The Bafta Film Awards took place at the Royal Opera House on Sunday night - and it was all kicked off by Kasabian. Of course.
— Michael Hogan (@michaelhogan) February 8, 2015
Kasbabian - who had already caused a stir on the red carpet:
— Damien Owens (@OwensDamien) February 8, 2015
I'd say they are struggling for a westcountry link to the baftas pic.twitter.com/ES9crwTFck— Josh Widdicombe (@joshwiddicombe) February 8, 2015
Although nominee JK Simmons's pre-ceremony behaviour also left a little to be desired:
As did some of the backstage shenanigans:
Tweeting live from BAFTAs. Just spotted Ralph Fiennes snorting crack off Alan Titchmarsh’s back. Alan looks dead behind the eyes #Baftas2015— Julian Dutton (@JulianDutton1) February 8, 2015
And the Baftas - or rather, the EE Baftas - were off!
The #EEBAFTAS hashtag makes it sound like an award ceremony for the Yorkshire film industry.— Alex 'Wilson' Wilson (@adjwilson) February 8, 2015
So who was going to win big on the night? Twitter had some ideas...
#BAFTAs Here's hoping at least something goes to a posh white man tonight...those guys can never usually catch a break.— Max Campbell-Jones (@AManCalledMax) February 8, 2015
Is Shaun the Sheep up for a BAAAFTA? #BAFTAs— David Beresford (@davidlberesford) February 8, 2015
If Paddington and the Lego Movie don't sweep the board, I can't be held responsible for my actions. #Baftas— The Sunday People (@thesundaypeople) February 8, 2015
At the BAFTAS. I’m up for the Most Sarcastic Use of Marzipan in a Chopin Biopic. Stiff competition but fingers crossed. #BAFTAS— Julian Dutton (@JulianDutton1) February 8, 2015
Fingers crossed indeed. As Kasabian played, there was the obliagtory montage of the year's best films:
Ah, the look back at the last year in film. Or, as it's otherwise known, 'Benedict Cumberbatch's showreel.' #EEBAFTAs— Miss L (@ProResting) February 8, 2015
Aw. It's sad when they do the montage of all the films that have died this year #BAFTAs— Liz Buckley (@liz_buckley) February 8, 2015
Although not everyone appreciating Kasabian's performance...
What is this INFERNAL noise? Why is there a horrible pop band making a racket instead of Stephen Fry using alliterative language? #BAFTAS— Tamzin Rafn (@tamzinrafn) February 8, 2015
Not everyone was a fan of Stephen Fry's script, either...
"The amazian Kasabian." We don't even deserve Amy Poehler & Tina Fey. #EEBAFTAs— Miss L (@ProResting) February 8, 2015
And while Fry was, of course, our host, it was the presenter of the first award - for Outstanding British Film Of The Year - who caused the biggest stir:
Beckham? Why can't they get an ACTOR to do this? Like Vinnie Jones. #BAFTAs— Michael Legge (@michaellegge) February 8, 2015
You know you’re old when the David Beckhams start looking old #BAFTAS— Sparkley Twinkle (@SparkleyTwinkle) February 8, 2015
Wait, what are 'Bridish' films and 'Bridish' actors, Mr Beckham? #BAFTAs— Siân Rowland (@Sian_Rowland) February 8, 2015
Have the Beckhams named their new kid Paddington?? #BAFTAs— Alan L (@Audiox2002) February 8, 2015
Yes, it was all a little... odd.
Say what you like, us Brits do 'awkward' like nobody else in the world.February 8, 2015
Fans of awkward silences and insufficiently enthusiastic applause will find much to enjoy in tonight's #BAFTAs— davyh (@davyghost) February 8, 2015
Still, at least their was some genuine Hollywood wattage in the audience...
Cuba Gooding Jr. is clearly one super cool guy but sunglasses indoor? Im not sure even he can get away with that #BAFTAs— Anthony Hett (@anthonyhett) February 8, 2015
Edward Norton is looking so old and respectable. He was so much sexier when he was a scruff with bloody lip in Fight Club. Sad times #BAFTAs— Maleficunt (@FuzzCookies) February 8, 2015
Look I'm only here for the Hiddleston just keep one camera on him at all times and we're OK #EEBAFTAs— Ewa S-R (@EwaSR) February 8, 2015
And also on stage:
Well Reese could have brought the backpack #BAFTAs— Carolyn Hitt (@carolyn_hitt) February 8, 2015
Mark Strong has just emerged from beating up Kasabian backstage. #Baftas— Jamie (@jtlovell1979) February 8, 2015
Including Julie Walters co-presenting...
Who does Julie Walters have to sleep with to become a dame? #EEBAFTAs— clils (@clils) February 8, 2015
...with Ralph Fiennes:
How can she just stand there next to Voldemort? Has she NO HEART and NO MEMORY? #EEBAFTAs— Tom Stevens (@TmStvns) February 8, 2015
Note to future awards script-writers: do not, repeat do not, make a 'Selma' joke like this one...
