LONDON, United Kingdom – The dozens of Hollywood celebrities who touched down in London today would’ve been pleasantly surprised: Though the sky was its signature shade of grey, the rain held out and temperatures were mild ahead of the 73rd annual British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs). The awards ceremony, which is held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, is the final marker before the Oscars, meaning whoever wins big tonight has a high chance of taking home an Academy Award come February 10th.
Fashion-wise, the BAFTAs have long been known for being home to a red carpet on which attendees aren’t afraid to experiment, with the event having less pressure put on it than the likes of the Academy Awards. Though with royalty in their midst – Kate Middleton and Prince William famously attend every year – most will still play it fairly safe.
Big Little Lies star Zoë Kravitz was one of the first to arrive and – just as she has for all other awards ceremonies this season – she went all out. Opting for a long-sleeved gold column gown, Kravitz wore red drop earrings, a red lip and even matched her nails to her outfit.
Zoe Kravitz attending the 73rd British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, London. (Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)
This year the BAFTA event organisers asked all attendees to consider re-wearing an outfit they already own or to choose another sustainable option, such as buying vintage. Their stance mirrors that of the Golden Globes, which had an all-vegan menu.
“Sustainability is very important to BAFTA, and we’re doing more than ever before,” a BAFTA spokesperson told Harpers Bazaar of the decision. “The goal is that the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 will be carbon neutral, working towards having a net positive impact on the environment. From travel and food, to branding and materials, BAFTA is ensuring the awards are as sustainable as possible.”