We are neck deep in awards season with the 76th British Academy Film Awards just having aired! From the winners, to the style, to the just flat out weird here is what social media had to say.
While we are still a few weeks out from the Academy Awards, the 76th BAFTA Ceremony has come and gone. The BAFTAs are basically the British equivalent of the Oscars, celebrating the best of the year in film. The ceremony led to a pretty wild night. From some stand out fashion, to some surprise winners, to one of the more out there awards performances of the past few years, we have all of social media’s reactions.
All the stars were out in London, and people could not get enough of them. Especially Anya Taylor-Joy and Best Actor Nominee Paul Mescal.
all celebs should be wearing comforters and blankies to awards shows, let them be comfy! pic.twitter.com/y1S9NOlviA
— Lee Jameson (@Lee_Jameson) February 19, 2023
Paul Mescal doing an interview through Irish at the BAFTAs red carpet pic.twitter.com/lJ7Ix8m2Q5
— Fiona Small (@FionaSmall) February 20, 2023
anya taylor-joy, simone ashley and fka twigs at the british vogue bafta after party last night pic.twitter.com/trMDiwUxhC
— best of anya taylor-joy (@anyafolders) February 20, 2023
Paul Mescal running to take a selfie with a fan at #BAFTAs pic.twitter.com/FHEb2Eqs0v
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) February 20, 2023
anya taylor-joy and jamie lee curtis presenting an award at the #EEBAFTAs pic.twitter.com/ps5DOjpzgE
— best of anya taylor-joy (@anyafolders) February 19, 2023
taron egerton getting distracted by how good florence pugh looks is too funny, he’s just like us😭 pic.twitter.com/eMk2oEEd1b
— mil’ (@cosytaron) February 20, 2023
florence pugh, just wow pic.twitter.com/W4cVm885O1
— Florence Pugh Daily (@bestofpugh) February 19, 2023
GOING…… INSANE pic.twitter.com/TqwsIAPgvq
— paul mescal academy award pr manager (@sacreprier) February 19, 2023
Even Marcel the Shell with Shoes hit the red carpet!
marcel the shell has arrived at bafta awards 2023! pic.twitter.com/ZVsffonJ24
— shell of a human (@clayuhunderwood) February 19, 2023
And, of course, people had fun with that.
breaking: jason derulo falls down the stairs and crushes marcel the shell at the 2023 baftas https://t.co/8gxf9zk83B pic.twitter.com/jPhkCz7pPE
— martha (@moominmarxist) February 19, 2023
The night also brought some surprising wins!
All Quiet on the Western Front was the big winner of the night, taking home seven trophies! Including Best Picture and Best Director!
And the BAFTA for Best Film goes to All Quiet On The Western Front! @allquietmovie @netflixuk #EEBAFTAs pic.twitter.com/jfTIMeZkad
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) February 19, 2023
This came as a pretty big surprise, as All Quiet beat films like Everything Everywhere All at Once and The Banshees of Inisherin, which were expected to take home big awards like picture and director.
Best Actor and Actress went to Austin Butler for Elvis and Cate Blanchette for Tár.
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This cements the two of them as the front runners for the Oscar, and deservedly so, as both of them delivered incredible performances.
Butler also delivered an incredible speech.
Thinking about how the Oscars want people to give 45 second speeches like what a joke pic.twitter.com/PHfrl2lPyn
— K-Pop David Lynch (@firagawalkwthme) February 19, 2023
The ceremony didn’t go completely smoothly, as Carey Mulligan was accidentally announced as the winner for Best Supporting Actress when in reality, the award went to Kerry Condon.
BAFTAs Accidentally Announce Carey Mulligan as Supporting Actress Winner Instead of Kerry Condon https://t.co/ZpMvvBG0RO
— Variety (@Variety) February 19, 2023
Omg I wish they aired the BAFTAs live because they edited out the Carey Mulligan snafu and you can tell because it’s edited so weird
— Wendell (@RhodeToLove) February 19, 2023
However, the most talked about moment from the night was Ariana DeBose’s opening rap performance that included a section on the women nominees.
Sisters are doing it for themselves! The incredible @ArianaDeBose opens the 2023 #EEBAFTAs with an iconic performance! ✨ pic.twitter.com/G9YgKN2e1t
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) February 19, 2023
Most people were….well confused about the performance.
nearly 24 hours later and I fear I’m going to be quoting Ariana DeBose’s dreadful BAFTA’s rap until my deathbed https://t.co/NmmrTTYSx3 pic.twitter.com/ib88Xb8xdP
— Alistair Ryder (@YesitsAlistair) February 20, 2023
the thing i am really stuck on is “jamie lee you are all of us.” how are we all jamie lee curtis?!?!? https://t.co/68K4GFyMVI
— Esther Zuckerman (@ezwrites) February 20, 2023
me when angela bassett did the thing pic.twitter.com/VB7MEmjPP0
— hugeasmammoth.films (@hugeasmammoth_) February 20, 2023
But what was the thing Angela Bassett did? What was the thing?? pic.twitter.com/x96uw6mbYK
— Joe (@dealzjr) February 20, 2023
Angela Bassett before she did the thing pic.twitter.com/FCG0oEgr8d
— ⭐ amy o’connor ⭐ (@amyohconnor) February 20, 2023
how many times have i watched the ariana debose video pic.twitter.com/dt3leKTJUO
— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) February 20, 2023
Only time will tell if we Americans can step up to the plate and deliver a more out there awards ceremony with the Oscars.
Did you watch the BAFTAs? What did you think of DeBose’s rap? Let us know on Twitter @AfterBuzzTV.