Viola Davis in Stella McCartney at the BAFTAs: gorgeous and Oscar worthy?

Viola Davis was nominated for Leading Actress last night at the BAFTAs (that category went to Cate Blanchett), but as you know we’re not going to see her at the Oscars due to OSW and some questionable campaigning. Viola was looking gorgeous in a purple sequin Stella McCartney with a built-in cape. My only question is – how is this Stella McCartney? It looks too sleek and elegant to be Stella, she usually adds some fug details to her pieces and/or the tailoring is off. Viola is perfection here and I love her styling!

EE Rising Star nominee Sheila Atim (that went to Emma Mackey) from The Woman King was much more regal than the actual UK royals (although that bar is low) in a silver Prada column gown with matching gloves. I don’t know if this would work as well without the wrinkled-looking fabric, there’s something cool about that. I love the Chopard necklace too. I know that bare necks are in right now, but it really works.

Gwendoline Christie was statuesque in one of her boyfriend Giles Deacon’s designs. She was so stylish in Wednesday and I feel like that upped her style game somewhat. Not every celebrity would be able to pull this off, it’s a weird tiered ruffle gown with a leatherette collar and belt, but she looks magnificent in it.

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Ellie Goulding looks so different with dark hair and this dress is fug! This would be great at the Grammys though. I didn’t realize until I saw this on Twitter that the sleeves are really long and cover her hands. Something nice – I love that necklace and am assuming it’s Bvlgari. I am going to wear a Bvlgari snake necklace one day. I may have to return it, but I’m going to wear it, I’m putting that out in the universe.

Photos credit: Cat Morley / Avalon and Getty

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  1. Jillian says:

    Sheila Atim looks incredible!

  2. MsIam says:

    I don’t like any of these outfits. Sorry.

  3. Izzy says:

    I saw a comment somewhere comparing Ellie Goulding to a dementor and now I can’t unsee it.

  4. Lady Esther says:

    Viola Davis looks stunning. Easily best dressed of the night for me, but I’m a fan of Stella McCartney and she can totally do sleek. I think her designs are some of the best Meghan has ever worn. I also loved the simple dress Stella wore recently to get her gong from Charles, with the perfect high heels and wispy veil. I even bought myself some of her perfume years ago because it smelled like roses and reminded me of my garden!

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Viola Davis does look stunning!!! She’s such an incredible actor.

      All of the women look fabulous except Ellie Goulding. And that tweet is spot on!! She does look like one of those inflatable devices in front of retail establishments. What was she thinking??

  5. Miranda says:

    I like the general idea of Sheila Atim’s ensemble, but not the fabric. I can’t see wrinkled metallic fabric without thinking “baked potato”.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      The fabric that Ms. Atim is wearing has crystals on them when you look at her dress. I think it’s fabulous!!

  6. Jais says:

    Viola looks great. The color and fit is gorgeous on her.

    • Carmen says:

      This is the best I’ve seen her look. Some of her red carpet dresses have been dreadful but she totally knocked it out of the ballpark with this one. Purple is definitely her color.

  7. Original penguin says:

    It reminds me of Meghan’s caped Stella. I have to say I’ve always been impressed by the SMc designs she’s worn

    • Sass says:

      Sheila’s dress reminds me of another commenter on a previous article: she looks beautiful and oven-ready.

      I’m not a big fan overall of most of these.

  8. Becks1 says:

    Stella McCartney is really hit or miss for me. I either think she knocks it out of the park or its totally fug. Meghan’s evening reception dress is one of my favorite looks for M ever. I think this look for Viola is a total hit. She looks fantastic.

  9. Hannah says:

    Viola Davis looks stunning! That colour is so regal on her. Her body is banging! Has the perfect amount of sparkle to look glamorous as opposed to “mummy got hold of the bedazzle gun gold caped gown look after too many cheeky glasses of🍷🍷🍷”. Hair and makeup is ✨chef’s kiss✨. And like the “Women King” she is – that cape is the perfect accessory

  10. SAS says:

    This could be up there with a personal best for Gwendoline Christie- she looks gorgeous! Viola always looks stunning, this colour and sleek cut is sexy on her.

    Sheila Atim is pulling off the tin foil look for me!

  11. Kate says:

    Ellie Goulding looks…..different these days.

  12. HeyKay says:

    Viola looks terrific.
    Dress #2. Interesting but a bit tin foil looking material.
    That grey dress looks awful. Bad shade of grey ugly neckline and those overly long sleeves make it look as if she is playing dress up.

  13. Kirsten says:

    Gwen and Viola look amazing — both dresses are great choices.

  14. EmpressCakey says:

    Sheila Atim looks like an absolute goddess!!

  15. one of the marys says:

    Gwendoline Christie is my favourite this made me gasp. I love the styling and that amazing red lip. Too bad her boyfriend looked glum

  16. SIde Eye says:

    Elie Goulding reminds me of those inflatables whose arms flap in the wind that you see at the car wash with those sleeves.

    Viola is so beautiful. I love everything about her look.

  17. Rnot says:

    Viola looks like a movie star. The rest of them look more like they’re playing dress up.

  18. TIFFANY says:

    Viola is stunning as always and Stella should be sending Viola some flowers this morning for giving her work creditability on the red carpet.

    Gwendolyn is just a beautiful woman.

  19. Nicegirl says:

    Yes 👏 you will wear that 💎 necklace one day!!

    I think that’s my fave Stella ever. Purple sequins & a cape 🔥

  20. tamsin says:

    I echo everyone- Viola was absolutely stunning! Classic and elegant.

  21. Jm says:

    Viola looks AMAZING. That dress. *swoon*

  22. Erin says:

    How did Ellie not realize she needed nipple covers for that dress? Fug and inappropriate for the event.

  23. Janice Hill says:

    Wow. Briene the beauty…In a good way.

  24. Mrs. Smith says:

    Sheila has a stylist who knows how to dress to kill with opera length gloves. It’s kind of painful to see K and her struggle gloves in the same frame.

  25. Christine says:

    I am not remotely a fashionista, but Viola looks AMAZING.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Viola is stunning. The purple outfit is perfection on her. (biased because I love the color) Appreciative because Viola rocks the color. Not a fan of the other outfits. Don’t care for the aluminum foil look. Don’t like Gwendolyn Christie’s look either.

      I’m horrified by Ellie Goulding’s dress. Not kidding. She reminds me of any number of evil characters from a Madeleine L’Engle book or Slender Man. Bad, Bad, Bad. Honestly, the Slender Man look really effin creeps me out. That shit happened within 60 miles from me. Blech. Not avante garde. Not fashionable. Effin creepy imo.