Stars leave the boozy BAFTA after party

Rebel Wilson ditches her heels for SLIPPERS while Naomi Campbell sports Nike Dunks as they lead the exits alongside bleary-eyed Lily James and Billie Piper at boozy BAFTA after party

They were among the glamorous arrivals at the glitzy annual British British Academy Film Awards on Sunday.

However some of the industries A-list left the BAFTAs afterparty looking slighty worse for wear, as stars ditched their heels and opted for more comfortable footwear as they left the British Vogue x Tiffany & Co bash held at private member’s club Annabels in London’s Mayfair on Sunday night.

BAFTAs host Rebel Wilson, 42, ditched her heels for a pair of black slippers as she made her way to her ride home, while supermodel Naomi Cambell, 51, opted for a pair of comfortable Nike Dunks.

Home time! Some of the industries A-list left the BAFTAs afterparty looking slighty worse for wear, as stars ditched their heels and opted for more comfortable footwear as they left the British Vogue x Tiffany & Co bash held at private member’s club Annabels in London’s Mayfair on Sunday night

They were joined by the likes of Lily James and Billie Piper, who were seen making bleary-eyed exits from the boozy bash, which followed the ceremony celebrating the best and brightest in film this year.

While Rebel stayed in the same glitzy red gown she had worn during the cermeony, she switched up the look slightly by opting for a pair of black fluffy slippers for the journey back to her hotel. 

Meanwhile, Naomi co-ordinated her demure black velvet gown with the classic Nike trainers and pair of oversized sunglasses as she stepped out of the exclusive venue.

Time to go! While Rebel stayed in the same glitzy red gown she had worn during the cermeony, she switched up the look slightly by opting for a pair of black fluffy slippers for the journey back to her hotel

Think pink! Florence Plugh was among the celebrity departures in a satin pink mini dress

Lily, 32, who left the party hand-in-hand with her boyfriend Michael Shuman, looked partied out as she left the swanky do – after skipping the actual ceremony before hitting the celebrity after parties.

The Pam and Tommy actress was wearing a cute floral mini dress, which showcased her toned pins, with a pair of quirky thigh-high boots which were adorned with decorative flowers.

Meanwhile, Billie, 39, left the party wearing a black top and skirt combo with black boots, before hitting Chiltern Firehouse until 4am as she party hopped between the two venues.

Couple: Lily, 32, who left the party hand-in-hand with her boyfriend Michael Shuman, looked partied out as she left the swanky do – after skipping the actual ceremony before hitting the celebrity after parties

Ahead of the celebratory party, Dune dominated the British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night, while The Power Of The Dog took home Best Film.

The science fiction movie swept the board as it scooped five out of its eleven nominations for the 75th ceremony which saw diversity triumph, with Lashana Lynch taking home Rising Star, deaf actor Troy Kotsur awarded Supporting Actor and West Side Story’s Ariana Debose accepting the Supporting Actress gong.

Joanna Scanlan, 60, won the Leading Actress award for her performance in the Aleem Khan-directed drama After Love and Will Smith, 53, won the Leading Actor gong for his role in King Richard.

Regal: Naomi still looked the picture of elegance as she made her way out of the party

Ethereal: Jenna Coleman, 35, looked angelic in a floaty white silk dress with semi-sheer panelling

Switching it up! Emma Watson ditched her awards gown in favour of a chic black suit

The politically charged show returned after a two-year delay with host Rebel Wilson giving Vladimir Putin the middle finger, while many of the stars wore black and Ukraine ribbons in a mark of solidarity.

Dune was awarded Special Visual Effects, Sound, Production Design, Cinematography and Original Score.

The first of a two-part adaptation of the 1965 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, directed by Denis Villeneuve, was presented the Best Cinematography Award by Naomi Campbell and Ru-Paul.

Hans Zimmer was once again recognised in the Original Score category after battling it out against Being The Ricardos, Don’t Look Up, The French Dispatch and The Power of the Dog.

On the way! Ellie Bamber was joined by a pal as she left the veny in a semi-sheer black skirt and heels

However, Dune lost out on the Best Film gong to the gritty Western movie The Power of the Dog. Director Jane Campion couldn’t attend the ceremony and so producer Tanya Seghatchian accepted it on her behalf.

Leading Actress Joanna admitted to being overwhelmed by her success when she took to the stage.

She said: “Oh come on! Some stories have surprise endings, don’t they?”

Joanna faced competition from Lady Gaga, Alana Haim, Emilia Jones, Tessa Thompson and Renate Reinsve for the award.

