Into Film Awards is held annually in London to celebrate and recognise rising young talents in filmmaking and film reviewing. This year, the awards ceremony was once again held in Leicester Square with the attendance of acclaimed figures in the British … Continue reading
The annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards 2017 was a celebratory gathering among top-notch and rising stars of the industry. The event welcomed distinguished individuals of the film and television industry and was graced by the special royal appearances by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
For a change, this year’s award ceremony was held at the Royal Albert Hall. The red carpet was rolled out to welcome this year’s highly anticipated actors and actresses with opening performance by Cirque Du Soleil Amaluna.
Eddie Redmayne, dressed in white tuxedo and black pants, were one of the first few stars to grace the red carpet event with his wife Hannah. Such an adoring pair! Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them earned five nominations this year. Facing strong competition in each category, the movie eventually emerged winning the Best Production Design award. Later on, one could not help noticing that both Eddie and Andrew Garfield wore matching suits. In fact, Robbie Pattinson also donned the same outfit at the dinner too, the previous day.
Along with Eddie Redmayne, director David Yates and author and screenwriter J.K. Rowling also attended the ceremony. Needless to say, the Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter fans went wild reaching out to them for autographs.
Tom Holland, the ever hilarious Spiderman, who is about to turn 20 years old, has already earned himself an EE Rising Star award at BAFTAs 2017. Fans are definitely awaiting for his own Spiderman movie Spider-Man: Homecoming set to hit the theatres this year. Congratulations to this rising British star!
During the red carpet event, there were also dazzling appearances by Amy Adams, who made it quick through the red carpet such as
Nicole Kidman, with her movie Lion,
Michelle Williams, who arrived later than others and made it snappy across the red carpet with a wide smile, Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and others.
While we may not have caught these stars in person, we captured Daisy Ridley’s bright smile on the red carpet as she interacted with her fans,
and Dev Patel who insisted to sign for his fans before leaving for the ceremony. Congratulations to the winners and all the best for the Academy Awards to be held later in the month!
Fans have waited long for the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the most highly anticipated fantasy movie of the year. With special appearance by the creator of the world’s most adored fantasy world, J.K. Rowling, the cast of Fantastic Beasts graced the blue carpet at Leicester Square, London, for its European Premiere.
Eddie Redmayne earned the loudest cheer and scream from the crowd who have been waiting since morning. In fact, entry to the premiere required wristbands which were given a day before. As such, many avid fans of the movie and cast had to queue in the November rain to obtain their entry wristbands. During the event, fans were passing him numerous objects from handmade posters to notebooks, posters and even Newt Scamander figurines to sign.
Ezra Miller appeared super excited during the blue carpet event. Lucky fans even got to pass him their phones for a selfie together. During his interview, Miller shared that Credence Barebone was a challenging character. Prior to shooting, he interacted with survivors of abuse to listen and understand their stories before incorporating the essential emotions which shaped Credence in the film.
Being well-known to the audience through his previous collaboration with Emma Watson in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, he also revealed that Watson was the first person he called to share the good news of getting the role.
Playing the Goldstein sisters were Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol who were both donned in black. Unlike her character’s short bob hair, Waterston had her hair all combed back neatly, giving off an alluring charm of elegance.
Alison Sudol was all smiles signing for fans along the carpet. Despite the slight drizzle of November rain at Leicester Square, Sudol remained cheery with occasional bursts of laughter as she greeted her fans.
Dan Fogler, the Muggle of the cast was also delighted to meet the huge crowd gathered at the event. Harry Potter fans are a wild and passionate crowd. Some of them have even dressed up in their favourite houses and as their favourite characters like Hermion Granger, Lucius Malfoy and believe it, everyone’s favourite house-elf, Dobby!
But it was J.K. Rowling who made a stunning appearance in a glittery long gown despite sounding a little unwell during the event. She described Fantastic Beasts as a “beautiful accident” which she never thought would have had the script written by her and released since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2011. Fans were all shouting for her autograph but only a few lucky ones were able to receive it.
The premiere was held across two cinemas in Leicester Square, Odeon and Empire Cinemas. As such, fans were able to enjoy watching their favourite cast go past them down the long blue carpet. As it was announced that Fantastic Beasts would be part of a series with a total of five films, fans can anticipate for another spectacular movie premiere in the future. Then, fans would also welcome the addition of Johnny Depp, playing Grindelwald, and the mysterious plot about Dumbledore’s past to be unravelled. All of this would lead up to the world’s most famous fantasy movie series, Harry Potter!
Be sure to catch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in theatres from 18th November!