All eyes were on her at the British Academy Film Awards: Rebel Wilson (42). The Australian actress moderated the party and used the salute to draw attention to her weight loss. “I might look a little different than the last time you saw me here,” Wilson says.
How Much She Shows Herself: The actress fades into a photo of her at the 2020 awards show in the background. “That was two years ago and I’ve gone through a huge change since then,” Wilson said. The “Pitch Perfect” star has since lost about 35 kilos. She is often asked why she decided to lose weight. “Actually, it was to get Robert Pattinson’s attention,” Wilson says, referring to the new “Batman” movie starring Pattison, 35, and continues to joke, “Just kidding. Not only did I lose weight for the man, I lost weight to get more roles”.
“Dune” won five awards
The big winner of the evening was Dion. The sci-fi epic directed by Denis Villeneuve (54) took home five awards at the popular British Film Awards on Sunday. Nominated 11 times, “Dunes” won the most, as expected, in the camera, editing and sound categories. The film’s score was also awarded to German composer Hans Zimmer (64).
The most coveted award went to the western drama “The Power Of The Dog” by Jane Campion (67). For example, the Netflix production won Best Picture, and Campion, who missed the glam party at London’s Royal Albert Hall, won Best Director. ‘Belfast’ directed by Kenneth Brana (61) won a prestigious award as the best British film. The director rejoiced, “The cinema is still alive.”
Joanna Scanlan defeats Lady Gaga
Two weeks before the Oscars in Los Angeles, 53-year-old American actor Will Smith took home the Best Actor award for “King Richard,” a movie about the Williams sisters, but he hasn’t traveled to London in person either.
Britain’s Joanna Scanlan, 60, was thrilled with the Best Actress award, which beat Lady Gaga (35, “House of Gucci”) and Tessa Thompson (38, “Changing Sides”). Scanlan held back tears as she spoke.
Ariana DeBose won Best Supporting Roles (31, West Side Story) and American Troy Kotsur (53, “Coda”), who was the first deaf actor to win a Bafta Award.
Bond movie gets only one award
The award ceremony was opened by charming Mrs. Shirley Bassey (85). Marking the 60th anniversary of the James Bond films, the 85-year-old sang her 007 song “Diamonds Are Forever” for the 1971 film of the same name. She received standing ovations for her performance at the Royal Albert Hall.
Bond makers’ hopes for the prestigious award for outstanding British film have not been fulfilled. The five-time nominee “No Time to Die” won only one award for editing. London actress Lashana Lynch (34), who plays fellow agent Daniel Craig (54), was honored with a “Rising Star Award” in a special category. (BSN / SDA)
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