BAFTA president Prince William won a BAFTA for his Earthshot live program

Earlier this year, there was some drama with Prince William’s position as honorary president of BAFTA. It was a situation where you have to speak that particular kind of British tabloidspeak to understand what was happening, and I wasn’t quite fluent enough. Basically, BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry was said to be too close or too chummy with William and Kate, and there were rumors that she would step down because William possibly threw around his weight? But now I believe it was misreported – I think Berry was shoved out of BAFTA because her loyalty was to the Cambridges and not the British Film and Television Arts. I believe that because as soon as Berry was ousted, the Cambridges hired her to be CEO of their Royal Foundation. I bring all of this up because guess who just won a BAFTA?

Prince William, President of BAFTA, was unable to attend the star-studded ceremony, but that certainly didn’t stop him from taking home a gong.

Yes, it looks like Prince William might have actually won a BAFTA.

The BAFTA in question went to The Earthshot Prize 2021 for Best Live Event, and while he wasn’t actually the recipient, Prince William did launch the Prize and was credited in the acceptance speech.

As Dermot O’Leary accepted the BAFTA on stage for his work on the “life-affirming programme”, he gave a nod to the Duke of Cambridge, sending him a special thank you.

“A word as well, just a special thanks to Prince William,” Dermot O’Leary announced in a special tribute. “Because it is very easy to be cynical about someone who comes from such privilege but he approached the whole thing with this incredible empathy and enthusiasm, vitality and this really is his baby which is why Earthshot is now fourth in line to the throne!”

[From Marie Claire]

LOL. So the president of BAFTA hired the former CEO of BAFTA and they gave themselves a BAFTA for Keenshot. Way to go, I guess. I thought no one even watched that stupid Keenshot program? The whole “live broadcast” was just some dumb busy work for Baldemort. But congrats, I guess. He wanted a BAFTA and so he got one. And the BAFTA president was still too lazy to attend the ceremony.

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  1. Jane says:

    So this is what people who dress up like 60’s Bond villains call victory these days.

  2. ThatsNotOkay says:

    At least it wasn’t for Kkkhristmas with Kkkhate.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Thank heavens! Otherwise we would have a repeat each year….the horror 🫣

  3. Merricat says:

    Bought and paid for. No conflict of interest here, folks!

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      + Lots There is zero about the Earthshot program that makes it stand out from other programs. Nothing.Zero.Zilch. Very sad state of selections.

  4. Beenie says:

    And he STILL didn’t even attend???

  5. ILady Digby says:

    There were a lot of POC at the BAFTAS both presenting and winning so maybe that put him off attending because it gave him flashbacks to THAT flop tour.

  6. Eurydice says:

    Well, the article says that Will didn’t get a BAFTA. And, actually, Earthshot didn’t get the BAFTA, either – it’s the production of the live broadcast that got the award. Like when the Oscars telecast gets an Emmy – it doesn’t say anything about the quality of the Oscars organization or its president.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Thank you @ Eurydice for clarifying that!!! He still doesn’t deserve squat, IMO. But congrats to the production crew! Since they ere the actual winners…….

  7. Digital Unicorn says:

    Nepotism at its MOST obvious – even giving him a BAFTA was still not enough to get him to attend.

    Wonder if we’ll start getting stories about how he and Mutton are being followed around by a BBC crew to film something something that no one will watch. Am betting money on something like that being done for the Jubbly!

  8. Likeyoucare says:

    Have him no shame?
    If i was in his place, my friends will roasted me to no end.
    Does he have any friends?

    Or is he a single entity that didnt communicate with anyone who have any brain or opinion.

  9. Snuffles says:

    I swear we are watching William turning into Dr. Evil in real time. He just needs to get a bald cat and name it Mr. Bigglesworth.

  10. girl_ninja says:

    I guess they had to give that loser some sort of toy trinket. Loser.

  11. Nanea says:

    What a rousing success!

    TOIncandescentB aka *just William* got dragged on Twitter for this, and it was glorious.

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer Bill “Baldimort” Middletonedeaf…

  12. TangerineTree says:

    Which of today’s W&K stories is the most embarrassing, lol?

