Did you watch the BAFTAS? Channelling the best Spirit of Emma Thompson we armed ourselves with a glass of liquid refreshment and sat back to enjoy / cringe*. Some winners pleased us, some disappointed us. And we weren’t sure about Brangelina’s Posh ‘n’ Becks circa ‘99 matching tuxes look. Fashion Police aside, here’s our take on the main results. *see Spirit of Emma Thompson
Reeeally? We love Jennifer, we do, but she can do ‘suburban psycho’ in her little finger’s beauty sleep. And she never bothered showing up, delegating a vague list of generic thanks. Come on, BAFTA, that gong belonged to Lupita Nyong’o and you, and she, and The Sloth knows it.
DELIGHTED with this! A barn-storming performance from a non-professional actor. And he seemed like such a sweetie! All the more kudos to his charismatically nasty onscreen presence.
Fair game. Queen Cate had this sewn up when Blue Jasmine released back in August, long before Mary Poppins was even a twinkle in Emma’s slightly sozzled eye. Plus which, Cate is way too scary to have given it to anyone else.
He knew this was coming. He did everything but install a chaise longue and ice bucket on the podium. But we’ll forgive him a somewhat luvvie-ish acceptance as it was truly deserved. That scene of resignation / defiance as Solomon reluctantly joins his fellow slaves in song still gives us goosebumps.
Tough call between Alfonso and Steve, but probably the right one. Turing two actors, a green screen and an army of computer geeks into a tale of emotion, suspense, shock and awe takes one heck of a director’s vision.
Interesting loose definitions of British. The Sloth clearly nodded off whilst Britain conquered most of the Western World. Note to self to update our old Geography textbooks. Had we been in charge of this category it would have started and ended with The Selfish Giant.
Well it had to be. Having sidestepped the two horse race by assigning Gravity the random gong above, 12 Years was cleared for a straight romp to the finish. Certainly a better solution that the Golden Globes American Hustle wimp-out-shocker
Rising Star Award
Finally, we must mention Will Poulter’s Rising Star award, as voted for by the public. From Son of Rambow to Wild Bill to We’re The Millers, we’re glad to see he won by juggling some sizeable balls.