Last night, London played host to the TV BAFTA awards. Though we’re more inclined to gorge on Netflix these days than sit down in front of our soap box, as with most awards ceremonies these days, it’s the dresses that get us talking. Who stole the show? And who needs to sack their stylist?
Below you’ll find our best and worst dressed from the TV BAFTAs, followed by the full list of winners.
Let’s get the negativity out of the way first.
Jennifer Metcalfe, the bottom half of your dress seems to have done away with itself. Or is that what you were going for? It doesn’t happen often but we are at a loss for words. Better luck next time.
Perhaps this more along the lines of what Jennifer was going for? Rochelle Humes of The Saturdays fame knows that if you’re going to show that much skin up top and down below, you do so through a classy sheer material. We like.
Star of Game of Thrones Maisie Williams nailed it in this ombré, age-appropriate dress. Too often we see the youngsters turning out as though they’ve pilfered something from their mother’s wardrobe. This is spot on.
As for Laura Whitmore? We’ve always been a fan of her red carpet ensembles but this is just a little too staid and mumsy for an MTV starlet. Where has her edginess gone?
The Sound of music’s Maria Von Trapp would have had a field day with this.
For us, this raspberry, boat necked number stole the show. Why not treat the BAFTA red carpet as though it were the Oscars? This is elegant, classy and perfectly matched with that clutch. Nice to see a bit of colour at an otherwise beige affair. Well played, Lucy Mecklenburgh, whoever you are.
Though a little colour wouldn’t have hurt here, Anna Passey nails the current trend of pairing crop tops with midi-length skirts. The longer back adds an element of drama. Pity about the shoes, mind.
And now for one of the sexiest women alive, as voted for by men of all ages, Mary Berry. We can’t go too hard on Mary, being 80 years of age and a bonafide legend. The colour is perfect but we hope she can find it in her heart to forgive us for the fact that this dress kind of reminds us of a fancy set of curtains circa 1983.
As for Michelle Keegan? An iron wouldn’t go amiss here.
As always, it’s Millie Mackintosh who turns the most heads. For a lesson in never getting it wrong, you need look no further.
For more red carpet highlights, head over yonder.
Special Award: Clive James
Fellowship: Jon Snow
Special Award: Jeff Pope
Leading Actor: Jason Watkins for The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies – ITV
Leading Actress: Georgina Campbell for Murdered by My Boyfriend – BBC Three
Supporting Actor: Stephen Rea for The Honourable Woman – BBC Two
Supporting Actress: Gemma Jones for Marvellous – BBC Two
Entertainment Performance: Ant and Dec for Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – ITV
Female Performance in a Comedy Programme: Jessica Hynes for W1A – BBC Two
Male Performance in a Comedy Programme: Matt Berry for Toast of London – Channel 4
Single Drama: Marvellous
Mini-Series: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies
Drama Series: Happy Valley
Soap & Continuing Drama: Coronation Street Production Team – ITV
International: True Detective
Factual Series: Life and Death Row Production Team – BBC Documentaries
Specialist Factual: Grayson Perry: Who Are You? – Swan Films/Channel 4
Single Documentary: The Paedophile Hunter – Amos Pictures/Channel 4
Features: Grand Designs Production Team – Boundless (Part of Fremantle Media UL)/Channel 4
Reality & Constructed Factual: The Island with Bear Grylls Production Team – Shine/ Bear Grylls Ventures Co-Production/Channel 4
Current Affairs: Children on the Frontline (Dispatches) -ITN Productions/Channel 4
News Coverage: Sky News Live at Five: Ebola
Sport & Live Event: WW1 Remembered – From The Battlefield & Westminster AbbeyProduction Team – BBC Productions/BBC Two
Entertainment Programme: Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway Production Team – ITV Studios/Mitre Television/ITV
Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme: The Graham Norton Show – So Television/BBC One
Scripted Comedy: Detectorists – Channel X North and Lola Entertainment/BBC Four
Radio Times Audience Award (Voted for by the Public): Sherlock