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Baftas 2023: The boldest red carpet looks, from Florence Pugh to Eddie Redmayne

Another awards show, another gorgeous array of red carpet looks that has got the internet talking.

The 2023 Bafta awards are taking place this year at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 19 February, and we were on the red carpet as the A-list nominees and attendees arrived.

Florence Pugh, Eddie Redmayne, Anya Taylor-Joy, Danielle Deadwyler, and Sophie Turner were among the early arrivals, with stars like Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Paul Mescal, and Viola Davis also walking the carpet this year.

There were lots of all-black looks, as well as a fair few sheer gowns, and plenty of glitzy, embellished get-ups.

Here’s a look at some of the boldest looks on the Baftas red carpet this year:

Florence Pugh

The Wonder star Florence Pugh opted for a bright orange, sheer, form-fitting Nina Ricci gown designed by Harris Reed.

She completed her look with a dainty diamond necklace and earrings, and wore her hair in a chic updo that mimicked her layered tulle neckline.

Florence Pugh in Nina Ricci by Harris Reed (Getty Images)
Florence Pugh in Nina Ricci by Harris Reed (Getty Images)

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Good Nurse, walked down the red carpet with his wife Hannah Bagshawe.

He wore an impeccably tailored black suit for his appearance on Sunday.

Eddie Redmayne at the Baftas (Getty Images)
Eddie Redmayne at the Baftas (Getty Images)

Jamie Lee Curtis

Best Supporting Actress nominee Jamie Lee Curtis paired a black blazer with a satin cream skirt for her Baftas red carpet look this year.

Curtis is nominated for her role as IRS inspector Deirdre Beaubeirdre in the critically acclaimed Everything Everywhere All At Once.

Jamie Lee Curtis at the 2023 Bafta awards (Getty Images)
Jamie Lee Curtis at the 2023 Bafta awards (Getty Images)

Sheila Atim

The Woman King actor Sheila Atim dazzled in a strapless silver Prada gown with matching gloves. The Ugandan-British star wore Chopard diamond jewellery and kept her make-up fresh, natural, and dewy.

She’s nominated for the EE Rising Star Award, which is decided by a public vote.

Sheila Atikm in Prada (Getty Images)
Sheila Atikm in Prada (Getty Images)

Anya Taylor-Joy

Bafta presenter and The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy was a vision in a beige-brown custom Schiaparelli dress, with a matching cape and strappy, barely there heels.

She wore a bold brown lip and left her hair down.

Anya Taylor-Joy in custom Schiaparelli (Getty Images)
Anya Taylor-Joy in custom Schiaparelli (Getty Images)

Michelle Yeoh

Everything Everywhere All At Once star Michelle Yeoh wore a stunning beige Dior suit, with exaggerated sleeves and cigarette trousers.

Together with her statement earrings, the Best Actress nominee’s red carpet ensemble exuded equal parts glamour and power.

Michelle Yeoh in Dior (Getty Images)
Michelle Yeoh in Dior (Getty Images)

Lily James

Pam & Tommy actor Lily James attended the Baftas in a gorgeous cream Tamara Ralph gown, with a plunging, web-like neckline fashioned entirely from crystals and pearls.

Her hair was slicked back, and she finished the look with diamond jewellery, including an oval ring.

Lily James in Tamara Ralph (Getty Images)
Lily James in Tamara Ralph (Getty Images)

Andreea Cristea

Stilleto Shades blogger Andreea Cristea wore a dramatic black and gold minidress with exaggerated sleeves, designed by Indian designer Rahul Mishra.

Andreea Cristea in Rahul Mishra (Getty Images)
Andreea Cristea in Rahul Mishra (Getty Images)

Gwendoline Christie

Wednesday star Gwendoline Christie wore a tiered black gown designed by her boyfriend, the British designer Giles Deacon. The waist was adorned with a black belt, and Christie’s outfit was elevated by a bold red lip.

Jodie Turner-Smith

Anne Boleyn star Jodie Turner-Smith pulled up at the Baftas in a feathered lilac gown with sequins. The outfit was elevated by Smith’s make-up – deep purple shadow with a perfect cat-eye and glittering rhinestones speckled across her face.

Jodie Turner-Smith at the 2023 Bafta Awards (Getty Images)
Jodie Turner-Smith at the 2023 Bafta Awards (Getty Images)

Ariana DeBose

Ariana DeBose wore a sheer, nude Fendi gown with a matching bodysuit. The West Side Story star paired the outfit with transparent, vinyl heels and Bulgari jewellery.

Ariana DeBose in Fendi (Getty Images)
Ariana DeBose in Fendi (Getty Images)

Sophie Turner

Another sheer gown, Sophie Turner’s Louis Vuitton black floor-length, long-sleeved creation was adorned with jewels in different shapes, sizes, and colours.

Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton (Getty Images)
Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton (Getty Images)

You can find the full list of winners at the Bafta awards, as they are announced, here.