The BAFTAs red carpet was as stylish as ever as the stars arrived for the ceremony last night. See all the pictures...
The queen of BAFTA night, Helen Mirren received her coveted BAFTA
Fellowship award in a sweeping navy Jacques Azagury semi-sheer gown. The
delicate beaded bodice embellishment lit up for the cameras – and so
did Helen’s magnificent Asprey chandelier earrings.
She scooped the award for Best Actress for her performance in Woody Allen flick Blue Jasmine and Cate Blanchett won in the red carpet style stakes too, choosing a jet black Alexander McQueen column gown with bold metallic floral pattern for the London ceremony.
Wow, wow, wow! Angelina Jolie eschewed the traditional floor-sweeping gown in favour of a masculine tuxedo by Saint Laurent and we have to say we adore her style choice. The actress attended the film awards in support of her partner Brad, but stole the show in this effortlessly undone tailored ensemble.
The 12 Years A Slave star has produced knockout style on a loop this film season and last night at the BAFTAs, Lupita didn't let the side down. Choosing an emerald green Christian Dior Couture gown for her London outing, with a sleek metallic belt, Lupita accessorised with eye-catching cuffs and a magenta lip colour that brought the whole look together.
Sleek, super-sophisticated and the most of-the-moment style choice possible, American Hustle actress, Amy Adams, glided on the to the red carpet in a dramatic Victoria Beckham column gown. The sheer detail and tiered bodice tick spring/summer's trend boxes and Amy's bold berry lip stain and stand-out sweeping side bun all add to a showstopping look.
Enjoying a style resurgence this film season with an array of fabulous fashion hits, last night Emma Thompson was savvy enough to wrap up to ward off the temperamental British weather. For her arrival, Emma layered a cream fur collared Maria Grachvogel coat, but once inside removed it to reveal a sleek berry red gown by the same designer.
Talk about making a statement! Lily Allen is returning to the limelight with a bang in a colour block satin Vivienne Westwood ball gown. The singer performed at last night's awards ceremony but not before courting the cameras in a vivid coral pink, orange and magenta strapless number and a rather unusual pink-fringed hairpiece.
A welcome departure from traditional red carpet black, Gillian Anderson opted for a strapless blue-hued vintage Balmain Couture gown to present an award at this year's BAFTAs. The colour-block shades and quilted bodice gave the style a modern feel, despite its 1949 heritage.
Strike a pose! Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom star Naomi Harris cut a striking shape on the BAFTA red carpet in a hot pink Gucci dress, slashed to the thigh and belted at the waist. The sophisticated style was completed with Louboutin pumps and a sparkle from a pair of disc Cartier earrings.
She may have lost out in the Best Actress category to fellow nominee Cate Blanchett but Judi Dench cut a sophisticated figure in a dramatic black full-sleeved gown with bold turquoise accents.
Heavy embellishment leant Maggie Gyllenhaal's dark violet Lanvin gown a regal air while frosted lace and sleeve embroidery provided a more feminine touch to the actress's look. A pixie crop and berry red lip were the finishing touches to Maggie's look.
A newcomer to the British Academy, in her latest guise as actress for her role in The Butler, Oprah Winfrey chose a burgundy lace Stella McCartney gown, nipped in with a satin bow sash. A matching gemstone cocktail ring on Oprah's ring finger pulled the look together.
Sleeves were a sensible choice on cold February evening in London and Helen McCrory was just one of the stars to run with the trend. Her dramatic black lace gown was accessorised with a gold weave metallic belt and eye-catching gold earrings.
Not to be outdone by her super-talented husband, Rita Wilson glittered all on her own on BAFTA night in a signature embellished Jenny Packham dress. The champagne gown was dripping in gold sequins and intricate beading and suited the statuesque Rita perfectly.
He featured in host Stephen Fry's intro to the BAFTA audience within five minutes and even high-fived rapper Tinie Tempah as the singer performed, but before that the Duke of Cambridge took time to meet with the public who lined the red carpet in London last night.
Flying the British flag, Blue Jasmine star Sally Hawkins had the luxury of having design house Mulberry create a bespoke gown for her. A white jacquard three-quarter sleeve gown with a full skirt and undulated hem was a breath of fresh spring air on the BAFTA red carpet. Sally's addition of pastel blue leather pumps gave the look a vintage air.
