February 19, 2018

2018 BAFTA Awards Red Carpet Roundup

Black gowns dominated the 2018 BAFTAs on Sunday (February 18) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England, but the red carpet was by no means boring with celebrities showing their support for the Time’s Up movement in a wide array of striking looks.

Letitia Wright: Showing a darker side of Gucci, the ‘Black Panther’ actress, who was one of the presenters on the night, looks charming in a belted dress. The bug-like embroidery perks up the black velvet base. Some have remarked how the brands looks sometimes suffer from too many details, but this one has the balance right.

Sally Hawkins: The Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee for ‘The Shape of Water’, shone in a Ralph & Russo gown. This is a more sensual look for her with the slashes in the bodice revealing a coquettish hint of skin. I wish she played into the theme more with romantic wavy hair.

Anya Taylor-Joy: Last year’s Rising Star Award nominee embraced the sexy glamour of Dolce & Gabbana in a black lace dress and golden crown. I can already hear the chants of people wishing the skirt was lined, and I must agree.

Octavia Spencer: Like her ‘Shape of Water’ co-star, the actress donned a decorative black Sachin & Babi gown.  It  had wonderful movement from the way the braid-like embellishment wrapped around her figure. I’m excited to see her wear other designers instead of the expected. Chopard jewels played up the sparkle.

Salma Hayek: I’ve always maintained that custom Gucci is when Salma shines. This is just another perfect example of that fact.

Karen Gillan: The ‘Jumanji’ actress showed some leg in a Vera Wang Collection dress. The high hemline was balanced with the graceful flowing panels on the sides is one of the more daring looks at this event. Did you see this as a fun an youthful red carpet entrance, or are you dead against mullet dresses?

Caitriona Balfe: I fear that some might refer to the ‘Outlander’ actress’s The Row Resort 2018 dress as being garbage bag-like given the balloon skirt and pleating. It’s an avant-garde look that was not as successful as it could have been.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw: The presenter looked polished in a vintage Cardinali dress. I was struck by how it’s an older piece, but it has such a modernity from the armor-like embellishment sweeping across the chest and shoulders. EFFY Jewelry, Melinda Maria and Graziela Gems jewels enhanced the detail work.

Gemma Chan: Clad in Stella McCartney, the ‘Humans’ actress made a graceful statement. The gown is cut perfectly on her creating a liquid-like effect as it drapes to the floor. Not to be missed was the embroidery work which has a whimsical naturalistic sentiment.

Helena Bonham-Carter: The actress did not disappoint in her Vivienne Westwood dress with it embodying her own brand of off-kilter glamour. Never one to forget the power of accessories, she carried a whimsical Dolce & Gabbana bag with ‘Queen’ scrawled across it, which was a nod to her new regal role on ‘The Crown’.

Ruth Wilson: Forgoing a dress for chic separates, ‘The Affair’ star was clad in Christian Dior Spring 2018 Couture. It was a sharp look, but the Paula Cademartori ‘Diana’ sandals feeling out of place.

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24 Responses to 2018 BAFTA Awards Red Carpet Roundup

  1. AnderBoBo February 19, 2018 at 8:09 pm #

    Gemma, Gugu and Salma are perfection.

  2. Isabela February 19, 2018 at 7:04 pm #

    I don’t know why, but I love Anya here!

  3. The original AB February 19, 2018 at 1:19 pm #

    Salma and Gemma look stunning.

  4. Leandra February 19, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    Gugu and Ruth Wilson

  5. Maria F. February 19, 2018 at 11:19 am #

    Some very nice looks. My favourites being Letitia, Gemma, Oktavia and Selma.

    I think Gubu looks interesting, but in a close up i found the neck line to look oppressive.

    I love Ruth’s suit and can live with the sandals, although they are not the best choice.

