Lights, camera, sparkle… world’s first wearable 4G camera to capture all the action at BAFTA 2016
- Laura Whitmore will present EE’s online red carpet show on Sunday 14th February with help from an exclusively-produced range of Swarovski crystallised 4GEE Capture Cams
- The bespoke collection of crystal-covered cameras will ensure fans get up close and personal with Hollywood’s biggest stars
- Laura’s red carpet camera has been decorated with the same Swarovski aurora borealis crystal which was used to create Lily James’ famous Cinderella slipper in the BAFTA-nominated* film
- EE’s exclusive online red carpet show will be available to view from 9am on Monday 15th February with live updates available on EE’s social channels throughout Sunday night
London, 8 February 2016: EE invites fans to get up close and personal with Hollywood’s biggest stars with an online red carpet show hosted by TV presenter, Laura Whitmore. Laura will interview top BAFTA-nominated talent at this year’s ceremony on Sunday 14th February with help from a bespoke collection of 4GEE Capture Cams – the world’s first wearable 4G camera.
Laura Whitmore’s glamorous red carpet gown will be adorned with a limited edition Capture Cam, which has been given a BAFTA make-over by Swarovski especially for the occasion, to give viewers a unique perspective of the action.
EE has worked with Swarovski to create the exclusive collection of cameras which feature thousands of crystals, each painstakingly applied by hand by a team of craftsman. In a nod to this year’s Best Costume Design nominee Sandy Powell, one of the cameras in the collection has been decorated with the same Swarovski aurora borealis crystal which was used to create Lily James’ famous glass slipper in the blockbuster film Cinderella.
As this year’s ceremony falls on the most romantic night of the year, Laura will also be stirring up some red carpet romance at the Royal Opera House by asking Hollywood’s elite to blow a kiss to viewers at home.
The red carpet show featuring Laura Whitmore will be available across EE’s social channels from 9am on Monday 15th February.
Laura Whitmore said: “I’m very excited to be presenting this year’s EE BAFTA red carpet show and giving viewers at home a real insight. We have all angles covered, I even have a wearable Swarovski 4GEE Capture Cam. I can't wait to interview some of the biggest stars on the most glamorous night of the year!”
Spencer McHugh, Director of Brand at EE said: “Our cherished partnership with BAFTA is one of our longest-running and we are always looking for new ways to incorporate our technology into the red carpet experience. The wearable 4GEE Capture Cam was designed for capturing those rare and spontaneous moments you don’t want to forget and there’s no better occasion to demonstrate this.”
For more information on EE’s partnership with BAFTA – including details of how to vote for this year’s EE Rising Star - visit ee.co.uk/bafta.
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*Sandy Powell nominated for best Costume Design in 2016 at the EE British Academy Film Awards for Cinderella starring Lily James
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