Old friends Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson took a moment to pose for the waiting cameras on BAFTA night. The pair are so close that Stephen thought nothing of introducing Emma later on stage as a 'piece of offal' - thankfully the toughened actress didn't take offence!
His epic banker tale, Wolf of Wall Street was ignored by BAFTA at last night's ceremony, but we can safely say that Martin Scorsese has been well rewarded in his career to date!
High shine all-over gold sequins were the order of the day for British actress Juliet Stevenson who accessorised with a simple matching box clutch and yellow diamond drop earrings.
Embellishment and beading was one of the takeaway trends from the BAFTA red carpet and Joely Richardson was one of the actresses to pull the look off. She chose a fiery red strapless column gown which was transformed in to a show-stopping look thanks to a fiery sun pattern stretching down to the floor.
Presenting an award at this year's BAFTAs, Imogen Poots worked a claret-coloured Givenchy gown with bold cut-out detailing.
The BAFTA red carpet turned electric when one of Hollywood's biggest stars, Leonardo DiCaprio arrived. The age-defying actor lost out on a gong for his turn in the Wolf of Wall Street caper, but was still game when Stephen Fry prompted him to blow a kiss to the cameras in the auditorium.
Picking up the coveted Best Film gong, Steve McQueen looked delighted to be rewarded at the BAFTAs last night.
For fans of Tom Hardy, do not fear, his date at last night's BAFTA ceremony was friend Kelly Marcel, screenwriter of the forthcoming film, 50 Shades Of Grey. Sporting the ubiquitous beard, Tom stood out in his trench coat instead.
Brit actor Eddie Redmayne appeared to be having a ball with his girlfriend Hannah Bagshawe on his arm. While Eddie opted for a classic tux, Hannah chose a fabulous tartan oxblood gown that effused a rather regal air.
For some of us, donning a floor-length gown holds no appeal so what a relief to see actress Rita Wilson chose to shun the formal style in favour of a bold metallic Antonio Berardi tuxedo. The side-swept hair might not be for everyone, but hat's off to Ruth for mastering the androgynous look.
Newcomer to the film world, Barkhad Abdi celebrated last night after receiving the Best Supporting gong for his role as a Somali pirate in Captain Phillips.
Anyone else in matching ensembles would be vilified but Brad and Angelina pulled off their tuxedos in effortless style. Their very attendance on the BAFTA red carpet left mouths agape - including ours!
As statuesque as ever, Uma Thurman glided on to the red carpet in a simple navy blue Atelier Versace gown, accessorised with a subtle diamond choker. Her understated undo and nude lip colour gave us all a lesson in classic black tie dressing.
The American Hustle boys got together for a group hug in London last night as director David O. Russell sandwiched himself between the film's stars, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper.
A vision in hot pink, Claudia Winkleman was another celebrity to opt for a long-sleeved gown over a classic strapless dress. A bold colour choice and with her signature smokey eye make-up, we're not 100% sold on this one.
Could Chiwetel be in line for a Best Actor Oscar this year? His win last night at the BAFTA's for 12 Years A Slave would indicate he has a very strong chance.
Model Jodie Kidd knows the power of navy satin on the red carpet as a flattering alternative to black and worked the look in an off-the-shoulder gown, featuring a fishtail skirt and puddle train.
Downton star Laura Carmichael was one of the few actresses to choose a shorter hemline for her BAFTA red carpet moment and we salute her for it! Wearing a strapless forest green Erdem frock with the designer's signature floral motifs, Laura left the rest of her look simple.
Bringing a slice of edge to proceedings was Michelle Rodriguez who worked a plunging leather panelled teal column gown and natural, undone waves. Not necessarily to everyone's taste, but certainly a bold choice!
You'll know him for his turn as David Frost in Frost/Nixon and as Tony Blair in a made-for-TV drama, but last night Michael Sheen came as himself in a traditional tuxedo.
Bond girl Olga Kurlenko turned up the heat on a wintery BAFTA red carpet in a stand-out metallic two-tone Burberry gown. The slinky black bodice turned in to a cascade of bronze metallic detail in a mermaid skirt style.
The Rising Star at last night's BAFTAs went to Will Poulter who appeared in 2007's Son of Rambow and more recently, We're The Millers.