May 12th, 2019.
Like every year for the past several that it’s been held at Royal Festival Hall, I eschewed getting a wristband in favour of shooting the event from OUTSIDE the event. And this year that decision proved slightly more well-founded, as the fine folk at Bafta reduced the number of wristbands handed out from ‘north of 300’ as in prior years to ‘less than 150’, for reasons that I think summarise to “f&&k you, we’re BAFTA”. And… fair enough, insofar as maintaining the dignity of a world-respected awards ceremony versus the expected influx of Autograph Dealers and other undesirables.
Needless to say, the Autograph Dealers STILL got most of the wristbands; while I got semi-drunk on beers and cider in a bar, waiting for a time closer to the 5:00 o’clock start of arrivals.
Here’s how it went down:
And so… until I return tomorrow to scout out all the major winners I missed or didn’t upload…. that’s it for now, and the Archive of Premieres gets a +1 for Event, and I’m going to get myself some sleep.
Until next time!