Ariana DeBose And Angela Bassett Have Responded To “The Thing” That Was Done At The BAFTAs
Initial reactions to Ariana DeBose’s opening number at last week’s BAFTA ceremony went from “what is happening?” to “Oh God it’s still happening” to “what just happened?” over the course of two, very long, short minutes. Unfortunately, Ariana’s performance received so much negative attention that the BAFTA organization came forward to defend her. But then something magical happened. Upon repeated viewing, as the bizarrely staccato line, “Angela Bassett did the thing” wormed its way into our brains, making itself a cozy home there nestled amongst our cerebral folds, seemingly overnight, reactions to Ariana’s rap ode to the ladies of Hollywood became “It’s a hit!” And a star is reborn. Even though Ariana was bullied into deactivating her Twitter account, today she’s standing in her truth to say — “I had a blast!”
A BAFTA Producer Defended Ariana DeBose’s Opening Rap After Twitter Dragged It
Sunday night’s BAFTA Awards featured a opening musical number performed by Oscar-winning triple threat Ariana DeBose. After host Richard E. Grant (mmmm [just me?]) kicked off the show with a monologue, 32-year-old Ariana burst onto the stage with her back-up dancers and sang “Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves” and “We Are Family”. OK, sure! But it’s what happened next that shook viewers to their core. Ariana transitioned into an original rap saluting the award show’s female nominees. By this point, our gal was out of breath. As she struggled to spit out lyrics like, “Hong Chau, Dolly de, Kerry and Carey with a C!”, the BAFTA director insisted on cutting to every woman Ariana namechecked. Their reactions ranged from unimpressed (Ana de Armas), concerned (Kerry Condon), to politely supportive (Emma Thompson). Even though the performance was a damn mess, the BAFTAs believed it was “iconic,” and posted a clip to their Twitter page. Big mistake, HUGE. Twitter did what Twitter does, and completely eviscerated poor Ariana and the rap. Continue reading
The Excess Of Fashion At The BAFTA Awards Puts A Spotlight On An Emerging Crisis
If I’ve learned anything covering awards shows over the past few years, it’s that we, as a society, need to wake up and realize that we are on the verge of a cataclysmic sea-change that threatens to collapse all that we hold dear about awards shows. Forget global warming; there’s nothing we can do about that now (sorry, Greta et al). The peril we currently face has nothing to do with carbon emissions. André Leon Talley tried to warm us of this impending disaster. But did we listen? No. And now, tragically, we’ve allowed a dangerous build-up of too much fashion to occur. Right before our very eyes. And if something isn’t done to mitigate this awards fashion disaster, immediately, we risk losing the very carpet upon which they play out. I don’t even think Andre, in all his great wisdom, could have predicted that (still?) it-girl Anya Taylor-Joy would be personally responsible for 68% of the noxious plumes of excess fashion at last night’s BAFTA Awards, the runoff of which is polluting the Thames with a literal blanket of velvety tan sludge.
Behold, The Winners Of The BAFTAs And The Critics Choice Awards
Last night, the BAFTAs and the Critics Choice Awards both took place. The BAFTAs happened in London and the Critics Choice Awards happened in Los Angeles. And both of them shut out Lady Gaga and Kristen Stewart. Much like with the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards, Jessica Chastain swooped in from behind and took home a Best Actress win for Eyes of Tammy Faye. But unlike with the SAGs, Power of the Dog is back on top after last night and Jane Campion took home tons of awards for that gayish cowboy movie that Sam Elliott hates so much and triggered their feud.
Brad Pitt Skipped The BAFTAs To Try To Work Things Out With Maddox
Brad Pitt and his Totally Hair Ken Doll hair (“Bitch, he wishes he had it like this.” – Totally Hair Ken) weren’t at the BAFTAs this past weekend, and when his Once Upon a Time in Hollywood co-star Margot Robbie accepted his Best Supporting Actor win for him, she said he couldn’t be there to drop his Brexit and Prince Hot Ginge jokes himself, because he had a family obligation. The Sun claims that family obligation was a meet-up with his 18-year-old son Maddox Jolie-Pitt, who probably has had Brad blocked from TikTok since their relationship hasn’t exactly been Best Dad mugs and Father of the Year mylar balloons for a while. But Brad reportedly ditched the royals to hang out with Maddox.
This Is Prince William And Duchess Kate’s Reaction To Brad Pitt’s Prince Hot Ginge Joke
As Mieka posted about earlier, the BAFTAs happened in London last night, and they solidified that this weekend’s Oscars are most likely going to be a more predictable bore fest than usual, because the same actors have been winning the acting categories all season long. That includes Brad Pitt who won the Supporting Actor BAFTA for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Brad wasn’t there, but his OUATIH co-star Margot Robbie, accepted the award for him, and read from a speech he gave her and it included a joke about Prince Hot Ginge. And when the camera cut to Prince William and Duchess Kate in the audience, they won a BARFTA (that’s the Razzie equivalent of a BAFTA) for Worst Performance By Royals Who Want You To Think That Brad Pitt’s Joke Was Funny To Them.