BAFTA bashes boffo

Brit honors celebrates best of year

LONDON — Nervous nominees including Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz were dwarfed by colossal dinosaur skeletons at the official BAFTA nominees party at the Natural History Museum the night before the Feb. 10 awards ceremony.

On the actual day of the awards, some guests sneaked off from the Grosvenor House official party to more intimate events.

Revelers joined the “The Queen” team, including director Stephen Frears and Helen Mirren, at a lavish bash thrown by Miramax Films and Pathe Distribution at Galvin at Windows, Hilton, Park Lane.

“I’m very proud of ‘The Queen’s’ amazing BAFTA wins tonight and its continuing success in the U.S. and around the world,” said Daniel Battsek, president of Miramax Films.

Luckier attendees nabbed psychedelic “Volver” or “The Queen” decorative pillows, which went like hot cakes.

Fox and DNA hosted another bash at nearby upmarket eatery Nobu in Berkeley Square where glasses were raised to celebrate the three wins for “The Last King of Scotland” and two prizes for “Little Miss Sunshine.”

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