The British Academy Television Awards was held at the Royal Festival Hall in London on the 14th of May, 2023, to recognise excellence in British television in 2022. It was broadcast on BBC One and hosted by comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan. Celebrities attended in droves and strutted the red carpet to show off their sartorial style. This year, the female attendees were a little more adventurous than the men, choosing bolder colours, although black was a staple for many. Let's take a look at some of the outfits that caught our attention.
Billie Piper was nominated for Best Actress in I Hate Suzie Too. She certainly stood out from the crowd on the red carpet in an off-the-shoulder sapphire blue sequinned body suit with attached gloves and stiletto boots. She kept the rest of her look simple with a half-updo and a smoky eye.
Actress Cush Jumbo, known for The Good Wife and The Good Fight, looked stunning in a buttery yellow Erdem dress. The sheer corset bodice featured intricate silver beading in leaf and flower motifs, and the calf-length pencil skirt was also embellished with tiny beads. The look was completed with a sheer cape, gloves, and strappy silver heels to complement the beading.
Freema Ageyman rose to fame in Doctor Who as sidekick Martha. She was at the ceremony to present an award. Freema looked beautiful in a floor-length nude jersey evening dress by Standing Ground on the red carpet. The dress featured a cape (a current trend among celebrities on red carpets!) and full-length sleeves with unusual thumb holes. She wore her hair in a messy bun and accessorised with simple pearl earrings.
Hollywood star Kate Winslet won Best Actress for her role as Ruth in I Am... Ruth. She chose a simple little black dress with a modern twist. The dress fell just below the knee and displayed an asymmetrical halter-style neckline. She donned classic low-heeled black pumps and wore her hair in an upswept style to show off her black drop earrings.
Jasmine Jobson was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Netflix's Top Boy. Jasmine arrived on the red carpet in a navy blue and cream silk floor-length dress by Prada. The sleeveless dress had a plunging V-shaped neckline and a matching slit up the front. She accessorised with gold strappy heels, a matching gold Prada handbag, and complementary gold Cartier bracelets and earrings.
Which Celebrities' Outfit Was Your Favourite?
This year's women's outfits were bolder than the men's but still showcased several little black dresses and more muted spring colours. The cape dress is definitely still an ongoing trend. Which of the women's outfits did you prefer? Did you see any looks not mentioned here that particularly caught your eye?
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