Helen Mirren's pink Bafta shock
The Good - Helen Mirren wore a flowing silver embroidered gown by Nicholas Oakwell, but it was her pink rinse that drew the most attention.
The Bad - Jennifer Lawrence sported harshly slicked-back hair and wore her go-to designer Dior, but, unusually walked down the red carpet in what looked like a man's blazer. We applaud the fact she covered up in the freezing temperature, but the jacket choice is perplexing.
The Good - Nominee Marion Cotillard wore a stunning bright yellow haute couture dress by Dior, and hammed it up for the cameras, perhaps pretending that her dress was in the middle of a malfunction (much like her fellow Dior-devotee Jennifer Lawrence at the SAGs).
The Good - Jessica Chastain channelled old-Hollywood glam in a bold blue Roland Mouret gown with blue Harry Winston jewels. Amazing.
The Mixed - British singer-songwriter Paloma Faith wore a beautiful sparkling Nicholas Kirkwood gown, but all we could look at was her balloon animal of a hairdo (it gives us a headache just looking at it). But then, she's quirky, and good on her for it.
The 'Meh' - Bafta winner Anne Hathaway chose Burberry for the night: her pixie crop and flawless make-up wins points, and we applaud her for pulling off a T-shirt neckline, but that doesn't change the fact that we're bored.
The 'Meh' - Jennifer Garner wore a Roland Mouret ensemble while out to support her husband Ben Affleck. On the runway, this architectural top was paired with a jade green pencil skirt and looked very office-appropriate. That's right, like something you'd wear to the office. We like the dark nails though.
The 'Meh' - Gemma Arterton's messy-chic hair is gorgeous, and her make-up artist's done a good job as her cheekbones look like they'd cut through diamonds, but this Celia Kritharioti gown is shapeless, and the nude stripes remind us of a figure-skater's leotard.
The Bad - This isn't hurt our eyes bad, in fact, Sarah Jessica Parker's Elie Saab look is actually quite chic. But, at the end of the day this is a black jumpsuit with very little adornment, and it's a red carpet event. Maybe she helped out as a cater waiter pre-ceremony? Plus, the diamond necklace doesn't work with the outfit's high neckline.
The Not Quite - Helen McCrory, aka Narcissa Malfoy, wore a 1963 Givenchy haute couture gown. And while we dig the vintage, sustainable sensibility, we think this dress is a little too twee for the normally gothic-glam Helen. Her hubbie Damian Lewis is rocking his Burberry, but. We love a man in velvet!
The Not Quite - Andrea Riseborough's Vivienne Westwood gown was one of the many looks where the hemline fell victim to the London rain. The gown's gorgeous, but we're not a fan of the black and yellow colour combination. This is a case of a good dress meets bad styling.
The Good - Amy Adams opted for an uncharacteristically vampish Elie Saab Couture gown. And while we think the look would have been more successful with softer hair, there's no denying this Chantilly lace piece is a winner.
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Do you like Helen's pink hair?
Following in the footsteps of Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj, Dame Helen Mirren has debuted a pastel pink bob at tonight's Bafta awards in London.
Mirren, 67, sashayed down the red carpet in a long silver dress, accessorising her new hair colour with a bright pink lipstick and light pink nails.
It was reality TV that inspired the legendary actress. “I saw it on America’s Next Top Model, so I decided to have a go,” she told reporters on the red carpet.
She was nominated for the Leading Actress Bafta for her role in Hitchcock, but lost out to Emmanuelle Riva, who won for Amour.
Click through our gallery for all the good, bad and just weird fashion moments from the London awards.
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