Highlights From The 77th BAFTA Awards

The 77th BAFTA Awards concluded on February 18, highlighting the excellence of acclaimed Hollywood celebrities in film and television.

On Sunday, February 18, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts or the 77th BAFTA Awards commenced at London’s Royal Festival Hall. It is a world-leading independent arts charity honoring the best work in film, television, and games in the United Kingdom and globally. 

Numerous celebrities, production crew, and their respective films won accolades, affirming their talents and creative prowess in the entertainment industry.

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David Tennant hosts BAFTAs

Scottish actor David Tennant hosted this year’s BAFTA Awards. A report by Variety said the announcement that he would be hosting received an “overwhelmingly positive response.” He said he was excited to host the event but admitted he was bewildered and didn’t know what to expect. He agreed, however, that the hosting stint was a privilege.

One of his most hilarious lines in his monologue is his jab at Donald Trump while referencing Emma Stone’s Poor Things. Deadline reported that Tennant said, “Poor Things, where a child’s brain is put in an adult’s body. And later this year, one of those may be reelected president.” 

He expressed delight to the film Wonka as it was “a film all about chocolate.” The Doctor Who actor poked fun, saying the film gave people a “Boost,” which is a chocolate bar brand, along with Twix, Crunch, and Aero. He asked the audience to explain to their American friends that these were like Hersheys, but tastier.

Check more of his monologue below.

David Tennant’s opening monologue at the BAFTAs.

Sweeping wins of “Oppenheimer

Golden Globe award-winning film Oppenheimer swept wins at the BAFTAs as it earned seven awards. It won Best Film, Best Director for Christopher Nolan, Best Lead Actor for Cillian Murphy, Best Supporting Actor for Robert Downey Jr., Best Cinematography, and Best Original Score.

Murphy’s acceptance speech contained his reflection about his character and called the film a “colossally knotty, complex character.” After which, he acknowledged the “Oppenhomies,” a brilliant play of words in honor of the film’s fans.

Cillian Murphy gave a shoutout to his “Oppenhomies” during his acceptance speech at the BAFTA Awards.

Poor Things” has second biggest wins at BAFTA Awards

Stone’s Poor Things won five awards at the ceremony, second to Oppenheimer’s seven victories. She won Best Leading Actress, while the film took home the awards Best Costume, Best Makeup and Hair, Best Production Design and Best Special Visual Effects.

The actress paid tribute to her mom in her acceptance speech, saying she’s the best person in the world.  

“Without her none of this exists, including my life, so thanks for that too, mom. Thank you so much,” she continued.

Emma Stone thanked her mom in her acceptance speech.

Prince William’s attendance at the BAFTA Awards

The Prince of Wales, Prince William, flew solo in this year’s BAFTAs. Usually, he and his wife and the Princess of Wales Kate Middleton attend the awards ceremony together. Her non-attendance this year is due to her abdominal surgery conducted last month. 

The Prince wore a velvet tuxedo jacket with black lapels, trousers, and a bowtie. He met with award winners and the EE Rising Star Award nominees after the ceremony. 

Prince of Wales, Prince William, met with the BAFTA 2024 winners.

“I am sorry Catherine’s not here, she does love the BAFTAs,” the Prince assured BAFTA organizers according to the Daily Mail UK. He is currently the president of the BAFTAs since 2010.

The Prince and Princess of Wales last attended the BAFTAs together in 2023

High jewels at the BAFTAs

If there’s anything people anticipate at any awards show, it’s what the celebrities wore on the occasion. Hollywood stars appeared in their glamorous, opulent ensembles completed with high jewels from acclaimed brands. 

Here are some fashionable looks and high jewels that glammed up the BAFTAs night:

Dua Lipa

“Houdini” singer Dua Lipa stunned the red carpet with her crimson gown with a matching cape from Valentino. She wore high jewels from Tiffany and Co.

Dua Lipa looked gorgeous in her crimson ensemble at the 77th BAFTA Awards
Dua Lipa looked gorgeous in her crimson ensemble at the 77th BAFTA Awards/Photo via Instagram @tiffanyandco

Greta Gerwig 

Barbie director Greta Gerwig wore a bespoke black Erdem gown with accompanying jewels from Bulgari

Greta Gerwig graced the red carpet with her Erdem gown and necklaces from Bulgari
Greta Gerwig graced the red carpet with her Erdem gown and necklaces from Bulgari/Photo via Instagram @bulgari 

Emily Blunt

Oppenheimer actress Emily Blunt donned an Elie Saab Spring/Summer 2024 gown which she combined with a necklace from Tiffany and Co. It comprises multicolored gemstones with over 37 total carats. 

Emily Blunt looking regal in Elie Saab and high jewels from Tiffany and Co
Emily Blunt looking regal in Elie Saab and high jewels from Tiffany and Co/Photo via Instagram @tiffanyandco

Lily Collins

Emily In Paris actress Lily J. Collins showed up at the BAFTAs wearing a Tamara Ralph creation. She donned a velvet black gown with a silver rose v-cage with crystals. A three-dimensional white silk taffeta rosettes completed her look. She wore white gold and diamond earrings from Cartier.

Lily J. Collins stuns in a Tamara Ralph dress and elegant Cartier earrings
Lily J. Collins stuns in a Tamara Ralph dress and elegant Cartier earrings/Photo via Instagram @lilyjcollins

Carey Mulligan

Saltburn actress Carey Mulligan wore a classic strapless black Dior gown at the BAFTAs. She completed her look with sparkly gems from Bulgari.

Carey Mulligan with a dazzling Bulgari necklace
Carey Mulligan with a dazzling Bulgari necklace/Photo via Instagram @bulgari

Emma Stone

The Poor Things award-winning actress came at the 77th BAFTA Awards in all things Louis Vuitton. Her silk and organza peach gown and high jewelries are from the brand. 

Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton
Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton/Photo via Instagram @louisvuitton 

Banner photo via Instagram @louisvuitton.

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