19:29
[Comment From Stephen Stephen : ]

Drenja = Nostrodamus

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:29 Stephen
19:29
HeyUGuys:

Is this the start of a triumphant night for The Artist?

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:29 HeyUGuys
19:30
HeyUGuys:

Sound and Editing are thrown together here…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:30 HeyUGuys
19:30
HeyUGuys:

Jessica Brown Findlay and Tom Hiddleston are on stage looking the epitome of style

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:30 HeyUGuys
19:31
HeyUGuys:

SOUND
THE ARTIST Nadine Muse, Gérard Lamps, Michael Krikorian

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 James Mather, Stuart Wilson, Stuart Hilliker, Mike Dowson, Adam Scrivener

HUGO Philip Stockton, Eugene Gearty, Tom Fleischman, John Midgley

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY John Casali, Howard Bargroff, Doug Cooper, Stephen Griffiths, Andy Shelley

WAR HORSE Stuart Wilson, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson, Richard Hymns

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:31 HeyUGuys
19:31
HeyUGuys:

The sound design for Hugo was probably the highlight of the film for me, with the nightmare sequence sticking in my mind, however The Artist’s clever and evocative sound design may win the day.

Much of the design element of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is sparse and measured but if you’ve seen the film you’ll remember the scene in which Benedict Cumberbatch’s character has to pilfer some files from within the Ministry – this is a great example of the invention and use of intelligent sound design here – the telephone operator, the song which travels like the information being moved – it’s a classic moment.

Risking the wrath of the Potterites I wasn’t enamoured with this element of the second part of the Deathly Hallows. Which means it’ll probably walk it. Ears to the ground, let’s see whose name is in the golden envelope.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:31 HeyUGuys
19:31
[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

Tom Hiddleston is a top gent, met him at a private screening for WarHorse and he was so gracious and welcoming to us there.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:31 jaywalker2309
19:31
HeyUGuys:

And the award goes to…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:31 HeyUGuys
19:32
HeyUGuys:

Hugo

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:32 HeyUGuys
19:33
HeyUGuys:

‘I should thank my wife first because if I don’t she’ll kill me…’

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:33 HeyUGuys
19:33
HeyUGuys:

EDITING
THE ARTIST Anne-Sophie Bion, Michel Hazanavicius

DRIVE Mat Newman

HUGO Thelma Schoonmaker

SENNA Gregers Sall, Chris King

TINKER TAILOR SOLIDER SPY Dino Jonsater

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:33 HeyUGuys
19:34
HeyUGuys:

I was a big fan of Drive and Matthew Newman’s close association with Nicolas Winding Refn has allowed the work they do together to shine and like Scorsese and the nominated Thelma Schoonmaker (and just as the sadly late Sally Menke was to Quentin Tarantino) the improvements made by a strong editor has the power to make an enormous difference to a film.

It’s an interesting line up this year with Senna and Tinker Tailor Solider Spy joining the two films which run through these awards like words through a stick of seaside rock.

My money’s on Drive but let’s see…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:34 HeyUGuys
19:34
[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

artist.. for editting

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:34 jaywalker2309
19:35
HeyUGuys:

The award goes to…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:35 HeyUGuys
19:35
HeyUGuys:

Senna

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:35 HeyUGuys
19:35
HeyUGuys:

Editor Dave will now be jumping up and down…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:35 HeyUGuys
19:35
HeyUGuys:

Gregers Sall, Chris King are taking the stage and this is the first of hopefully a few awards for the film.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:35 HeyUGuys
19:36
HeyUGuys:

Editor Dave’s comment – ‘YAYAYAYAYAYAYYYYY’

Told you.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:36 HeyUGuys
19:36
[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

oooh very happy to be wrong on that one

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:36 jaywalker2309
19:37
HeyUGuys:

Cinematography award is up next. Tom Hooper is about to take the stage

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:37 HeyUGuys
19:37
HeyUGuys:

CINEMATOGRAPHY

THE ARTIST Guillaume Schiffman

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Jeff Cronenweth

HUGO Robert Richardson

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Hoyte van Hoytema

WAR HORSE Janusz Kaminski

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:37 HeyUGuys
19:38
HeyUGuys:

I almost want Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy to win just so I can hear the splendid name of Hoyte van Hoytema in a public arena, though I thought some of the work in Tomas Alfredson’s film was truly outstanding and it succeeded in finding the perfect composition and beauty in the very mundane and ordinary.

I still haven’t seen the Dragon Tattoo lady so can only imagine the bleakness inherent in translating Larsson’s work to the big screen under the direction of David Fincher. Can anyone here help me out?

