See every look and who wore what on the BAFTAs 2017 red carpet
Awards season is officially underway with London playing host to the EE British Academy Film Awards this evening.
The BAFTAs, hosted this year by Stephen Fry, has already begun, taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, with A-List nominees and presenters already walking the red carpet.
Sophie Turner and Dominic Cooper announced the BAFTAs 2017 nominees last month, with La La Land unsurprisingly coming out on top with a whopping 11 nods, just in front of Nocturnal Animals and Arrival who each received 9 nominations.
From Natalie Portman in Jackie to Nicole Kidman in Lion, Michelle Williams in Manchester by the Sea to Emily Blunt in Girl on the Train, this year promises to be a memorable award ceremony, and an even more memorable red carpet.
From the first few red carpet arrivals, the BAFTAs fashion trends for 2017 were clear, with A-list nominees, presenters and guests all opting for the same looks.
The key fashion trend of the BAFTAs 2017 appears to be oriental dresses with everyone from Emily Blunt and Naomie Harris to Hannah Bagshawe and even the Duchess of Cambridge following suit. Alexander McQueen may be the label responsible for the unforeseen BAFTA trend, designing Kate Middleton, Emily Blunt and Hannah Bagshawe’s gowns.
The trouser trend
An unexpected trend for the red carpet this year was monochrome trousers. BAFTA nominee Meryl Streep teamed a pair of black flares with a camisole and a military jacket, while Heloise Letissier, also known as Christine and the Queens, opted for a bold monochrome striped suit and flats. Leading actress nominee, Emma Stone, however, went for a different take on the trend, teaming a pair of Chanel couture cigarette trousers with a dress by the same label.
Metallics and sequins
The red carpet had a feel of the 2016 Met Gala about it, with A-list nominees and guests sporting metallics and sequins. Nicole Kidman, nominated for her supporting role in Lion, opted for a plunging Armani Prive black gown with sequin embellishment, while Michelle Williams, nominated for Manchester by the Sea, wore a silver encrusted mini-dress, teaming it with a pair of black strappy sandals. Penelope Cruz also followed the trend, opting for a silver shimmering floor length gown.
Blue looked like the go-to pop of colour on this year’s BAFTA red carpet, with supporting actress nominee, Viola Davis, wearing a bright blue draped Jenny Packham gown and Anya Taylor-Joy following suit with a baby blue floor length number.
White tuxedo jackets
In terms of menswear, it looks like the white tuxedo was all the rage, with Eddie Redmayne, Iris Da-Silva and BAFTA nominee Andrew Garfield all sporting the look.
Here’s a complete run-down of who was wearing what on the BAFTAs red carpet…
Wearing Alexander McQueen to the 2017 BAFTAs.
Nicole, nominated this evening for her supporting role in Lion, took to the red carpet in a plunging Armani Prive black gown.
Emma Stone, nominated this evening in the leading actress category for her role in La La Land, dazzles in Chanel couture.
Felicity Jones, past BAFTA winner and the star of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, dazzles in a floor length black gown.
Naomie Harris seems to be following the BAFTA 2017 trend in this Gucci gown. She finished off the look with Atelier Swarovski.
Emily Blunt, nominated this evening in the leading actress category for her role in Girl on the Train, wore an Alexander McQueen dress and Sophia Webster shoes.
Andrew Garfield, nominated for his lead role in Hacksaw Ridge, followed the BAFTA 2017 menswear trend, donning a white tuxedo jacket.
Amy Adams opts for a beautiful green Tom Ford gown, nominated in the best actress category for her role in Arrival.
Dev Patel, nominated this evening for his work in Lion, looks dashing in a black tuxedo.
Meryl has taken to the red carpet in an on-trend black suit by Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci.
Jamie Dornan (wearing a custom Neil Barrett tuxedo) and his wife, Amelia Warner, take a break from their run of Fifty Shades premieres to take to the BAFTAs red carpet.
Caitriona Balfe looks gorgeous in this colourful Valentino floor length gown and Atelier Swarovski jewellery.
Luke Evans looked effortlessly handsome in this black tuxedo.
Holliday Grainger looked beautiful in this floral strapless gown.
Sophie Turner wore a sparkly silver and black Louis Vuitton gown.
Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshwe attended the BAFTAs in support of his new film, with Hannah wearing Alexander McQueen.
Daisy Ridley wore a panelled floral dress, later covering it with a bomber jacket.
Julia Stiles, presenting the award for best documentary, dazzled in this floor length embellished dress.
Viola Davis looked beautiful in this bright blue draped Jenny Packham gown.