Supermodel style! It was no surprise that fashion elite Kate Moss was in attendance

Sizzling! Sabrina Elba looked sensaional in a form-fitting black gown with a leather bodice

So extra! Jourdan Dunn pulled out all of the stops in an incredible ice blue leopard print ensemble

But she explained on stage that the film – which tells the story of a widow who discovers her late husband’s secret family – was made with ‘blood, sweat and tears’.

Earlier in the night, Will Smith won the Leading Actor gong for his role in ‘King Richard’. The Hollywood star played the part of Richard Williams – the dad of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams – in the hit film.

The success marked the first BAFTA win of Will’s career, but he wasn’t able to attend the ceremony in London.

After vows from organisers to improve diversity among the stars being nominated, the ceremony saw the likes of Bond star Lashana take to the stage, hailing her working class background after winning the Rising Star award.

Barely there! Neelam Gill left little to the imaginatin in a silver netted crop top and skirt

Glam! AJ Odudu, Nicola Coughlan and Simone Ashley were all pictured leaving

The actress, 34, portrayed MI6 agent Nomi inJames Bond’s No Time to Die.

She said: ‘Thank you everyone who voted. Wow thank you everyone involved in No Time To Die, my career, my parents, my grandparents who came from Jamaica – the Windrush generation. I am thankful for them for my existence.

I am proud to come from a working class family, I have been taught about failure, about no’s and how to celebrate your yeses. Now I get to celebrate a yes, I never expected.

‘I want to thank the women who taught me how to be in this industry as a dark skinned women. Thank you for laying the foundations for people like me. I appreciate it. Thank you.’

And No Time To Die was a big winner on the night with Tom Cross and Elliot Graham winning Best Editing, beating Belfast, Dune, Licorice Pizza and Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised).

Ariana DeBose was awarded the gong for Best Supporting Actress in West Side Story. The 31-year-old portrayed Anita in the adaptation of the 1957 musical. West Side Story also scooped Best Casting with Cindy Tolan.

The actress was against tough competition in the category as she went head-to head with Caitríona Balfe (Belfast), Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter), Ann Dowd (Mass), Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard) and Ruth Negga (Passing).

Ariana said her win for best supporting actress in West Side Story is ‘the wildest ride of my life’ but she is ‘thrilled’ to see diversity at the London ceremony.

Speaking backstage after her win, DeBose said: ‘Go in and show them what you have to offer, you are absolutely worthy, that is what this experience has taught me. It has been the wildest ride of my life and getting wilder every day.

‘I will say it has been so overwhelming and exciting, this doesn’t happen every day, but I am excited by the opportunity to work with different people – there is a rumour I am going to be in a Sony Marvel film, I am looking for new art to make.’

Belfast won Outstanding British Film, with director Kenneth Branagh saying: ‘This is a black and white film about The Troubles, it was not an easy pitch but with the great talent in this room please remember if you build it, they will come.

‘Believe in the uniqueness of your story, your voice and the imagination of the public to embrace any story well told. Thank you very much for being so kind to ours, we deeply appreciate it.’

The actor also presented Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer which was awarded to Jeymes Samuel for The Harder They Fall.

Troy Kotsur took home Supporting Actor for Coda – following a teenager being the only hearing member of a deaf family, who struggles to balance her attempts to help her family’s struggling fishing business and her own life aspirations.

Millie Bobby Brown and Florence Pugh gave him the award. The deaf actor, 53, said winning the BAFTA is a ‘big pay-off for many years of hellish times’.

He said: ‘I am extremely thrilled… I feel like a survivor, at times I sofa-surfed, I slept on the bed on set, all the choices I made, I was such a risk-taker… I just kept on in this crazy journey and I believed in myself.

‘I feel like I have been an outsider for so long, you have to push your way in but now it feels like filmmakers are thinking outside of the box, trust me there are some great work to come.

‘It took a long time for Hollywood to accept actors who happen to be deaf, there was so much fear, you have to cast A-listers and are afraid of losing money… we are trying to encourage filmmakers to fight for that authenticity.

‘Hearing people are quite ignorant but after this film it feels that separation is being pulled together… the only difference between us is a different language.

‘Our film has had such a great impact. Deaf people are not seen as a victim, my character was a hard-working father and he’s fun, a vulgar sense of humour and he is a hero, I hope it influences culture,’ he added.

Best Costume Design went to Cruella, with Disney also scooping Best Animated film for Encanto, which follows The Madrigals family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto.

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye came out top in the Hair and Make-Up category while Drive My Car triumphed in Film Not In The English Language.

