Daniel Day-Lewis was in the election spirit, carrying his own empty chair through the crowd to the stage Wednesday. He said he stayed up until 2 a.m. on election night, watching CNN's Wolf Blitzer and that he wanted to sneak in and out of Thursday night’s “Lincoln” premiere in case he’s held responsible for bringing down one of the most popular figures of the 19th century.Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BAFTA
Honorees Matt Stone and Trey Parker ("South Park," "Book of Mormon") flank "Django Unchained's" Quentin TarantinoPhoto: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BAFTA
"Lincoln" director Steven Spielberg chats with "Skyfall" star Daniel Craig before the pear-salad course, as Day-Lewis looks on. Note Harvey Weinstein, Quentin Tarantino and former Fox Chief Tom Rothman one table back.Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for BAFTA
“I don’t have anything funny to say…or wear,” Harrison Ford deadpanned, referring to in-red host Alan Cumming (left), who had to leave before the end of the ceremony to catch a red-eye to NYC.Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BAFTA
Olivia Munn greets Harvey Weinstein, holding court in the center of the room.Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for BAFTA
A directors' huddle.Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for BAFTA
CAA's Bryan Lourd during the silent auction cocktail hour.Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for BAFTA
Rachel Weisz and Sally Field.Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BAFTA
If you haven't seen ‘The Book of Mormon’ it's well worth the $400,000 ticket,” the show’s former-star Josh Gad (with Berenice Marlohe) said while introducing the Broadway show's creators Parker and Stone.
BAFTA promoted "Skyfall" and Daniel Craig heavily, giving him the "British Artist of the Year Award." Airing for the first time on BBC America, the channel promoted its own version of Giuliana Rancic, Asha Leo ("The Brit List"), who handled the house interviews.
In London earlier in the day, Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz arrive at the Leicester Square world premiere of “Gambit.” Netflix threw the after-party at the nearby Corinthia Hotel.
Meanwhile at AFI, a "Somewhere" reunion with Stephen Dorff (there for "Zaytoun") and Elle Fanning (there for a special screening of "Ginger and Rosa") crossing on the red carpet on Wednesday night.Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI