I was just settling down with my tea in front of the Baftas, when I realised it could be quite fun (fast descending into undeniable geekdom) to follow with Twitter (via @jtownend). Turns out not many any bona fide film critics are on Twitter: maybe the London Evening Standard’s @nickcurtis put them off (back story here, on the Ed’s blog).
Anyway we had a bit of competition between #baftas and #BAFTA as hashtags with the occasional #SALAD popping up. @wossy had promised to get a salad reference in, on his wife’s suggestion. Pretty tough…
Anyway the very tenuous #salad reference didn’t seem to go down too well with the audience but it got the Twitterati excited.
@abigiggles1 reported: “Yep it happened, apparently he said ‘acting is like #salad, gets better with a good dressing’. Bless. No doubt it’ll make the news”.
Other #bafta Tweeters included @adamwestbrook and @louisehector (good point about Pryce’s scarf) and @breakingnewson got in pretty quick with final results. The Guardian LiveBlog was pretty good but a bit annoying to have to refresh to see comments – much better to Tweet.