BAFTAs 2018: Why was there an all-black dress code and who ignored the memo?

·Freelance Writer

In protest against the sexual harassment allegations which continue to rock the entertainment industry, a letter urged attendees at the 2018 BAFTAs ceremony to don all-black in support of the ‘Time’s Up’ initiative.

The open address, obtained by Deadline, read: “Inspired by the ‘Time’s Up’ movement in the US, we are working to continue the incredible movement this side of the Atlantic.”

The letter continued, “Here in the UK, more than half of all women and nearly two-thirds of women aged 18 to 24 have experienced sexual harassment at work. Wearing black is a strong, unifying and simple statement – a physical and visual representation of our solidarity with people across all industries who have experienced sexual harassment and abuse or have been held back due to an imbalance in power.”

The movement follows in the footsteps of the Golden Globes, where a large majority of guests stood in solidarity of the #MeToo initiative in all-black.

While, next week’s 2018 Brit Awards sought inspiration from the Grammy’s, as attendees have been asked to wear a white rose in support of those affected by sexual harassment.

And at this year’s ceremony, a large majority of A-list names stuck to the unofficial dress code and many donned ‘Time’s Up’ pins in support of the movement.

But it turns out, not everyone received the all-black memo at this year’s BAFTA ceremony.

Here’s a look at who donned colour on the red carpet.

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