Here are two who are ready to pull out their magic wands to embark on a formidable duel. On Sunday March 13, 2022, Emma Watson took the stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London at the 75th BAFTA Awards – the British Academy Film Awards -, to present the prize for the best British film. The actress, 31, took the opportunity to launch a very discreet little spade to the author of the seven parts of the saga Harry Potter, JK Rowling.
Rebel Wilson, mistress of ceremonies, presented her famous colleague before she joined her on the boards. “Emma Watson will present the next awardshe explained. She calls herself a feminist, but we all know she’s a witch…” The actress, comrade of Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, actually played Hermione Granger in all eight films Harry Potter. And if her career was launched by this extraordinary opportunity, she is nonetheless shocked by the very regular transphobic remarks of JK Rowling.
“I’m here for ALL the witches, by the way“, she simply declared. Impossible not to see, in there, a reference to the smoky theories of JK Rowling, who absolutely wants to separate trans women from women “who have their rule” and who does not stop to broach the subject on social networks. She outright proposed, on Twitter, to rename International Women’s Rights Day as the Day of “those whose name should not be pronounced“. His opinions were neither shared nor defended by the three star actors of the films. Harry Potterwho each support the trans community in their own way.
Faced with a photograph of her dating from 2020, before she started dieting and sports sessions, Rebel Wilson allowed herself to add, too, her little grain of salt. “This image was captured two years ago, and since then I have changed a lotshe recalled. I hope JK Rowling approves…“
BAFTA 2022, the winners
Best film : The power of the dogby Jane Campion
Best British Film: Belfastby Kenneth Branagh
Best non-English language film: drive my carby Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Best Director: Jane Campion for The power of the dog
Best Actress: Joanna Scanlan in afterlove
Best Actor: Will Smith in The Williams Method
Best Supporting Actress: Ariana Debose in West Side Story
Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur in Coda
Best Hope: Lashana Lynch in Dying can wait
Best first film: The harder they fall by Jeymes Samuel
Best Documentary: summer of soul by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent, Joseph Patel
Best animated film: Encanto by Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino, Clark Spencer
Best Original Screenplay: Licorice pizzaby Paul Thomas Anderson
Best Adapted Screenplay: Codaby Sian Heder
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan for cruella
Best cast: Cindy Tolan for west side story
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Emma Watson discreetly tackles JK Rowling and denounces her transphobic remarks