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Duchess of Cambridge gives a nod to Time's Up in royal green dress as Baftas stars turn out in black

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On one side, there were the industry’s biggest stars, turning the Bafta red carpet black in their visible support of the Time’s Up movement; on the other, the traditionalists insisting the Duchess of Cambridge could not be drawn into a global protest about sexual harassment and gender equality. On Sunday night, the Duchess attempted to walk the diplomatic line, eschewing an unofficial all-black dress code to see the cream of British cinema honoured at the Royal Albert Hall. Her choice of a dark green Jenny Packham dress with a black ribbon appeared to please and offend in equal measure, apparently designed to avoid the scandal of a future queen making an overt statement that could be perceived as political. The movement did not, however, go unnoticed; instead of sending a message through clothing, the Duke acknowledged it in writing. In a foreword in the ceremony’s programme, he mentioned steps taken to protect those in the industry, stating: “Levelling the playing field and ensuring a safe, professional working environment for aspiring actors, filmmakers and craft practitioners – regardless of their background and circumstances – is vital to ensure film remains accessible and exciting for all. Baftas 2018 | Main awards "As president, I am proud of the leadership Bafta have shown on this; in a year which rocked the industry as many brave people spoke up about bullying, harassment and abuse despite the risk to their professional careers and reputations.” The Duchess was one of a small number of women at this year’s ceremony not to wear all black, after a letter outlining the Time’s Up dress code was circulated. Neither the Duke, president of Bafta, nor the Duchess appeared to be wearing the Time’s Up lapel pin, which others wore on the red carpet. Amanda Berry, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Credit: James Gourley/BAFTA//REX/Shutterstock A spokesman for Kensington Palace did not comment on the choice. Catherine Quinn, the Duchess’s private secretary, attending the awards in her official capacity, chose to blend in discreetly in black. Members of the Royal family are supposed to avoid political statements, leaving the Duchess with a stark choice between being accused of overstepping her position or being the only woman wearing colour. Some critics were “disappointed”, arguing that objecting to sexual harassment was not political. From the start, there was little on anyone’s lips except the Time’s Up theme. Campaigners, wearing T-shirts and chanting about sisterhood, lay on the red carpet while stars gushed about the campaign’s aims in interviews. Clockwise from top left: Anya Taylor-Joy, Margot Robbie, the Duchess of Cambridge, Gemma Arterton and Joanna Lumley Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage/AP/REX After the Duke and Duchess walked into the hall to polite applause to take their front row seats, Jane Lush, Bafta chairman, opened proceedings with a summary of the “revelation after revelation” leading up to the protest, telling the audience: “This is a moment in history. It should be a watershed.” Joanna Lumley, the first woman to host the awards solo in more than 20 years, acknowledged the “powerful protest” in her introduction. The first award, for outstanding British film, was presented by Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Graham Broadbent, its producer, delivered a speech referencing the “tectonic shift” in the industry, and the “meaningful change that can happen quickly”. Sam Rockwell, best supporting actor for the same film, admitted he “stands on the shoulders of strong, intelligent, righteous women who have made my life complete”. Despite the enthusiastic words, gender equality did not appear to bear out in the awards themselves: 39 statues were taken away by men and eight by women. Packing a punch: Florence Pugh on the red carpet Credit: Dave Benett/Getty Images Allison Janney, picking up the prize for best supporting actress for I, Tonya, avoided all things serious, using her speech to clear up a falsehood that she had graduated from Rada, when she in fact attended a two-week summer programme. Other winners included Darkest Hour, which saw Gary Oldman transformed into Winston Churchill with amazing prosthetics, won the award for best make-up and hair. Daniel Kaluuya, the British actor, won the public vote as Bafta’s rising star. The Shape of Water won prizes for original music and production design, Call Me By Your Name won best adapted screenplay, and Phantom Thread best costumes. Angelina Jolie wore a black gown to the event Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage Women at Bafta made no secret of their aims for the evening. Kristin Scott Thomas, nominated for her Clementine Churchill in Darkest Hour, said of Time’s Up: “We need equality now – I think their slogan is absolutely right… Now it’s a question of moving it from conversation to action.” Andrea Riseborough, who walked the red carpet with activist Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, said those backing the movement hoped to get across “the idea that when all of this stops we all remember that this is an important cause and that we should carry on the conversation”.  Baftas 2018: the stars in pictures She added: “I’m here tonight to stand in solidarity with every woman, every person in the world who has suffered sexual abuse in the workplace.” Gemma Arterton arrived with Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, two of the “Dagenham Girls” who walked out of the Ford Motor Company’s Dagenham plant in June 1968 and finally won equal pay. Arterton, who starred in a stage musical version of their story, said: “I thought it was really fitting and I’m really happy and proud that I’m with Gwen and Eileen because they represent a normal person speaking up for what is actually right.” Bafta 2018 | Key films, reviewed   Salma Hayek, presenting the best actor award, said: “In this very important and historic year for women, I’m here to celebrate men.” She joked the award would go to Frances McDormand, one of the best actress nominees, before announcing the true winner: Gary Oldman. Oldman honoured the late prime minister, who held the line for “honour, integrity and freedom for his nation and the world”. McDormand, who did win best actress, accepted the award in a red, pink and black dress. She joked she had a problem with conformity but added: “I stand in full solidarity with my sisters in black.”

