Jane Fonda Accepts BAFTA Award as She’s Arrested

Handcuffs didn’t stop Fonda from receiving the Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film

Last Updated: October 26, 2019 @ 12:40 PM

Jane Fonda is taking multitasking to new heights.

The “Grace and Frankie” star wasn’t in attendance at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday night to accept the Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film because, earlier in the day, she was arrested in Washington, D.C. during a climate change protest. But handcuffs and a police escort didn’t stop her from accepting her award.

As officers arrested her from the D.C. scene, Fonda yelled, “BAFTA, thank you!” She continued, while being hauled off. “Thank you! I’m sorry I’m not there! I’m very honored!”

BAFTA Los Angeles played the short clip at the ceremony and later shared it on Twitter:

The Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film honors those “legendary individuals whose work is stamped with the indelible mark of authorship and ingenuity.”

Fonda, along with actor Ted Danson and dozens of other people, was arrested Friday for unlawfully demonstrating, according to Yahoo. They were charged with crowding, obstructing and incommoding. Fonda has already been arrested twice this month while leading climate change protests, but said she plans on continuing to speak out for the next several months.

“I decided I needed to do more about climate change, so I moved to D.C. for four months and tried to heighten the sense of urgency that there needs to be,” Fonda said during an extended clip played at the awards ceremony. “It’s a crisis, not just here but all over the world.”

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