  6. Evita February 19, 2018 at 9:52 am #

    Salma looks so good here
    I don’t understand Ruth’s sandals
    Anya’s look is too editorial
    Gugu looks stunning

  7. Amy February 19, 2018 at 9:01 am #

    Gugu and Gemma are killing it in simplicity. Love both dresses, impeccable tailoring.
    Selma looks lovely

  8. alvarospain February 19, 2018 at 8:37 am #

    I like Octavia Spencer, Sally Hawkins and Karen Gillan.

    • alvarospain February 19, 2018 at 8:39 am #

      Not Sally Hawkins sorry. I wanted to write Salma Hayek.
      Octavia, Salma and Karen are my faves.

  9. Iva February 19, 2018 at 7:45 am #

    I can’t believe my eyes – but Salma Hayek looks good here. Really good.

    I also like Gugu and Gemma. Letitia is ok as well, I guess.

    I dislike Ruth’s shoes but like everything else.

  10. Dea February 19, 2018 at 7:35 am #

    Is it wrong of me to love Caitriona’s look?
    I saw other pictures of it, it is messy, but it looks hot!

  11. Lashae February 19, 2018 at 7:12 am #

    My favorite is Letitia followed by Gugu (I do think its kinda of aging but she looks good)

    Worst by far is Caitriona and Anya

  12. Alina February 19, 2018 at 6:19 am #

    Letitia and Gugu. Beautiful!

  13. EmmaWoodhouse February 19, 2018 at 4:10 am #

    Letitia, Salma, Gugu, and Gemma win for me.

    Anya and Catriona…ugh.

  14. Susie February 19, 2018 at 4:01 am #

    Letitia and Salma are my favorites here. Octavia and Karen look lovely as well.

  15. Meme February 19, 2018 at 3:46 am #

    Finally, Salma looks fabulous. Gemma, Octavia, and Ruth Wilson look great. That sheer thing is awful and The Row is worse.

  16. Mimi February 19, 2018 at 3:03 am #

    Salma is so beautiful. My favorite here and one of my favorites of the event

  17. Jasmine February 19, 2018 at 3:00 am #

    Salma looks gorgeous. The Gucci looks really work for her.
    Love Helena.

  18. JHH February 19, 2018 at 2:50 am #

    Letitia looks great as do Gugu and Gemma. Octavia looks good. The rest are meh t other than Anya, Karen and Catriona, all of whom chose ugly dresses. I think Karen’s could have been saved maybe by getting rid of the sheer part and figure out a better more graduated way to do the high low hemline.

  19. quimby February 19, 2018 at 2:39 am #

    I must admit that Anya is aaaaalmost pulling off this look for me. Almost!

    I just love Letitia’s; so charming!

  20. Nat39 February 19, 2018 at 2:20 am #

    Anya – plain awful, by far the most disappointing for me – the cheap sheerness and that ridiculous crown..I have no words.

  21. Rizz February 19, 2018 at 2:07 am #

    I sort of like Anya Taylor-Joy’s dress- Its a new take on the sheer trend, versus it being entirely sheer. Is it a little too daring for this event- yes. But with the crown and the design of the top half it gives off wonder woman vibes, I can’t help wonder if that was the inspiration behind the styling and choosing of this dress.

  22. pheephee February 19, 2018 at 2:06 am #

    Letitia – Balance is just right. She looks lovely. pretty n interesting.
    Sally – I want to be what she’s on. It seems dreamy.

    Anya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what are you doing? so wrong on so many levels. people are cutting Kate down for not wearing black but this is so many levels worse. She got it so wrong.

    Octavia – like that she tried something different and looks lovely.
    Salma – Custom Gucci and yes, it does work

    Karen and Catriona – ugly ugly dresses.

    Gugu and Gemma look fine. lovely and strong and classic.

    Helena – queen
    Ruth – those shoes look awesome.

  23. Caroline February 19, 2018 at 2:05 am #

    Love Letitia, Salma and Karen.
    Caitriona looks a goddamn mess.

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