Even though Emeli Sande and Ben Howard went home with the most gongs, the night was actually about somebody else: One Direction’s Harry Styles (and his band mates actually). If you have watched the ceremony on ITV you will know what we’re talking about if not take a look at the facts and see why.
The camera was all night on 1D’s table
You know those moments during an awards show when the camera pans through the room to capture reactions of the artists, trying to focus on the most important people in the room. Well, it seems that during the Brits ceremony the camera was mostly landing on One Direction and Harry Styles. Like, nine out of ten times- mostly. Maybe it was because these guys are not around much, with all their touring around the world and the producers of the show we’re trying to stock up as many shots with the boys as they could.
It seems that the target of James Corden’s jokes was poor Harry, making sure that all the eyes we’re on him. Corden’s made a reference on Harry’s fondness towards older women saying: Sharon Osbourne’s here, Annie Lennox is here, who’ve you got your eye on? Then later, when it James had to introduce Nick Grimshaw on the stage to present an award, he added: It’s the guy who bought Harry Styles a stripper for his 19th birthday. It was the first time Harry had seen a woman fully clothed for at least a minute”. Hmm….could we sense a hint of envy there?
The Taylor Swift moment
Everyone was waiting for the moment when Taylor Swift, Harry’s ex, will appear. So, when she went on stage to present the first award of the night, all eyes we’re on the One Direction heartbreaker. She made a weird apology towards Harry and Great Britain saying that she wishes she could sound like us, relating to her mockery of the English accent at the Grammy’s. The camera was going of course, either on Harry’s face or on Taylor. Then came Taylor’s turn to perform her single “I Knew You We’re Trouble” , pointing at Caroline Flack , another ex of Harry, at the line “you never loved me, or her, or anything”. Not subtle at all! We have to give it up to Harry for keeping a poker face during the whole thing and applauding Taylor when she finished.
There was an award created just for One Direction
This year the people behind the Brit Awards decided to create a new award to celebrate the global success of British music in term of sales and reputation. Basically, this was a lot of nonsense, because British music has been in the world charts for a long time (remember The Beatles?) but they had to acknowledge One Direction somehow. They couldn’t give them the Best British Group instead of Mumford& Sons, and couldn’t send them home without anything. And so they created the Global Success Award. Who is going to win it next year??
Harry’s extensive coverage continued till the next day
After the awards we’re over and Harry’s face was done taking over the ITV1 channel, he continued to be everywhere when he pulled an all-nighter at the after party and then joining his best friend Nick Grimshaw at work. So, he’s been all over the TV and in the morning he took the radio airwaves too.