The Best of BAFTA 2019: the Winners, the Gowns, the Jewellery

Joanna Lumley hosted the 72nd British Academy Film Awards, attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Margot Robbie, Bradley Cooper and Timothée Chalamet 

Stars of the cinema descended on the Royal Albert Hall for a resplendent evening of gowns and golden statues, celebrating twelve months of cinematic brilliance. The Favourite reigned supreme on the night, winning seven awards, while Roma took Best Film. 

The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge arrive at the Royal Albert Hall, candidly captured by @gregwilliamsphotography)

Supporting Actress Award winner Rachel Weisz and Leading Actress Award winner Olivia Colman (image courtesy of BAFTA)

The Winners...

The Favourite won seven awards for its irreverent visual feast, including Outstanding British Film and Costume Design. Olivia Coleman won Best Actress for her role as Queen Anne, while Rami Malek scooped Best Actor for Bohemian Rhapsody. Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director and Best Film for Roma and Bradley Cooper collected the award for Original Music on behalf of A Star is Born.

Bradley Cooper (alongside Lady Gaga and Lukas Nelson) wins the BAFTA for Original Music (image courtesy of BAFTA)

The Gowns…

Froufrou stylings flourished the red carpet, from Rachel Weisz’s tulle-trimmed confection to Cynthia Erivo, star of Widows, in voluptuous Vera Wang. The Duchess of Cambridge’s Alexander McQueen gown also had a touch of elegant, ethereal fantasy. Further frothy, fairytale highlights included Margot Robbie in ruffle-shouldered Chanel; Lucy Boynton in Dior Couture; Millie Mackintosh, who blurred the lines of bridalwear in Halfpenny London and Taylor Swift, who made a surprise appearance in Stella McCartney.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge 

Margot Robbie in Chanel 

Lucy Boynton in Dior Couture and Atelier Swarovski jewellery

Cynthia Erivo in Vera Wang and Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery

Taylor Swift, dressed in Stella McCartney skipped the Grammys to support beau Joe Alwyn at the BAFTA celebratory dinner and afterparty

Millie Mackintosh in Halfpenny London (courtesy of @halfpennylondon)

Host Joanna Lumley opted for white power suiting, as did EE Rising Star Award winne Letitia Wright, dressed in pristine Stella McCartney.

Letitia Wright in a white Stella McCartney tuxedo

The Jewels…

Glenn Close, Rachel Weisz, Claire Foy, Timothée Chalamet and Christian Bale were among those glittering in Cartier diamonds. The Duchess of Cambridge wore of a pair of pearl and diamond drop earrings, which once belonged to Princess Diana, while Thandie Newton matched her Valentino gown with Solange Azagury Nimrod swingers. Cate Blanchet’s Christopher Kane multi-jewel dress also deserves a mention here, complemented by Pomellato Ritratto rings. Lucy Boynton and Olivia Coleman were both bedecked with Atelier Swarovski fine jewellery.

Glenn Close (wearing Cartier) and Thandie Newton (in Solange Azagury) share a moment on the red carpet (image courtesy of BAFTA)

Cate Blanchett (wearing Christopher Kane and Pomellato) presents the Fellowship Award to recipient Thelma Schoonmaker

Olivia Coleman in Atelier Swarovski (photo by @AtelierSwarovski)

The Suits...

Supporting Actor nominee Timothée Chalamet once again triumphed on the red carpet in Haider Ackermann, while Mahershala Ali, supporting Actor winner for Green Book, looked equally sharp in head-to-toe black. 

Timothée Chalamet in Haider Ackermann 

Mahershala Ali

Richard Madden and Taron Egerton struck a swoon-worthy pose together (Instagram: @gregwilliamsphotography)