Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Elle Style Awards 2009

Mickey Rourke and Thandie Newton pose in the press room after she presented him with his best actor award at The Elle Style Awards 2009

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People still

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Baftas London 8th February 2009

8.30pm: Dress and a half on Thandie Newton. Shame she's reading out the blurb for first time film-makers. Isn't that meant to be the idea of actors: you can remember the lines?
Man on Wire a leftfield nomination but a good un. But the smart money has to be on Steve McQueen for Hunger.
from the Guardian live blog

Best laugh of the night comes when Ross introduces presenter Thandie Newton by referring to her “uncanny” performance as Condoleezza Rice in “W.” I don’t think he meant it as a joke, but I’m still wiping the tears from my face. Onto happier, and more serious, matters, McQueen (nattily dressed, I must say) wins and justice is done. Hooray!