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Baftas 2010 - Movies In Focus
In recent years the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (or BAFTA) has come into its own as an award show. In the past it was seen as a poor relation to the Oscars, but with a switch in date – that has set the BAFTA before its American counterpart- the awards are now seen as a strong indicator of who will win at the 82nd Academy Awards. Braving some pretty terrible weather (snow is something that the Brits haven’t managed to overcome) I travelled down to London to attend the event. After checking into my hotel room and grabbing a bite to eat, I suited up in my best tux and black tie and headed off to the Royal Opera House to be met by screaming fans and camera-ready press. Yes they weren’t there for me, but they were there for the A-list celebrities who were attending the event – guests included Avatar director James Cameron, Kate Winslet, Kathryn Bigelow, Colin Firth and Twilight’s Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. As I was there a touch on the early side, I decided to get myself an orange juice at the nearest watering hole (there were quite a few [...]