Back to black on BAFTA red carpet

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Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong'o were among the stars to wear black to Sunday's British Academy Film Awards in London in support of the Time's Up movement. (Feb. 19)

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Duchess of Cambridge gives a nod to Time's Up in royal green dress as Baftas stars turn out in black

Added: 19.02.2018 5:34 | 0 views | 0 comments


On one side, there were the industry’s biggest stars, turning the Bafta red carpet black in their visible support of the Time’s Up movement; on the other, the traditionalists insisting the Duchess of Cambridge could not be drawn into a global protest about sexual harassment and gender equality. On Sunday night, the Duchess attempted to walk the diplomatic line, eschewing an unofficial all-black dress code to see the cream of British cinema honoured at the Royal Albert Hall. Her choice of a dark green Jenny Packham dress with a black ribbon appeared to please and offend in equal measure, apparently designed to avoid the scandal of a future queen making an overt statement that could be perceived as political. The movement did not, however, go unnoticed; instead of sending a message through clothing, the Duke acknowledged it in writing. In a foreword in the ceremony’s programme, he mentioned steps taken to protect those in the industry, stating: “Levelling the playing field and ensuring a safe, professional working environment for aspiring actors, filmmakers and craft practitioners – regardless of their background and circumstances – is vital to ensure film remains accessible and exciting for all. Baftas 2018 | Main awards "As president, I am proud of the leadership Bafta have shown on this; in a year which rocked the industry as many brave people spoke up about bullying, harassment and abuse despite the risk to their professional careers and reputations.” The Duchess was one of a small number of women at this year’s ceremony not to wear all black, after a letter outlining the Time’s Up dress code was circulated. Neither the Duke, president of Bafta, nor the Duchess appeared to be wearing the Time’s Up lapel pin, which others wore on the red carpet. Amanda Berry, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Credit: James Gourley/BAFTA//REX/Shutterstock A spokesman for Kensington Palace did not comment on the choice. Catherine Quinn, the Duchess’s private secretary, attending the awards in her official capacity, chose to blend in discreetly in black. Members of the Royal family are supposed to avoid political statements, leaving the Duchess with a stark choice between being accused of overstepping her position or being the only woman wearing colour. Some critics were “disappointed”, arguing that objecting to sexual harassment was not political. From the start, there was little on anyone’s lips except the Time’s Up theme. Campaigners, wearing T-shirts and chanting about sisterhood, lay on the red carpet while stars gushed about the campaign’s aims in interviews. Clockwise from top left: Anya Taylor-Joy, Margot Robbie, the Duchess of Cambridge, Gemma Arterton and Joanna Lumley Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage/AP/REX After the Duke and Duchess walked into the hall to polite applause to take their front row seats, Jane Lush, Bafta chairman, opened proceedings with a summary of the “revelation after revelation” leading up to the protest, telling the audience: “This is a moment