I couldn’t wait to see what styles the stars would turn up in at this year’s 67th Annual BAFTA Awards, and like always, they didn’t disappoint.
Of course, the biggest hair sensation of the night was Oprah and her lionesque cascade of reddish curls. Nominated for The Butler, she bounced to the stage to try on an English accent as she presented the evening’s top award for the believe-it-or-not-it’s-British Gravity.
Just about everybody who’s anybody turned up on the Royal Opera House red carpet looking fantastic, making it hard to narrow it down to just five. But in the end, there were five who really stood out for me, embodying the lush, elegant spirit of the evening.
5. Ruth Wilson
If there were an award for sheer glitz, British actress Ruth Wilson would take it for her sparkly silver Antonio Berardi tux. When your outfit makes such a strong statement, you need bold hair, and Ruth didn’t disappoint, with her short auburn curls styled into a wild, wavy sideswept updo.
4. Amy Adams
Amy’s sleek every-hair-in-place-low-side-parted style, crowned by a flat side bun, was complemented by a floor-length Victoria Beckham black gown in a look so understated and classic, it might have been easy to overlook her if the overall effect hadn’t been so stunning.
3. Lea Seydoux
Flaming against a cool royal blue Miu Miu sequined scoop-neck sheer-skirted gown, Lea’s red hair was parted on the side and smoothed into elegant Gatsby-era finger waves. Nominated for her film Blue is the Warmest Colour, Lea proved there’s nothing warmer than this spicy ginger shade.
2. Naomie Harris
On a night when almost everybody turned up in winter black, Bond girl Naomie made a bold springtime splash in a fuchsia Gucci gown and an elegant updo, a look Perez Hilton crowed lent her “full goddess status.” With lipstick coordinated to match her leg-baring dress, this new, glamorous look is certainly a sign of great things ahead for Naomie.
1. Angelina Jolie
With her cool minimal look alongside Brad Pitt in matchy-matchy black-and-white suits, Angelina’s hair was tousled and blown to perfection in a pretty look that departs from Angelina’s usual formal up- or back-swept, off the face red-carpet look. Without being messy, the wide-open “undone” neckline of her pure white blouse, smoky eyes, and loose, casual hair presented a fresh side of this versatile actress.