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HOST Graham Norton poked fun at the wokest BAFTAs ever as he replaced Joanna Lumley at the helm of the show.

The Irish presenter, 56, mocked the fact bosses had made the bash the “eco awards” — asking them to recycle gowns from previous years and banning meat from the menu.

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Graham Norton poked fun at the wokest BAFTAs ever as attendees were given a vegetarian menu and asked to reuse their old gowns[/caption]

And he pointed out the hypocrisy of celebrity attendees, many of whom had flown in on private jets.

He said: “A huge thank you must be made to our American friends for making the effort to come here tonight. You know it takes ages to sail across the Atlantic doesn’t it.

“You did, didn’t you? Thank you for caring. It is the eco awards ladies and gentlemen.

“This year Bafta have asked us to make sustainable fashion choices, old clothes, now I have. I really have. Fun fact. This jacket is older than Florence Pugh. I’m not even joking.”

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Graham Norton has replaced Joanna Lumley as the host of the award ceremony[/caption]

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Australian actress Margot Robbie received two nods for her roles in Bombshell and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood[/caption]

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Host Graham Norton joked he was wearing a jacket older than actress Florence Pugh[/caption]

Graham, who was hosting the Film Awards for the first time, also criticised BAFTA for their lack of racial diversity.

This year’s awards saw no non-white nominations in the four main categories Leading Actor, Leading Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress.

White Australian actress Margot Robbie even received two nods for the latter category for her turns in Bombshell and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.

Graham said: “Hey 2019 though, what a year in film. I think it’s going to be remembered as the year when white men finally broke through.

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“There has been a bit of chat around white men and I can see why — 11 nominations for Joker which is essentially the story of white man who makes himself even whiter.

“And how brilliant was Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, ladies and gentlemen?

“It takes a nostalgic look back at the Hollywood of 50 years ago. What we saw was a misogynistic male dominated industry, resistant to change..”

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