Robert Richardson’s work with Scorsese and Tarantino has seen more invention before but there were some extraordinary moments in Hugo.

Favourite in many categories though it is, I can’t see The Artist winning this one.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:38 HeyUGuys
19:39
HeyUGuys:

and the award goes to…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:39 HeyUGuys
19:39
HeyUGuys:

The Artist

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:39 HeyUGuys
19:39
HeyUGuys:

Have to say I’m suprised…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:39 HeyUGuys
19:40
HeyUGuys:

Also to quote myself – ‘I can’t see The Artist winning this one.’

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:40 HeyUGuys
19:40
HeyUGuys:

Costume Design and Make-up and Hair now

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:40 HeyUGuys
19:41
HeyUGuys:

Stephen Fry called Chris Hemsworth and Hayley Attwell lickable. Top man…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:41 HeyUGuys
19:41
HeyUGuys:

COSTUME DESIGN

THE ARTIST Mark Bridges

HUGO Sandy Powell

JANE EYRE Michael O’Connor

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN Jill Taylor

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Jacqueline Durran

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:41 HeyUGuys
19:42
HeyUGuys:

I bow to the better judgement of my friend Chris Laverty from Clothes on Film (www.clothesonfilm.com) here and point you to his expert analysis of the nominees here and I can only echo his comments regarding Jacqueline Durran’s outstanding work on Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, for my mind the most striking work in this field because of what the design adds to the character. Nice to see Jane Eyre up there too – it seems to have been forgotten elsewhere.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:42 HeyUGuys
19:42
HeyUGuys:

The BAFTA goes to…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:42 HeyUGuys
19:42
HeyUGuys:

The Artist…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:42 HeyUGuys
19:42
HeyUGuys:

…again.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:42 HeyUGuys
19:43
HeyUGuys:

Mark Bridges is walking on air and the floor to the stage.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:43 HeyUGuys
19:43
HeyUGuys:

MAKE UP & HAIR

THE ARTIST Julie Hewett, Cydney Cornell

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin

HUGO Morag Ross, Jan Archibald

THE IRON LADY Marese Langan

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN Jenny Shircore

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:43 HeyUGuys
19:44
HeyUGuys:

You have to balance the undoubtedly impressive work done to beThatcher Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady with the overall work of the other films.

Hugo’s period setting necessitates some excellent work in every frame as well as allowing the designers a little flourish now and then with the Melies sequences of particular note. Potter again has some great work in each of the films, and perhaps in a Return of the Kingian series award the film will be awarded the prize for the collected efforts of a decade of Pottering about.

Then there’s The Artist, a film which dances beyond parody and pastiche and manages to reflect and evoke a key moment in cinematic history without ever taking itself too seriously. It’s a joy and this is a crucial part in our ability to immerse ourselves.

Ok – Time to hold that breath…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:44 HeyUGuys
19:44
[Comment From Drenja Drenja : ]

Make up to Iron lady probably

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:44 Drenja
19:44
[Comment From Vance Vance : ]

This will be a tough one for Harry Potter! Lot of good ones here including My Week With Marrilyn

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:44 Vance
19:45
HeyUGuys:

The Iron Lady wins it

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:45 HeyUGuys
19:45
HeyUGuys:

Anyone wanting lottery numbers may wish to ask Drenja…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:45 HeyUGuys
19:45
HeyUGuys:

It’s an amazing transformation no doubt

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:45 HeyUGuys
19:46
HeyUGuys:

Meryl is looking on very happily.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:46 HeyUGuys
19:46
HeyUGuys:

She should have turned up as Thatcher.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:46 HeyUGuys
19:47
HeyUGuys:

Film not in the English Language up next.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:47 HeyUGuys
19:47
HeyUGuys:

Anil Kapoor is due on stage

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:47 HeyUGuys
19:48
HeyUGuys:

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

INCENDIES Denis Villeneuve, Luc Déry, Kim McGraw

PINA Wim Wenders, Gian-Piero Ringel

POTICHE François Ozon, Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer

A SEPARATION Asghar Farhadi

THE SKIN I LIVE IN Pedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodóvar

Any favourites here?

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:48 HeyUGuys
19:48
[Comment From Drenja Drenja : ]

Separation is logical choice

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:48 Drenja
19:48
[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

i voted for The skin i live in

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:48 jaywalker2309
19:49
HeyUGuys:

Much as I enjoyed Almodóvar’s mind bending film this has to be Asghar Farhadi’s award.

