Bafta Responds to Oppenheimer Stage Invasion

Bafta taking Oppenheimer stage invasion ‘seriously’

Bafta taking Oppenheimer stage invasion ‘seriously’

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) has stated that they are taking the recent stage invasion by a protestor during the awards ceremony “very seriously.”

The incident occurred during the acceptance speech of writer-director Jane Campion, who won the Best Director award for her film “The Power of the Dog.” The protestor, who was later identified as actor and activist Laurence Fox, ran onto the stage holding a sign that read “Activism is not a crime.”

Bafta released a statement following the incident, saying that they are investigating the breach of security and are reviewing their protocols to ensure the safety of all attendees at future events. They also expressed their support for freedom of expression but emphasized the need for such protests to be conducted in a peaceful and respectful manner.

Campion herself addressed the incident in her speech, thanking the security team for their quick response and commending the spirit of the event, which she described as a celebration of storytelling and creativity.

As the fallout from the stage invasion continues to unfold, Bafta has promised to take steps to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future, while also reaffirming their commitment to upholding the values of inclusivity, diversity, and respect within the industry.

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