Amy Adams leads the glamour at star-studded BAFTA Nominees’ Party

Amy Adams oozes elegance in a chic black dress as she joins Melissa McCarthy and Rachel Weisz at star-studded BAFTA Nominees’ Party at Kensington Palace

  • Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite has swept the nominations with 12 nods in top categories
  • The film’s lead Olivia Colman has received her first BAFTA nomination for a film role after previously winning for TV hits Twenty Twelve, Accused and Broadchurch
  • The Favourite will compete with A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman, Green Book and Roma for Best Film
  • Bohemian Rhapsody could build on its surprise success at the Golden Globes with its seven BAFTA nominations, but it has missed out on chance at Best Film
  • A Star Is Born has scored the same number of BAFTA nominations as its rival Bohemian Rhapsody, with seven chances
  • Joanna Lumley returns for a second stint behind the podium for the 72nd annual awards 
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The biggest night in British film, The EE British Academy Film Awards are set to take place on Sunday.

And, Saturday evening saw celebrities descend on Kensington Palace in London in their droves to attend the Nespresso British Academy Film Awards Nominees’ Party.     

Amy Adams, 44, stunned on the red carpet as she arrived clad in a form-fitting black pencil dress, which clung to her sensational curves. 






Amy Adams, 44, stunned on the red carpet in a form-fitting black pencil dress as she joined Melissa McCarthy, 48, and Rachel Weisz, 48, at Kensington Palace in London to attend the Nespresso British Academy Film Awards Nominees’ Party

The Vice actress looked chic in her classic LBD, which featured elegant cap-sleeves and a blunt neckline, and added height to her frame with embellished peep-toe heels.

The Vicenza-born star styled her glossy red tresses into glamorous curls, swept over to one side, to allow her vintage style jewel encrusted pearl earrings to be on display. 

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The blue-eyed beauty looked radiant, with her skin glowing under the lights of the cameras’ flashes, with her piercing eyes accentuated with earth-toned brown make-up. 

To complete her look, Amy opted for eye-catching jewel-adorned bracelets, which gave a modern twist to her elegant ensemble. 


Finishing touches: To complete her look, Amy opted for eye-catching jewel-adorned bracelets, which gave a modern twist to her elegant ensemble


Glam: The Vice actress looked chic in her classic LBD, which featured elegant cap-sleeves and a blunt neckline, and added height to her frame with embellished peep-toe heels


Stunning: The Vicenza-born star styled her glossy red tresses into glamorous curls, swept over to one side, to allow her vintage style jewel encrusted pearl earrings to be on display




Glorious: The Enchanted leading lady was poised on the red carpet, with her hands gracefully held together


Breathtaking: Amy was preened to perfection for the glamorous event


Dripping with jewels: Amy’s dress featured a delicate centre bow, but her Chanel jewels drew the most attention

Melissa McCarthy, 48, sparkled her way across the red carpet in a shimmering black suit jacket, with white feature buttons adding a stark contrast.

The mother-of-two teamed her dazzling outer layer with a chic high-necked black sweater and high-waisted velvet trousers.  

Melissa’s brunette locks were styled into glamorous curls and her eyes popped with dark lashes, while a pillar-box red lip completed her powerful look.


Beauty: Her piercing eyes accentuated with earth-toned brown make-up and a slick of black mascara






Camera-read: The Sharp Objects actress clearly knew her best angles as she stood with one leg in front of the other 


Happy lady: Amy grinned from ear to ear as she posed for photographs on the red carpet


Dazzling: Melissa McCarthy, 48, sparkled her way across the red carpet in a shimmering black suit jacket , with white feature buttons adding a stark contrast


Beauty: Melissa’s brunette locks were styled into glamorous curls and her eyes popped with dark lashes, while a pillar-box red lip completed her powerful look

The actress starred as Lee Israel in the biopic, Can You Ever Forgive Me? and was joined on the red carpet by her co-star Richard E. Grant, 61. 

The friends and colleagues couldn’t contain their delight at being reunited once again at the star-studded bash, as they cracked jokes and flashed wide smiles. 

Richard opted to wear an unexpected combination of clothing for the bash, teaming a denim shirt and pin-striped waistcoat with a navy blue suit.


