All The Best Bits From BAFTA 2020
The 73rd British Academy Film Awards were held on 2 February 2020 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. BAFTA 2020 is among the many film awards which honor the best national and foreign films. Graham Norton hosted the award ceremony making jokes throughout. The BAFTA nominations have been criticized for the serious lack of diversity. Because the acting nominees this year were all white. Additionally, no female directors were winners nor even nominated. Apart from this, BAFTA also had an eco dress code. It urged the attendees to wear old dresses. However, not everyone got the memo.
The following is a highlight of some major moments of the show.
Obviously what else do we expect from the actress and director other than being funny? She was called to the stage to present the best director award. In fact, she made it obvious how there were no female names in the nominees. But before that, she made jokes about her movie Cats which received a lot of critiques since it premiered at the end of 2019. She admired the film awards’ attempt of promoting sustainable dressing.
Tonight is all about sustainability, so I made this dress by sewing two old dresses together. The red is from that one time I didn’t win Miss Australia, and the black is from a funeral I just went to for the feature film Cats.
The “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” Best Supporting Actor couldn’t attend the BAFTA 2020. So, he had his good pal Margot Robbie to read out his acceptance speech. Margot Robbie read the funny speech which says:
Hey Britain, heard you just became single. Welcome to the club. Wishing you the best with the divorce settlement. He’s going to name this [award] Harry because he’s really excited about bringing it back to the States with him. His words, not mine!
The talented actor won the Best Leading Actor for Joker. He won hearts by pointing out the systemic racism that plagues the industry. Not only that he also said he was ashamed that he is among the many who continue to benefit from it.
This is not a self-righteous condemnation. It is the obligation of the people who have created and benefit from the system of oppression to be the ones to dismantle it. So that’s on us.