• The BAFTAs were held this weekend
  • It was a big night for actress Emma Stone
  • Her acceptance speech was quite memorable

As the Oscars loom, Stone's performance in the film adaptation of Alasdair Gray's novel is the talk of Tinseltown, with her and the movie racking up nominations and awards. In a night dripping with glitz and glamour, Emma Stone clinched her second Best Actress BAFTA, thanking the creative minds behind the dark comedy 'Poor Things.' 

Emma Stone's Road to Oscar Glory

Emma's gratitude to screenwriter Tony McNamara for the now-infamous line, "I must go punch that baby," had the audience in stitches and marked a career-defining moment for the star.

Stone, who not only starred but also produced the Victorian-era romp 'Poor Things,' brought to life the character of "Bella Baxter" – a woman given a second chance with the brain of an unborn fetus.

The film, a blend of macabre and mirth, has Stone's character embark on a scandalous and liberating journey, complete with a side-splitting scene that's become the talk of the town.

With 11 Academy Award nominations, 'Poor Things' is neck-and-neck with 'Killers of the Flower Moon,' both trailing behind the juggernaut "Oppenheimer."

Stone's portrayal of Bella Baxter is up against Lily Gladstone's groundbreaking performance in 'Killers,' setting the stage for what could be one of the most riveting races for Best Actress in recent memory.

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While Stone revels in her BAFTA success, the absence of Lily Gladstone's nomination raised eyebrows. 'Killers of the Flower Moon' failed to secure any BAFTA wins, despite its nine nominations, leaving many to wonder if this could be a sign of what's to come at the Oscars.

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