in history. It should be a watershed.” Joanna Lumley, the first woman to host the awards solo in more than 20 years, acknowledged the “powerful protest” in her introduction. The first award, for outstanding British film, was presented by Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Graham Broadbent, its producer, delivered a speech referencing the “tectonic shift” in the industry, and the “meaningful change that can happen quickly”. Sam Rockwell, best supporting actor for the same film, admitted he “stands on the shoulders of strong, intelligent, righteous women who have made my life complete”. Despite the enthusiastic words, gender equality did not appear to bear out in the awards themselves: 39 statues were taken away by men and eight by women. Packing a punch: Florence Pugh on the red carpet Credit: Dave Benett/Getty Images Allison Janney, picking up the prize for best supporting actress for I, Tonya, avoided all things serious, using her speech to clear up a falsehood that she had graduated from Rada, when she in fact attended a two-week summer programme. Other winners included Darkest Hour, which saw Gary Oldman transformed into Winston Churchill with amazing prosthetics, won the award for best make-up and hair. Daniel Kaluuya, the British actor, won the public vote as Bafta’s rising star. The Shape of Water won prizes for original music and production design, Call Me By Your Name won best adapted screenplay, and Phantom Thread best costumes. Angelina Jolie wore a black gown to the event Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage Women at Bafta made no secret of their aims for the evening. Kristin Scott Thomas, nominated for her Clementine Churchill in Darkest Hour, said of Time’s Up: “We need equality now – I think their slogan is absolutely right… Now it’s a question of moving it from conversation to action.” Andrea Riseborough, who walked the red carpet with activist Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, said those backing the movement hoped to get across “the idea that when all of this stops we all remember that this is an important cause and that we should carry on the conversation”.  Baftas 2018: the stars in pictures She added: “I’m here tonight to stand in solidarity with every woman, every person in the world who has suffered sexual abuse in the workplace.” Gemma Arterton arrived with Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, two of the “Dagenham Girls” who walked out of the Ford Motor Company’s Dagenham plant in June 1968 and finally won equal pay. Arterton, who starred in a stage musical version of their story, said: “I thought it was really fitting and I’m really happy and proud that I’m with Gwen and Eileen because they represent a normal person speaking up for what is actually right.” Bafta 2018 | Key films, reviewed   Salma Hayek, presenting the best actor award, said: “In this very important and historic year for women, I’m here to celebrate men.” She joked the award would go to Frances McDormand, one of the best actress nominees, before announcing the true winner: Gary Oldman. Oldman honoured the late prime minister, who held the line for “honour, integrity and freedom for his nation and the world”. McDormand, who did win best actress, accepted the award in a red, pink and black dress. She joked she had a problem with conformity but added: “I stand in full solidarity with my sisters in black.”

Duchess of Cambridge wears green with black sash in nod to Time's Up movement as Bafta stars turn out in black

