According to the blog on the "Smarter Than Average" website, the spoof awards show, 'The Other Awards', associated with this movie, was to be held "...at a cinema on Regent Street following a screening of the film. It was due to be held at BAFTA's own 200-seater theatre around the corner on Piccadilly, but the British Academy got wind of the show's satirical intent four days before it was due to take place and canceled the £2,500 booking, causing a minor scandal in the Monday the 15th of March 1982 newspapers. Peter Cook
was the host, announcing the award-winners from the increasingly expanding envelopes. There were supposed to be sixteen awards of Martin Lewis
' creation given out, with all the winners being prearranged - "Tonight," Cook promised at the event's start, "there will be absolutely no suspense" - but this number was reduced when not every winner could show up; absentees included Eric Clapton
, the latter set to accept 'The Award For Reminding Us How Silly We Were All In '60s' - though Cook replaced 'Martin Lewis' word "Silly" with "Sensible"...footage of the event aired on BBC1 during the 6:25pm to 6:55pm segment of "Nationwide"
(1969) on Thursday the 18th of March 1982, mere hours before David Frost
hosted the genuine BAFTA Awards at 9.30pm on ITV".See more