Ariana DeBose won at the BAFTAs in custom Oscar de la Renta: gorgeous

Last night we had both the BAFTAs and The Critics Choice Awards, with many of the actors from the BAFTAs attending a special ceremony in London for the CCAs. We’ll have red carpet photos from both events this morning, although we’ll mostly focus on the LA side of the CCAs. Our photo agencies weren’t in London! Plus it’s a lot of work to cover these awards shows. I was hoping they would be pared down significantly post-pandemic (not that we’re in that phase yet), but it’s business as usual.

West Side Story’s Ariana DeBose is surely going to win Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars as she’s been sweeping this awards season. She won at the BAFTAs and the Critics Choice Awards! You can see a portion of her BAFTAs speech here, I like how she talked about how multi talented she is. More actresses need to step into their power like that. She was in a strapless draped Oscar de la Renta with a high leg slit and a sparkly red rose embellishment at the waist. She looks gorgeous in this dramatic chiffon gown and I love how it’s gathered along the side.

Rachel Zegler was old Hollywood glamor in this striking off the shoulder blue Vivienne Westwood gown. I like the angular bustline and how this fits her like a glove. This was one of my favorite looks of the night.

No Time To Die’s Lashana Lynch had on an empire waist Prada with a bow on one shoulder. She won the EE Rising Star Award, voted on by the public. I know her from Captain Marvel! This dress reminds me a little of Charlize Theron’s 2006 Dior Oscar gown. I kind of love giant one-shoulder bows and that was the first time I’d seen one. The trailing tie part is a cool touch.

Daniel Kaluuya was also in Prada, in a coat with muppet fur at the elbows and hem. This is fun and regal looking and he wears it well. I just wish he was in a better place in his personal life.

Riz Ahmed was looking mismatched in this multicolor suit and bizarre waistcoat. He’s so fine but this look isn’t doing him any favors and those pants look polyester. I loved his short film The Long Goodbye and expect he’ll win an Oscar for that. That category is not going to be presented live this year, which I’m fine with. I know there’s a whole controversy over that but they’ve needed to streamline the Oscars for some time.

Alana Haim was in a light green deep v-neck Louis Vuitton gown that’s a bit of a snooze. I hope she’s saving her good dress for the Oscars. Alana and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, who did the score for Licorice Pizza, accepted the award for Best Screenplay on Paul Thomas Anderson’s behalf.

Ellie Bamber was in a black Chanel dress featuring a crop-top looking black and white sweater and a sheer skirt. There’s too much happening with this look. She’s very cute though.

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Lucy Boynton was also in a bizarre Chanel look. I dig the asymmetric shrug with the half circles but it doesn’t go with the print in the fussy dress underneath. Imagine that top over a sleek black jumpsuit.

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Rebecca Hall was in a silver metallic Dior dress with a bandeau top, high skirt and exposed midriff. I was hoping bandeau tops were getting phased out this season but I guess not. The straps need to be shortened or something.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    Ariana looks gorgeous. I’m hopeful she wins the Oscar but its kind of reminding me of Glenn Close two or three years ago, where everyone just assumed she would win and then we were all shocked when Olivia Coleman won instead – everyone just assumes Ariana has it in the bag at this point but you never know. But I hope she wins, I thought she was great in West Side Story and I give her more props because she was taking on such an iconic character, the original actress in that role won the Oscar for it 60 years ago, and that actress is in the remake (just imagine the pressure Ariana must have felt when she and Rita were in the same scenes!)

    As a side note my boys loved West Side Story except for the ending (“why is it SAD mommy??” and as I type this I can hear America blasting from their room, lol.)

    Rachel Zegler also looks really good, I like that color, feel like we don’t see too many of those on the red carpet.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      I agree that Ariana, Lashana and Rachel certainly brought glamour to the red carpet last night. They all look perfect from head to toe!!! And I do love Lucy’s top of her dress though!! It could have been a magnificent finish, but Chanel seemed to have lost focus once the bodice was complete. Though to finish with slacks would have been lovely. I don’t know what’s going on at Chanel but they have certainly been missing all of the marks this year.

      As for Ariana, she is competing against an iconic movie that has been loved, admired and cherished for fifty years, and against the powerful performance of Rita, who is still kicking asses and taking names. Rita is certainly a GOAT!!

  2. OzJennifer says:

    Ariana and Rachel are coordinating to wear the colours of the Ukrainian flag. I wonder if that was intentional?

  3. Jillian says:

    Riz Ahmed looks absolutely gorgeous…from the neck up. I love Lashana Lynch’s dress, so interesting

    • Yup, Me says:

      He really does. I want to see him in a film where he plays a sexy elf king love interest.

      Also I love that marigold dress. It’s one of my favorite colors and I love (LOVE) how it particularly glows against Black and Brown skin. Swoon.

  4. jferber says:

    Lashana Lynch was the standout for me. The dress is a great fit on her and she is amazingly beautiful. I just fell in love with her face.

    • Jais says:

      Her makeup was so good. The black eyeshadow and the red lip with the matte black dress. My eyes just kept going back to her.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Lashana was stunning last night!! The dress, her make up was all well done!!! Though I wish her dress had been a little longer but it didn’t ruin her look at all.

  5. minx says:

    Ariana’s was my favorite of the night, that color on her!

  6. SAS says:

    Wait- what’s going on with Daniel Kaluuya’s personal life? A quick google didn’t bring up much recent gossip?

    I give major props to him and Riz for going creative with their menswear. Who cares if it didn’t come out perfectly (I have quibbles with both), it’s interesting, memorable and bold.

    Lucy got the best of the Chanels.

    Lashana and Ariana are just flawless old-Hollywood glamour and im here for it.

    • CourtneyB says:

      He’s apparently fallen under the sway of some guru. If you search, celebitchy covered it. Maybe last week?

  7. MsIam says:

    I like Ariana’s dress the best but I want to snatch that flower thing off. That dress is gorgeous but did someone look at it and say “Oh, I know, it just needs one more thing! A sparkly red flower thingy!” No!

  8. Khadijah.R says:

    I love the color of Zegler’s dress. So pretty.

    Thank you for putting pictures of Bamber and Boynton in sequence. I always always always get the two of them mixed up to the point where I think they’re just one person and I’m getting their name wrong so that was definitely helpful to me!

  9. Lucy2 says:

    I’m not the biggest fan of yellow, but Ariana’s dress is lovely. Rachel’s too. Lashana’s dress I’m not sold on, but she looks fantastic.