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BAFTA Awards Recap: “Poor Things” & “Oppenheimer” Sweep the Floor

BAFTA Awards Recap: “Poor Things” & “Oppenheimer” Sweep the Floor

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While the 2024 People’s Choice Awards were taking place in Santa Monica, London hosted Britain’s renowned and annual BAFTA Awards ceremony. People’s Choice winners such as Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie graced spring pastels alongside friend Emma Stone, who also turned heads in a pastel orange dress.

Emma Stone poses with BAFTA leading actress trophy
Emma Stone wore a custom-made Louis Vuitton dress for the BAFTA awards ceremony (BAFTA/Getty Images )

British royalty Prince Williams and wife Kate Middleton were also in attendance alongside major stars such as Bradley Cooper, Colman Domingo, Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and more. For those who missed the BAFTAS, here are the main highlights:

Oppenheimer Conquers Awards Ceremony… but is “Pranked” by Youtuber

With a whopping seven wins, Oppenheimer proved victorious during the British Oscars, taking home trophies for best film, leading actor (Cillian Murphy), supporting actor (Robert Downey Jr.), director (Christopher Nolan), original score, cinematography, and editing.

Christopher Nolan & wife Emma Thompson with BAFTA trophies
Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas took home best film awards for Oppenheimer. Nolan also won best director. (BAFTA/Getty Images)

During Nolan’s acceptance speech for best film, which was led by his wife Emma Thomas, Youtube prankster Lizwani infiltrated the stage, awkwardly holding back giggles in the background. BAFTA issued a statement saying, “A social media prankster was removed by security last night after joining the winners of the final award on stage we are taking this very seriously, and don’t wish to grant him any publicity by commenting further.”

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An intruder invaded Oppenheimer’s acceptance speech at the @BAFTA awards. 😨 During the speech, which was lead by director Christopher Nolan’s producer wife, Emma Thomas, YouTuber “prankster” Lizwani joined the cast and stood behind them in silence. Throughout the speech, Lizwani failed to stand still, and at one point was seen tucking a white wire into his pocket. BAFTA responded to the incident, saying: “A social media prankster was removed by security last night after joining the winners of the final award on stage.” “We are taking this very seriously, and don’t wish to grant him any publicity by commenting further.” 👆🏼 Oppenheimer was the big winner at the award show, taking home even prizes including Best Director for Christopher Nolan and Best Actor for Cillian Murphy. 🏆 📲 Follow us for popular entertainment and more. #bafta #oppenheimer #cillianmurphy #christophernolan #awards #intruder #shocking #youtuber #prank #prankster #liveprank #livetv #lizwani #barbie #chrisnolan #nolan #films #news #musicnews #filmnews #movienews #popculturenews #publication #realitytv #watch #react #greenscreen #film #filmtok #movietok #awards #oscars #grammys #emmys #musicnews #celebnews #greenscreen #presenter #filmnews #tvnews #goldenglobes #british #media #genz #video #popculture #popcrave #popbase #stanculture #stan #instagram #twitter #online #digital #viral #trending #breakingnews #follow #like #funny #meme #viralvideos #tiktok #memesdaily #humour #duet #music #relationship #drama #popular #entertainment #2024 #metro #fyp #foryou #foryoupage

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Poor Things Also Sweeps the Floor

Directed by well-known and idiosyncratic Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things won many things, including leading actress (Emma Stone), make-up and hair, costume design, production design and special visual effects, trailing behind Oppenheimer with five wins.

Emma Stone gives her BAFTA awards speech for leading actress for her role as Bella Baxter in Poor Things

Michael J. Fox Ends the Night with a Tender Surprise Appearance

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Back to the Future star and 80’s icon Michael J. Fox concluded the awards by presenting Nolan with his award for best film, insistent on standing up from his wheelchair for the announcement. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease during the 90’s and has since remained relatively reclusive from the public eye, making his appearance at the BAFTAS a delightful surprise for many.

Michael J. Fox makes a surprise appearance at the BAFTAs, earning a standing ovation

The audience erupted in a standing ovation for Fox, with social media users in tears of joy seeing representation of disabled individuals on stage, especially coming from their beloved nostalgic idols.

Other notable winners included Jonathan Glazer‘s The Zone of Interest and Alexander Payne‘s The Holdovers. Though Barbie took home no wins, it did dominate the People’s Choice Awards.

A huge congratulations to all the winners and nominees for this years BAFTAS! To get a recap of the People’s Choice Awards, take a look at our highlights here.

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