Last night I went ahead and watched the Baftas live. Normally I don’t bother because I only end up getting annoyed when the people who deserve to (read: who I want to) win, don’t. Of course it was absolutely no different this year, but I have been really fascinated by a couple of films who were up for awards, so I thought I’d show my support (Inception, 127 Hours and The Social Network, in case you were wondering).
Predictably, The King’s Speech won practically everything. I haven’t seen it yet so I don’t know what the fuss is about, but it still bored me that it got almost every single award. If you follow me on twitter, you will have read my reactions firsthand. The whole show was a mixture of the abysmal (Helena Bonham Carter’s hair, Rosamund Pike’s attempt at presenting an award) and the completely wonderful (Emma Stone’s dress, Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg invading each other’s personal space on stage). David Fincher quite deservedly won Best Director, Aaron Sorkin got Adapted Screenplay (again, quite deservedly. I'm reading the book it's taken from and I have read the screenplay. I was dazzled by it's magnificence), and Inception won all the smaller awards like Special Visual Effects and Sound and the other awards that they don't actually show being presented apart from in a montage at the end of the programme. Tom Hardy won the Rising Star award, which I was NOT cool with. I like him and everything, but I voted for Andrew Garfield, and when I actually take the time to vote for someone, I expect them to win (by the by, Andrew is completely terrible at being a gracious loser. He kept pulling faces every time he and/or Jesse Eisenberg didn't win something. Which of course I loved). I was annoyed that 127 Hours didn't get anything, too. At least there's still the Oscars to come, but I'm only expecting similar results.
Did anyone else watch it? Were you pleased with the results? Was anyone else really annoyed that some people who won awards hadn't actually bothered to turn up to collect them?