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BAFTAs: TV Ratings Down, Post-Show Revelry Up; Oprah Rocks At Weinstein Bash (Video)

Ratings for the BAFTA Film Awards were down Sunday BAFTA: Steve McQueennight about 800,000 viewers from last year as 4.56M watched the BBC One broadcast of the 62nd annual  kudofest. The revelry was high, though, after the tight two-hour show, especially at the parties that followed the Royal Opera House fest followed by dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel. EOne hosted one in Soho while Warner Bros gathered its Gravity team in Mayfair.

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The place to be though was the massive show that The Weinstein Company put on at the Rosewood Hotel in Holborn. Among those in attendance were Oprah Winfrey, David O Russell, Cate Blanchett, Amy Adams, Uma Thurman, weinsteinSteve Coogan, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Bruhl, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gillian Anderson, Alicia Vikander, Lily Allen, Freddie Fox and Downton Abbey‘s Allen Leech and Tom Cullen. TWC’s Philomena won a prize last night, for Best Adapted Screenplay, written by Coogan and Jeff Pope. The duo is also up for an Oscar in two weeks, and leave it to Harvey Weinstein to also be looking ahead to that occasion with a film that wasn’t nominated last night: 20 Feet From Stardom. The documentary got a shout out on the dance floor at the Rosewood when that film’s Lisa Fischer (on a break from rehearsing with Mick Jagger who gave her the weekend off, Weinstein told me), Rita Ora (Fifty Shades Of Grey) and Karen Elson took over the scene to sing a three-song set with Oprah rocking out front and center in the audience. Here’s a clip:

  1. Perhaps they should air the show live because winners were already announced making it less appealing to watch the show. I had no idea to avoid any social media on the day of the event.

  2. Karen Elson took over the stage – but it does not look like in a good way. The two ladies she is singing with look like they are not happy she is taking over the stage and look like they want her off. Nice dress though – it looks like a Marchesa. Kudos to Marchesa!

  3. Rita Ora is beautiful but where are her clothes? I think they need to put one of those gorgeous Marchesa gowns on her. She also sounds lovely. I could have done less with Karen Elson taking over the stage and more with the lovely Rita! Can’t wait to see her in 50 Shades of Grey.

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