Metal shades shimmer on BAFTAs red carpet

Emma Stone and Penelope Cruz arrives for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain February 12, 2017.
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Despite the chilly winter, guests at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards appeared to ditch traditional gowns for some fun and flirty looks, with metallics, sequins and embellished dresses dominating the red carpet.

"There weren't that many classic ball gowns which often do come with the BAFTAS, because it is the creme de la creme," said Marie-Claire UK deputy digital editor Holly Rains.

Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone, Penelope Cruz, Michelle Williams and Sophie Turner lit up the red carpet with their sparkling outfits in metallic shades, with plunging necklines accentuating the sheen.

Stars dazzle crowds at BAFTA red carpet

  • BAFTA award winners masks are seen ahead of the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US actress Emma Stone poses with the award for a Leading Actress for her work on the film 'La La Land' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US director Damien Chazelle poses with the award for a Director for his work on the film 'La La Land' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US actress Emma Stone (L) poses with the award for a Leading Actress for her work on the film 'La La Land', and US director Damien Chazelle poses with the award for a Director for his work on the film 'La La Land' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US film producers Fred Berger (3L), Jordan Horowitz (3R) and Marc Platt (R) pose with the award for Best Film for 'La La Land', alongiside US actress Emma Stone (C), US director Damien Chazelle (2R), Swedish cinematographer Linus Sandgre (2L), US composer Justin Hurwitz (4R), at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British actor Tom Holland poses with the Rising Star award at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US composer Justin Hurwitz poses with the award for Original Music for the film 'La La Land' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • Presenters British actor George Mackay (L) and actress Holliday Grainger (R) pose together in the winner's room at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • Makeup artists J. Roy Helland (L) and Daniel Phillips (R) pose with their awards for Makeup and Hair for the film 'Florence Foster Jenkins' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • French costume designer Madeline Fontaine poses with the award for Costume Design for the film 'Jackie' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • Presenters British actor Dev Patel (R) and Australian actress Nicole Kidman (L) pose together in the winners area at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • Special visual effects editors Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon, Andrew R. Jones, and Adam Valdez pose with their awards for Special Visual Effects for their work on the film 'The Jungle Book' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US animator and filmmaker Travis Knight (C) poses with presenters Bryce Dallas Howard and Riz Ahmed, after recieving the award for an Animated Film for 'Kubo And The Two Strings' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US actress Viola Davis poses with the award for a Supporting Actress for her work on the film 'Fences' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US filmmaker Ava DuVernay (R) and producer Howard Barish (L) pose with the award for a Documentary for the film '13th' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • Curzon World CEO Philip Knatchbull poses with the award for Outstanding Contribuiton to Cinema at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • Swedish cinematographer Linus Sandgren poses with the award for Cinematography for the film 'La La Land' with presenters British actor Ewen Bremner and actress Kelly Macdonald and at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US actor and filmmaker Mel Brooks poses with the BAFTA Fellowship Award at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US actress Emma Stone poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US-born English actor Andrew Garfield poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British actress Daisy Ridley poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British actress Ella Purnell poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British actor Eddie Redmayne (R) and his wife Hannah Bagshawe (L) pose upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US-born Argentine-British actress Anya Taylor-Joy poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US actor and filmmaker Ron Howard (R) and US actress Bryce Dallas Howard (L) pose upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British actress Daisy Ridley poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US actress Viola Davis (L) and her husband Julius Tennon (R) pose upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British actor George Mackay poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US actress Julia Stiles poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British actress Holliday Grainger poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British actress Carmen Ejogo poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British actress Jessica Brown Findlay poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British author J. K. Rowling poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US actress Emma Stone poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British director Ken Loach poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US actor Casey Affleck poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • Britain's Catherine Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British actress Naomie Harris poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • Austrian Nadja Swarovski poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • Swedish actree Noomi Rapace poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British-American actress Emily Blunt poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • Irish actress Caitriona Balfe poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British actress Felicity Jones poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British actor Riz Ahmed poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US actress Michelle Williams poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US actress Meryl Streep poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • Australian actress Nicole Kidman poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • US actress Amy Adams poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British actress Sophie Turner poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.
  • British actress Thandie Newton poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 12, 2017.

Stone, who took the best actress award home for her turn as an aspiring actress in the musical movie "La La Land", wore a Chanel off-runway couture embellished silver outfit with matching cigarette pants and pointy heels.

Cruz chose a Grecian-inspired gown, and supporting actress nominee Williams shimmered in a knee-length, Swinging Sixties style dress.

Other actresses, including Amy Adams and Thandie Newton, opted for more classic silhouettes in darker colours, while Hollywood stalwart Meryl Streep defied the trend by turning up in a black blazer and trousers.

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, breezed past the waiting photographers as she and Prince William arrived at the awards in a black off-shoulder Alexander McQueen gown adorned with white flowers on green stems, paired with a loose updo and glistening earrings.

In the men's department, a few actors played around with the standard monochromatic tuxedo.

British actors Eddie Redmayne and Andrew Garfield donned white jackets, and fashion designer and director Tom Ford wore a wine-coloured velvet jacket.

 

 

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