Chic styling: The mother-of-two teamed her dazzling outer layer with a chic high-necked black sweater and high-waisted velvet trousers


Friends and colleagues: The actress starred as Lee Israel in the biopic, Can You Ever Forgive Me? and was joined on the red carpet by her co-star Richard E. Grant, 61


Good times: The friends and colleagues couldn’t contain their delight at being reunited once again at the star-studded bash


Cracking jokes: Melissa and Richard cracked jokes and flashed wide smiles


Quirky: Richard opted to wear an unexpected combination of clothing for the bash, teaming a denim shirt and pin-striped waistcoat with a navy blue suit


Unique styling: Richard opted to wear an unexpected combination of clothing for the bash, teaming a denim shirt and pin-striped waistcoat with a navy blue suit

Adding an extra splash of colour, the Star Wars actor strolled around in a pair of light blue suede shoes, complete with blue laces. 

Rachel Weisz, 48, looked edgy as she stepped out in an unusual knee-length black and white dress, which she teamed with a pair of thigh high boots. 

The London-born actress, who is nominated for her role in The Favourite, opted a baby-doll style frock, which featured a jewel encrusted black top-half.


Edgy: Rachel Weisz, 48, looked edgy as she stepped out in an unusual knee-length black and white dress, which she teamed with a pair of thigh high boots




Sparkling: The London -born actress, who is nominated for her role in The Favourite, opted a baby-doll style frock, which featured a jewel encrusted black top-half


Beauty: Her flawless visage was adorned with an understated make-up look


Sweet styling: The lower half comprised an A-line white skirt with a black jewel-encrusted hemline, while the sleeves of her dress followed a similar design






Layered look: Ensuring she kept warm on the red carpet, The Favourite star slipped on a white long-sleeved top beneath her eye-catching frock


Unexpected: Rachel teamed the high-necked number with a pair of heeled, ruched leather-look thigh high boots, which gave her overall look a more casual feel

The lower half comprised an A-line white skirt with a black jewel-encrusted hemline, while the sleeves of her dress followed a similar design.

Ensuring she kept warm on the red carpet, The Favourite star slipped on a white long-sleeved top beneath her eye-catching frock. 

Rachel teamed the high-necked number with a pair of heeled, ruched leather-look thigh high boots, which gave her overall look a more casual feel. 


Looking good: Rachel draped the long strap of her black handbag over her shoulder, keeping her belongings close by her side at all times




Gorgeous: A dusting of blusher added a flush to her cheeks, and a glossy pink lip adding a polished finish


Windswept: She styled her long brunette locks into a sweet ponytail, with strands left out at the front and twisted into effortless waves


Couple: Rami Malek, 37, and Lucy Boynton, 25, looked like a picture of true love as they attended Nespresso BAFTAs Nominees’ Party held at Kensington Palace, London on Saturday




Romance: Lucy looked sensational as she rocked a printed black dress complete with lace collar and sleeves


Dressed to impress: Rami looked dapper in a black suit with a quirky white shirt featuring a black pocket

Rachel draped the long strap of her black handbag over her shoulder, keeping her belongings close by her side at all times.

She styled her long brunette locks into a sweet ponytail, with strands left out at the front and twisted into effortless waves.

Her flawless visage was adorned with an understated make-up look, with a dusting of blusher added a flush to her cheeks, and a glossy pink lip adding a polished finish.

The actress had a friendly demeanour, ensuring she waved to the awaiting photographers after taking her place on the red carpet. 


Dapper: He showed off his handsome features as he gelled his locks back and looked sultry for the camera




Stylish: She added height to her frame with quirky burgundy heels and donned a large gold ring to complete her look


Co-stars: The pair play Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and his longtime girlfriend/confidante Mary Austin in 2018 hit film

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    Their romance blossomed when they were cast opposite each other on the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. 

    And Rami Malek, 37, and Lucy Boynton, 25, looked like a picture of true love as they attended the pre-BAFTA party at Kensington Palace.

    Being an award season pro, the actor looked dapper in a black suit with a quirky white shirt featuring a black pocket. 