  13. B says:

    So the Head of the Invictus Foundation says the Invictus Games which Harry started in 2014 and has nurtured and helped grow into a global event was Harry’s first child and now he has 3. Dermot who accepts Willy’s BAFTA’s award now says earthshot which started last year is Willy’s 4th child.

    The NAACP awarded Archewell Foundation for its work on race. Additionally Archewell started an annual grant award with the NAACP that will fund work and research that seeks to eradicate racism in the digital space. Willy gave himself the equivalent of an Emmy award for a poorly rated hour of tv that covered the first Earthshot environmental award show/prize.

    William copies Harry and Kate copies Meghan in a desperate attempt to get attention and headlines. They don’t understand that the impact the Sussexes have is the end result of months of work. The Cambridges aren’t willing to put in the work necessary to sustain relevance. Diana’s 80s and 90s fashion is now dated but her fame and legacy lives on because of her work with AIDS, Leprosy, and Landmines. We still hear about IG22 because everyone had so many stories about Harry because he put in the work before and during the games. We hear about Meghan and Archewell because of her books, speeches, and upcoming podcast. Archewell foundation makes headlines because they are partnering with organizations like World Central Kitchen which deliver aid in real time. Its the work that generates headlines.

    They don’t get that which is why this BAFTA award will be at most a half day of headlines, unless people decide to mock how openly the Cambs bought themselves an award.

  14. Over it says:

    I don’t know who dermont is and I can’t be bothered to care. William is such a lazy self important ass.

  15. C-Shell says:

    Pleeeeeease come to the US for the next 🌎 💩 prize!!

    • kirk says:

      Sure, come to the 🇺🇸 for your next self-congratulatory greenwashing.
      1. Collect $1M from Bezos.
      2. Drag Bezos for space voyaging (or whatever).
      3. Drib-drab Bezos $1M donation out over four years to GreenWash recipients, including related charities / foundations with interlocking directorates.
      4. Repeat steps 1-3 for other big US$ donors.
      5. Return to 2 UK homes without pause in high-consumption lifestyle.

      • C-Shell says:

        I’m still all 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ over KKKain dissing Bezos after taking $5M from him! Cretin.

  16. Amy Bee says:

    The BAFTAs are a weird award. How is the host for the Earthshoot televised award show accepting the award? Shouldn’t it be the producers of the show?

  17. Cinders says:

    I’m sure OW will claim the credit for this, even though the award is not for him.
    I do find it baffling though. The show was desperately old-fashioned, wheeled out the same boring old musical acts we’ve seen a million times (why was it a concert anyway??), and received virtualy no viewers despite bring shown on primetime.
    And Dermot is just a snivelling arse-licker.

  18. Lilpeppa40 says:

    These are the sort of “small” stories that to me, point out how awful the (very visible) invisible contract is. Had this been Harry, there would have been no end to the articles making the links and connections and talking about what an awful look it is to give yourself an award. Bah they’re just all so awful.

  19. JaneBee says:

    On the topic of arranging your own award win – does anyone have an update on the fakakta Jubbly medal thing that was being discussed by BM a few months ago? At the time the stories were highlighting how every royal EXCEPT H+M would somehow qualify for TQ’s special Jubbly medallion.

    Will be interesting to see if the story resurfaces in coming weeks now that H+M’s visit is confirmed.

  20. kirk says:

    Wow. Stiff competition for this prize I’ve never heard of before.

    Live event

    The Brit Awards 2021 (ITV)
    The Earthshot Prize 2021 (BBC One) – WINNER
    The Royal Legion Festival of Remembrance (BBC One)

  21. lemontwist says:

    I know next to nothing about the person who accepted that award but his commentary about W seemed kind of pointed and weird?

    “Because it is very easy to be cynical about someone who comes from such privilege…”
    – Reads as: “Please don’t think he was the one who asked the gross question about complexion.”

    “This really is his baby which is why Earthshot is now fourth in line to the throne!”
    – Uh, what? Maybe I’m too literal and a ‘line-of succession’ joke is flying way over my head but why would it be 4th? Also it seems kind of weird to affiliate an award presumably based on merit with a governmental structure based on primogeniture.

    Overall, just some odd comments and he was definitely giving vibes like he was caping hard for W beyond his ‘involvement’ in the awards.