Generally gentle manners BAFTA was a sticky affair this year – even though some have dubbed it the most woke award of all time.
The politically charged ceremony threw a lot of the shadow of the stars.
As usual, the host divided opinion – as did the winners, as the best films were honored at the glitzy party.
Rebel Wilson had plenty of laughs along the way and many pot shots were fired.
There was awkwardness at the Royal Albert Hall and applause for what had to be the most barbed awards ceremony BAFTA had even staged.
Here’s the best of brutal digs of an entertaining night.
The royal bashing of the rebels
It was probably a good job that Prince William avoided the ceremony this year.
Rebel went to see his uncle, Prince Andrew, who of course recently paid off his alleged sex accuser Virginia Giuffre, ending his lawsuit that left his reputation in tatters.
“So I was going to do a musical number as the host, it was about Prince Andrew, uh…” she waded. “Listen guys, no it’s not what you think, it was on roller skates, it’s called Pizza Express.
“But don’t worry, I’m not going to do it, I’m not going to sing, I’m saving my voice for the Cats sequel.”
Witchy way for Emma Watson
Emma Watson seemed to have a pop at Harry Potter author JK Rowling – and fans loved it.
While it’s unclear if her comments were directed at Rowling’s controversial transgender views, it was seen by many as a nod to the community.
The 31-year-old actress, who played the iconic Hermione Grainger in film adaptations of Rowling’s best-selling books, took to the stage to present the award for Outstanding Best British Film at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday.
As Rebel, 42, welcomed Emma on stage, the Australian joked: “Here to present the next award, Emma Watson. She calls herself a feminist, but we all know she’s a witch.”
Emma quickly replied, “I’m here for ALL the witches.”
Put the boot in Poutine
When you book Rebel Wilson, don’t expect her to hold back.
When there’s a war going on, you should probably be surprised if it doesn’t go heavy.
The actress said: “In this performance there are two different interpreters, one signs American Sign Language and the other British Sign Language.
“Fortunately, in all sign languages, that’s Putin’s gesture” – before raising his middle finger to the camera.
The Winner Will Can’t Escape
He wasn’t there, but Will Smith didn’t dodge a blow.
Will won Best Actor for his performance as Richard Williams, Venus and Serena Williams’ father, in King Richard.
He was elsewhere and in his absence, his drama with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith did not go unmentioned.
After her Bafta win, Rebel said on stage, “I personally think his best performance last year was agreeing with all his wife’s boyfriends.”
Where is Meghan’s price!
Meghan Markle probably didn’t expect to escape a search or two.
Rebel took aim at the former Suits star and Prince Harry as she poked fun at her explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“Our next package is for Outstanding British Film, From Drama to Horror to Fantasy…Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview had it all,” she joked.
“Unfortunately it’s not nominated in this category, but some amazing films are.”