“It was Peter Jackson’s turn to smile like a particularly satiated cat that had just scoffed all the cream last night, as Return of the King received a total of four awards at this year’s British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) ceremony, including the evening’s star prize: the award for Best Film,” Empire Online reports. “Stephen Fry once more hosted the increasingly star-studded event, ensuring a silky smooth running for the proceedings with his unique brand of camp British humour.”
“All in all the ceremony looked to be running without a hitch until sod’s law intervened and a monitor malfunction caused the show to be halted for five minutes while the main screen was repaired. ‘They should have used a Mac,’ commented Fry after trying valiantly to entertain the restless audience with a well-told joke, ‘PCs are useless.’ Luckily though, the technical difficulties were overcome and, thanks to the BBC’s tardy two-hour delay in broadcasting the event, none but those present will ever know about it,” Empire Online reports.
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