February 20, 2024

BAFTAs Unimpressed with Stage Crasher

The British Academy Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards organisers are less than impressed with a stage crasher who stole the spotlight during the Best FIlm speech for “Oppenheimer”.

As the cast of the multi-award-winning film took to the stage in London, England on Sunday, 18 February, they found themselves with some unexpected company. A man – who is believed to be a YouTube prankster – silently stood behind producers Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and actor Cillian Murphy as they accepted the coveted accolade.

As the celebrities took to the stage, Thomas encouraged the rest of the cast to come forth and join them. However, it was just the unknown individual, clad in a black suit, who elected to climb up and stood beside the stars.

While he didn’t make any noteworthy gestures, he was seen briefly talking to Murphy, who had won the Best Actor award earlier that same evening. It’s unclear what they discussed.

A BAFTA spokesperson spoke to an international publication the following day: “A social media prankster was removed by security last night after joining the winners of the final award on stage — we are taking this very seriously and don’t wish to grant him any publicity by commenting further.”

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