February 16th, 2014.
It was a dark and cold morning. I’d just come from my hotel, which was so cheap and nasty that my four hours sleep ended up being four hours spent UNABLE to sleep, in a room that smelled vaguely of Indian cuisine. The practical upshot of which was : it was just after 4am, I’d been awake for 20 hours, and by the time the BAFTAs started I’d have been up for 31 hours (and by the time I’m posting this journal it’s 39 hours).
Still, for now it’s enough to know that according to the official unofficial queue-manager, I was 148th in line for the BAFTAs, an event that typically holds somewhere north of 1000 people.
So... with apologies for the length, and rambling based on tiredness …. here’s how it went down.
… and after that, it really was time to head back to the office, pick up my crap, head home, cue leftovers and the BAFTAs ceremony and stay up til (checks clock) 2:40am doing editing for the journal. I’m pretty glad I booked a day off tomorrow. I’ll be sleeping in til noon.
So…. that makes it a FOURTH BAFTA to go with the other three:
Awards – Baftas 2013 – Clooney! Lawrence! Affleck! Cooper! etc!
Awards – Baftas 2012 – featuring Pitt, Clooney and Streep!
Awards – Baftas 2010 – featuring R-Patz and K-Stewz!
and a very large journal to add to the collection that is The Archive of Movie Premieres
… I’m going to get some sleep now.