Bafta holds its annual awards-season kickoff

Bafta holds its annual awards-season kickoff

(11 Jan 2009) SHOT LIST
AP Television Los Angeles, 10 January 2009
1. Wide Beverly Hills hotel
2. Wide arrivals line
3. Setup shot actor Tom Wilkinson
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom Wilkinson/Actor: “This is the BAFTA, the so-called, ‘BAFTA Tea Party,’ which is here at the Beverly Hills hotel. It’s a regular feature. I think they do two or three of them every season. I’ve been to one before. Very nice it is. And it’s BAFTA, which is the British Association of Film and Television Arts. And here it is, so you might meet some British actors and directors and people who are interested in that sort of thing.”
5. Fashion shot: actor Jacqueline Bissett
6. Actor-director Kenneth Branagh poses for photographers
7. Actor Josh Brolin poses for photographers
8. Actor Freida Pinto poses for photographers
9. Actor Bill Paxton poses for photographers
10. Actor Melissa Leo poses for photographers
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Melissa Leo/Actor:
“I was so excited to come to the tea. When I was a young woman, 15 years old, I studied in London for a while. I love a good British tea. I’m very happy to be here.”
12. Setup shot director Ron Howard
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Ron Howard/Director, on preps for Sunday’s Golden Globes:
“I don’t really have a regimen. I’m trying to think back, I was last, we had some nominations for ‘ ‘ Cinderella Man.’ And I went those. I think I try to keep it out of my mind as much as possible. I think I get up. I make sure I get a little exercise, get things done early, ’cause you have leave to get to the Golden Globes. It’s a traffic jam, believe me. I think, ‘ Keep it out of your mind.’ That’s my regimen.”
14. Actor Marisa Tomei poses for photographers
15. Camera cutaway
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Marisa Tomei/Actor:
(Reporter: Are you nervous for tomorrow?)
“No, not really. I’m excited and I’m looking forward to have a nice time, and seeing everyone look beautiful, and just have fun.”
17. Setup shot actor Kristin Scott Thomas
18. SOUNDBITE (English) Kristin Scott Thomas/Actor, on expectations for the Golden Globes: “I’m expecting to have a really good time. And it’s really great fun, ’cause I’m in a really great group of women — to be selected among that group of those particular actresses. I haven’t been in Los Angeles for ages, so it’s great to bump into people I haven’t seen for a long time. It’s fun.”
(Reporter: So what will you be doing tomorrow morning?) “Probably lying in bed, luxuriating.” 19. Setup shot actor Tom Wilkinson
20.SOUNDBITE (English) Tom Wilkinson/Actor:
(Reporter: So what time are you going to get started, get rolling tomorrow?) “Well, I think 3 o’clock the vehicle comes through. So, about quarter to 3, I’ll get into my tux.” (Reporter: Do you have all of these designers throwing themselves at you, saying, “Please wear our stuff!”) “No. About six years ago when I was nominated for ‘ In the Bedroom,’ Giorgio Armani gave me a tuxedo, and I’ve worn it ever since. I’m going to wear it tomorrow. No one else is offering, so I’ll wear that one.”
21. Pan from photographers to principals from ‘ Slumdog Millionaire
22. Camera cutaway
23. (Reporter: What are you wearing?)
22. Closeup BAFTA/LA image on wall with pull out to revellers
STORYLINE
BAFTA TEA PARTY
BAFTA/LA, the Los Angeles branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, held its annual awards-season kickoff Saturday in Beverly Hills, attracting a slew of nominees for Sunday’s Golden Globe awards.
Here’s what some had to tell AP Television about preparing for the big show.
–Danny Boyle, Globe-nominated director ‘Slumdog Millionaire ‘: “I’ll be watching the Chelsea-Manchester United game tomorrow morning.

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