LONDON — Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen and Gucci were among the big brands on the red carpet at the BAFTAs on Sunday night, with actors including Amy Adams, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Dev Patel, Naomie Harris, Emily Blunt and Sophie Turner wearing the looks.
Designer Tom Ford, who is nominated in the director category and for adapted screenplay for his film “Nocturnal Animals,” was wearing an ensemble from his own line, and he dressed Actors including Amy Adams and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. “I am so honored to be in their company,” said Ford of his fellow nominees. Ford has already moved onto his next film. “I’m working on the screenplay now,” said Ford. “Let’s say two to three years.”
“Nocturnal Animals” star Amy Adams donned a Tom Ford emerald green strapless dress. “My character seems like a lot of women that I know, she’s a very complex character,” said Adams. “It was a joy to play this role. I remember when I talked to Tom for the first time about the role – Tom is very seductive – but I also loved the story and the script.”
“Having Tom Ford at the helm was great,” said Supporting Actor nominee Aaron Taylor-Johnson. “I don’t really think about the competition. We’re all here because we worked hard.” Taylor-Johnson donned a Tom Ford velvet Windsor evening jacket with black trousers.
Best Supporting Actress winner Viola Davis said of the BAFTAs “This is the glamorous part of what we do.” When the BAFTAs presenter asked Viola Davis whom would she like to share a selfie with, she said “Meryl Streep, Ruth Negga, Naomie Harris and my husband.” She wore a bespoke floor-sweeping blue silk chiffon gown by Jenny Packham.
“Despite the freezing temperature, it’s amazing,” said “Born to Be Blue” actress Carmen Ejogo of the awards event. “It’s exciting to see the diversity of nominees. It’s an exciting shift to see.”
Wearing a bespoke Burberry navy tuxedo with a black shawl lapel, Supporting Actor nominee Dev Patel was in agreement. “I think when it comes to diversity in the British cinema, we are moving in the right direction,” said Patel. Burberry also dressed Best Actor nominee Andrew Garfield in a white tuxedo jacket and black wool mohair pants.
Alexander McQueen dressed the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge who donned an off-the-shoulder black floral gown while Emily Blunt who wore a embroidered organza dress with medieval flair.
Meanwhile, Gucci dressed several nominees and presenters including Best Supporting Actress nominee Naomie Harris in a pink silk and cream tulle gown and EE Rising Star nominee Anya Taylor-Joy in a blue tulle gown with layered plissé bell sleeves. Tom Hiddleston wore a Gucci DIY Made to Order midnight blue tuxedo.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, known as the BAFTAs, took place at London’s Royal Albert Hall in Covent Garden on Sunday night, Feb. 12. The event, Britain’s version of the Oscars, highlighted the notable films of 2016.
In the category of leading actor, nominees include Ryan Gosling for his performance in “La La Land”; Jake Gyllenhaal for his role in “Nocturnal Animals”; Casey Affleck, who starred in “Manchester by the Sea”; Andrew Garfield, who featured in “Hacksaw Ridge” and Viggo Mortensen for “Captain Fantastic.”
Nominees for leading actress are Meryl Streep for “Florence Foster Jenkins”; Emma Stone for “La La Land”; Natalie Portman for “Jackie”; Amy Adams for “Arrival”; and Emily Blunt, who starred in “The Girl on the Train.”
Nicole Kidman, who featured in “Lion”; Michelle Williams, who starred in “Manchester by the Sea”; and Viola Davis of “Fences”; were nominated in the supporting actress category.
Tom Ford was nominated for best direction and best adapted screenplay for his film “Nocturnal Animals.”
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