Sunday, 13 February 2011
Tiaras, tantrums and tit-tape. But enough about Jonathan Ross.
This is the Baftas 2011. We all know Colin Firth is going to both win and deliver a humble, pithy speech. We also know The King's Speech is going to be announced best film. So where's the fun at tonight?
Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
Clio Bernard, a film lecturer in Whitstable is nominated for The Abor, and is vying with Banksy for Exit Through The Gift Shop. Either would be worthy winners, especially if the guerilla street artist turns up in a monkey mask.
Best original screenplay
I very much liked The Kid's Are Alright and Black Swan but surely this is where Chris Nolan's Inception can get some award love. It aint heavy or serious but it delivers great entertainment - with a brain.
Rising Star Award
I think the lovely Gemma Arterton is going to win. She's down to earth and really ace in The Disappearance of Alice Creed and fun in Tamara Drewe. Tom Hardy, Andrew Garfield and Aaron Johnson are also top British talents to watch - none of them need to win this, they'll be just dandy.
Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, if he wins, should give a fruity speech. And Russell Crowe-style-at-the-Baftas, it would be no surprise if a journalist says something to upset him and the intense one launches a verbal assault.
Sir Christopher Lee!
He gets the Bafta fellowship tonight. Yes, he is still alive. He is Scaramanger. He is evil.
Salute the Lee.