Jennifer Lawrence ‘Disses’ Joanna Lumley During BAFTAs Speech


Jennifer Lawrence appeared to be unimpressed by Joanna Lumley’s introduction at the BAFTAs – and fans of the Absolutely Fabulous legend were not happy.

Lumley, who took over hosting duties from fellow legend Stephen Fry, was introducing Lawrence to the stage to give out the award for Outstanding British Film.

But the 27-year-old Hunger Games star didn’t seem to like how she was introduced.

Lumley said:

Right let’s start giving out some of these beautiful BAFTAs shall we?

And we start with the award for Outstanding British Film and who better to kick the whole evening off than the hottest actress on the planet.

Soon to be seen in Red Sparrow, it’s the ravishing Jennifer Lawrence.

Lawrence then made her way onto the stage and said:

Hi, that was a bit much, but thank you Joanna.


Now, I think it was more-than-likely a funny, sarcastic remark. Lawrence comes across as being humble and we all know she has a sense of humour, based on past interviews – so perhaps it was just a bit of a joke.

Viewers however, did not think so.

Some were outraged at the apparent ‘shade thrown’ at Lumley.

One person commenting on Twitter wrote:

Wow seriously Jennifer Lawrence needs to lighten the F up. Joanna Lumley gave you a compliment calling you ravishing and you knocked her back like a right stuck up cow. Take the compliment. Jesus Christ! Ungrateful much! I’d love a compliment from Lumley.

Jenny got it though, she shut people down by writing:

Puzzled by everyone accusing Jennifer Lawrence of being rude to Joanna Lumley. Joanna introduced her as being the ‘hottest actress on the planet’ & ‘ravishing’. Jennifer laughed and modestly described the compliment as a ‘bit much’ but thanked her for it. How is that rude?

BAFTA 2018 winners:

Outstanding British film

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

EE Rising Star award

Daniel Kaluuya

Best original music

The Shape of Water

Best make up & hair

Darkest Hour

Best costume design

Phantom Thread

Best animated film


Best editing

Baby Driver

Best documentary

I Am Not Your Negro

Best British short animation

Poles Apart

Best British short film

Cowboy Dave

Best film not in the English language

The Handmaiden

Best adapted screenplay

Call Me By Your Name

Best production design

The Shape of Water

Best special visual effects

Blade Runner 2049

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

I Am Not A Witch – Rungano Nyoni (writer/director), Emily Morgan (producer)

Best supporting actor:

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Best supporting actress

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best sound


Best original screenplay

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best cinematography

Blade Runner 2049

Best actor

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Best actress

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best director

Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best film

 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BAFTA fellowship

Ridley Scott