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Hugh Grant hilariously channels inner Oompa Loompa at 2024 BAFTA Awards

Hugh Grant embraced his inner Oompa Loompa as he presented the best director trophy at the 2024 BAFTA Awards which were held on Sunday, February 18, 2024.

As reported by PEOPLE, when the 63-year-old actor took the stage to present the ceremony’s award for best director, the Wonka star incorporated his Oompa Loompa character and its poetry with impeccable wit.

Oompa Loompa doompety dee, now the best director category,” Grant recited on stage, much to the amusement of the live audience at the awards ceremony. Grant continued, “Oompa Loompa doompety dong, most of these films were, frankly, too long. Ooompa Loompa doompety da, but for some reason the nominees are…” and proceeded to announce the nominees for the category.

Hugh Grant

The Notting Hill actor then proceeded and presented the award to the Oppenheimer filmmaker, Christopher Nolan.

Oppenheimer garnered a total of seven BAFTA awards out of 13 total nominations it had received. It was also the film that won the most awards amongst all films it competed against on Sunday’s ceremony.

Meanwhile, the film Wonka, in which Hugh Grant played the character of Oompa Loompa, generated a revenue of $209.8 million at the domestic box office and more than $600 million worldwide since its release in December 2023.

Source: People

In other news – London rolls out red carpet for BAFTA Film Awards

Hollywood stars descended on London on Sunday for the annual BAFTA Film Awards, where US historical drama “Oppenheimer”, one of the highest-grossing films of 2023, leads nominations for Britain’s top movie honours.


The three-hour epic about the making of the atomic bomb during World War Two has 13 nods, including for the night’s top prize – best film – which it is the current favourite to win. Read more

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