One of the most magnificent nights in the film industry is the British Academy Film Awards, also known as the BAFTA 2022 Awards. Every year, after the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards, Hollywood’s biggest names go across the Atlantic for the event.
Because of British culture and weather circumstances, the awards have had a high proportion of notable celebrity events, ranging from embarrassing gaffes to mind-blowing demonstrations.
The event is as legendary as the film it honours, whether it’s through motivational acceptance speeches, memorable moments, or amusing moments on stage.
Also, here are the top 5 moments from BAFTA 2022 that we all loved!
1. Nods to the Ukraine crisis
Wilson mentioned that the lyrics would be signed in both American Sign Language and British Sign Language when introducing Emilia Jones’ performance of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now.”
“Fortunately, this is Putin’s gesture in all sign languages,” she added before quickly turning off the camera.
A blue-and-yellow lapel on Benedict Cumberbatch’s outfit was also a nod to Ukraine. On the red carpet, he described Putin as a true ‘megalomaniac,’ telling journalists: “It’s a very terrible and sad period… Even if it’s a gesture, and others may criticise it, it’s something I can do tonight.”
2. Emma’s Subtle Dig
At the BAFTA Awards, Emma Watson addressed the audience that she was there for “all of the witches.” “Here to present the next award is Emma Watson,” Rebel Wilson said after introducing the actress with, “Here to present the following award is Emma Watson. She calls herself a feminist, but we all know she’s a witch.”
Many fans assumed Emma was making a subtle jab at J.K Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series when she emphasised the word ‘all.’ The author has stated that she is a trans-exclusionary radical feminist who opposes the effort to include transwomen in the category of ‘all women.’
3. Daniel Kaluuya’s Tribute
Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya offered a touching homage to music entrepreneur Jamal Edwards, who died of a ‘sudden heart attack’ in February at the age of 31.
‘Eternal life to Jamal Edwards,’ Daniel said as he walked onto the stage to present the leading actress award. He then went on to present the awards in the category.
4. Rebel Wilson’s Impressive Debut
The Baftas are a more serious and formal event than many other award presentations. Also, getting a laugh from the audience can be tough.
As a result, a few of host Rebel Wilson’s jokes went flat, but overall, we thought the Australian comedy actress did a great job! Moreover, delivering some great one-liners in her opening monologue.
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