BAFTAs 2014: best moments of this year's British Academy Film Awards
Rapper Tinie Tempah high-fived Prince William, Leonardo DiCaprio melted hearts by blowing a kiss to the camera, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt wowed crowds on the red carpet with matching his and hers tuxedos and the BAFTAs' host Stephen Fry introduced Prince William as will.i.am... these are just some of the best moments from Britain's biggest film event of the year, when the gliteratti of the film industry gathered in the capital's Royal Opera House on Sunday evening. We take a look at the evening’s best moments...
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- Rapper Tinie Tempah couldn't resist giving Prince William, who is president of BAFTA, a high-five as he opened the 2014 BAFTA Awards ceremony. The tuxedo-clad prince smiled coyly as he held the high-five.
- Cate Blanchett dedicated her best actress trophy for her role in Blue Jasmine to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
"Phil, your monumental talent, your generosity and your unflinching quest for the truth in both art and life will be missed be not only me and the people in this room and in this industry but the audiences who loved you so dearly," said an emotional Cate. "So Phil, buddy, this is for you…, I hope you're proud! Thanks."
- Prince William presented the BAFTA fellowship award to Dame Helen Mirren for her contribution to film, taking the opportunity to make reference to Helen Mirren's royal role in The Queen. "The recipient of this year's fellowship is an extremely talented British actress, whom I should probably call, 'Granny,'" quipped the Prince.
- The new dad had the entire room on their feet when he received a standing ovation upon his entrance to the Royal Opera House, as he was led by Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA.
- Upon picking up the Rising Star award, Will Poulter tried to thank all of his fellow nominees – George MacKay, Lea Seydoux, Lupita Nyong'o and Dane HeHaan – but nerves got the better of him and he couldn’t remember their names. He also revealed that he is known in his family for crying at Finding Nemo: "It's about a fish who can’t find his dad, so I shouldn’t have watched it with my dad." The Rising Star added, "My fault."
- Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrived for the awards dressed in matching his and hers tuxedos. Angelina, 38, known for wearing show-stopping dresses during awards season, wowed crowds in a smouldering open collar white shirt, a crisp black blazer and cigarette style black trousers as she worked the red carpet with her dashing fiancé.
- Emma Thompson came bounding onto the stage to present the Best Supporting Actor trophy to Barkhad Abdi for his role in Captain Phillips.
- Leonardo DiCaprio was persuaded by the evening’s host Stephen Fry to blow a kiss to the camera. The Wolf of Wall Street star later proved he's not a sore loser as he gave his rival Chiwetel Ejiofor a standing ovation as he scooped the Best Actor award.
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