Who wore what on the BAFTAs 2018 red carpet....
Awards season is officially underway with London playing host to the EE British Academy Film Awards this evening.
This year, the BAFTAs will be hosted by Joanna Lumley, who has taken over ceremonial duties from Stephen Fry (the British institution had presented the awards no less than 12 times), meaning Lumley now holds the accolade of being the first ‘solo’ woman to present the awards since Mariella Frostrup, who hosted alongside Stephen Fry way back in 2001.
Taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, with A-List nominees and presenters already walking the red carpet, this year promises to be a memorable award ceremony, and an even more memorable red carpet in this highly politicised time.
Whilst we’re undoubtedly excited to see if the breakout film of 2018, The Shape of Water will sweep the board with it’s mighty 12 nominations, and if Saoirse Ronan will pick up the Leading Actress BAFTA for Lady Bird, our eyes and ears are well and truly looking to see how the #TimesUp movement campaigning against sexism and inequality will cascade down the red carpet.
In a striking show of unity, the A-list have called out to their fellow actresses to dress in black, as well as calling for supporters to wear badges of support, a move that was first seen on the awards circuit at the Golden Globes in January of this year. Along with this, many of the female actors will be bringing feminist activists as their guests, ‘to show solidarity with people across all industries who have experienced inequality and abuse’, reports The Guardian.
Here’s a run-down of who was wearing what on the BAFTAs red carpet, and perhaps more importantly, who they are walking with and why…