BAFTA (that stands for British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards 2018, one of the biggest nights in the film industry calendar where you can see the A-listers gracing the red carpet under one roof, took place on Sunday (February 18, 2018) at the Royal Albert Hall in London. This was for the second year in a row that the ceremony was held in South Kensington. English actress Joanna Lumley took over hosting duties from Stephen Fry (who hosted the BAFTAs for 12 years), this year and she left the celeb-packed audience in hysterics. The viewers too loved her performance so much so that they took to their respective micro-blogging sites to praise her performance at the awards event.
This year, film stars and directors made the one-colour statement to show support for the fight against sexual harassment against women, however, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, on Monday, defied the Times’s Up protest at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), by wearing a green dress, instead of black worn by the celebrities attending the ceremony; only the ribbon around Middleton’s Jenny Packham dress was black, reports dailymail.co.uk. The dress code followed by BAFTA ceremony was to show solidarity with the American Golden Globes held last month.
Middleton wore an empire line dress in a deep shade of green, which was complemented by an emerald necklace and earrings. Perhaps in a subtle nod to the movement, she accessorised her attire with a black bow above her bump, matching her shoes and clutch handbag. Before the ceremony, it was not made clear whether Middleton would wear an all-black outfit, with experts pointing out that royals only wear black at funerals, so supporting the cause would be a breach of protocol. ALSO READ: BAFTA Awards 2018 Complete Winners List: Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand Walk Away With Top Honours
Middleton and Prince William, who is the president of BAFTA, will meet with representatives including BAFTA Chief Executive Amanda Berry, and watch the star-studded ceremony from the front row, which takes place at the Royal Albert Hall. William will also be presenting the Fellowship award — the ceremony’s highest accolade — to director Ridley Scott. Watch this space for further updates.
Inputs From IANS