Prince William made a virtual appearance to speak about the Breakthrough charity initiative. He added: ‘Congratulations to all the nominees, I wish you a wonderful evening.’

Host Rebel looked incredible in a plunging red sequin gown. The actress, 42, referenced her incredible five stone weight loss as she told the audience: ‘I might look a bit different from the last time you saw me here. That was me two years ago and I have had a transformation. I hope J.K Rowling still approves.

‘Everybody is asking me why did you lose weight? Well clearly it was to get the attention of Robert Pattinson. You know how they say ‘once you have Bat, you can’t go back’. I’m just joking.

‘Guys, seriously I didn’t lose weight just for a guy, I did it to get more acting roles. I’m now so excited I can play the non-funny love interest in an Adam Sandler movie.’


Rebel Wilson, who will be hosting the Academy’s 75th ceremony, recently admitted to her nerves and that she worries about being cancelled for her jokes.

She confessed to the Radio Times: ‘Your head is on the chopping block as the host, which is a bit scary. I get very nervous.

‘It’s a very hard time for comedians, because what can you say without being cancelled?’

The nominations were announced last month with Dune, The Power Of The Dog and Belfast leading with 11, eight and six respectively.

Denis Villeneuve’s star-studded sci-fi epic landed a slew of technical nods, along with a nod for the top prize for Best Film, while Jane Campion’s dark Western and Kenneth Branagh’s Irish biopic follows close behind with eight and six respectively.

While the Academy once again recognised three women in the Director’s shortlist, this year’s nominations fell short on BAFTA’s vow to improve diversity, with only seven people of colour nominated in contrast to last year’s 12.

It looks set to be a competitive evening in the acting categories, with Lady Gaga, Caitriona Balfe and Benedict Cumberbatch battling it out for the leading honours, alongside newcomers Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ariana DeBose and Adeel Akhtar.

While many of Dune’s nominations came in the technical categories, it’s also landed a nod for Best Film, alongside Belfast, Don’t Look Up, Licorice Pizza and The Power of the Dog.

The critically-acclaimed film, the first of two films based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, had been tipped for awards glory, with Hans Zimmer once again recognised in the Original Score category, along with nods for Casting, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup and Hair, Sound and Special Visual Effects.

After its success at the Golden Globes, the dark Western The Power of the Dog landed eight nominations, including Best Film, Director and Adapted Screenplay for Jane Campion, Leading Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch, Original Score, Cinematography, and two nominations in the Supporting Actor category for Kodi Smit-McPhee and Jesse Plemons

Following close behind is Belfast, which landed six nods despite an unexpected snub for Kenneth in the Director category.

The drama, which stars Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench and newcomer Jude Hill and is based on Kenneths’ childhood growing up in Northern Ireland at the height of The Troubles, was also nominated for Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay, Supporting Actress for Caitriona, Supporting Actor for Ciarán Hinds and Editing.

Following the surprise BAFTA success of 2012’s Skyfall, the British Academy has also recognised Daniel Craig’s swan song in the James Bond franchise, with five nominations.

The action-packed epic, which was delayed multiple times due to the Covid pandemic, landed nods for Outstanding British Film, Special Visual Effects, Editing, Cinematography and Sound.

In the Outstanding British Film category, Belfast and No Time To Die will fight it out for the honour alongside After Love, Ali & Ava, Boiling Point, Cyrano, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, House of Gucci, Last Night in Soho, and Passing.

The Leading Actress prize will go to either Lady Gaga (House of Gucci), Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza), Emilia Jones (Coda), Renate Reinsve (The Worst Person in the World), Joanna Scanlan (After Love), or Tessa Thompson (Passing).

Adeel Akhtar (Ali & Ava), Mahershala Ali (Swan Song), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog), Leonardo DiCaprio (Don’t Look Up), Stephen Graham (Boiling Point) and Will Smith (King Richard) are shortlisted for the Leading Actor award.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress are Caitríona Balfe (Belfast), Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter), Ariana Debose (West Side Story), Ann Dowd (Mass), Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard) and Ruth Negga (Passing).

Mike Faist (West Side Story), Ciarán Hinds (Belfast), Troy Kotsur (Coda), Woody Norman (C’mon C’mon), Jesse Plemons (The Power Of The Dog), Kodi Smit-Mcphee (The Power Of The Dog) have landed nods for Supporting Actor.

All of the performers in the Supporting Actor category are first-time nominees, with a total of 19 out of the 24 nominees up acting accolades earning their place on the shortlist for the first time.

