Johnathan Ross hosts this year’s event taking place in the London Royal Opera House. Start with a nice little bit of red carpet footage, yadda yadda. Ok. There’s a dance group. Is this meant to be a riff on Black Swan or something. Wrong music if so. Ross comes on the stage, seemingly sporting a mullet and a Sheriff of Nottingham beard. Gervais joke, showing he isn’t going to be as ballsy. Damn. Not a bad opening speech, nice little jokes. Just not really risque like Gervais. Then again, this is England after all. Bit of kiss-assing for the Best Picture nominees here.  Ross says on a comment on keeping speeches short. I was thinking the same thing.

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