“Rocketman” Sir Elton John Holds Court At The 2020 BAFTA Tea Party

2020 BAFTA Tea Party
David Furnish, Bernie Taupin and Dexter Fletcher. (Front) Taron Egerton and Elton John

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Sir Elton John made a rare appearance in support of his biopic “Rocketman” by attending the 2020 BAFTA Tea Party during Golden Globes week. At the event, which was held at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, he held court with the film’s star, Taron Egerton, husband David Furnish, writing partner Bernie Taupin and the film’s director, Dexter Fletcher. 

2020 BAFTA Tea Party
Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan

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The BAFTA Tea Party is a staple fixture in the Los Angeles awards season calendar for its overall elegance and British aesthetic (because where else can you imagine Hollywood’s biggest stars slathering scones and crumpets, pinkies up, especially during the peak of awards season?). The party has a long tradition of recognizing the very best talent and is a must-attend event, popular with nominees seeking a respite from the hectic and demanding Awards season. The event supports BAFTA’s Access for All initiative, creating opportunity and career pathways for talented individuals from all backgrounds.

2020 BAFTA Tea Party
Billy Porter and Adam Driver

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This year’s attendees at the American Airlines and Jaguar Land Rover-presented event included Waad Al-Kateab, Karen Allen, Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar, Gillian Anderson, Patricia Arquette, Awkwafina, Eris Baker, Antonio Banderas, Charlie Barnett, Sacha Baron Cohen, Noah Baumbach, Craig Brewer, Chris Butler, Julia Butters, Ruth E. Carter, Julian Cautherley, Gerald Chamales, Dean-Charles Chapman, Hong Chau, Chinonye Chukwu, Sian Clifford, Jodie Comer, Josh Cooley, Bronwyn Cornelius, Bénédicte Couvreur, Brian Cox, Daniel Craig, Ted Danson, Peter Del Vecho, Robert De Niro, Laura Dern, Alexandre Desplat, Zoey Deutch, Kaitlyn Dever, Leonardo DiCaprio, Colman Domingo, Adam Driver, Lisa Edelstein, Cynthia Erivo, Beanie Feldstein, Isla Fisher, Janina Gavankar, Greta Gerwig, Rupert Goold, Roman Griffin Davis, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Adèle Haenel, Margot Hand, Jamie Harris, Jared Harris, Pippa Harris, David Heyman, Lee Jeong-eun, Han Jin-won, Bong Joon-ho, Rian Johnson, Larry Karaszewski, Keegan-Michael Key, Joey King, Song Kang-ho, Will Kemp, Mimi Leder, Jennifer Lee, Kasi Lemmons, Dan Lin, Elle Lorraine, Camilla Luddington, Ladj Ly, George Mackay, Debra Martin Chase, Anthony McCarten, Shannon McIntosh, Thomasin McKenzie, Fernando Meirelles, Tobias Menzies, Noémie Merlant, Chrissy Metz, Andrew Miano, Aly and AJ Michalka, Peter Morgan, Carthew Neal, Thomas Newman, Mark Nielsen, Paul Oakenfold, Oona O’Beirn, Josh O’Connor, Daniel Pemberton, Todd Phillips, Karen Pittman, Mary Kay Place, Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Jonathan Pryce, Florence Pugh, Charles Randolph, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Johan Renck, Allegra Riggio, Jay Roach, Saoirse Ronan, Jane Rosenthal, Lyric Ross, Taylor Russell, Benny Safdie, Julian Sands, Zhao Shuzhen, Kwak Sin-ae, Lee Smith, Wesley Snipes, Lauren ‘Lolo’ Spencer, Mary Steenburgen, Carolyn Strauss, Jeremy Strong, Arianne Sutner, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Quentin Tarantino, Taika Waititi, Paul Walter Hauser, Lulu Wang, Diane Warren, and Edward Watts, among others.

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