Just because all of the BAFTA acting nominations went to white people, that doesn’t mean the white people that were nominated are afraid of a little color (not sure we can’t say the same for the BAFTA president Prince William). While some stars like Margot Robbie, who looked like she just came from a beloved aunt’s funeral (with Olivia Colman looking like said beloved aunt), went for basic black, and some like Renée Zellweger and Scarlett Johansson opted for a pastel palette, a few ladies took the opportunity to brighten up the foggy London town night by putting the “u” in colour. Take for example Florence Pugh whose hot pink housecoat doubles as a parachute in case the feds come knocking at the brothel door and she has to make a quick exit out of a 4th story window and hop into the horse drawn carriage waiting below.
Britain’s second most famous heavily pregnant woman, Jodie Turner-Smith, tunered many heads in this incredible yellow sequins gown that’s making me weirdly horny for Big Bird. Or maybe it’s normal to be horny for Big Bird, I’m not trying to kink shame anyone here. At first I thought this dress was made out of repurposed yellow rain slicker as a precaution in case her water broke during the ceremony, but upon closer inspection, the shine is actually coming from the tears of my jealousy. How dare she. Rude!
Charlize Theron probably had to spend so much time in hair and makeup to transform into Megyan Kelly for Bombshell, that she’s decided to just say “fuck it” for the rest of the year. But just because she’s rocking a sans fards glow, doesn’t mean she can’t pop on the red carpet. Move over Cynthia Erivo, Charlize is taking over as the lead in The Color Purple. Don’t worry, it’s OK. Remember, Charlize is African.
Enjoy the rest of the crayons (and pencils) that doodled their way down the BAFTA red carpet in the gallery below!