We're in the midst of award season and although the majority of events have been taking place stateside, it's only a matter of weeks until the 2010 BAFTAs. The award show is the closest thing we have to the Oscars and I'm always excited to see the red carpet action. Who knows what 2010 will have in store, but I'm hoping to see Carey Mulligan, Ann Marie Duff and maybe even Emily Blunt. Here is a round up of some of the key stars who've attended the awards throughout the noughties.
Besides mermaid dresses on the BAFTA Award's red carpet there were also plenty of ruffles and tiers. In my opinion, Freida stole the show in a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown which complemented her complexion. Emily Mortimer also went for tiers in a bow adorned Yves Saint Laurent dress and red carpet host Alesha Dixon wore a black Giovanni ruffled frock with elegant evening gloves and sleek straight hair. Whose layered gown did you like the most?
Celebrating its ninth year as the official BAFTA Awards sponsor, Lancôme decided to debut a limited edition collection to mark the occasion. The eleven-item range contains a bright red lipstick, black, red and pink ultra-shiny glosses, black and brick red nail varnishes, mascara, primer, foundation, highlighter and powder. It was created by new Lancôme Makeup Artistic Director Aaron De Mey (an eclectic young thing) and will be available until 28 February.
I was lucky enough to get invited to the swanky style suite at the Dorchester Hotel and get my very own red carpet makeover from Benjamin Rousseau. I think it's fair to say in my experience having so many makeovers, that Benjamin's talent far exceeded my expectations. His technique was unique and meticulous, plus, he's a pleasure to be around.
I loved how he flipped around his powder brush explaining how he was dusting and setting at the same time, and the way that he shaded and contoured my face with foundation, brightener and bronzer to attract and deflect light, ultimately accentuating my best features and downplaying my worst. For exclusive behind the scenes photos and to find out exactly what products Benjamin used to create my award winning look, read more
Fearne Cotton had a break from her regular work schedule this weekend as she hosted Orange's Red Carpet coverage at the BAFTA Awards, interviewing stars including Mickey Rourke, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto and so many more! On Saturday she headed to the Radio One studios looking casual, and adding a pop of colour to her outfit — and the cold winters day — with her purple shoes.
Last night she looked glam in her BAFTAs outfit — my girl FabUK has all the details on what she was wearing — and I was close by as she waited for the stars to arrive, filmed pieces to camera and tried to keep warm. Check out her interview with Mickey Rourke after the jump, and you can watch Fearne interview more stars from the red carpet here!
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All of the nominees who chose to walk tonight's BAFTA Awards red carpet wearing their hair up came out on top. About halfway through the glamorous coverage, the skies opened up and the rains came pouring down. Luckily, umbrellas and willing assisants were there to shield the dresses, tuxedo's and all of the hard work of makeup artists and hair dressers. I loved the extravagance of Penelope Cruz, the relaxed undone plaits on Emma Watson and the traditional elegance of Amy Adams the most. Out of these eight looks, which updo is your favourite?
For more beauty and fashion BAFTA's fun, be sure and check out all of our red carpet polls.
In addition to all of those well-dressed women at the Royal Opera House in London last night, the men of the acting world also rose to the glittering occasion and got suited and booted for the 2009 BAFTA Awards. Best Actor recipient Mickey Rourke jazzed up his outfit with accessories and satin while Brad Pitt went for classic elegance in his dickie bow. Orange Rising Star winner Noel Clarke and nominee Toby Kebbell looked dapper in their threads, while Dominic Cooper and Nicholas Hoult smiled wide as they supported their fellow actors. Check out the all winners and vote on FabUK and BellaUK's love it or hate it polls!
- Chris Brown has turned himself in to the LAPD. He's being investigated for an alleged assault against a female that took place after Clive Davis' Pre-Grammys party the night before last. The identity of the woman has still not — and apparently will not — be revealed, though both Chris Brown and Rihanna cancelled their appearances at last night's Grammy Awards. — PopSugar
- Usher also pulled out of the Grammy Awards after his wife Tameka Foster suffered a serious injury due to complications from plastic surgery in Brazil. — People
- Lily Allen is still number one with her single "The Fear", while Working On A Dream by Bruce Springsteen remains top of the album chart. — BBC
- Slumdog Millionaire took home seven BAFTA Awards last night, and there were also trophies for Kate Winslet, Noel Clarke, Terry Gilliam, Penelope Cruz, Mickey Rourke, the late Heath Ledger and many more. Check out all our coverage here.
- Jade Goody underwent emergency surgery to remove a tumour on her bowel at the weekend. She's currently recovering in hospital. — BBC
Last night's BAFTA Awards provided plenty of glamour as most of the ladies opted for maxi dresses (perhaps a sign of the economic times). However, another trend emerged as several of the girls opted for mermaid shaped dresses. Penelope Cruz revealed her shoulders in an Alaia dress with Chopard jewels. Kate Winslet also opted for black in a halter neck Zac Posen gown. Amy Adams wore blue Roland Mouret with her up do. I like the return to classic glamour particularly for such a prestigious event, what do you think of the style?
Last night I made my way to Covent Garden for the 2009 BAFTA Awards held at the Royal Opera House, and watched from the red carpet as all the stars made their way inside to enjoy the ceremony. There was a fab mix of Hollywood A listers and burgeoning Brit talent out in the typically British rain, but luckily much of the red carpet was undercover, and brollies were being handed out to everyone as they arrived. Penelope Cruz rushed up the thick red carpet as fast as she could, but most of the other invited ladies like Meryl Streep and Amy Adams wandered leisurely.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt took their time, Freida Pinto was so excited to be there and looked absolutely stunning in her pale pink dress, Emma Watson spent time talking to fans, while Goldie Hawn beamed her famous smile at everyone who shouted her name. Sharon Stone and Karolina Kurkova wore dresses that matched the carpet, while Kate Winslet was telling everyone she was happy to be back at home representing her movies as her parents proudly looked on.
Don't forget to vote on whether you love or hate the ladies' looks, and check out all the winners. But to see many more images of all the fabulous females that took to the red carpet last night, just read more
What a night! I've just got back from the BAFTA Awards 2009, so — without further ado — here are all the winners! Slumdog Millionaire had a very successful evening, winning seven awards including Best Film and Director for Danny Boyle, Kate Winslet took home the Leading Actress award for her role in The Reader, while Mickey Rourke made a fantastic amusing speech when he picked up the award for Leading Actor.
The late Heath Ledger was awarded Supporting Actor, Penelope Cruz took home Supporting Actress and the lovely Noel Clarke was awarded the Orange Rising Star Award. The long list of award presenters included Shia LaBeouf, Goldie Hawn, Sharon Stone, Emma Watson, Jim Sturgess and Kylie Minogue while Jonathan Ross presided over the ceremony itself.
Stay tuned for more gossip and photos from the night itself — and don't forget to vote in our love it or hate it polls — but for a full list of who got what, plus plenty of photos of the presenters and winners backstage, just read more