By Jason Hall

The British Academy Film Awards were held in London on Sunday night, and the classically stylish group of attendees perhaps held a clue as to the trends for the upcoming awards season.

Feb 13, 2012


The Artist, a silent black-and-white movie about an actor past his peak, scooped seven prizes including best picture, director and actor at the British Academy Film Awards, or BAFTAs, on Sunday night.

Meryl Streep, also an Oscar nominee, collected the best- actress trophy for her portrayal of U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. On her way up the stage, she lost a high-heeled shoe. The award’s presenter Colin Firth chivalrously slipped the shoe back on her foot.

Started in 1947 and honoring films produced worldwide and shown in U.K. cinemas, the BAFTAs are now held before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards, or Oscars, and get more noticed than before as a gauge of the year’s winners. The Oscars will be presented in Los Angeles on Feb. 26.

Jean Dujardin, the suave French face of The Artist took to the podium after beating George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Michael Fassbender to the best-actor prize.

Actresses like Michelle Williams and Penelope Cruz opted for sculptural gowns that reference old Hollywood, while others like Tilda Swinton made a bold statement with ivory. Some of the men attendees like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Daniel Radcliffe and Cuba Gooding Jr. changed it up a bit with three-piece suits, jewel-toned velvet and slim shawl-collar tuxedos.


Please enter a valid name
Please enter a valid name
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter a valid website
Please enter a valid website
Add a comment...
Please enter a valid comment

Related stories

1 photo
Three Little Birds, London: The stylish Jamaican inspired cafe and boutique bar

Coach and Stuart Weitzman set to move into Jaeger's London Regent Street store

Burberry Snapchat
Burberry reveals Spring/Summer 2016 Mario Testino-shot campaign on Snapchat

Hamleys toy store
Hamleys to be bought in £100m deal by Chinese billionaire

London best brunches
9 photos
London's top five places for brunch (because it's big right now)