They always do that, Jack. It's very annoying having to avoid the news channels while waiting to watch the show on the two hour delay on BBC One. The awards they cut are sometimes surprising - this year they didn't show cinematography or music, but left in the two awards to The Young Victoria. Of course, they left in both of Avatar's techs.
This was, I think, the most enjoyable BAFTAs in a while. Some of Jonathan Ross's gags barely raised a titter, he's always funnier when he has a bit of slack (he's been on surveillance since the Beeb suspended him for a few months a year or so back) and some of the presenters were awfully stilted, but the winners were for the most part worthy (having finally seen An Education I have to unpatriotically declare that Mulligan is a glaring exception to that), there were some classy speeches, and the Redgrave tribute was wonderful.
I've been trying to work out what Jim Cameron's partner said to him when Bigelow won best director. Whatever, he looked increasingly miserable as the evening went on.
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