To celebrate the Award's season on UKTV this February, we take a look at the best moments of The BRIT Awards and the EE British Academy Film Awards. From awkward tumbles, to outlandish outfits, we’ve compiled history making moments.
TOP BITS AT THE BRITS
1. Lights, dancers, heels, cameras and props – it’s not an easy job performing! Madonna found that out the hard way when she took a tumble during her performance of ‘Living for Love’ at the 2015 Brit Awards. Cringe.
2. The most iconic outfit of Brits history was Geri Halliwell’s iconic Union Jack Dress. In 1997, the legend is that she crafted the dress with a tea-towel and added a peace sign on the back to not offend anyone. It went on to sell for £41,320 at auction!
3. One of the best and most watched musical performances was Adele’s spellbinding rendition of “Someone Like You” in 2011, leaving many people in tears with the simplicity of just a piano and a powerful voice.
BAFTAS: THE BAD AND BRILLIANT
1. In 2012, Meryl Streep won the BAFTA for Leading Actress for ‘The Iron Lady’, but as she walked off she lost her shoe. Luckily Colin Firth was the Prince Charming to her Cinderella and came to her rescue.
2. One of the sweetest moments in BAFTA history was Barkhad Abdi winning for his debut role in Captain Philips (2013). Prior to the gig, he had previously worked as a chauffeur and mobile phone salesman. Whilst he was surprised at the win, his co-star Tom Hanks whistled with support and excitement as he received his award.
3. When your movie is nominated for four BAFTA awards, then you should probably make an appearance, right? That’s exactly what happened in 1996 when Babe the Pig attended the ceremony, getting his very own reserved seat. Unfortunately, the film didn’t receive any awards, but Babe didn’t seem to take it to heart.
The EE British Academy Film Awards starts Monday, 19 February at 8:30pm and The BRIT Awards 2018 starts Thursday, 22 February at 8:30pm on UKTV.
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