A Separation has conquered the world with a host of critic’s awards as well as many nods on the festival circuit and the Iranian film looks certain to win tonight.

 

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:49 HeyUGuys
19:50
HeyUGuys:

Le Winner is…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:50 HeyUGuys
19:50
HeyUGuys:

The Skin I Live In…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:50 HeyUGuys
19:50
HeyUGuys:

Amazing.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:50 HeyUGuys
19:50
HeyUGuys:

Big upset there I think… first of the night.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:50 HeyUGuys
19:50
HeyUGuys:

can I just quote myself again…. ‘this has to be Asghar Farhadi’s award’

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:50 HeyUGuys
19:51
HeyUGuys:

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer now

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:51 HeyUGuys
19:51
HeyUGuys:

Amazing line up here –

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:51 HeyUGuys
19:51
HeyUGuys:

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

ATTACK THE BLOCK Joe Cornish (Director/Writer)

BLACK POND Will Sharpe (Director/Writer), Tom Kingsley (Director), Sarah Brocklehurst (Producer)

CORIOLANUS Ralph Fiennes (Director)

SUBMARINE Richard Ayoade (Director/Writer)

TYRANNOSAUR Paddy Considine (Director), Diarmid Scrimshaw (Producer)

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:51 HeyUGuys
19:52
HeyUGuys:

Chris O’Dowd and Kristen Wiig are killing it on stage

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:52 HeyUGuys
19:52
HeyUGuys:

watch out for them later

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:52 HeyUGuys
19:52
HeyUGuys:

Blimey, how do you call this one? It’s been such a fascinating year for
new British talent and I’d give an award to all of them but let’s take a
moment to consider the debuts of Richard Ayoade, Joe Cornish and Paddy
Considine.

Three films which show enormous confidence and quality and what’s always
present with this award is the sense that there is some exceptional
work to come.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:52 HeyUGuys
19:53
HeyUGuys:

While I think of it – how cool was Attack the Block?

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:53 HeyUGuys
19:53
[Comment From Vance Vance : ]

Coriolanus!!!

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:53 Vance
19:53
[Comment From Vance Vance : ]

But Attack the Block was pretty big too… hmmm…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:53 Vance
19:54
[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

great year for british cinema :)

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:54 jaywalker2309
19:54
HeyUGuys:

It truly was…and so much promise for the future.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:54 HeyUGuys
19:54
HeyUGuys:

The award goes to….

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:54 HeyUGuys
19:55
HeyUGuys:

Paddy Considine for Tyrannosaur

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:55 HeyUGuys
19:55
HeyUGuys:

Very very cool choice there. Considine looks chuffed. Good for him. Bet he thanks Olivia Colman

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:55 HeyUGuys
19:57
HeyUGuys:

He did – and it was a classy speech. What a fantastic win – really hope to see him behind the camera soon.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:57 HeyUGuys
19:57
HeyUGuys:

There’s a small pause now while breaths are taken…

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:57 HeyUGuys
19:58
HeyUGuys:

Every year I’m surprised how quickly it goes… it’s a fair old pace. I also have it on good authority that our professional Red Carpeter is transcribing his interviews right now so expect those on the site soon.

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:58 HeyUGuys
19:59
HeyUGuys:

If you want to catch up on the winners so far here’s our constantly updated page – http://www.heyuguys.com/2012/02/12/the-2012-bafta-winners-as-they-are-announced/

Sunday February 12, 2012 19:59 HeyUGuys
20:00
HeyUGuys:

I think you’ll agree it’s been an odd mix so far tonight

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:00 HeyUGuys
20:00
HeyUGuys:

The Artist doing its best to run riot over the Academy but with the victory of Senna and The Skin I Live In it shows you never can tell what’s coming…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:00 HeyUGuys
20:01
HeyUGuys:

Right – we’re back with Production Design…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:01 HeyUGuys
20:01
HeyUGuys:

PRODUCTION DESIGN

THE ARTIST Laurence Bennett, Robert Gould

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan

HUGO Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacDonald

WAR HORSE Rick Carter, Lee Sandales

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:01 HeyUGuys
20:02
HeyUGuys:

These films keep popping up a lot in the design awards this year and, to take nothing away from them, there’s a feeling that the view was a little narrow this year. However this one is a pretty done deal isn’t it?

Maria Djurkovic’s sterling work on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was pitch perfect, from the smoky depressive atmosphere of the sad office Christmas party to the Wimpy bar there wasn’t a hair out of place.

