Chloé Zhao makes history, Minari’s Yuh-Jung Youn calls out the British public, and Daniel Kaluuya celebrates by taking a bath? Everything that went down at this year’s award ceremony.
We can’t quite believe we’ve hit mid-April already, where is the time going? With a Royal death, lockdown easing and snow making a grand return, our minds were all over the place, but luckily last night we managed to kick back and tune into this year’s BAFTA awards while hitting pause on the world.
Unfortunately, it definitely wasn’t business as usual at this year’s British Academy Film Awards, as nominees took to their own virtual red carpets in their living room as few attendees graced a near-empty Royal Albert Hall to open envelopes. Yet with all the restrictions and technical mishaps, there was definitely a bucket load of glamour, humour and surprise. So keep scrolling for all the best moments from the show.
Yuh-Jung Youn called out the British public for being snobs
Picking up best supporting actress for her standout role in Minari last night, the South Korean star took aim at the British public in her acceptance speech, as she described us as “very snobbish people” when showing her gratitude and thanks. While we were a little confused, the actress went on to say, that she felt privileged that she had been acknowledged by a country she has visited so many times and that while in Cambridge, “it felt snobbish, but not in a bad way” – we’ll take that.
Sir Anthony Hopkins forget to click on his Zoom invite
We know a lot of celebs like to skip out on awards season, but when it is held virtually – there is no escape. Despite this, neither best actress winner Frances McDormand nor best actor winner Sir Anthony Hopkins were able to be on camera for their wins. Talking to the press after the show, The Father actor revealed that he got caught up painting and only noticed when he heard the cheering.
Chloé Zhao made history
If you’ve made it through this award season without hearing of Chloé Zhao, then you’re doing it all wrong. From picking up two Golden Globes to winning four awards at the Critics’ Choice Awards, the director has had an insane season and now she’s adding two BAFTAs to her trophy cabinet for best director and best film. Picking up the award in a plaid flannel shirt and dungarees, Zhao thanked the community of real-life nomads who welcome her and her crew, as she became the second woman in history to pick up best director.
Newcomer Bukky Bakray took home EE’s Rising Star Award
We’re all for championing new talent and right now it’s Bukky’s time to shine. Beating out the likes of Morfydd Clark and Conrad Khan, the actress took home the award for her role in Sarah Gavron’s Rocks, joining the ranks of Micheal Ward, Letitia Wright and Daniel Kaluuya.
Daniel Kaluuya celebrates his win with a bath?
In normal times, we would have been bombarded with paparazzi shots of celebs pouring out of after-parties that we wished we had been invited to. But of course, this isn’t normal times and celebs are left celebrating with a bottle of their choice in their own home, but for Daniel, a bath is on the agenda. Picking up best supporting actor for his part in Judas and the Black Messiah, the actor spoke to the press after, and announced that he will be celebrating his win with a walk and a bath – it doesn’t get more chill than that.
Liam Payne reminded us all that salons reopen today
Taking to the stage with a shaggy hair cut and beard, the former One Directioner looked almost unrecognisable as he delivered an impressive performance with state-of-the-art technology and augmented reality. And while the performance was stunning, the TL just couldn’t get over the star’s new look.
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