Emma Watson dedicated her Britannia Award from a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles on Thursday to her late hamster Millie.
Honoree Robert Downey Jr. had his profound wife, writer Susan Downey, mount adult usually to uncover a Beverly Hilton Hotel assembly how tighten she is to her due date.
And a mythological Judi Dench quipped in her acceptance debate that she had a tattoo of writer Harvey Weinstein on her backside.
British comedian Rob Brydon, who starred with Steve Coogan in a British indie strike “The Trip to Italy,” hosted a BAFTA ceremony, that got off to a late start; cooking wasn’t even served until 8:30 p.m.
“Good evening, I’m Renee Zellweger,” Brydon announced. He kept a record relocating with jokes, a diseased sense of Liam Neeson and a rather misled bit about bare selfies.
Watson, who came to celebrity as Hermione Granger in a 8 enormously successful “Harry Potter” films, was a target of a Britannia Award for British Artist of a Year.
Watson is a connoisseur of Brown University and a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. A filmed reverence featured “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling and executive Alfonso Cuaron singing a actress’ praises.
“That was unequivocally strenuous for me to watch,” pronounced Watson, perplexing to reason behind her emotions. She pronounced that a British film attention “hasn’t usually been a workplace for me — it was where we grew up.”
The singer associated a story of her pet hamster Millie’s genocide during prolongation of a initial “Harry Potter” film. The movie’s column dialect built her a column coffin.
“Rest in peace, Millie. This one’s for you,” she said.
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Mark Ruffalo, who will subsequent be seen in “Foxcatcher,” perceived a Britannia Humanitarian Award. In 2010, Ruffalo founded a nonprofit Water Defense, that advocates for entrance to purify H2O and for some-more information on H2O content.
“Our whole existence is totally wrapped adult in water,” Ruffalo said. “Today a H2O supply is underneath a lot of strain.”
“Veep” creator/executive writer Armando Iannucci presented singer Julia Louis-Dreyfus with a Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.
“She’s won 5 Emmys, that is a homogeneous to one BAFTA,” he pronounced with a laugh.
In a unequivocally humorous bit, Louis-Dreyfus fumbled for difference until Iannucci brisk out on theatre with a created debate that she review in a unequivocally correct British accent.
Director Jim Sheridan (“My Left Foot”) gave Mike Leigh (“Secrets Lies,” “Mr. Turner”) a John Schlesinger Award for Excellence in Directing.
“When they rang me adult and asked if we would benefaction this endowment to Mike Leigh, we pronounced ‘Mike Leigh? we hatred Mike Leigh,’” Sheridan said, deadpan. “Like each time we done a joyless movie, he comes along and creates a unequivocally joyless film and gets all a awards.”
Actor Dustin Hoffman described Dench, who perceived a Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment, as “one of a world’s biggest actors and she’s refused to delayed down.”
Dench, who won a Oscar for 1998′s “Shakespeare in Love,” reached behind to 1959 for a memory of a filmmaker observant to her: “I’m so contemptible to tell we this, though we will never make a film since your face usually isn’t scrupulously arranged.”
It took scarcely 36 years for her to make it to underline films, when executive John Madden hired her for a TV film about Queen Victoria, that eventually became a underline film “Mrs. Brown,” for that she warranted her initial Oscar.
“Harvey Weinstein, whose tattoo we still have on my bum, pronounced it would be a correct film and it was,” pronounced Dench.
The dusk finally resolved around 11 p.m. with a display of a Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film to Robert Downey Jr. Jon Favreau, who destined Downey in a initial dual “Iron Man” blockbusters, pronounced that he’s “consistently astounded by a abyss of his talent.”
And Jamie Foxx, Downey’s co-star in 2009′s “The Soloist,” told a assembly that his 4-year-old daughter wanted “Iron Man” to seem during her birthday celebration. Downey not usually showed up, a actor arrived with a basket of “Iron Man’ toys and “then hung out,” Foxx said. “You’re a homie, man.”
The awards will be promote Sunday on BBC America.
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