BAFTAs 2018: All the stars (except Kate Middleton) wear black to bring Time’s Up to Britain

Kate Middleton chose to wear dark green at Sunday’s BAFTAs where almost every star wore black to show solidarity with sTime’s Up.

hollywood Updated: Feb 19, 2018 20:00 IST
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Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and Margot Robbie chose to wear black to the BAFTAs.

Virtually all the stars at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the British organised by Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), wore black to show solidarity with the Time’s Up movement here on Monday.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain February 18, 2018. (REUTERS)

One of the few in a colourful dress was Best Actress winner Frances McDormand, but she said: “I stand in full solidarity with my sisters”, reports BBC.

The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton wore a dark green dress with a black ribbon belt.

Bethan Holt, fashion news and features director at The Telegraph, told the publication: “The Royal Family very rarely get involved in political messaging, so perhaps it’s not such a surprise that she didn’t join in with the rest of the women and wear black tonight.”

But the vast majority of other attendees did wear black as well as Time’s Up badges -- all in reference to a push for greater respect and equality since the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri actress Frances McDormand was wearing a patterned red and black outfit.

Gesturing to her dress while accepting the Best Actress award, she said: “As Martin (McDonagh) said, I have a little trouble with compliance.

“But I want you to know I stand in full solidarity with my sisters tonight in black. I also want to say that I appreciate a well-organised act of civil disobedience.”

Martin McDonagh, Peter Czernin, Sam Rockwell and Graham Broadbent, pose with Frances McDormand, as they hold their trophies for Best Film for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. (REUTERS)

Others to reference the issue from the stage included Mexican actress Salma Hayek, who wrote a personal account of her experiences with disgraced Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein, and, who presented the Best Actor award to Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) on Monday.

“In this very important and historical year for women, I am here on this legendary stage to celebrate men,” she said, before joking that McDormand had won best actor.

Actress Salma Hayek and husband Francois-Henri Pinault pose for photographers. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Actress Andrea Riseborough chose to bring UK Black Pride co-founder Phyll Opoku-Gyimah as her guest, while Gemma Arterton, who starred in 2010’s Made In Dagenham, brought two of the original 1968 Dagenham Ford factory pay campaigners, Gwen Davis and Eileen Pullen.

Emma Roberts, Lilly James, Lupita N’yongo, Noami Harris and Saoirse Ronan.

Activists wearing T-shirts saying “Time’s Up Theresa” gatecrashed the red carpet.

A group of protesters demonstrate on the red carpet at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London. (REUTERS)

A group called Sisters Uncut said they were protesting against Prime Minister Theresa May and the government’s Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.

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First Published: Feb 19, 2018 10:15 IST