UK Today News: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) recently hosted a tea party for the nominees of the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. The 18th Annual Awards Season tea party, which has become some sort of awards ceremony ritual, was hosted by the Los Angeles branch of the BAFTA.
Neil Stiles, the chairman of the BAFTA/LA, welcomed the guests and implored them to raise their glasses and wished all those who were nominated the ‘Best of British luck’. The stars who attended the tea party included Hugo stars Sir Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield and Chloe Grace Moretz, The Artists stars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo and Ideas of March star Evan Rachel Wood as well as War Horse star Emily Watson.
Kenneth Branagh, who has been nominated in the supporting actor category, said that the BAFTA tea party is a part of the road to the Golden Globes. Branagh added that one enjoys every bit of the journey that marks the way.
The actor also said that there is a little ritual for getting ready for the night and the day is a long preparation, so by the time one gets inside the room no one can help but be swept up with adrenaline.
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012.