The BAFTAs 2021 red carpet was a bit different this year

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  • Awards season is a bit different this year, due to the ongoing pandemic, but London played host nonetheless to the EE British Academy Film Awards last night. And although the guest list was much reduced due to Covid restrictions, the BAFTAs 2021 red carpet did not disappoint.

    Last year, the BAFTAs introduced a sustainable dress code, but this year was a little different, with celebrities wearing a mix of custom designer looks as well as straight-off-the-runway gowns.

    US celebrities couldn’t make it to the show, but they didn’t let that little fact cramp their style, with the likes of Renée Zellweger and Anna Kendrick wearing fabulous sequin and metallic gowns at home, by Giorgio Armani and Zuhair Murad respectively.

    Over in the UK, the attending celebrities included Bridgerton‘s Phoebe Dyvenor and Cynthia Erivo (both wearing Louis Vuitton gowns with Louis Vuitton high jewellery), host Priyanka Chopra (in a striking cropped jacket and wide leg trousers by Pertegaz) and singer Celeste (in a gothic gown by Dilara Findikoglu).

    The men also looked dapper in suits, with Tom Hiddleston, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Hugh Grant and James McAvoy all walking the red carpet.

    Sadly, whilst it is custom for royals to attend the show, Prince William pulled out of his virtual appearance due to the passing of his grandfather Prince Philip.

    In a statement, the BAFTA committee said, ‘In light of the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing, the Duke of Cambridge will no longer be part of BAFTA programming this weekend. Our thoughts are with the royal family, to whom we offer our deepest sympathy at this time.’

    See all our favourite moments from the BAFTAs 2021 red carpet below

    From Phoebe Dyvenor and Anna Kendrick to Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, Celeste, Tom Hiddleston and Chiwetel Ejiofor, keep scrolling for our favourite looks from the IRL BAFTAs 2021 red carpet.

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