Hugo’s fantastical evocation of a Paris infused with a cinematic magic is perhaps its closest rival tonight, with the grand set of the Melies silent films and the clockwork walls of the train station giving the film a sense of wonder which personally I felt was lacking elsewhere.

And, of course, The Artist makes an appearance and could prove a popular choice.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:02 HeyUGuys
20:03
[Comment From Drenja Drenja : ]

Again maybe its time for Tinker Tailor to win something

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:03 Drenja
20:03
[Comment From Vance Vance : ]

Stuart Craig is amazing!

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:03 Vance
20:03
[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

am thinking war horse meself, but hugo is probably gonna take it

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:03 jaywalker2309
20:03
HeyUGuys:

Here’s the envelope…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:03 HeyUGuys
20:03
HeyUGuys:

Hugo

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:03 HeyUGuys
20:04
HeyUGuys:

Hmmm…..

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:04 HeyUGuys
20:05
[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

no complaints from me..

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:05 jaywalker2309
20:05
HeyUGuys:

I get it – it was stunning. I need to see the film again. I wasn’t enamoured.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:05 HeyUGuys
20:05
HeyUGuys:

Supporting Actor award next… who’s your pick?

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:05 HeyUGuys
20:06
HeyUGuys:

SUPPORTING ACTOR

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER Beginners

JIM BROADBENT The Iron Lady

JONAH HILL Moneyball

KENNETH BRANAGH My Week with Marilyn

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN The Ides of March

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:06 HeyUGuys
20:06
HeyUGuys:

there’s a choice Helena Bonham Carter joke from S Fry coming your way later…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:06 HeyUGuys
20:07
HeyUGuys:

Lots of love for Kenneth Branagh

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:07 HeyUGuys
20:07
HeyUGuys:

My money is on Kenneth Branagh here in Best Supporting Actor role though I did wonder if Christopher Plummer might edge him out as there’s a lot of love for his turn in Beginners.

The inclusion of Jonah Hill in this category may surprise some but Moneyball seems a million miles away from his other roles, not least the wildly inappropriate oddness of The Sitter, and it’ll be interesting to see what choices he makes in future.

Jim Broadbent is just great, isn’t he? Don’t think he’ll win though, but he’s great.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:07 HeyUGuys
20:08
HeyUGuys:

And the winner is….

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:08 HeyUGuys
20:08
HeyUGuys:

Christopher Plummer

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:08 HeyUGuys
20:09
HeyUGuys:

He’s not here though, which is a shame.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:09 HeyUGuys
20:09
HeyUGuys:

That may point to the way the Oscars go too….

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:09 HeyUGuys
20:10
HeyUGuys:

I just want to thank all of you for your comments tonight. You’re making this a lot of fun for me.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:10 HeyUGuys
20:12
HeyUGuys:

Outstanding British Film now…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:12 HeyUGuys
20:13
HeyUGuys:

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN Simon Curtis, David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, Adrian Hodges

SENNA Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Manish Pandey

SHAME Steve McQueen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Abi Morgan

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Tomas Alfredson, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo,
Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN Lynne Ramsay, Luc Roeg, Jennifer Fox, Robert Salerno,
Rory Stewart Kinnear

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:13 HeyUGuys
20:13
HeyUGuys:

Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:13 HeyUGuys
20:13
HeyUGuys:

Editor Dave would say – Senna. Senna. Senna. Senna.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:13 HeyUGuys
20:13
HeyUGuys:

Kill List and Tyrannosaur are also worthy of a mention on this list however they’d need to go some way to find more favour that Steve McQueen’s Shame and Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk about Kevin, two films present here but not on the overall Best Film list.

Perhaps this is their time to shine. There’s no doubt that both are difficult and brilliant films, worthy of an awards bump.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:13 HeyUGuys
20:14
HeyUGuys:

Did many of you see Shame? I have no idea how many people did….

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:14 HeyUGuys
20:14
HeyUGuys:

And the winner is…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:14 HeyUGuys
20:15
HeyUGuys:

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:15 HeyUGuys
20:15
HeyUGuys:

Pleased. But that a real shame. (Yes, I went for that joke. Sorry.)

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:15 HeyUGuys
20:15
[Comment From Stephen Stephen : ]

If it’s not Shame, I think I’ll cry

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:15 Stephen
20:15
HeyUGuys:

Sorry about that…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:15 HeyUGuys
20:15
[Comment From Stephen Stephen : ]

Bahhhhhhhhh

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:15 Stephen
20:16
HeyUGuys:

I echo your Bahhhhhhhh

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:16 HeyUGuys
20:16
HeyUGuys:

Tinker Tailor is a fine, fine film but better than Shame? Not in my book. Let’s see how many other awards the film gets tonight.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:16 HeyUGuys
20:17
HeyUGuys:

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

CAREY MULLIGAN Drive

JESSICA CHASTAIN The Help

JUDI DENCH My Week with Marilyn

MELISSA MCCARTHY Bridesmaids

OCTAVIA SPENCER The Help

Anyone hazard a guess out there?

