8 Of The Best Moments From The BAFTAs

From speeches to gowns.

Another award ceremony, another night of celebs dressing to impress, sitting through a long list of names, smiling for the camera and laughing at acceptance jokes here and there. Isn’t it just great?

 

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Hands down, the best moment of the night. After some pretty heavy speeches, a moment of light relief is always gladly taken. And when that’s mixed with an iconic throwback moment? Even better. Renée Zellweger took home the award for Best Actress, followed by Hugh Grant taking to the stage to present the Best Picture award. This was where the magic happened.

“First of all, well done Jones,” he said. “That was a very very silly little dress I thought.” Bridget Jones fans everywhere were silently screaming, or not so silently.

 

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Lately, even after shunning award ceremonies only a matter of years ago, Joaquin Phoenix has taken to powerful speeches when accepting awards. And, of course, last night was no different, as he accepted the Best Actor award, he talked about the lack of diversity among the nominees. “I feel conflicted because so many of my fellow actors who are deserving don’t have that same privilege,” he then continued that he felt they were “sending a very clear message to people of colour that you’re not welcome here.”

“I’m part of the problem,” he continued. “I’ve not done everything in my power to make sure the sets that I work on are inclusive. We have to do the hard work to truly understand systemic racism.” Cue an outstanding applause.

 

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We’re pretty sure that award ceremonies may be a little dull, surely they go on forever, and can’t be as glamourous as it all seems? This is where Rebel Wilson comes in, to basically slag herself and the movie Cats. And let’s just say it all seemed to go down pretty well. Because this year’s BAFTAs were al about sustainability, Rebel talked about how half her dress was from when she didn’t win Miss Australia. The other half? Well, “The black is from a funeral I just went to for the feature film Cats.”

“Cats. Strangely not nominated for any awards. I’m not sure if everyone here is across the controversy, but this year there has been a distinct lack of nominations for felines.” Then, holding the award in front of her face, she continued, “But at least I get to hold this BAFTA for a moment, and wow – what a great way to stop yourself getting coronavirus.” She then hinted at the lack of female directors nominated, like Greta Gerwig, “I don’t think I could do what they do – honestly, I don’t have the balls.”

 

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While Brad Pitt didn’t make an appearance on the night, he still managed to drop in a couple of Brexit/Megxit jokes. His Once Upon A Time In Hollywood co-star Margot Robbie accepted the Best Supporting Actor award on his behalf and also read out his speech. “Hey Britain, heard you just became single – welcome to the club!” Margot continued, “He’s gonna name this Harry, because he’s really excited about bringing this back to the States with him.” Well, there you have it.

 

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Laura Dern repeated family history last night, as she was presented with Best Supporting Actress for her role in Marriage Story. The same award that her mother, Diane Ladd, brought home when Laura was just six years old. Laura explained how as a six year old, she looked on in wonder at the award, and her mother had said to her, “This is what friends give you to congratulate you for having the job you love”. Too cute.

 

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Of course, because the theme of the night was sustainability, we have to take a look at what the celebs figure as sustainable. We have to say, this gold embroidered Alexander McQueen dress was nothing but divine on Kate Middleton. She must have had to dig deep in that wardrobe of hers, because the last time she was spotted in this dress was way back when in 2012.

 

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There’s no word if Jodie Turner-Smith’s gown was sustainable, but this yellow, sparkly number was definitely a standout moment of the night. Not exactly inspo for a normal Saturday night, but there’s something about it that just works.

 

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Any fellow magpies out there will just love this look, it seems Zoe Kravitz can do no wrong. The shimmering gold gown, the eye catching lipstick with matching earrings? We. Are. Here. For. It

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