BAFTA 2022 Film Awards: Daniel Kaluuya pays heartfelt tribute to music mogul Jamal Edwards

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Daniel Kaluuya gave a touching tribute to music entrepreneur Jamal Edwards at the BAFTA Film Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday.

The Get Out actor, 33, was presenting the award for leading actress when he paid his respects to the late music entrepreneur, who died from a ‘sudden heart attack’ at the age of 31 on February 20.

Arriving on stage to present the gong, he said ‘eternal life to Jamal Edwards’, before introducing the list of contenders.

Emotional: Daniel Kaluuya paid tribute to music entrepreneur Jamal Edwards at the BAFTA Film Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday

The heartfelt tribute was met by a round of applause from the star-studded audience, including Bond star Lashana Lynch and Lady Gaga.

The leading actress award was won by Joanna Scanlan for After Love, as she beat

Lady Gaga, Alana Haim, Emilia Jones, Renata Reinsve and Tessa Thompson to the gong.

Jamal was credited with helping to launch a string of UK music acts to stardom, including Ed Sheeran, Dave and Jessie J.

The SBTV founder, who is the son of Loose Women’s Brenda Edwards, gained fame after setting up the new music platform in 2006 by uploading clips of his friends performing rap music.

Music mogul: The Get Out actor, 33, was presenting the gong for leading actress when he paid tribute to the music entrepreneur, who died from a 'sudden heart attack' on February 20

Music mogul: The Get Out actor, 33, was presenting the gong for leading actress when he paid tribute to the music entrepreneur, who died from a ‘sudden heart attack’ on February 20

Last month, Ed Sheeran took to Instagram to post a tribute to his ‘brother’ Jamal, saying he would ‘not be here’ without the music mogul.

He wrote: ‘I haven’t posted anything coz I can’t find the words, I can’t reply coz I don’t know what to say. Jamal is my brother. His light shone so bright.

‘He only used it to illuminate others and never asked for anything in return. A stars light shines for millions of years after they go, and his will continue to light up every dark moment, we are all witnessing his power.

‘I would not be here without him, professionally and personally. There will never be anything close to what he is, but I’m so grateful to have existed within his orbit. My brother, come on.’

Jamal’s sudden death was announced online on February 20 and later confirmed by his management.

Tribute: Arriving on stage to present the gong, Daniel said 'eternal life to Jamal Edwards', before introducing the list of contenders

Tribute: Arriving on stage to present the gong, Daniel said ‘eternal life to Jamal Edwards’, before introducing the list of contenders

A statement by his mother Brenda was read out on Loose Women, the following day stating that he had died on Sunday morning following a ‘sudden illness’ and that his family and friends are ‘completely devastated’.

She added: ‘Jamal was an inspiration to myself and so many. Our love for him lives on, his legacy lives on.’

At a vigil the next day, Brenda sang the Whitney Houston hit Greatest Love of All to hushed crowds who gathered to remember the music impresario’s life.

Singing through a megaphone, she sang the words ‘I believe the children are the future. Learning to love yourself – it is the greatest love of all’, reducing the crowd to tears.

In another poignant moment, after finishing her song, Brenda addressed the mourners and said she hoped that her son’s death would help unite their community.

Loss: Jamal, the son of Loose Women's Brenda Edwards (both pictured in November), was credited with helping to launch a string of UK music acts to stardom, including Ed Sheeran

Loss: Jamal, the son of Loose Women’s Brenda Edwards (both pictured in November), was credited with helping to launch a string of UK music acts to stardom, including Ed Sheeran

She said: ‘If we can do anything in 2022, can we please bring the community together. Stop the fighting. Stop the killing. And build up our community.’

Brenda, a Loose Women panellist who finished fourth in the second series of The X Factor, is mourning her son’s death with his sister Tanisha.

Friends told MailOnline last month that they believe Jamal had suffered a ‘sudden’ cardiac arrest after a night DJing in the West End.

The YouTube star launched the careers of scores of young British artists including megastars Ed Sheeran and Stormzy while also dedicating himself to charitable works including with Prince Charles and his sons William and Harry.

In 2014, he was awarded an MBE for services to music.

