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Tonight is the BAFTA’s, the British Academy Awards and Kathleen Kennedy is the recipient of the BAFTA Fellowship, an honour given to a select few individuals during the lifetime of the award, including Steven Spielberg in 1986, Sir Alec Guinness in 1989, Sean Connery in 1998 and Christopher Lee in 2011. The award was first bestowed to Alfred Hitchcock in 1971, and Kennedy is only the 24th American recipient of the award.

On the red carpet, Kathleen spoke with BBC News about Star Wars and its future which will include female directors.

Nominated for three awards, The Rise of Skywalker missed out, losing in the Special Visual Effects (a wi there for Dominic Tuohy) and Best Sound categories to 1917 and Best Original Score to Joker. Star Wars alumni did take the stage as Laura Dern won Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story, Taika Waititi won Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit and Andy Serkis was awarded the Outstanding British contribution to cinema.

The stars of the saga were there on the red carpet to soak in the GFFA atmosphere for the final time.