The UK’s film night of nights, the BAFTAs, has just wrapped at Royal Albert Hall and, in what is the most regal red carpet of the season, the event did not disappoint. All eyes were on nominees like Margot Robbie (who unfortunately missed out on the Best Supporting Actress gong, the award going to Rachel Weisz), on much talked about newcomers like Lucy Boynton and then, of course, on show-stealers Prince William and Princess Kate who’s appearance solidified the evening’s dashingly English atmosphere.
Winners were fairly in keeping with the award shows in the weeks leading up, however Best Film this time went to Netflix surprise package Roma. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper missed out again for A Star Is Born, however Lady Gaga did, once again, pick up the award for Best Original Music. The Favourite and Bohemian Rhapsody were the other two clear winners with Olivia Coleman and Rami Malek being awarded Best Actress and Best Actor.
From the flashy front line of the red carpet, however, the A-list were in a decidedly inventive range of couture. Much more creative in styling choices here than for the Golden Globes or SAG’s. A refreshing, if polarising, red carpet sure to set tongues wagging.
From Margot Robbie in Chanel Haute Couture to Black Mirror‘s Zawe Ashton in a fuschia pink gown paired with Yuul Yie flats to The Duchess of Cambridge in Alexander McQueen (by Sarah Burton, also her wedding dress designer) the texture, colour and lightness was a change of pace from last year’s primarily black-frocked BAFTAs red carpet for the Times Up movement. However, the new era was still well-represented this year with many attendees sporting black ribbons on their wrists in act of continued solidarity. Also shout out to Mary J Blige who rocked a new season Ralph & Russo couture suit we at GRAZIA predicted as a red carpet up-comer…
Next up…The Oscars on March 24.