Transcript of BAFTA Presentation

Saturday, May 09, 2009 expat 0 Comments

Here is the actual transcript of the presentation produced for BAFTA LA's 2nd Annual British Comedy Festival, held at the Four Seasons. This was created to honor Tracey, and her work. She was awarded the he Charlie Chaplin Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy, last night. Unfortuantely, no video has been made available. Here's the rundown though:


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INTRO:

HEADLINE: BAFTA/LA honors comedienne Tracey Ullman


TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**FOR USE OF "TRACEY ULLMAN'S STATE OF THE
UNION" SHOW CLIPS MUST COURTESY SHOWTIME AND NOT FOR LIBRARY OR WIRELESS
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The Los Angeles branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts
(BAFTA)/L.A. is honoring U.K. comedienne Tracey Ullman. Ullman was named the
winner of the Charlie Chaplin Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2nd Annual
British Comedy Festival.

SHOWS:
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MAY 8, 2009) (REUTERS - ACCESS
ALL)
1. WIDE SHOT OF RED CARPET
2. COMEDIENNE TRACEY ULLMAN AND HUSBAND ALLAN MCKEOWN POSING FOR PHOTOS
3. ACTRESSES KATHY GRIFFITH AND KATE FLANNERY POSING FOR PHOTOS
TOGETHER
4. COMEDIENNE TRACEY ULLMAN POSING FOR PHOTOS
5. CUTAWAY OF PHOTOGRAPHERS
6. KELLY OSBOURNE CHILD POSING FOR PHOTOS
7. BAFTA/LA BRITISH COMEDY AWARDS CHAIR NIGEL LYTHGOE POSING FOR PHOTOS
8. COMEDIAN PETER KAY HUGGING EVENT HOST SHARON OSBOURNE
9. ACTOR HAKEEM KAE-KAZIM POSING FOR PHOTOS
10. (SOUNDBITE) (English) COMEDIENNE TRACEY ULLMAN ON WINNING THE BAFTA/LA
BRITISH COMEDY FESTIVAL "CHARLIE CHAPLIN AWARD FOR LIFETIME
ACHIEVEMENT," SAYING:
"Oh it's lovely, especially from the Brits (Reporter: Why is that
special to you?) Because we're not used to, not usually so appreciating. And
we don't-- we care about each other really, but we don't often show it. This
is very nice you know."
11. (SOUNDBITE) (English) EVENT HOST SHARON OSBOURNE ON COMEDIENNE TRACY
ULLMAN, SAYING:
"But it's not just her humour, it's everything that she does. You
know, she's so, she can do anything. You know, she can be a serious actress,
she can be the funniest woman on the planet. She can dance, she can sing.
There's nothing she can't do. She's scary."
12. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH ACTOR HAKEEM KAE-KAZIM ON COMEDIENNE
TRACEY ULLMAN, SAYING:
"Yes, she's one of the originals isn't she? So, um, yeah, I think
she's fantastic. I remember watching her when I was living in England, and
watching her grow. She's a very funny, very funny lady."
13. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTRESS KATHY GRIFFIN ON COMEDIENNE TRACEY
ULLMAN, SAYING:
"Tracey Ullman is of course an idol of mine. She does it all.
She's funny. She can be poignant. She's a great writer. She does these
characters that are so memorable. And also I like that she does characters
that are white and black and male and female, and nothing stops her."
14. (SOUNDBITE) (English) COMEDIENNE TRACEY ULLMAN ON WHAT INSPIRES HER
COMEDY, SAYING:
"Ah, I just like to laugh. I always like to have a good laugh, I
like laughing at myself and imitating people, and you know, it's, he makes me
laugh more than anything. Funniest thing in my life. We've been married 25
years, and he still makes me laugh every day."
15. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BAFTA/LA BRITISH COMEDY AWARDS CHAIR NIGEL
LYTHGOE ON THE BAFTA/LA BRITISH COMEDY FESTIVAL, SAYING:
"Now this as you say sort of culminates Brit Week. The whole idea
of this is to bring British comedy over here. And give it to American
executives to say 'Hey, which do you think is the funniest comedy?' And what
we're actually doing is introducing new forms of comedy to them, and they're
going 'Oh I like this Gavin and Stacey. Oh, that Peter Kay is very good.
Catherine Tate, wow.' Otherwise they would never had heard of these
people."
16. COMEDIENNE TRACEY ULLMAN POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS WITH HER HUSBAND ALLAN
AND SON JOHN MCKEOWN.

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STORY: The Los Angeles branch of the British Academy of Film and
Television Arts (BAFTA)/L.A. is honoring U.K. comedienne Tracey Ullman.
Uber entertainer Ullman was named the winner of the Charlie Chaplin
Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2nd Annual British Comedy Festival.
The event was held Friday (May 8) night at the swanky Four Seasons
Hotel in Los Angeles to honor the best of British television and theatrical
comedies produced in the U.K. in 2008.
The awards ceremony was part of a week-long celebration of all things
British in the L.A. area.
Ullman, 49, talked about why winning an award by her peers was so
special to her.
"Oh it's lovely, especially from the Brits (Reporter: Why is that
special to you?) Because we're not used to, not usually so appreciating. And
we don't-- we care about each other really, but we don't often show it. This
is very nice you know."
Event host Sharon Osbourne shared why she loves Ullman.
"But it's not just her humour, it's everything that she
does," noted the 56-year-old wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne. "You
know, she's so, she can do anything. You know, she can be a serious actress,
she can be the funniest woman on the planet. She can dance, she can sing.
There's nothing she can't do. She's scary."
British actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim recalled seeing Ullman on television
when he lived across the pond.
"Yes, she's one of the originals isn't she? So, um, yeah, I think
she's fantastic. I remember watching her when I was living in England, and
watching her grow. She's a very funny, very funny lady."
Actress and comedienne Kathy Griffin talked about what she admired
about Ullman.
"Tracey Ullman is of course an idol of mine," smiled
Griffin, 48. "She does it all. She's funny. She can be poignant. She's a
great writer. She does these characters that are so memorable. And also I like
that she does characters that are white and black and male and female, and
nothing stops her."
When asked what inspired her comedy, Ullman said she just purely
enjoyed creating humor.
"Ah, I just like to laugh. I always like to have a good laugh, I
like laughing at myself and imitating people, and you know, it's, he makes me
laugh more than anything. Funniest thing in my life. We've been married 25
years, and he still makes me laugh every day."
The BAFTA/LA 2nd Annual British Comedy Festival Chair Nigel Lythgoe
talked about one of the important purposes of the event.
"Now this as you say sort of culminates Brit Week,"
explained Lythgoe, The whole idea of this is to bring British comedy over
here. And give it to American executives to say 'Hey, which do you think is
the funniest comedy?' ANd what we're actually doing is introducing new forms
of comedy to them, and they're going 'Oh I like this Gavin and Stacey. Oh,
that Peter Kay is very good. Catherine Tate, wow.' Otherwise they would never
had heard of these people."
Finalists in other categories were as follows:
Best British Comedy Television Program: "Britain's Got the Pop
Factor," "The Catherine Tate Show," "Gavin &
Stacey," and "The Graham Norton Show"
Best British Comedy Film: "How To Lose Friends and Alienate
People," "Lesbian Vampire Killers," and "Happy
Go-Lucky"
Best Comedy Performer: Russell Brand, Lee Evans, Harry Hill, and
Graham Norton.

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