She scooped a coveted Best Supporting Actress trophy for her lauded efforts in the critically-acclaimed biopic I, Tonya at Sunday night’s BAFTAs.
And Allison Janney was clearly in the mood to celebrate when she made her way to the afterparty – held at London’s Grosvenor House – with her award still in hand.
The 58-year-old actress hammed it up for the cameras as she posed at the entrance to the bash, which was attended by an equally exuberant Gary Oldman, 59, also bearing his gong after winning the Leading Actor prize for Darkest Hour.
We like to party: Allison Janney, left, and Gary Oldman, right, led the arrivals at the BAFTA afterparty, held at London’s Grosvenor House on Sunday night
They led a host of stars who made their way over to the upscale hotel after a celebratory night at the nearby Royal Albert Hall, where the awards gala was held.
But while the show applauded the best in film, it also served to mark a serious subject, as the large majority of attendees arrival in black ensembles while standing in solidarity with the Time’s Up movement.
The Time’s Up initiative sent around a letter urging guests ‘to wear black to the awards ceremony, to follow suit from our sisters who attended the Golden Globes’.
Celebratory mood: After scooping the Best Supporting Actress gong for her efforts in I, Tonya, the 58-year-old actress was clearly in a celebratory mood
Miles of smiles: The US star flashed a broad smile as she proudly clutched her covered prize
Black and gold: She made a glam arrival at the party, stepping out in a black and gold gown
Just a month ago, most of the stars who attended the Golden Globes wore black in a show of solidarity towards victims of sexual harassment.
And while the dress code was looser for the Grammys, stars walked the red carpet carrying white roses in support of gender equality.
Hofit lead the star-studded arrivals the BAFTA after-party, where winners Allison Janey and Gary Oldman proudly showed off their new accolades.
Allison turned heads as she arrived in an unconventional black dress, which featured a gold neckline.
Joyful: After winning the Leading Actor prize for Darkest Hour, Gary was also in goos spirits
Cradle: He cradled his metallic trophy in his arms as he made his way into the star-packed bash
It’s good to talk: The London-born screen star stopped outside the party to talk to the press
Tux: The actor looked stylish in a classic black tuxedo, which he wore with a crisp white shirt
making waves: The star waved at onlookers as he made his way into the exclusive gathering
Party people: He was followed by a large group of guests who were ready to let their hair down
The long gown’s gold neckline was attacked to her sleeves, which the bare centre have the look of a large cut-out.
Lupita Nyong’o, Naomie Harris and Karen Gillan all graced the after party red carpet following the awards ceremony in their stunning black ensembles, as well as couple Kate Mara and Jamie Bell.
Sophie Cookson flaunted her incredible leggy frame in arrived in a semi-sheer black lace gown with feather accented bustier.
The stars turned out in force at the 2018 BAFTA award ceremony earlier in the evening, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the second year in a row, after the move from the Royal Opera House.
On the list: Margot Robbie was also among the attendees who made their way to the bash
Sheer: The Australian beauty wowed in a black embroidered gown with a semi-sheer overlay
Wow: Lupita Nyong’o looked sensational in a sleeveless black gown with an angular silhouette
Jet-setter: Lupita jetted in from South Africa, where she’d attended a Black Panther premiere
Nine-times BAFTA-nominated Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took home an incredible five awards at this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards.
The stars turned out in force for the award ceremony on Sunday, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, to see Three Billboards be the first to take home an award, scooping the Best British Film gong.
Screenwriter Martin McDonagh – who took home another award for the movie, this time for Best Original Screenplay – joined producer Graham Broadbent on the stage, with McDonagh joking that he’s half Irish so he’s not allowed to make the speech.
Pals: Gemma Arterton made an arrival with former sewing machine operator Gwen Davis
Pretty in pleats: The brunette beauty looked stunning in a floor-length pleated black gown
Steps: She walked a few steps behind her new friend as they prepared to enter the venue
Broadbent then said: ‘We finished this film about a year ago about a woman taking on the establishment. It seems more timely now than it did then with Times Out. It turns out meaningful change can happen quickly if we put our minds to it.’
The movie’s next gong went to Sam Rockwell for his Supporting Actor role in the movie.
To his co-star, lead actress Frances McDormand he said: ‘Frances you’re the rock. You make me proud to be an actor.’
He was sure to thank his ‘friend, Alan Rickman’ adding: ‘I’ll see you in the bar!’
