Pehaps the highest profile Brit of the weekend, Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais, was not at Saturday afternoon’s BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party at the Four Seasons. However, the specter of falling in the crosshairs of his frank humor loomed over the three-hour soiree.
“It’s a double edged sword, isn’t it? “ Sir Ben Kingsley told TheWrap. “One would be a little disappointed if one’s not picked out, but if one is picked out, one would cringe. I’ll have it both ways.”
Well wishers crowded Meryl Streep and Charlize Theron, both of whom had barely made it past the doorway thirty minutes after arriving.
Over by the mini quail scotch eggs and split scones, Harvey Weinstein brokered an introduction between Streep and motion-capture maven Andy Serkis (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”),...