The BAFTA host opened the show by defending Streep’s honour so it was little wonder she was on hand to provide his annual kiss from the audience.
2. And his cracking royal quip about Danny Dyer
“We’re especially glad the Duchess is here” Fry began while introducing William and Kate, “as after watching a recent episode of Who Do You Think You Are? [Prince William] is still recovering from the devastating news he is related to Danny Dyer.”
Best stay away from the Queen Vic for a while, eh Steve?
3. When Meryl was ALL OF US watching THAT Cirque de Soleil stunt
We’ve ALL been there when watching someone attempt something incredible on a stage.
4. Ken Loach’s searing thoughts about the state of the nation
“Thank you to the Academy for endorsing the truth of what the film says, which hundreds of thousands of people in this country know, and that is that the most vulnerable and the poorest people are treated by this government with a callous brutality that is disgraceful,” he said.