The BAFTAs were held last night at The Royal Opera House in London, a very british ceremony hosted by comedian Stephen Fry, who delivered some truly hilarious lines (I shall never wash my eyes again, either). Let’s get right on the thoughts about winners and losers, because the best part comes after.
In general, it was all quite satisfying: I was happy for The Great Gatsby and Gravity; Blanchett and Frozen were personal favourites, as was Steve Price‘s brilliant score and actor Barkhad Abdi; and one must at least acknowledge that American Hustle did some good work in the make-up and hair department. It’s hard to say anything about the Adapted Screenplay category, as most of the nominees seem to be roughly at the same level of good, and I haven’t read the original material from all of them; but having just watched Philomena this afternoon, I’m happy it won something.
Lupita Nyong’o wore a Dior Couture gown, in a rich green colour that worked beautifully with her skin tone. Her shoes were Louboutin.
Amy Adams, in Victoria Beckham – a long, black dress with a prim collar and sheer panel.
Emma Thompson wore a flattering red gown by Maria Grachvogel.
Naomie Harris, in a Gucci gown, Christian Louboutin shoes and Cartier stud earrings.
Samantha Barks in Calvin Klein.
Gillian Anderson wore Vintage Balmain Couture but WHO CARES, she’s fabulous no matter what.
Now, since this year’s girls wear was a bit of a bore, here’s some gratuitous pictures of last night’s men, all suited up at the red carpet. Try to spot the differences.