The BAFTA's 2019 Cheat Sheet
The Favourite is this year’s favourite
The Favourite scooped up seven trophies including awards for Outstanding British Film and the Leading Actress award for Olivia Colman’s veracious portrayal of the troubled Queen Anne. Colman delivered a memorable self-deprecating speech that had the audience in stitches.
Kate Middleton honoured Princess Diana
Kate Middleton was a vision in her stunning asymmetrical white gown by Alexander McQueen. The Duchess of Cambridge arrived with her husband, Prince William, and took the opportunity to honour the late Princess Diana by wearing her late mother-in-law’s pearl earrings.
Andy Serkis took a jab at Brexit
While presenting the Best Original Music award alongside his Black Panther co-star, Danai Gurira, Serkis threw some shade on Brexit, saying, “Film without music would be Laurel without Hardy, like Queen without Freddie Mercury – it’s like Britain without Europe.” Cue mic drop.
Lady Gaga reacts to win
While in the midst of getting ready for the Grammys, Lady Gaga received the news of her BAFTA win for Best Original Music for A Star is Born. She then took to Twitter to post her reaction after being the first ever woman to win the award alongside her co-star Bradley Cooper.
Henry Golding smouldered in all-black
The Crazy Rich Asians actor and our past cover star, smouldered in an all-black ensemble.
Letitia Wright spoke up on depression
Letitia Wright looked elegant in a Stella McCartney dress. The Black Panther star won the EE Rising Star Award and gave an inspirational speech about overcoming depression.
Claire Foy got peckish
The Crown’s star Claire Foy looked elegant in a her emerald gown on the red carpet. She then snacked on some wine gums to curb her hunger pangs before the ceremony. We wonder if the Queen approves of her choice of snack.
Richard E. Grant showed off his Louboutins
Richard E. Grant poses on the red carpet with his wife Joan Washington and daughter Olivia. Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP
Although the British actor lost out his BAFTA nomination for Supporting Actor in Can You Ever Forgive Me? to Mahershala Ali for Green Book, Grant certainly deserved an award for most loving family portrait on the red carpet and for slaying those Loubotins.
Father and daughter quality time for Steve Coogan and Clare
Father-daughter time: Steve Coogan and daughter Clare share a moment. Photo:Tolga Akmen/AFP
Steve Coogan, who was nominated for the Leading Actor award for his performance as Stan Laurel in Stan and Ollie, looked dapper in a classic tuxedo on the red carpet here with his daughter Clare.
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