It’s the BAFTAs on Sunday! So I thought a quick post with some pointers (and shiny pics) was in order.
Benedict has been confirmed as attending which means that if you want photos/autographs then really the best chance of obtaining them is to watch the red carpet arrivals on the day. Access to the red carpet is by wristband only. Wristbands are given out from the public queuing area on the Festival Terrace from 8am on Sunday 27 May. People will obviously queue before then so it is an early start if you want a decent spot. Bear in mind Benedict hasn’t been in the country for the best part of 5 months so I am anticipating he will spend a lot of time chatting to the press. Apart from Benedict others representing Team Sherlock and confirmed to be attending on the night are Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue, Andrew Scott and Lara Pulver. I am sure Mark Gatiss will also be there. Sadly Martin is filming The Hobbit and so can’t attend but his partner Amanda Abbington will be there.
Attending the Ceremony
If you’ve got a ticket for the ceremony have an amazing time walking the red white and blue carpet!
The red carpet opens at 4:30 p.m. and they want everyone to have arrived by 5:30 p.m. with the ceremony starting at 6:45 p.m. Put your glad rags on, celeb spot and rub shoulders with the shiny celebs around you at the (sadly) cash bar. Oh and dress light - there’s going to 1500 people arriving and cramming into that foyer apparently! I think there is a fair Sherlock contingent in attendance. Do say hi if you spot me amongst the throngs of people.
Coverage on the Night
I will do my best to take some pics of the crowds & the like in the build up on the night (although I wouldn’t expect any posed pics of the celebs - I think you’ll get turfed out for that!).
The BBC in its infinite wisdom is once again not screening the BAFTAs live. The ceremony starts at 6:45 - the tv coverage starts at 8:00 p.m. on BBC 1. This means that if you want to watch the TV coverage and not be spoiled do stay off twitter (and tumblr!) as twitter will announce all the results first on the night. I won’t be live tweeting as such but will tweet the Sherlock categories as they come up.
Benedict and Andrew Scott are the favourites to win in their categories but then Benedict was heavily favoured to win last year so who knows? Award shows do often award people for their body of work & this is Benedict’s 4th nomination but Dominic West is a serious competitor. It’s widely feared that Celeb Juice will do a TOWIE and whaltz off with the Audience Vote Award which would be a travesty. If (god forbid) the evening doesn’t go as we all hope let’s try, as hard as it may be, to react in a way which would do Team Sherlock proud.
BAFTA aren’t streaming the event so the only place you can see the awards is on BBC1 but they will be posting video highlights to their website during the course of the evening.
Whether you’re doing the red carpet, attending or watching at home have a fab time and good luck Team Sherlock!