Arts, Entertainment & Media

Red carpet rolled out for the BAFTAs and this week’s film releases

EE British Academy Film Awards

The work began on Saturday for the red carpet show. Image: Will Yu

To catch a glimpse of the nominees of the British Academy Film Awards, fans had been queuing and waiting for two days outside the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden.

Fans queuing

Some fans camped on site since Friday to get a wristband. Image: Will Yu

Indeed, wristbands were distributed on Saturday to the public and it was the only way to be allowed access to the Red Carpet show.

wristband

The number on the wristband would indicate the position in the pens. Image: Will Yu

Despite the long waiting, fans remained excited about the evening ahead:

Eddie Redmayne was not only the favourite among the queuing fans.

Later he scooped the best leading actor award for his role as Steven Hawking in The Theory of Everything

The film itself won another two awards including best adapted screenplay and outstanding British film.

The best director prize went to Richard Linklater for his film Boyhood, and The Grand Budapest Hotel collected the most awards, five in total.

The full list of awards 2015 can be found on the BAFTA website.

This friday, the screen adaptation of E L James’ book, Fifty Shades of Grey will be released in cinemas.

Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever. – http://www.fiftyshades-movie.co.uk

The film is rated R for explicit content and not suitable for younger audience.

Nonetheless, for our younger audience, Disney’s latest animation movie Big Hero 6 leads the UK box office for a second week. The film creatively blends the urban cultures of American and Japanese cities.

It’s created by the same team that made Frozen and Wreck it Ralph.

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