Please can that be the only "I had a dream too" joke of the season? #EEBAFTAs— Lindsey Ford (@lindseyford) February 8, 2015
Like the poppies at the tower, those masks on stage symbolise each joke that died tonight. #BAFTAs— David Morgan (@thisisdavid) February 8, 2015
And the categories kept coming:
Now for 'Best Supporting Actress' or, as it's otherwise known, 'The Actress Who's Not The Lead But Also Not The Stripper.' #EEBAFTAs— Miss L (@ProResting) February 8, 2015
Special Visual Effects. Celebrated, not for of its artistry, but because it's saved film sets from countless extras milling about. #EEBAFTAs— Miss L (@ProResting) February 8, 2015
And Cuba Gooding Jr took off his sunglasses:
Robert Downey Jr led a moving tribute to Richard Attenborough:
And Julianne Moore set tweeters' hearts a-flutter:
More like Julianne Phwoar! #BAFTAs— James Shaddock (@jpshaddock) February 8, 2015
I'd walk several miles to be told to sod off by Ms. Moore.February 8, 2015
It must get dull being Moore & Streep just throwing best actress awards in their spare bedrooms and sighing. #BAFTAs— Mowl (@CaptainStroppy) February 8, 2015
Hungry Julianne Moore, that is:
Ah I'm like Julianne Moore in so many ways; grace, beauty, being overwhelmed by my hunger at times I randomly have to tell everyone #BAFTAs— Mary Roulston (@marycroulston) February 8, 2015
Still, not everyone was happy by this stage:
51 minutes in & I don't know about you but I've won nothing. #BAFTAs— Johnfromsoho (@johnfromsoho) February 8, 2015
Cannot watch award shows with my mum. "Oh that's supposed to be a really good film! And that one!"
I think they all are? #BAFTAs— Ed Maberly (@EdMaberly) February 8, 2015
That's Alice Eve, who had to deliver one of the more unfortunate lines of the night:
"These films not in the English language remind us that sometimes those poor foreigners can make stuff too." #EEBAFTAS— Dr Nadine Muller (@Nadine_Muller) February 8, 2015
There was still hope for 'Paddington' fans, though:
Film Not In The English Language award. Paddington was partly Peruvian. And Bearish. Come on, Paddington. *crosses fingers* #Baftas— The Sunday People (@thesundaypeople) February 8, 2015
Although it was 'Ida' which actually won:
Whether in the audience or presenting awards, the stars were the gift that kept on giving:
Jesse Eisenberg looking like he's going to Year 11 prom there. #BAFTAs— Robin Morgan (@robinjaymorgan) February 8, 2015
Rosamund Pike looking bored is getting me through this. #BAFTAs— Neil Fisher (@nfmusic) February 8, 2015
omg bless amy adams she keeps churning out films and being nominated for stuff and still nothing. shes the female dicaprio. #BAFTAs— laura. (@bookoflaura) February 8, 2015
Man getting award thanks wife.
Camera cuts to wife.
Me: You SHOULD bloody thank her you're punching above your weight, mate.February 8, 2015
Henry Cavill and Chris Evans giving everyone in the front row unplanned pregnancies. #EEBAFTAs— entertainment.ie (@entertainmentIE) February 8, 2015
Add Chris Pratt to this bearded Chris Evans & Henry Cavill mix, throw me in and you got yourself a party #baftas— James Stone (@bookwormboy) February 8, 2015
As the end approached, it was all too much for some:
But then it was time for Stephen Fry to unveil...
"TOM FUCKING CRUISE". To be fair, you wouldn't get that at the Oscars. #BAFTAs— Dave Turner (@mrdaveturner) February 8, 2015
Tom Cruise here to explain his evil plan. #BAFTAs— Maggie Queen of Soho (@SohoThatcher) February 8, 2015
Tom Cruise is such a great actor. I almost believe that hair colour is real. #BAFTAs— Dan (@ThatConnArtist) February 8, 2015
Tom presented the Best Film award to 'Boyhood':
And then Sally Hawkins and Imelda Staunton presented the Bafta Fellowship - aka Lifetime Achievement award - to Mike Leigh:
Is Sally Hawkins always just about to cry? #BAFTAs— H a r r i e Hayes (@harriehayes) February 8, 2015
Lifetime Achievement = Sorry about all the times you didn’t win, please retire now, we’ve had enough.February 8, 2015
Organic. Forensic. Compelling. Vital. Bold. Urgent. Visionary. The award for South West Estate Of The Year (Semi-detached) goes to...#BAFTAs— Matt Chorley (@MattChorley) February 8, 2015
Mike Leigh workshopped this speech over 7 months of improvisation #BAFTAs— Dave Turner (@mrdaveturner) February 8, 2015
David Beckham looking on reverently. I wonder what his favourite Mike Leigh film is. #BAFTAs— Gareth King (@AlasPoorGareth) February 8, 2015
Yes, we think we can safely say that David Beckham was the true winner at this year's Baftas.
Did David Beckham direct a film this year that I don't know about? #BAFTAs— Mr Omega 3 (@MrOmega3) February 8, 2015
Best Actor: David Beckham.
Best Actress: David Beckham
Best film: David Beckham.
Best supporting actor: David Beckham.February 8, 2015
Along with 'The Lego Movie', of course:
Although not everyone was a winner:
Pudsey the Movie totally shut out in all categories. Pudsey reduced to turning tricks in a squalid Holiday Inn off the M3 #BAFTAs— tom jamieson (@jamiesont) February 8, 2015
Ah well. At least everyone got away safely. We hope...