The British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) celebrated the successes of film industry last Sunday. And despite some of the financial challenges the film industry faced in 2012, it was obvious that British film has a growing base of dedicated film fans to support it.
Hundreds of people stood in the freezing sleet and rain to watch British actors on the BAFTA red carpet.
When we arrived at Covent Garden around 7:30am the line was already wrapped around the building twice. According to the website, 7:00am – 8:00am is when participants should arrive to receive wristbands for the red carpet.
But most people knew better. Fans in the front of the line had been sitting outside for two days. They brought blankets, tents and handwarmers. Their perserverance earned them a front row seat on the red carpet.