LON­DON TO LOS ANGELES — WHAT A NIGHT!

Film and mu­sic en­thu­si­asts couldn’t have asked for more — here’s the buzz from the big night of BAF­TAs and Grammy awards

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - FRONT PAGE -

Dou­ble bo­nanza — that’s what the night of Fe­bru­ary 12 was for en­ter­tain­ment buffs around the world. If the 70th BAF­TAs in the UK weren’t enough to set so­cial me­dia aflut­ter, the 59’th Grammy Awards in the US broke the net al­to­gether! Great wins, power-packed per­for­mances and ap­plause wor­thy speeches — the cer­e­monies cel­e­brat­ing the best in films and the mu­sic in­dus­try had it all.

Af­ter tak­ing over the in­ter­net with her re­cent ‘twins’ an­nounce­ment, Amer­i­can singer Bey­once made sure jaws dropped at the Gram­mys with her wow dance moves, in­clud­ing a grav­ity-de­fy­ing stunt on a chair, as she per­formed her songs, Love Drought, and Sand­cas­tles. The preg­nant star fol­lowed it with a pow­er­ful speech, af­ter she won a tro­phy for Best Ur­ban Con­tem­po­rary Al­bum, for Le­mon­ade. “This (a racism­free world) is some­thing I want for ev­ery child of ev­ery race... it’s vi­tal that we learn from the past and recog­nise our ten­den­cies to re­peat our mis­takes,” she said.

Bri­tish singer Adele, 28, took home all five awards that she was nom­i­nated for, in­clud­ing Best Al­bum, Best Record and Best Song. She, how­ever, called Bey­once the star of the night, ded­i­cat­ing her best al­bum award to the 35-year-old. “My queen and my idol is Queen B. I adore you,” said Adele.

As for the Bri­tish Academy of Film and Tele­vi­sion Arts awards in Lon­don, Emma Stone won the Best Actress Award for La La Land, and used the plat­form to make a po­lit­i­cal state­ment: “In a time that’s so de­ci­sive, it’s so spe­cial we are able to come to­gether to cel­e­brate the pos­i­tive gift of cre­ativ­ity.” Celebs at the Gram­mys, how­ever, kept their po­lit­i­cal views low un­like pre­vi­ous award dos (Re­mem­ber Meryl Streep’s anti-Trump speech at Golden Globes).

Bri­tish ac­tor of In­dian ori­gin, Dev Pa­tel, called his Best Sup­port­ing Ac­tor win for Lion an ‘over­whelm­ing mo­ment’.

BEY­ONCE IM­PRESSED WITH HER GRAM­MYS ACT, IN­CLUD­ING A GRAV­ITY-DE­FY­ING STUNT ON A CHAIR

PHOTO: LUCY NI­CHOL­SON/ REUTERS

PHO­TOS: KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/GETTY IM­AGES/AFP AND JOEL RYAN/IN­VI­SION/AP

Adele (top) swept away five Gram­mys, whereas Emma Stone (above) won a BAFTA award in Best Actress Cat­e­gory

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