BAFTAs 2015: Fans angered after Rik Mayall and Bob Hoskins get snubbed in BAFTA tribute segment

The comedian and actor were nowhere to be seen during the In Memoriam segment. But why?


by Anna Lewis |
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Last night the BAFTAs annoyed fans by not including Rik Mayall and Bob Hoskins in their In Memoriam segment of the awards show, despite both sadly passing away in 2014.

Robin Williams, Lord Richard Attenborough and Lauren Bacall were among the celebrities whose lives were honoured after their deaths last year, but comedian Rik and award-winning actor Bob were left out of a tribute montage.


Bob won the Best Actor BAFTA Award for his performance in Mona Lisa, and also appeared in* The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit* and Snow White And The Huntsman prior to his death last April.

And although Rik was best known for his television work in The Young Ones, Blackadder and Bottom, he also starred in the films* Drop Dead Fred* and Guest House Paradiso.

Fans took to Twitter to show their distaste for the actors’ snubs.

One Twitter user said: “No mention of either Rik Mayall or Bob Hoskins made in the 'In Memoriam' section of the #BAFTAs. Pretty disgraceful really.”


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Sarah Jane Crawford1 of 27

Sarah Jane Crawford

Pretty The Xtra Factor star SJ opted for a pale pink number with a plunging lace-covered top and matchy make up.

Edith Bowman2 of 27

Edith Bowman

DJ Edith went all out in a glittering blue plunging gown with lacy trim and drop earrings to finish.

Hofit Golan3 of 27

Hofit Golan

We're not sure what to make of Hofit's get-up. A bit TOO revealing with strange gold extras and a massive bouff. The stars are a bit too crafternoon spesh, for us.

Claudia Winkleman4 of 27

Claudia Winkleman

Clauds opted for an off-the-shoulder LBD puffball frock with strappy red heels to match her lippy. Not our fave look but we love Claudia so whatevs.

Nadia Forde5 of 27

Nadia Forde

We're super impressed with I'm A Celeb... star Nadia's BAFTA look! Yes, the thigh split is a bit too high but the overall vibe is very chic.

Hayley Atwell6 of 27

Hayley Atwell

Brit-American star Hayley showed off her bod in a sheer panel navy dress with caged heels.

Charlotte Riley7 of 27

Charlotte Riley

Actress Charlotte, who is married to gorge actor Tom Hardy, looked stunning in her one-shoulder black gown with sparkling detail.

Phoebe Fox8 of 27

Phoebe Fox

Phoebe did well on the red carpet in her key-hole graphic frock with voluminous bun.

Romola Garai9 of 27

Romola Garai

Romola brought punch to proceedings in this bright two-piece with mega colour-blocked heels.

Amy Adams10 of 27

Amy Adams

Hollywood star Amy straightened her wavy locks and donned a powerful white number with a tassled belt for the BAFTAs. We likey.

Laura Haddock11 of 27

Laura Haddock

If you can't wear the ultimate princess gown to the BAFTAs where can your wear it, eh? Laura looked super pretty in her frothy frock. The star swept her long hair back into a sleek bun to ensure all focus was on her dress.

Nimrat Kaur12 of 27

Nimrat Kaur

We loved Nimrat's perky pink frock with caped shoulders. Perfect for keeping the chill at bay!

Olivia Grant13 of 27

Olivia Grant

Olivia braved the British winter, showcasing her stunning figure in an embellished pink sheath. We love that shade against her red locks and creamy skintone.

Reese Witherspoon14 of 27

Reese Witherspoon

Plunging purple and zero cosy coat = one cold-yet-hot Reese! We're crushing all over her glossy blonde waves.

Rosamund Pike15 of 27

Rosamund Pike

We loved Rosamund's sleek halter gown and sassy bob.

Laura Bailey16 of 27

Laura Bailey

Laura looked beautiful in this popular Emilia Wickstead high-necked frock with a chic star clutch.

Alice Eve17 of 27

Alice Eve

All-black with a cheeky thigh split and red lips. We approve.

Felicity Jones18 of 27

Felicity Jones

Pretty Felicity looked sweet in her floral embellished number.

Dianna Agron19 of 27

Dianna Agron

Di's dress 'n' shoes combo didn't blow us away. It felt a little too mature on the young star.

Angela Scanlon20 of 27

Angela Scanlon

Angela's dress might've been a bit blah but those metallic shoes were

Jenna Louise Coleman21 of 27

Jenna Louise Coleman

We LOVED Jenna's sweet floral look with smokey eyes and soft waves. Her dress had POCKETS. Total win.

Julianna Moore22 of 27

Julianna Moore

Too much red? Nope, Jules totes pulls this rouge top-to-toe look off.

Julie Walters23 of 27

Julie Walters

Looking like a walking disco ball is never a bad thing in our books.

Keira Knightley24 of 27

Keira Knightley

Keira is a master at disguising her growing baby bump with clever designer dresses. And we're SRSLY into her longer wavy 'do.

Lea Seydoux and Monica Belluci25 of 27

Lea Seydoux and Monica Belluci

Two stunning movie stars from very different decades. Lea might just be our best dressed of the night in this cut-out marigold gown with scarlet lips.

Natalie Dormer26 of 27

Natalie Dormer

The dress on its own would've been really quite nice but with those creepy lace gloves? Nah.

Rachel Riley27 of 27

Rachel Riley

We're not sure why Countdown's Rachel Riley chose to chuck an ancient-looking raggedy fur over her nice green dress. Answers on a postcard...

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