    Smart: Viggo Mortenson, 60, was putting on a dapper display as he attended the BAFTA Nominees’ Party on Saturday, as he arrived with his Green Book co-star Linda Cardellini, 43


    Sharp: The Hollywood star was looking sharp in a simple navy suit and striped tie




    Flawless: Linda put on a leggy display in a semi sheer dress with a revealing chest cut-out, which she teamed with matching mesh-style heels


    Pretty: The Brokeback Mountain star pulled her brunette tresses into a half-up half-down bouffant, accentuated her flawless complexion with dramatic lined eyes




    Gorgeous: Viggo was in attendance for the bash alongside his on-screen wife Linda, 43, who stunned in a semi-sheer black frock


    Sublime: Linda showed off her amazing pins in a semi-sheer dress with revealing chest cut-outs, as she cosied up to her on-screen spouse upon arrival at the event

    Rami showed off his handsome features as he gelled his locks back to stare into his on-off screen beau’s eyes. 

    Meanwhile Lucy looked sensational as she rocked a printed black dress complete with lace collar and sleeves.

    She added height to her frame with quirky burgundy heels and donned a large gold ring to complete her look.

    The blonde beauty wore her cropped locks away from her face and sported bold eye makeup paired with neutral skin.  

    The stars play Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and his longtime girlfriend/confidante Mary Austin in 2018 hit film with Rami nominated for the best actor BAFTA for his role. 













    Viggo Mortenson, 60, was putting on a dapper display as he attended the BAFTA pre-party, arriving with his Green Book co-star Linda Cardellini, 43.

    The Hollywood star was looking sharp in a simple navy suit and striped tie, while Linda was looking leggy in a cut-out mesh frock.

    The duo’s outing comes as Green Book is set to be one of the top contenders in Sunday’s grand awards show, with four nominations including Best Film. 







    Showing off their close friendship off-screen, Viggo was looking sharp in his navy suit with a red and blue striped tie as he arrived for the bash in London’s Kensington Palace.  

    The Lord Of The Rings star was every inch the silver fox, after earning critical acclaim for his performance as Frank ‘Top Lip’ Vallelonga.

    Viggo is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance, and is expected to be one of the hot favourites when the ceremony takes place on Sunday. 






    Friendly: The actress had a friendly demeanour, ensuring she waved to the awaiting photographers after taking her place on the red carpet


    Friendly: Rachel made sure to wave to the photographers as she left the red carpet, with her bag over her shoulder




    Elegant: Amy oozed elegance as she worked the red carpet with ease


    Walk that walk: Rachel strode off confidently in her thigh high boots

    Meanwhile Linda showed off her amazing pins in a semi-sheer dress with revealing chest cut-outs, as she cosied up to her on-screen spouse upon arrival at the event.

    The Brokeback Mountain star pulled her brunette tresses into a half-up half-down bouffant, and finished the sexy ensemble with matching mesh heels.

    The duo were in attendance for the bash ahead of walking the red carpet for the BAFTA Awards.

    Saturday night saw A-listers dash across Hyde Park from Kensington Palace to LouLou’s to attend the Charles Finch x Chanel pre-Bafta dinner.

    Those who had made their way from the royal residence to the swanky club in Mayfair, were joined by even more Hollywood stars.

    Margot Robbie, 28, wowed as she arrived clad in a strappy black ribbed dress, which featured a wide satin bow wrapped around her waist. 


    Fluttery: The brunette beauty drew attention to her deep brown eyes with a heavy slick of mascara on her fluttery lashes


    Glowing: The blue-eyed beauty looked radiant, with her skin glowing under the lights of the cameras’ flashes


    In the running: Viggo is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance, and is expected to be one of the hot favourites when the ceremony takes place on Sunday


    Incredible: Linda clutched onto her pal and co-star as they posed on the red carpet

    She looked every inch the red carpet queen when she arrived at the dinner party, opting for a simple yet breathtaking look for the evening.

    The Australian actress diapered her trim physique in the form-fitting dress, letting her natural beauty stand out, as she chose to wear minimal jewellery. 

    Margot also wore an understated makeup palette, consisting of a luminous foundation, defined brows and a pop of muted red lipstick.  


    Details: Amy’s pencil dress was finished off with a pretty satin hemline


    The stars are set to turned out in force at the 2019 British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the third year in a row, after the move from the Royal Opera House.  