Screenwriter: Helena Bonham Carter made her way to the party with screenwriter James Ivory
Colleagues and friends: James, who has worked with Helena on A Room With A View and Howard’s End, looked dapper in a black suit and bow tie
EE British Academy Film Awards 2018 – THE WINNERS
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM:
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Shape Of Water – Guillermo Del Toro
Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
Allison Janney – I, Tonya
Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
EE RISING STAR AWARD:
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER:
I Am Not A Witch
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE:
I Am Not Your Negro
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Call Me By Your Name
The Shape Of Water – Alexandre Desplat
CINEMATOGRAPHY: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ – Roger Deakins
Baby Driver – Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
The Shape Of Water – Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, Shane Vieau
Phantom Thread – Mark Bridges
Dunkirk – Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, Mark Weingarten
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS:
Blade Runner 2049 – Gerd Nefzer, John Nelson
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION:
BRITISH SHORT FILM:
MAKEUP & HAIR:
McDormand beat Annette Bening [Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool], Margot Robbie [I, Tonya], Sally Hawkins [The Shape Of Water] and Saoirse Ronan [Lady Bird] to scoop the Lead Actress award of the night.
In her speech, she referenced the fact she was not wearing an all-black ensemble, much like her fellow actresses who were supporting the Time’s Up initiative.
‘I have a little trouble with compliance. But I want you to know that I stand in full solidarity with my sisters tonight in black.
Glamorous: Cressida Bonas still looked as glamorous as ever as she arrived at the big bash
‘I appreciate a well-organised act of civil disobedience. I am thrilled that activists all over the world have been inspired by Three Billboards.
‘When I was a young actor I was told I wasn’t gifted and would need to work on it… so I did. I am deeply grateful for the writers for helping me reach my potential. Power to the people!’
The movie then took the Best Film prize, with McDormand, Broadbent, Mcdonagh back on stage, alongside producer Pete Czernin.
It beat Call Me Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk and The Shape Of Water.
Gary Oldman took the Lead Actor prize for his role as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, beating Daniel Day-Lewis [Phantom Thread], Daniel Kaluuya [Get Out], Jamie Bell [Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool] and Timothée Chalamet [Call Me By Your Name].
‘Tonight is even more special because I can share it with my three sons and my beautiful wife Giselle,’ the actor said. ‘
Speaking to director of Darkest Hour Joe Wright, he said: ‘You handpicked an armada of talent. I love you Kristen [Scott Thomas] and Lily [James].
That’s a quick change! Hofit Golan slipped into an all-black ensemble with daring thigh-high slit for the BAFTA after-party…hours after arriving in gold in Times Up protest gaffe
Smiles: Hofit appeared in good spirits after her potentially controversial wardrobe moment earlier in the evening, swapping out her minimalist jewelry for chic golden chandelier earrings
‘Last but not least I want to thank Winston, the man himself. He held the line of honour and freedom and integrity for his nation. Thank you Sir Winston and thank you BAFTA.’
Alison Janney took home the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in I, Tonya as Tonya Harding’s mother.
‘I want to thank BAFTA and clear up a lie,’ she said. ‘I did not graduate from the Royal Acadmay of Dramatic Art – but I did do a two-week summer programme there – that’s probably why I’m here tonight!’
Call Me By Your Name took home the gong for Best Adapted Screenplay. Acclaimed American screenwriter James Ivory, 89, looked dapper in a black suit and bow tie as he collected the accolade.
‘I’ve been here before but never by myself and never for writing a screenplay,’ he said in his acceptance speech. ‘We are wonderfully lucky to have the actors we have – some of whom are here now.’
He was presented with the award by 2015 Rising Star nominee Margot Robbie, who is nominated in this year’s Best Actress category for I, Tonya and Octavia Spencer, who received a nod in the Best Supporting Actress group for The Shape of Water.
Host Joanna Lumley joked ‘Please welcome my niece Margo Robbie’ as she introduced the award.
Listing the former winners of the award – such as Will Poulter, Tom Holland and Kristen Stewart – Spencer remarked: ‘This tells us that the British public would make pretty excellent casting directors.’
Emotional Kaluuya praised his fellow Rising Star nominees in his poignant speech as well as thanking his acting mentors and his family for letting him ‘think different.’
He said: ‘I’ve gone blank. Thank you, Tessa, Tim, Josh and Florence. I feel so privileged to be in your guys’ company. I am a product of arts funding in the UK.
National treasure Joanna Lumley – who has this year taken the hosting reigns over from Stephen Fry – had the audience immediately eating from the palm of her hand as she took part in a pre-show skit, leaving the celeb-packed audience in hysterics.
Stephen Fry announced he was stepping down after hosting for 12 years, from 2001 to 2006 and again from 2012 to 2017. TV presenter Jonathan Ross presented during the intervening years.
Lumley said at the time: ‘Honestly how exciting is this? It’s just so unbelievably thrilling. I always looked at the BAFTA Awards with Stephen Fry there forever more, so who thought I’d turn into Stephen Fry? I said yes indecently quickly. Thank you, thank you, I’ll see you on the night.
And after stepping down from his coveted position, Fry said: ‘Every one of the 12 BAFTA film award ceremonies that I had the privilege of hosting has a place in my memory.
The first BAFTA award ceremony took place in 1949 and presented the initial awards for films made in 1947 and 1948.