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:17 HeyUGuys
20:17
HeyUGuys:

It’s Daniel Radcliffe heading on stage to present the award.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:17 HeyUGuys
20:17
[Comment From Drenja Drenja : ]

Spencer for sure

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:17 Drenja
20:17
[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

Would love our dame Judi to win this

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:17 jaywalker2309
20:18
HeyUGuys:

Some interesting choices for the short list here, with Jessica Chastain, who had a phenomenal year (making her absence from the Rising Star award shortlist a little odd) certainly in with a strong chance of taking home a golden face.

Carey Mulligan’s work in Drive and Steve McQueen’s Shame was impressive though it’ll be good to see her in roles which see her vying for a Best Actress role next time.

Melissa McCarthy was certainly a lot of fun in Bridesmaids and in this the British and American Academies agree though it’s hard to see such a broad comedy beating out The Help here.

Let’s see who is all happy smiles when the envelope is opened.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:18 HeyUGuys
20:19
HeyUGuys:

I would publish what Stephen just commented but some of you may be eating…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:19 HeyUGuys
20:19
HeyUGuys:

And the winner is…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:19 HeyUGuys
20:20
HeyUGuys:

Octavia Spencer

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:20 HeyUGuys
20:20
[Comment From Stephen Stephen : ]

Huzzah!

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:20 Stephen
20:21
HeyUGuys:

That was a fun speech – one to enjoy when it airs later on tonight.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:21 HeyUGuys
20:22
HeyUGuys:

Right – while there’s another pause let’s catch up with ourselves shall we?

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:22 HeyUGuys
20:23
HeyUGuys:

We’re updating the winners here: http://www.heyuguys.com/2012/02/12/the-2012-bafta-winners-as-they-are-announced/

Any ideas based on the way the awards have gone so far what it mean for the big four awards tonight?

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:23 HeyUGuys
20:23
[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

making a cuppa.. anyone else want one? :)

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:23 jaywalker2309
20:23
HeyUGuys:

Earl Grey. No milk. Shaken, not stirred thanks jaywalker2309

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:23 HeyUGuys
20:23
[Comment From Drenja Drenja : ]

I think that Artist will take Picture, DIrector and Actor

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:23 Drenja
20:24
HeyUGuys:

I’m not not convinced that The Artist is the great film everyone says it is, but the Academy may not agree with me…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:24 HeyUGuys
20:24
HeyUGuys:

It’s time for Original Screenplay apparently…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:24 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

THE ARTIST Michel Hazanavicius

BRIDESMAIDS Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig

THE GUARD John Michael McDonagh

THE IRON LADY Abi Morgan

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS: Woody Allen

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:25 HeyUGuys
20:25
HeyUGuys:

This is perhaps the category in which I can see at least four of the nominees walk away with the award, and Abi Morgan’s screenplay for Shame I found to be more interesting than the one she is nominated for here.

It’s always a pleasure to see Woody Allen up for this award, and it usually happens when he is having fun, something which Midnight in Paris certainly is.

If you want to know more about the evolution of the script for Bridesmaids then do check out The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith (something you should be doing anyway) which you can find here: http://www.theqandapodcast.com/2011/05/bridesmaids-q.html .

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:25 HeyUGuys
20:27
HeyUGuys:

The Artist…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:27 HeyUGuys
20:28
HeyUGuys:

Michel Hazanavicius is on stage, perhaps not for the last time tonight.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:28 HeyUGuys
20:28
HeyUGuys:

Short speech – I think he knows what kind of night it will be…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:28 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

Why, hello to Billy Bob Thornton. Oustanding British Contribution award now.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:29 HeyUGuys
20:31
HeyUGuys:

This is John Hurt’s moment in the spotlight – and it’s a richly deserved one.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:31 HeyUGuys
20:31
HeyUGuys:

They are playing V for Vendetta and then cutting to 1984 – good move BAFTA.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:31 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

You all have your favourite John Hurt film, mine has to be The Elephant Man – yours?

