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!