I went to the BAFTAs last night. I stayed at the Grovenor House hotel in the executive suite and was pleased to meet Penélope Cruz in the lounge. I didn’t get a photo with her because I didn’t want to impose. She was there with Pedro Almodóvar as Volver was nominated for Best Film not in the English Language and Penélope was nominated for Best Actress. They sadly didn’t win a BAFTA for either which I think was unfortunate. I really thought that it would win for Best Film not in the English Language category.
The red carpet had quite a few major film stars grace it, besides Penélope Cruz there was Dame Helen Miren, Daniel Craig, Forrest Whitaker, Dame Judi Dench, James McAvoy, Leslie Phillips, Abigail Breslin, Toni Collette, Sienna Miller and the wonderful Kate Winslet. There weren’t any fashion disasters this year and Sienna Miller actually remembered to wear a complete outfit, although at the end of the night she had appeared to damage her dress.