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Join me in my derision for the BAFTAs

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noeuf Sun 12-Feb-17 22:12:48

DH is making me watch and I'm a cynical old cow clearly but it's all a bit wanky really. Very well paid, feted people spouting off about politics and poverty. I never ever thought I would be missing James Corden!

LucilleBluth Sun 12-Feb-17 22:14:26

Stephen Fry is very subdued this year, it's a bit flat. It needs new blood.

HalfShellHero Sun 12-Feb-17 22:16:29

I was just thinking hes not very funny this year...I think Ricky Gervais would be good..Ken Loach though what a speech , brilliant man. And Devon Patel , I could just watch him for 2 hours.grin

HalfShellHero Sun 12-Feb-17 22:17:07

*Dev even.

Guitargirl Sun 12-Feb-17 22:19:09

Have given up on it as I got bored. All went downhill after KL's speech. Stephen Fry also seems bit bored by it all.

AuntGertrude Sun 12-Feb-17 22:30:01

What's not to like? The incredibly fabulous Kenneth Lonergan won best Original Screenplay, with Casey Affleck for Best Actor in Manchester by the Sea. And now Damien Chazelle won for Director. All fab!

Destinysdaughter Sun 12-Feb-17 22:34:13

Casey Affleck was barely coherent...

NoelHeadbands Sun 12-Feb-17 22:35:53

I usually enjoy this but there seems to be an inordinate amount of wanking on and on this year.

HalfShellHero Sun 12-Feb-17 22:36:56

Walking? I must have missed that...might liven it up a bit grin

HalfShellHero Sun 12-Feb-17 22:37:35

*wanking ...cant spell tonight...

MajesticWhine Sun 12-Feb-17 22:40:17

It's so embarrassing I couldn't watch. And perhaps I am alone in not giving a shiny shit what Ken Loach thinks about the government.

wheresthewine36 Sun 12-Feb-17 22:53:59

I give lots of shiny shits about what Ken Loach thinks of the government and have rainbows of happiness pouring out of my arse because he is using the platform he has to speak up for people who are being trampled on by the cunts.

noeuf Sun 12-Feb-17 23:03:13

Really interesting - I'm sort of torn between acknowledging it's probably good people say this stuff and detesting them. Also, have slight ? over the hypocrisy of them all licking each other's arses before going home in limos and eating off gold plates <I may have given in to exaggeration> while making money out of films about poor people.

Davros Mon 13-Feb-17 00:35:41

The above.
Also agree it was much less funny this year.

Housewife2010 Mon 13-Feb-17 06:33:21

I enjoyed it and was really pleased that Lala land did so well. Prince William is dull. Fun Harry would have been a better president. William usually doesn't bother to turn up. Kate looked great.

CoolCarrie Mon 13-Feb-17 12:49:04

Ken Loach is a brilliant director and his films are some of the best ever produced in the UK. I watch until just after the In Memory section because I loved John Hurt, and Circe de Solie were wonderful.

CoolCarrie Mon 13-Feb-17 12:51:11

I am more interested in the TV BAFTA awards, to hopefully see Keely Hawes win for Line Of Duty, brilliant actress.

Lottapianos Mon 13-Feb-17 12:54:41

'I give lots of shiny shits about what Ken Loach thinks of the government and have rainbows of happiness pouring out of my arse because he is using the platform he has to speak up for people who are being trampled on by the cunts.'

Fabulous post grin

I didn't watch the BAFTAs because I am deathly allergic to Stephen Fry, but I'm bloody glad that famous people are making use of opportunities to challenge some of the disgusting stuff that's going on at the moment. I'm sure there's no winning with some people - if they didn't speak up, some people would be calling them brain dead airheads who have no opinions. And why must being rich and famous automatically mean that you're selfish and blinkered, and therefore automatically being disingenuous if you show consideration for the suffering of others?

CoolCarrie Mon 13-Feb-17 13:01:00

Well said wheresthewine 36 and Lottapianos!

eddiemairswife Mon 13-Feb-17 13:01:45

I'm really pleased that I'm not the only one allergic to Stephen Fry, so I didn't watch but looked at the dresses in the Daily Mail. (I know, I'm really shallow!). What amazes me is why some of these stars agree to wear such awful dresses.

Lottapianos Mon 13-Feb-17 13:03:50

eddie, I had a good old look at the dresses too this morning - dead shallow but I do enjoy a nice frock! I thought some were fab, some were truly awful, far too much boob on display in general. Nice to see you're also allergic to SF - you're clearly a woman of excellent taste grin

Oliversmumsarmy Mon 13-Feb-17 13:09:26

I use BAFTAs and OSCAR nominations as a ways to avoid wasting time watching those films

Davros Mon 13-Feb-17 13:16:15

I love looking at the dresses but it wasn't boobs on show, it was boney chests and a lot of hoiking up the strapless

SapphireStrange Tue 14-Feb-17 14:31:39

Very well paid, feted people spouting off about politics and poverty.

I must have missed the memo about how only people under a specific threshold of wealth and fame can have opinions on politics and poverty.

I didn't watch it but I will look up the frocks pics at some point.

EachandEveryone Tue 14-Feb-17 15:24:47

I watched it and I'm going to watch the Grammys on catch up. I love a good award ceremony when I can fast forward.

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