    Joanna Lumley will return for a second stint behind the podium for the 72nd annual awards after impressing last year in place of Stephen Fry while Cirque de Soleil will also be back with another performance after their 2018 tribute to Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water. 

    Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite has swept the nominations with 12 nods in top categories including a Best Actress chance for its star Olivia Colman, Supporting Actress nominations for Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz and a shot at Best Film. 




    Polished to perfection: Amy ensured she was polished to perfection as she sported an understated pale pink manicure


    Ready for action: The actress barely broke from her tried and tested pose


    At ease: The actress appeared to completely at ease as she was snapped by the hoards of photographers

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      The Favourite will compete with A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman, Green Book and Roma for Best Film but surprisingly, after its success at last month’s Golden Globes, Bohemian Rhapsody was snubbed in the category.

      The Favourite is nominated in 12 categories. Bohemian Rhapsody, First Man, Roma and A Star Is Born each have seven nominations; Vice has six, BlacKkKlansman has five, and Cold War and Green Book have four each. Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Mary Poppins Returns, Mary Queen of Scots and Stan & Ollie have three nominations each.

      The 2019 nod marks Olivia’s sixth BAFTA nomination but her first for a film role after previously winning for TV hits Twenty Twelve, Accused and Broadchurch.




      Olivia competes against Glenn Close for The Wife, Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born, Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ and Widows star Viola Davis, but in another shock snub, Mary Poppins Returns lead Emily Blunt has missed out on a nomination. 

      In fact, Mary Poppins Returns only received nominations in the technical categories for BAFTA, with three nods in total for Best Film Music, Best Production Design and Best Costume Design. 

      Olivia’s chances at scoring her first film BAFTA have only increased after she took home the Best Actress Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy for The Favourite at the Golden Globes. 





      Olivia’s critically-acclaimed film was released last month and follows the love triangle Queen Anne forms with two of her female courtiers, played by Emma and Rachel, who are both nominated in the Best Supporting Actress Category.

      The Favourite is also nominated for Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Make Up & Hair, Editing and Yorgos Lanthimos for Director.

      Bohemian Rhapsody could build on its surprise success at the Golden Globes with its seven BAFTA nominations, but it has missed out on chance at the Best Film prize.




      The Queen biopic provided the biggest shock of the 2019 Golden Globes when it beat favourite A Star is Born to take home the Best Motion Picture Drama prize, which followed a win for leading man Rami Malek.

      Rami is nominated for the BAFTA Leading Actor where he will again compete against A Star Is Born’s Bradley Cooper as well as Viggo Mortensen and British actors Christian Bale and Steve Coogan.

      Bale is the favourite to take home Leading Actor for his incredible transformation into Dick Cheney for Vice. 

      A Star Is Born has scored the same number of BAFTA nominations as its rival Bohemian Rhapsody, with seven chances. As well as its Best Actor nod for Bradley, who also receives a nomination for Direction, Lady Gaga is nominated for Leading Actress. 






      The singer will again compete with Glenn Close for The Wife, who beat her in another surprise Golden Globes result. Melissa McCarthy and Viola Davis along with Colman make up the category.

      The bookies favourites Glenn, Gaga and Olivia will go head to head at the BAFTAs as unlike the Golden Globes, there are not separate acting categories for drama, musical or comedy.

      Also receiving seven nominations is Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma which is nominated for Best Film, Film Not in the English Language, Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design and Editing.

      Cuaron will be a tough competitor in the Direction category, after winning best director honours at the Golden Globes for his ode to his own childhood in 1970s Mexico City. 




      Happy to oblige: The London-born actress didn’t seem to mind turning every so slightly at the request of photographers





      First Man also joins the seven nominations club with nods for Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound, and Special Visual Effects, as well as Supporting Actress for Claire Foy.

      British talent Claire, who plays Neil Armstrong’s wife in the moon landings biopic, will compete with The Favourite’s Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, Margot Robbie for Mary Queen of Scots and Amy Adams for Vice.

      Supporting Actor also includes big names with Adam Driver for BlacKkKlansman competing against the Golden Globe winner Mahershala Ali for Green Book as well as Richard E. Grant for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Vice star Sam Rockwell and Timothee Chalamet for Beautiful Boy.  

