(Pic: The BAFTA official logo. Credit: BAFTA)
The 2018 BAFTA took place in London’s famous Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington. Crowds were formed around the barriers waiting to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars, Moona Popal reports
The significance of the Times up movement was as strong as it was in the Golden globes. The Time’s Up movement, was first created as a show of solidarity for stars who faced sexual abuse at the hands of famous Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein. The movement now raises awareness of sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace and helps sexual assault victims to come forward and take legal action against their abusers in the industry.
The movement was evident, with actresses like Angelina Jolie, Margot Robbie and Emma Watson shunning colour and wearing black to show support for the ‘Times up’ and ‘Me too’ movement. Jolie dressed in strapless custom Ralph & Russo black velvet gown, was accompanied at the red carpet by her longtime friend, human rights activist and author of ‘First they killed my father’, Loung Ung.
Another beauty that stole the limelight was Jennifer Lawrence, who stepped in the red carpet donning a custom made Dior gown. The Joy actress, 27, who has previously won the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress in 2014 for American Hustle and won an Oscar in 2013 for Silver Linings Playbook, emitted radiance in a stunning off-the-shoulder black gown.
Other stars like Timothee Chalamet, who starred in Woody Allen’s ‘Call me by your name’ has vowed to donate his fee from the movie to the ‘Times up’ campaign. Woody Allen the director of the movie, faces sexual harassment allegations by his adoptive daughter. Actress Rebecca Hall has also donated her fee for the film to Time’s Up.
However, one to always stand out, the Duchess of Cambridge, had risked a backlash by opting for a dark forest green gown by British designer Jenny Packham.