The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

The EE British Academy Film Awards took place at The Royal Opera House in London, England last night and stars from both sides of the Atlantic were in attendance, dressed to impress.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

Very at home in tuxedos at this point: Christoph Walz, Leo DiCaprio.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

Perfect pairs: Christian Bale and Sibi Blazic; Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson; Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sari Mercer; Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

Tom Hardy and his beard arrived with Kelly Marcel, who wrote the screenplay for Saving Mr. Banks as well as the Fifty Shades of Grey script.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

Philomena actor Sophie Kennedy Clark looks good in strapless gold; singer Laura Mvula (who performed a duet with Tinie Tempah at the awards) is stunning in ivory; Sherlock's Lara Pulver tries for sheer elegance.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

More pale-hued gowns: Les Misérables actor Samantha Barks; Blue Jasmine's Sally Hawkins.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

There were quite a few dark dresses on this red carpet. Both Helen McCrory (of Skyfall, Harry Potter and Penny Dreadful) and Blue Is The Warmest Color's Léa Seydoux showed some leg — from beneath a sheer layer of fabric.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

You know if Michelle Rodriguez is going to rock a bombshell dress it's got to have a touch of leather.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

Full-skirted gowns for DJ Edith Bowman and actor Gillian Anderson.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

Dame Judi Dench added a lovely touch of color to her black ensemble.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie shows off her shins; Maggie Gyllenhaal shows off her unflattering, overly ornate bodice; British Vogue editor Laura Bailey shows off her shoulders.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

Two different takes on black: Cate Blanchett's sleek column and Laura Carmichael of Downton Abbey's playfully embellished.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

Floor-length simplicity: Amy Adams and Uma Thurman.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

Extra-special and capital D Drama! Helen Mirren.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

Eye-catching metallic looks: TV and radio host Fearne Cotton in gold and Luther's Ruth Wilson in pewter.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

Oprah (posing with The Butler's David Oyelowo) is fabulous in oxblood.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

More reddish shades: publicist Hannah Bagshawe (with boyfriend Eddie Redmayne); The White Queen's Eleanor Tomlinson; That Awkward Moment's Imogen Poots.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

Red hot: Joely Richardson (currently starring in Vampire Academy and Endless Love); Quantum of Solace/Vampire Academy's Olga Kurylenko.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

More cheerfully bright colors: Naomie Harris, Emma Thompson.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

Winning for Brightest of Them All: Lily Allen, in Vivienne Westwood.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

She also wins an award for Most Startled Hair Accessory.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

Guess Who? For best dressed? Gorgeous, smashing, A+, well done, good show, excellent work. Lupita Nyong'o. Vibrant color, brass cuffs and belt, lipstick to kill or die for. Thank you.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

Last, but not least: Hollywood royalty. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Tuxedos for two. I love her last-call-in-the-casino-piano-bar vibe.

The Stunningly Gorgeous and Insanely Hideous Gowns of the BAFTA Awards

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