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:31 HeyUGuys
20:32
HeyUGuys:

You know what – I don’t get starstruck but interviewing John Hurt really did hit me while I was speaking to him. He didn’t notice but I did.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:32 HeyUGuys
20:33
HeyUGuys:

Lots of Hurt love for the Potters…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:33 HeyUGuys
20:33
HeyUGuys:

Let’s see BAFTA try and hurry him off of the stage.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:33 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

I’d love to transcribe it but you’d miss 90% of the wonder of the speech.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:33 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

And love for Alien too – how can anyone forget that?

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:34 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

It’s a standing ovation here

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:34 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

and the best thing…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:34 HeyUGuys
20:34
HeyUGuys:

everyone of them is smiling and making eye contact with him.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:34 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

John Hurt’s speech is completely about the speech he was going to give and didn’t – about how his wife told him not to. It’s absolutely mesmerising.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:37 HeyUGuys
20:38
HeyUGuys:

Man… that was a truly wonderful speech. Can’t wait for you to see it tonight/tomorrow/on YouTube

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:38 HeyUGuys
20:39
HeyUGuys:

Stephen Fry does an amazing John Hurt impression – who knew?

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:39 HeyUGuys
20:39
HeyUGuys:

I think things will pick up pretty soon, there are nine awards left and not too long to go timewise.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:39 HeyUGuys
20:40
HeyUGuys:

Sorry if I don’t get to your comments or questions – it’s a hectic night…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:40 HeyUGuys
20:42
HeyUGuys:

Back to the awards…. Rising Star Award now.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:42 HeyUGuys
20:42
HeyUGuys:

I’ll need your predictions for this one.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:42 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

THE ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)

ADAM DEACON

CHRIS HEMSWORTH

CHRIS O’DOWD

EDDIE REDMAYNE

TOM HIDDLESTON

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:42 HeyUGuys
20:42
HeyUGuys:

Christina Hendricks is on stage. That is all.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:42 HeyUGuys
20:43
HeyUGuys:

Though it’s an oddly male-dominated spread this year with each of the nominees with at least one defining role in their filmographies. Adam Deacon is perhaps less well-known across the pond but he’s worked on some influential movies here in the UK as well as some solid TV work, not least his role in Charlie Brooker’s Dead Set.

Chris O’Dowd’s role in Bridesmaids introduced him to a US audience (and we’re glossing over Gulliver’s Travels here) and we’re to see him in Jennifer Westfeldt’s Friends with Kids and Judd Apatow’s This is Forty so things are looking up, but his star is already well in the ascendant here in the UK.

Tom Hiddleston could well swing it, his manic Loki was the highlight of Thor (his co-star Chris Hemsworth is also up for the award here) but his tormented Freddie Page was the highlight of Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea. See that, and avoid the anaemic Archipelago.

Eddie Redmayne could also swing it with My Week with Marilyn impressing many, though look back to his dark turn in Stephen Poliakoff’s Glorious 39 for some real fire.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:43 HeyUGuys
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[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

i call these the `modern warfare` awards, as they voted for by `the fans` which means will go to whoever ticks the right boxes, bit of a shame really but its what the `fans` say

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:44 jaywalker2309
20:45
HeyUGuys:

Adam Deacon wins it

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:45 HeyUGuys
20:45
HeyUGuys:

Man, does he look pleased, and surprised.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:45 HeyUGuys
20:46
HeyUGuys:

That was a top speech – unprepared if you like but it was from the heart.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:46 HeyUGuys
20:47
HeyUGuys:

Documentary up next…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:47 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

DOCUMENTARY

GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD Martin Scorsese

PROJECT NIM James Marsh, Simon Chinn

SENNA Asif Kapadia

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:47 HeyUGuys
20:47
HeyUGuys:

Paul Bettany’s nipples are being described by Stephen Fry

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:47 HeyUGuys
20:48
HeyUGuys:

Did anyone see him in Gangster Number One? Terrifying.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:48 HeyUGuys
20:48
HeyUGuys:

It has to be Senna. It just has to be Senna.

Right?

Senna?

Editor Dave can spend hours telling you why this film should win.

On another, less Senna-appreciative note, it is both a scandal and testament to the quality of the competition that there were a number of other documentaries which could have found a place on this list. It’s a very, very good time for the form.

Now, will this be Senna’s night?

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:48 HeyUGuys
20:49
[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

Senna.. without question..

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:49 jaywalker2309
20:49
HeyUGuys:

Senna!

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:49 HeyUGuys
20:49
HeyUGuys:

In your face Oscar!

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:49 HeyUGuys
20:49
HeyUGuys:

Sorry, I let my usually professional demeanour slip there for a moment….

