High jinks, hugs and Meryl's 'Cinderella moment'
While the focus might have been on the gongs, there was plenty of off-stage action to keep eagle-eyed celeb watchers happy at the BAFTAs.
A real life Cinderella moment ensued when former king of the Oscars, Colin Firth became Meryl Streep's prince charming – coming to her rescue when she lost a shoe.
There were kisses and hugs all round, but Colin's bromance with George Clooney left the Descendants star's usual best pal Brad out in the cold.
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There were high jinks in the photo room and high spirits at the after-parties, one of which turned into a dance off.
But out of all the glam beauties in attendance the host of the evening, Miss Piggy, outshone them all. And with good reason – she had taken five hours to get herself red carpet ready.