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BAFTA's Tempah is cool and 12 Years A Slave takes the top prize

Sunday night's 2014 EE British Academy of Film Awards were predictably tame with a few surprises. The event was held at the Royal Opera House in London, England and hosted by actor and 9 time BAFTA host, Stephen Fry. Most of his jokes were funny, yet tasteful and set the mood for a dignified night.

Actress Alicia Vikander chooses an offbeat and daring BAFTAs dress.
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Rapper Tinie Tempah attends BAFTAs and causes a stir with impromptu Prince William high-five
Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Chiwetel Ejiofor took home the Best Film and Leading Actor award for 12 Years A Slave while his co-star, Lupita Nyong'o went home empty handed. She lost in the Supporting Actress category to Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle but she stole everyone's heart in a long, but simple jewel-toned, strapless green dress embelished with a gold belt. Her fierce fashion sense at each awards show continues to amaze.

First time actor and BAFTA nominee, Barkhad Abdi took home a BAFTA for Supporting Actor for his role as a Somali pirate in Captain Phillips. His speech lacked something to be desired, mostly consisting of thank you’s to various individuals that helped him along the way, but the joy was in watching the faces of all of his fellow nominees like Bradley Cooper and his co-star Tom Hanks seem genuinely happy for Abdi’s win. Incredibly, his previous profession was as a chauffeur. He may not have worn a ball gown but he was truly the Cinderella of the night.

The rest of the night went as expected with one moment that seemed to set the internet on fire. Rapper Tinie Tempah and singer Laura Mvula performed live to a video showcasing the year's finest in film. The shocking part was not that a rap song had been chosen at such a proper show, rather it was that Tinie Tempah high-fived Prince William. While this might seem trivial and even cool to fans on this side of the pond, some Brits were none too pleased with this informal display. Yahoo Celebrity UK tweeted:

"Did Tinie Tempah SERIOUSLY just HIGH FIVE Prince Flippin William?! #BAFTA"

It might have been a lapse in edicate but there were plenty who thought the friendly display furthered Prince William's cool factor.

"I've never been more jealous of a rapper. MT @BBCWorld Tinie Tempah high-fives Prince William at #Bafta awards. - @obrienc2

The rapper himself responded to the incident in an interview with the BBC.

"You know what? It was great. I saw him there and I thought, why not?"

Scroll down to see the list of winners and click on the slideshow to view the night's fashions.

Outstanding British Film Gravity

Animated Film Frozen

Supporting Actor Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity

Supporting Actress Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Original Screenplay Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russel, American Hustle

Adapted Screenplay Steve Coogan/Jeff Pope, Philomena

Rising Star Will Poulter

Leading Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave

Director Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Leading Actress Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Outstanding British Film Gravity

Film in 2014 12 Years A Slave

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