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:49 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

Editor Dave: HORRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:50 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

There are some heartfelt speeches going on here – catch it later.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:52 HeyUGuys
20:52
HeyUGuys:

The fact that they almost left the award on the table is neither here nor there…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:52 HeyUGuys
20:53
HeyUGuys:

We’re taking a break for the obituaries.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:53 HeyUGuys
20:56
HeyUGuys:

Ok, we’re back a little teary, but the show must go on… Adapted Screenplay now

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:56 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

THE DESCENDANTS Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

THE HELP Tate Taylor

THE IDES OF MARCH George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon

MONEYBALL Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:56 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

My love for Community aside I have a feeling that this award will be accepted by Peter Straughan for his, and his partner Bridget O’Connor’s, work on taming the beast that is John le Carre’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy into a cogent intelligent thriller.

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:57 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

The winner is…

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:59 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Sunday February 12, 2012 20:59 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

‘I’d just like to thank The Artist for not being adapted from a book’ – Peter Straughn.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:00 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

He accepted on behalf of his late wife who was his collaborator. Bridget O’Connor. A very emotional moment.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:01 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

Say hello, why don’t you, to Gillian Anderson to present the award for Animated Film

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:02 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

ANIMATED FILM

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN Steven Spielberg

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS Sarah Smith

RANGO Gore Verbinski

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:02 HeyUGuys
21:02
HeyUGuys:

A Pixar free line up this year with British hopes lining up behind Arthur Christmas, a film which is the most Pixarian of the lot.

Rango seems like an age ago but it had the most stunning visual element to it, and much as the combined forces of Spielberg and Jackson stir the cinematic soul there is the distinct feeling that Tintin wasn’t perhaps the project on which to pin their ambitions.

What do you think?

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:02 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

The winner is….

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:03 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

Rango!

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:03 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

whose clip got the biggest laugh here.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:04 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

Poor Gillian Anderson can barely speak.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:04 HeyUGuys
21:04
[Comment From Stephen Stephen : ]

Huzzah!

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:04 Stephen
21:04
[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

johnny depp won it for them then

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:04 jaywalker2309
21:04
HeyUGuys:

I have to point you to this… http://twitter.com/PeteLordAardman/statuses/168802591218745345

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:04 HeyUGuys
21:05
HeyUGuys:

Ok – one last break before the final push. I hope everyone is holding up well out there…

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:05 HeyUGuys
21:07
HeyUGuys:

OK – Lots of love for Drive in the (opera) house. Let’s see if it wins anything…

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:07 HeyUGuys
21:08
HeyUGuys:

Brad Pitt is on stage to present Best Director. Stephen Fry just lost it.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:08 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

DIRECTOR
THE ARTIST Michel Hazanavicius

DRIVE Nicolas Winding Refn

HUGO Martin Scorsese

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Tomas Alfredson

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN Lynne Ramsay

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:08 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

I’d love to see Nicolas Winding Refn take to the stage tonight, but I fear that the Academy’s love for Drive falls short of that honour.

It’s more than likely to be the night of Michel Hazanavicius but let’s not rule out Lynne Ramsay here. Kevin was a startling film and more for the work of Ramsay than anyone so if the film is to be rewarded tonight it may well be this one.

I can’t see Alfredson or Scorsese taking home to gold face however stranger things have happened.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:08 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

Everyone agrees that this is the next award for The Artist?

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:10 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

The winner is…

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:10 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

Michel Hazanavicius

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:10 HeyUGuys
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Of course it is.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:10 HeyUGuys
21:10
[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

seriously brave movie to be made in 2011.. deserved

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:10 jaywalker2309
21:11
[Comment From Drenja Drenja : ]

very deserved award

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:11 Drenja
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HeyUGuys:

It was brave. But the best of the year? I’m not convinced but to be honest I can remember the faces of the people in my screening at the London Film Festival and they were all grinning.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:12 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

LEADING ACTRESS

BÉRÉNICE BEJO The Artist

MERYL STREEP The Iron Lady

MICHELLE WILLIAMS My Week with Marilyn

TILDA SWINTON We Need to Talk About Kevin

VIOLA DAVIS The Help

Who is your pick?

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:12 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

Though I don’t think she’ll win tonight there’s a lot to be said for Tilda Swinton’s incendiary performance leading us through Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin, not least the shifting sands of her fear and loading of her status as parent.

It is an incredible film, and in casting Swinton Ramsay found a lead who was able to make us hate, to fear for and to feel uncomfortable sympathy for this woman. It’s a stunning performance and Swinton is up against some tough competition here. Not least Bérénice Bejo whose role realising the American dream in The Artist was a delight.

