BAFTAs 2018: Jennifer Lawrence branded 'rude' after she makes a jibe at host Joanna Lumley

Jennifer Lawrence was branded as 'rude' at BAFTA Awards 2018 after she appeared to make a jibe at Joanna Lumley, the host of the event.
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Actress Jennifer Lawrence was branded "rude" after she appeared to make a jibe at Joanna Lumley, the host of the 71st British Academy Film Awards, organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Lumley, who hosted the ceremony for the first time after Stephen Fry, introduced Lawrence as the "hottest Actress on the planet" to which Lawrence said "it's a bit too much", reports express.co.uk.

Starting the ceremony, the 71-year-old said: "Right let's start giving out some of those beautiful BAFTAsshall we?

"And we start with the award for Outstanding British Film and who better to kick the whole evening off than the hottest actress on the planet. Soon to be seen in 'Red Sparrow', it's the ravishing Jennifer Lawrence."

The "Silver Linings Playbook" actress then walked onto the stage in a floor-length black frock, which had sheer white sleeves.

Taking to the podium, the actress placed the award on the stand before turning to Lumley and laughing.

"Hi," she said to the audience, adding: "That was a bit much but thank you Joanna."

Lumley could be seen looking off to the side of the stage as Lawrence giggled and continued to present the gong.

Viewers were quick to pick up on the awkward exchange and rushed to Twitter to comment on the star's remark.

"Jennifer Lawrence that sounded rude and rather ungrateful," one viewer wrote.

Another added: "You don't tell Joanna Lumley what's a too much' ...sweetie."

A third viewer posted: "Very ungracious reply Jennifer Lawrence just gave to Joanna Lumley, could have just said 'Thank you' and left it at that.."

The ceremony took place at the Royal Albert Hall.

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I love JLaw but I ink the compliment made her uncomfortable and she said that. It came across rude because she continued to laugh after she’s said it, which made it condescending. There are ways to say ‘Thank you for the big compliment but beauty is always in the eye of the beholder and now on to....’ It was an awkward moment on both sides.

labeling anyone as the hottest or most beautiful on the entire world is a bit much. it comes off sarcastic because it can't possibly be supported by popular opinion held throughout the world.

Jennifer is rude but Salman Bhai rocks.

How was this even rude? What a non story

Referring to an extremely talented actress as the hottest is not rude ??

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