Colin Firth has been called a prince on several occasions.
Last night, he got a chance to showcase his skills.
As last year’s BAFTRA Best Actor Award winner for The King’s Speech, he was called upon to present the 2012 Best Actress BAFTRA Award at last night’s ceremony. (I watched the festivities on DVR this morning during breakfast.)
Meryl Streep won for The Iron Lady, but the events that followed prove that winning ain’t always easy.
As Streep started walking toward the stage, she realized she had brought her purse, so she quickly shoved it into the hands of a woman on the aisle. Then — in a Cinderella moment that couldn’t have been scripted — Streep left a shoe on the stage steps.
He was rewarded with a kiss.
Streep was thoughtful and gracious in her remarks, but I wasn’t really paying attention. We had just witnessed this spontaneous, movie-like moment.
Her speech was simply the credits.