Rosamund Pike Left Red Faced after BAFTA Awards Slip Up

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With the cinema awards season already in full swing, the recent BAFTA Awards was a chance for actors, producers, directors and filmmakers all to be recognised for the work they do. It also provides celebrities with an unending chance to embarrass not only themselves, but also their colleagues when in front of the cameras on stage at the Royal Opera House in front of the billions watching around the world. As with any live event, not everything can go quite to plan on the night.

Celebrity news was set alight as Rosamund Pike became the latest actress to join the long list of celebrities who unfortunately embarrassed themselves up on stage whilst announcing the nominees and winner of an award. Rosamund was joined on stage with Dominic Cooper to announce the winner for the Best Original screenplay award.

As their opening speech started, it was clear that the autocue had unfortunately broken down, and both celebrities resorted to ad-libbing to get through the introductory speech. Rosamund Pike then proceeded to open the envelope and announce the winner before the nominees had been declared, but Jonathan Ross saved the evening by rushing on stage declaring ‘That’s the quickest I’ve ever moved!’ Thankfully the actress handed the duty of announcing the winner over to her fellow actor, Dominic Cooper to avoid another embarrassing moment occurring.

The Kings Speech won the Best Original Screenplay award along with sweeping the board throughout the evening, winning Best Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor and Actress, amongst the many other awards announced, taking home 7 BAFTA’s. Colin Firth also broke a BAFTA record by winning the Best Actor award two years in a row, having won it last year after his performance as George Falconer in Tom Ford’s A Single Man.

The evening also saw the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award the makers and stars of the Harry Potter franchise of movies the Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award. David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin’sThe Social Network was the second biggest winner of the evening, with the film taking home 3 BAFTA’s.

Celebrity gossip sources will now have their sights set on Hollywood for their forthcoming Academy awards in two weeks’ time, with both The Kings Speech and The Social Network again going head to head for the most gongs alongside the dark thriller, Black Swan. It looks set to be one of the most competitive awards season to date.

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