The Grammy Awards weren’t the only glitzy red carpet event Sunday night. The British Academy of Film and Television Awards (aka, the BAFTAs) brought out Hollywood royalty and real royalty for a star-studded red carpet. The glamorous couture gowns and sparkly dresses even rivaled some of the over-the-top looks from across the pond.
The actress has been stunning in bold looks all awards season, so it was no surprise that she knocked it out of the park at Sunday night’s ceremony. The “Lion” star looked gorgeous in a fitted Armani Prive gown with an embellished bodice and a silk belt at the waist. She paired the look with an elongated diamond necklace that emphasized the gown’s plunging neckline.
The “La La Land” star took home the award for best actress and wore a unique Chanel outfit for the event. The straight-off-the-runway look featured an intricately beaded, tea-length dress paired with matching cropped pants. The star even accessorized the look with a pearl ankle bracelet, the same one worn by the model during the couture show.
Amy Adams is nothing if not loyal to her favorite designer, Tom Ford — but who can blame her when she looks so amazing in his glamorous creations! The “Arrival” star wore a strapless column gown designed by her “Nocturnal Animals” director and paired the look with bold gemstone earrings. The emerald dress featured velvet trim at the bust that wrapped around to create a delicate bow at the back for a surprisingly elegant effect.
Duchess of Cambridge
Even Hollywood royalty gets excited to meet a real-life princess, and the Duchess of Cambridge did not disappoint! She wore an off-the-shoulder, Alexander McQueen gown for the evening affair. The tiered dress featured a delicate flower pattern against a black backdrop that inflected just a hint of English garden party into an ultimately glamorous look.
Also wearing Alexander McQueen, Emily Blunt, who was nominated for her role in “The Girl on the Train,” arrived at the awards show in this stunning number. The black gown featured bold embroidery throughout the bodice and cascading ruffles at the skirt. The star chose cobalt blue earrings and a large dragonfly ring to pull out spectacular colors in the embroidery.
Penelope Cruz embraced a very ’70s aesthetic in a metallic, off-the-shoulder Atelier Versace gown. She parted her eyebrow-grazing bangs in the middle to show off a smokey eye that completed the sultry look.
The British actress stunned in a black Christian Dior gown. The Swiss-dot texture added dimension to the look, but the real surprise was the jewel-encrusted straps that spelled out the designer’s name!
The groundbreaking British author also attended the evening’s celebration and went for a monochromatic look. She paired her sophisticated, long-sleeved gown with matching heels and added a touch of sparkle with diamond earrings and a silver clutch.
Julia Stiles chose a whimsical, long-sleeved gown for the BAFTAs. The lavender chiffon was covered in delicate floral embroidery and the actress pulled her hair back in a piece-y, half-up style that added to the effortless effect of the look.
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