Added: 18.02.2018 23:49 | 0 views | 0 comments


The Duchess of Cambridge has given just a nod to the Time’s Up movement in a sombre dark green dress with black sash, as she eschews an unofficial all-black dress code for this year’s Bafta ceremony. The Duchess has been presented with a difficult dilemma ahead of the awards, after actresses and industry leaders circulated a letter asking attendees to wear black. Members of the Royal Family are supposed to avoid all political statements, leaving the Duchess with a stark choice between being accused of overstepping her position or being the only woman wearing colour. In the event, she took the middle ground, wearing a dark green Jenny Packham gown with a black sash to blend in with the dark dress code. Neither the Duke or the Duchess appeared to be wearing the Time’s Up lapel pin, which many others had donned to walk the the red carpet. A spokesman for Kensington Palace did not comment on the choice. The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a dark green gown and a black sash at the Baftas this evening Credit: James Whatling Amanda Berry, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Credit: James Gourley/BAFTA//REX/Shutterstock It comes after nearly 200 women in the film industry have already signed an open letter demanding the eradication of sexual harassment from across all industries, using Bafta as a moment to "celebrate this tremendous moment of solidarity and unity”. Signatories including Emma Watson, Gemma Arterton, Olivia Colman, Emma Thompson, Naomie Harris, and Jodie Whittaker called on women to use their “collective power” to propel the Time’s Up movement, arguing high-profile stars "need to use our power as communicators and connectors to shift the way society sees and treats us". The letter reads: "In the very near past, we lived in a world where sexual harassment was an uncomfortable joke; an unavoidable awkward part of being a girl or a woman. The Royal couple arrived shortly after 6.30pm this evening Credit: Yui Mok/PA "It was certainly not to be discussed, let alone addressed. In 2018, we seem to have woken up in a world ripe for change. If we truly embrace this moment, a line in the sand will turn to stone." A letter circulated to female nominees weeks ahead of the awards show urged stars to follow the example of the Golden Globes, to leave a room full of women in all-black as a “strong, unifying and simple statement". The protest was not reserved for dresses alone: in a move mirroring the Golden Globes last month, actresses including Arterton, Harris, Andrea Riseborough, Gemma Chan, and Tessa Thompson were accompanied by campaigners. Gemma Arterton is one of the many actresses who signed the letter Credit: Joel C Ryan/Invision Their guests include Laura Bates who founded the Everyday Sexism project, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, co-founder of UK Black Pride, and Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, two of the 'Dagenham Girls' who walked out of a Ford Motor Company plant after learning they were being paid less than their male counterparts in 1968. The evening is expected to be highly politicised, with award winners using their speeches to campaign for their favourite causes. Gary Oldman is nominated for a Bafta Credit: Yui Mok/PA Kristin Scott Thomas, nominated for her portrayal of Clementine Churchill in Darkest Hour, said of Time’s Up: “We need equality now - I think their slogan is absolutely right. I haven’t stopped talking about this since it all started. Now it’s a question of moving it from conversation to action.  "I think I'll be optimistic once this is over and the conversation keeps going and the conversation gets bigger and bigger and bigger and actions start happening, words turn into actions, that kind of thing. Then I'll be allowed to be optimistic." She added that, looking back over her career: “I pinch myself, looking back. Why did I let myself do that? I get cross and angry, retrospectively.” Andrea Riseborough, who walked the red carpet with activist Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, said those backing the Time's Up movement hope to get across "the idea that when all of this stops we all remember that this is an important cause and that we should carry on the conversation". She added: "From my perspective, when we get to do anything like this it kind of makes these things worthwhile. I'm here tonight to stand in solidarity with every woman, every person in the world who has suffered sexual abuse in the workplace." Angelina Jolie wore a black gown to the event Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage Gemma Arterton walked the red carpet with Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis, two of the 187 "Dagenham Girls" who walked out of the Ford Motor Company's Dagenham plant in June 1968 after learning their work was classified as unskilled - leaving their pay 15 per cent below that of their male counterparts. Arterton, who starred in a musical version of their story, said: "They're amazing because they really started the equal pay movement in the UK. "I thought it was really fitting and I'm really happy and proud that I'm with Gwen and Eileen because they represent a normal person speaking up for what is actually right. The main thing we want to say tonight is we're here, we're here for you and we will listen." Pippa Harris, the vice chair of Bafta, said the ceremony would be different this year, thanks to the unofficial black dress code and Joanna Lumley, its first solo female presenter in more than 20 years.  Harris, who signed the open letter herself, said: “I'm personally delighted that they have used the ceremony to bring more attention to what we're doing, it's entirely laudable that they're doing that.” Amanda Berry, CEO of Bafta, has previously indicated that awards organisers are braced for speeches about the Hollywood harassment scandal. "It often has [been used as a platform] in the past, I think in different years there have been different issues,” she said after nominations were announced. “People obviously feel it's a very powerful platform. The film awards go out globally so that makes it even more powerful, so we never say to people don't say anything, please just thank the crew or whatever it is. “Because if somebody feels passionately about it, they are going to say it. "There has been a lot of conversation to date and obviously that conversation continues, awards season shines a very bright spotlight on that conversation."

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