Viola Davis has had an odd few years leading up to The Help, though I really enjoyed her in It’s Kind of a Funny Story, but in Tate Taylor’s film there was a sense that given the right role she is capable of great things.

Of course this could be the year of the Streep.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:13 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

Meryl is getting a lot of love here, but the juggernaut that is The Artist may take it.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:14 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

And the winner is Meryl Streep

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:15 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

I wonder if she’ll thank Thatcher.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:15 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

She lost her shoe on the way up and Colin Firth got on bended knee to put it back

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:16 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

he’s won a few more hearts there

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:16 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

That was a very classy speech – she was a shoe-in.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:18 HeyUGuys
21:18
HeyUGuys:

Sorry.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:18 HeyUGuys
21:18
[Comment From jaywalker2309 jaywalker2309 : ]

your jokes are almost as bad as mine ;)

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:18 jaywalker2309
21:19
HeyUGuys:

Ok! Best Actor time – Penelope Cruz is here to hand it out

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:19 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

LEADING ACTOR

BRAD PITT Moneyball

GARY OLDMAN Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

GEORGE CLOONEY The Descendants

JEAN DUJARDIN The Artist

MICHAEL FASSBENDER Shame

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:19 HeyUGuys
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I’m a little torn between my love for Michael Fassbender’s performance in Steve McQueen’s Shame and Gary Oldman’s ghost like turn in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Both were impressive performances and though there’s a sense that Oldman’s body of work should have been thrown an award or two before now this may not be his year. This is thanks to The Artist shaped cloud hovering over the awards landscape, as well as Messrs. Clooney and Pitt in the mix. Alexander Payne’s movie gave Clooney the chance to do some fine work, much like that of Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air in 2009.

Pitt had a good year too with Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life as well as the film he is nominated for here. Crossing fingers for Fassbender…

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:19 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

Jean Dujardin getting a lot of love

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:20 HeyUGuys
21:20
HeyUGuys:

by the way – Stephen Fry is on classic form all over the place tonight

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:20 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

The winner is

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:21 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

Jean Dujardin

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:21 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

He’s very emotional… surely he’s been planning this speech for a long time

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:22 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

And he finished with a great gag – which I can’t repeat here.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:23 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

Sad for Gary Oldman, Fassbender – your time will come.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:23 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

Ok!

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:23 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

It’s time for…

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:23 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

BEST. FILM. EVER.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:23 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

Or, of 2011 anyway.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:23 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman are clearly auditioning for Oscar host next year – and they’d get it too, very funny.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:25 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

BEST FILM

THE ARTIST Thomas Langmann

THE DESCENDANTS Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor

DRIVE Marc Platt, Adam Siegel

THE HELP Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Robyn Slovo

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:25 HeyUGuys
21:25
HeyUGuys:

So it has come to this. There’s a lot of love here (i.e. from Me) for Drive however The Artist has been a favourite for a long time and it’s a very good film which charms like kittens in a bucket of glitter.

Tinker Tailor Solider Spy is the only crossover from the Outstanding British Film category so if it didn’t win there then it’s unlikely to get the hurrah here. The others deserve their place in the final arena but the Academies on both sides of the pond are likely to be drawn to a film which celebrates their industry.

Eyes down, here comes the call…

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:25 HeyUGuys
21:25
HeyUGuys:

Everyone here says The Artist…

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:25 HeyUGuys
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HeyUGuys:

And the winner is…

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:26 HeyUGuys
21:26
HeyUGuys:

The Artist

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:26 HeyUGuys
21:26
[Comment From Drenja Drenja : ]

surprise of the night

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:26 Drenja
21:27
HeyUGuys:

What a crazy night it has been for Michel Hazanavicius and his film.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:27 HeyUGuys
21:28
HeyUGuys:

Well, in the end there was no surprise but it’s great to see the film celebrated so widely.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:28 HeyUGuys
21:29
HeyUGuys:

Ok – we’re done for the evening. A genuine thank you all for joining me here at the Opera House in London, you’ve made the last few hours extremely fun. We’ll have lots more BAFTA coverage on the site, but for now I’ll say good bye and hopefully see you all next year.

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:29 HeyUGuys
21:31
HeyUGuys:

If you want to check the full list of winners check here: http://www.heyuguys.com/2012/02/12/the-2012-bafta-winners-as-they-are-announced/

 

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:31 HeyUGuys
21:31
HeyUGuys:

Thank you and Good night!

Sunday February 12, 2012 21:31 HeyUGuys
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