      2019 BAFTA NOMINATIONS

      Best Film

      Black KkKlansman

      Green Book

      The Favourite

      Roma

      A Star Is Born

      Outstanding British Film  

      Beast 

      Bohemian Rhapsody 

      The Favourite 

      McQueen 

      Stan & Ollie 

      You Were Never Really Here 

      Best Actor in a Leading Role 

      Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

      Christian Bale – Vice

      Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody

      Steve Coogan – Stan and Ollie

      Viggo Mortensen – Green Book


      Lavish: Olivia Colman is nominated for Best Leading Actress, while Rachel Weisz is also up for Supporting Actress

      Best Actress in a Leading Role 

      Glenn Close – The Wife

      Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born

      Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

      Olivia Colman – The Favourite

      Viola Davis – Widows

      Best Direction 

      Spike Lee – Black KkKlansman

      Pawel Pawlikowski – Cold War

      Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite

      Alfonso Cuarón – Roma

      Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

      Best Actor in a Supporting Role 

      Adam Driver – Black KkKlansman

      Mahershala Ali – Green Book

      Richard E Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

      Sam Rockwell – Vice

      Timothee Chalamet – Beautiful Boy


      Winner this time? Gaga will again compete with Glenn Close for The Wife, who beat her at the Golden Globes result

      Best Actress in a Supporting Role 

      Amy Adams – Vice

      Claire Foy – First Man

      Emma Stone – The Favourite

      Margot Robbie – Mary, Queen of Scots

      Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

      Outstanding Debut by a British Director, Writer or Producer

      Apostasy – Daniel Kokotajlo 

      Beast – Michael Pearce and Lauren Dark 

      A Cambodian Spring – Chris Kelly 

      Pili – Leanne Welham and Sophie Harman

      Ray & Liz – Richard Billingham and Jacqui Davies 

      Best Film Not in the English Language

      Capernaum 

      Cold War 

      Dogman 

      Roma 

      Shoplifters 


      Legendary: Incredibles 2 will compete for Best Animated Film

      Best Short Film

      73 Cows

      Bachelor

      The Blue Door

      The Field

      Wale

      Best Short Animation

      I’m OK

      Marfa

      Roughhouse

      Best Animated Film

      Incredibles 2

      Isle of Dogs

      Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse


      British hope: Christian Bale is the favourite to take home Leading Actor for playing Dick Cheney (above) in Vice


      Honoured: While Bohemian Rhapsody was snubbed for Best Film, Rami Malek will compete for Leading Actor 

      Best Documentary

      Free Solo

      McQueen

      RBG

      They Shall Not Grow Old

      Three Identical Strangers

      Best Cinematography

      Bohemian Rhapsody

      Cold War

      The Favourite

      First Man

      Roma

      Best Sound

      Bohemian Rhapsody

      First Man

      Mission: Impossible – Fallout

      A Quiet Place

      A Star Is Born

      Best Film Music

      BlackkKlansman

      If Beale Street Could Talk

      Isle of Dogs

      Mary Poppins Returns

      A Star Is Born


      Important: Peter Jackson’s acclaimed war film They Shall Not Grow Old is up for Best Documentary

      Best Production Design

      Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

      The Favourite

      First Man

      Mary Poppins Returns

      Roma

      Best Costume Design

      The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

      Bohemian Rhapsody

      The Favourite

      Mary Poppins Returns

      Mary Queen of Scots

      Best Editing

      Bohemian Rhapsody

      The Favourite

      First Man

      Roma

      Vice

      Best Special Visual Effects

      Avengers: Infinity War

      Black Panther

      Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

      First Man

      Ready Player One


      Nods: A Star Is Born has scored the same number of BAFTA nominations as its rival Bohemian Rhapsody, with seven chances

      Best Makeup and Hair

      Bohemian Rhapsody

      The Favourite

      Mary Queen of Scots

      Stan & Ollie

      Vice

      Best Original Screenplay

      Cold War

      The Favourite

      Green Book

      Roma

      Vice

      Best Adapted Screenplay

      BlacKkKlansman

      Can You Ever Forgive Me?

      First Man

      If Beale Street Could Talk

      A Star Is Born

      BAFTA Rising Star Award  

      Letitia Wright

      Lakeith Stanfield

      Barry Keoghan

      Cynthia Erivo

      Jessie Buckley

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