Disney’s critically-lauded musical Encanto leads the nominations for Animated Film, competing opposite Flee, Luca and The Mitchells Vs The Machines.

However, despite vows to improve diversity among the stars being nominated, this year’s list of nods falls short on 2021, with seven people of colour nominated as opposed to last year’s 12.

In recent years BAFTA, and other film Academies such as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, have come under fire for a lack of diversity in their nominations list, and ahead of this year’s ceremony, the British Academy bosses reiterated their vow to recognise a wider range of films and actors.

Amanda Berry, CEO of BAFTA, said: ‘Congratulations to all our nominees, whose extraordinary talent and achievements have shone through in another incredible year for film.

‘BAFTA celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, so it is a particularly special year for us and we are proud to be announcing the nominations from our recently redeveloped home at 195 Piccadilly.

‘We look forward to celebrating our nominees’ incredible talent in person when we welcome everyone to London’s Royal Albert Hall for the EE British Academy Film Awards on 13 March.’

Krishnendu Majumdar, Chair of BAFTA, added: ‘This year’s nominations showcase a remarkable range of creative work in-front of and behind the camera. We know that by celebrating outstanding achievement today, we are inspiring future generations for years to come.

‘Two years ago, we launched a wide-ranging review into our voting, membership and campaigning processes and I want to thank the BAFTA members and the wider industry for embracing these changes.

‘Our goal is to level the playing field for awards entries so that more films and the true diverse range of exceptional creative talent in the UK and internationally is represented and celebrated. With 48 films nominated today, we’re delighted to be able to shine a spotlight on such phenomenal breadth of stories and performances.’ 



Best Film

 The Power of the Dog- WINNER


Don’t Look Up


Licorice Pizza 


Outstanding British Film

Belfast- WINNER 

After Love

Ali & Ava 

Boiling Point


Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

House of Gucci

Last Night in Soho

No Time To Die



Leading Actress

Joanna Scanlan, After Love – WINNER 

Lady Gaga, House of Gucci

Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

Emilia Jones, CODA

Renata Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World 

Tessa Thompson, Passing


Leading Actor

Will Smith, King Richard- WINNER 

Adeel Akhtar, Ali & Ava

Mahershala Ali, Swansong

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

Leonardo DiCaprio, Don’t Look Up

Stephen Graham, Boiling Point 


Supporting Actress

Victory: Ariana DeBose was awarded the gong for Best Supporting Actress

Ariana DeBose, West Side Story – WINNER

Caitríona Balfe, Belfast

Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter 

Ruth Negga, Passing

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Ann Dowd, Mass


Supporting Actor

Congrats: Troy Kotsur got Supporting Actor for his role in Coda 

Troy Kotsur, CODA- WINNER 

Mike Faist, West Side Story

Ciarán Hinds, Belfast 

Woody Norman, C’mon C’mon

Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog

Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog  



Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog- WINNER 

Aleem Khan, After Love

Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car

Audrey Diwan, Happening

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza 

Julia Ducournau, Titane


Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

The Harder They Fall- WINNER 

After Love

Boiling Point 

Keyboard Fantasies



Adapted Screenplay


Drive My Car


The Lost Daughter

The Power of the Dog  


Original Screenplay

Licorice Pizza- WINNER 

Being the Ricardos


Don’t Look Up

King Richard 

EE Rising Star Award

EE Rising Star Award: Bond star Lashana Lynch won

Lashana Lynch -WINNER 

Harris Dickinson

Millicent Simmonds 

Kodi Smit-McPhee

Ariana DeBose



Nightmare Alley

No Time To Die

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth


Animated Film

Encanto- WINNER



The Mitchells vs The Machines



Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)- WINNER 

Becoming Cousteau



The Rescue 


Film Not in the English Language

Drive My Car- WINNER

The Hand of God

Parallel Mothers

Petite Maman

The Worst Person in the World

Costume Design

Costume Design: Cruella won the gong

Cruella- WINNER



The French Dispatch

Nightmare Alley


Make Up & Hair

The Eyes of Tammy Faye- WINNER 




House of Gucci

Original Score

Dune – WINNER 

Being The Ricardos

Don’t Look Up 

The French Dispatch

The Power of the Dog



No Time To Die- WINNER 



Licorice Pizza 

Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Production Design

Dune – WINNER 


The French Dispatch

Nightmare Alley

West Side Story


Dune – WINNER  

Last Night in Soho

No Time to Die

A Quiet Place Part II

West Side Story 


Special Visual Effects


British Short Animation


Boiling Point 

The Hand of God

King Richard

West Side Story


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