Stephen Fry proved in what high esteem he is held by the nation by showing he is the only person allowed to get away with making an impression of Stephen Hawking, especially in the great man's presence.
Hawking had got one in, previously, however. When he and Felicity Jones turned up on stage to present the Award for Best Visual Effects, Felicity referred to him as "the only person more intelligent than Stephen Fry". And he added, with a comedic beat, "… yes, and better looking." Star. Other moments included...
- The variation on the tired blow-to-camera-kiss thing, with Fry indulging in a spontaneous group hug with Michael Keaton and Ed Norton. Not sure who looked more awkward, but then they ARE actors.
- Stephen Fry proved it's ok to swear on live TV these days as long as we're sufficiently posh. "It's veritably pissing down with stars in here," he told the crowd.
- Again, Fry, with the best gag of the night, referring to the "shock of both George Clooney and me being removed from the matrimonial market".
An impromptu love-in for Stephen Fry and 'Birdman' stars Michael Keaton and Ed Norton