It’s not just about those shiny awards at this year’s 68th British Academy Film Awards. Sure Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore and co will be focussed on who wins. But backstage there’s hair pins to consider, the length of the red carpet, getting those envelopes just so…
Here’s how the event breaks down into stats:
Red carpet stats:
Length: The red carpet measures 120 metres by 8 metres
Alongside you’ll find: 2,000 members of the public
Plus: 350 media personnel, including: 37 TV and video online outlets, 50 TV cameramen capturing red carpet arrivals, plus 15 more for BBC programmes.
There’s also 70 journalists covering stories for print publications and news websites and 15 radio outlets covering the event.
In terms of those bulbs flashing, there’s more than 200 photographers.
Building the red carpet and the set:
It takes five days to build the set outside the Royal Opera House. Most of it is built in Bristol and brought up in parts.
In the winners photography area there are approx. 40 photographers
Grabbing questions with the winners there are 70 journalists in the winner’s press conference.
Meanwhile there is space for 200 journalists to be set up to write directly from the media centre.
The Baftas have had most of the worst: heavy rain, high wind, snow, freezing cold, there has yet to be a ‘hot’ read carpet. Well, it is February…
There are 250 umbrellas at the Royal Opera House (ceremony); 50 at Grosvenor House (dinner & party) and 25 at the Savoy (style suites for nominees).
All guests are transported from Royal Opera House to Grosvenor House in 32 buses and 140 Audis (Audi A8s and Audi Q7s).
There are around 4,000 people working on the night of the event – from police to runners.
There’s a whopping 2,000 guests.
There is someone required to stick the little rubber feet onto the bottom of each award. BAFTAs weigh – including the bronze mask and marble base – 3.7 kg and measure 27cm (h) x 14cm (w) x 8cm (d). The mask itself measures 16cm (h) x 14cm (w).
Every envelope containing the winners is hand made and it is guilded by Bafta.
> 2,700 hair pins are used.
> 21 Litres of the BAFTA Edition Charles Worthington Salon at Home Volume and Bounce Thick and Full 3D Boosting Crème
> 32 cans of Charles Worthington Salon at Home Style Setter Long Lasting Max Hold Hairspray
> Lancome apply make-up to an estimated 150 faces over the BAFTA weekend and related parties and events
> 300 Rouge in Love lipsticks are used
> 1,500 cotton pads are needed
> 20 litres of BiFacil eye make-up remover is used
Wine & Champagne stats
> 5,000 bunches of grapes are used to make the Villa Maria wines served over Awards weekend
> More than 12,000 glasses of Champagne on offer
Pre-Awards Champagne reception:
> 1,300 glasses of champagne
> 8,500 canapés
> 1950 guests dining
> 180 waiters waiting
> 4000 wine glasses
> 15,360 pieces of cutlery
> 200 Magnums of Champagne
> 1200 Bottles of Wine
> A tonne of Aberdeen Angus for the main course
> 6,000 petit fours served
> 100kg of chocolate from Hotel Chocolat for dessert
> 75 Security Officers on hand
> 1,920 sq feet of dance floor to dance at the After Party
See The British Academy Film Awards tonight at 9:00pm on BBC1