Career: Jamal, who died aged 31, set up music platform SB.TV at the age of 15 using a £200 camcorder and a PC in his bedroom in Acton where he lived with his family

Career: Jamal, who died aged 31, set up music platform SB.TV at the age of 15 using a £200 camcorder and a PC in his bedroom in Acton where he lived with his family

The entrepreneur set up new music platform SB.TV at the age of 15 using a £200 camcorder and a PC in his bedroom in Acton where he lived with his mother Brenda, stepfather Patrick and younger sister Tanisha.

His online broadcasting company has had more than 200million hits on YouTube. Global entertainment stars such as Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre invited Edwards to join them on their tours, while an advert featuring Edwards as the face of Google Chrome and his extraordinary success had more hits than one with Justin Bieber.

Away from the world of music he was an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, a charity headed by the Prince of Wales, and in 2014 he was awarded an MBE for his services to music.

As well as supporting Prince Charles’ charitable works, he also worked with his sons William and Harry.

Edwards had six GCSEs – including three D grades and one E. But thanks to his mother’s insistence, he also has a diploma in moving-image media production from his sixth-form college.

BAFTAs 2022: THE WINNERS

Best Movie

The Power of the Dog – WINNER

Belfast

Don’t Look Up

dune

Licorice Pizza

Outstanding British Film

Belfast – WINNER

After Love

Ali & Ava

Boiling Point

Cyrano

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

House of Gucci

Last Night in Soho

No Time To Die

passing

Leading Actress

Joanna Scanlan, After Love – WINNER

Lady Gaga, House of Gucci

Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

Emilia Jones, CODA

Renata Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World

Tessa ThompsonPassing

Leading Actor

Will Smith, King Richard – WINNER

Adeel Akhtar, Ali & Ava

Mahershala Ali, Swansong

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

Leonardo DiCaprio, Don’t Look Up

Stephen Graham, Boiling Point

Supporting Actress

Victory: Ariana DeBose was awarded the gong for Best Supporting Actress

Victory: Ariana DeBose was awarded the gong for Best Supporting Actress

Ariana DeBose, West Side Story – WINNER

Caitriona Balfe, Belfast

Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter

Ruth Negga, Passing

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Ann Dowd, Mass.

Supporting Actor

Congrats: Troy Kotsur got Supporting Actor for his role in Coda

Congrats: Troy Kotsur got Supporting Actor for his role in Coda

Troy Kotsur, CODA-WINNER

Mike Faist, West Side Story

Ciaran Hinds, Belfast

Woody Norman, C’mon C’mon

Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog

Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Director

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog – WINNER

Aleem Khan, After Love

Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car

Audrey Diwan, Happening

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Julia Ducournau, Titanium

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

The Harder They Fall – WINNER

After Love

Boiling Point

Keyboard Fantasies

passing

Adapted Screenplay

CODA-WINNER

Drive My Car

dune

The Lost Daughter

The Power of the Dog

Original Screenplay

Licorice Pizza – WINNER

Being the Ricardos

Belfast

Don’t Look Up

King Richard

EE Rising Star Award

EE Rising Star Award: Bond star Lashana Lynch won

Lashana Lynch-WINNER

Harris Dickinson

Millicent Simmonds

Kodi Smit McPhee

Ariana DeBose

Cinematography

Dune- WINNER

Nightmare Alley

No Time To Die

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Animated Film

Encanto – WINNER

Flee

Luke

The Mitchells vs The Machines

Documentary

Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)- WINNER

Becoming Cousteau

cow

Flee

The Rescue

Film Not in the English Language

Drive My Car – WINNER

The Hand of God

Parallel Mothers

Little mom

The Worst Person in the World

Suit Designer

Costume Design: Cruella won the gong

Costume Design: Cruella won the gong

Cruella- WINNER

Cyrano

dune

The French Dispatch

Nightmare Alley

make-up & hair

The Eyes of Tammy Faye – WINNER

cruella

Cyrano

dune

House of Gucci

Original Score

Dune – WINNER

Being The Ricardos

Don’t Look Up

The French Dispatch

The Power of the Dog

editing

No Time To Die – WINNER

Belfast

dune

Licorice Pizza

Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Production Design

Dune – WINNER

Cyrano

The French Dispatch

Nightmare Alley

West Side Story

Sound

Dune – WINNER

Last Night in Soho

No Time to Die

A Quiet Place Part II

West Side Story

Special Visual Effects

Dune- WINNER

British Short Animation

Cast

Boiling Point

The Hand of God

King Richard

West Side Story

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