Baftas 2020: Al Pacino, 79, crashes to the floor on the red carpet and is helped up by girlfriend Meital Dohan, 46 – The Sun
HOLLYWOOD legend Al Pacino crashed to the floor on the red carpet at tonight's Baftas before being helped up by his girlfriend.
The Irishman actor, 79, quickly brushed off the unfortunate accident after he was aided by Meital Dohan, 46.
He smiled and produced peace signs as he posed for photographs at the coveted ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Coolly leaning against a podium while wearing a navy coat and shades, Al shrugged his shoulders and held out his hands.
Al is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as crime boss Jimmy Hoffa in The Irishman.
He has so far been pipped at this year's major ceremonies by Brad Pitt for his career best turn in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
Meanwhile yesterday The Sun Dan Wootton revealed President Prince William has raised concerns about the lack of diversity at the awards.
He intends to use his speech on the night to bemoan the absence of Black, Asian, and minority ethnic talent in the top four acting categories.
Critics have also slammed Bafta for its all-male Best Director nominees.
Sources say William has made his feelings clear to chief executive Amanda Berry.
The unprecedented move has heaped pressure on Bafta ahead of the star-studded ceremony this weekend, which Wills has agreed to attend with wife Kate for the fourth year in a row.
One said: “He supports Bafta but is concerned and disappointed.
“He recognises there is so much talent in the industry, so for all the nominations to be white again isn’t good enough.
“It’s not about one year in isolation. It’s about the fact we’re having this conversation every year. Something is systemically wrong here.”
Execs are braced for his speech. Amanda is panicked. There are shockwaves.”
Black British star Cynthia Erivo was overlooked despite an Oscar nod for Harriet.
She refused an invitation to perform at the ceremony on Sunday, saying: “I think that it’s important to make it known that it’s not something that you just throw in as a party trick, you know?”
Former winner Steve McQueen – the director of 12 Years a Slave – went public to say Bafta risks irrelevance unless it adds diversity to its nominations.
He said: “After a while you get a bit fed up with it. Because if the Baftas are not supporting British talent, if you’re not supporting the people who are making headway in the industry, then I don’t understand what you are there for.”
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