Well, I’ve been feeling very excited today about the BAFTAs, not simply because awards galas are always exciting events, but also because one of my friends was nominated for one of the awards.

There was no escaping the build-up either. I visited my local hairdressing salon this lunchtime to pick up a new pot of the styling wax I can’t live without and was drawn into an exchange between the salon owner and a woman who’d just had her ‘do’ styled ready for the BAFTAs this evening. Lucky cow.

And that got me thinking – there’s actually a lot of work involved in preparing for one of these awards ceremonies. It’s not just the hairdo and the grooming and the clothes and the acceptance speech that those BAFTA nominees have to think about.  There’s also the ‘I don’t care that I didn’t win’ face. I wonder how many mirrors reflected versions of that today…

Anyway, these are the lucky winners who didn’t need to use it (and one who is sadly no longer with us):

Christian Colson: Best Film, Slumdog Millionaire

Danny Boyle: Director, Slumdog Millionaire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMLW0ihSVlI&fs=1

Leading Actor: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Leading Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader

Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

For the complete list of winners, click here. My friend sadly didn’t win in his category, so was probably glad he’d taken the time to rehearse that face. Oh well, I’m sure he had a great night anyway.