Fug File: BAFTAs

BAFTAs Fug Carpet: Jennifer Garner


Oh, boy. And we had been on such a good run.

Let’s hope this is a classic case of saving the best for last.

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BAFTAs Well Played/WTF: Andrea Riseborough


Let’s start with the good news:

This dress hugs her correctly and is super cheerful, which I appreciate. Minor nit: I think she needed a stronger lip with this color — we’ve established that some form of dark red usually helps the canary-yellow dress sing, and oh lordy, I just noticed that hacky wordplay which I SWEAR was totally accidental, but which I’m leaving in there just so you can share a groan with me. If I don’t slap my own wrist, then who will?

Anyway, I think you’ll agree that this is an actual ray of sunshine compared with what she wore to a pre-party.

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BAFTAs Wackily Played: Helen Mirren


You are cordially invited to the wedding of Glinda the Good Witch and Khaaaaaaaan. Please indicate whether you’d like as your entree the bubble gum, or the mind-controlling eels.

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BAFTAs Who Fugged It More: Amy Adams or Alice Eve


I’m a little afraid of this dress.

It makes me think of the Headless Horseman. Like, her torso is a spindly wood after dark, and someone is going to ride through it with his decapitated head on a saddle just to freak out some weary travelers with the mess and pernicious smell. And, relatedly, the dress also makes me think of creeping rot. All of these are words a lady dreams of having written underneath her picture someday.

Alice’s dress is less elaborate:

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BAFTAs Well Played: Anne Hathaway (With Bonus Thing That Makes You Go Hmm)


This has been such an interesting season for Anne Hathaway.

One minute she’ll bust out something awesome like this studded Burberry, and it makes me think, “Curses, Hathaway, you’ve won again.” And then she’ll show up with a dress that itself has a skirt on:
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BAFTAs Well Played: Jessica Chastain


We’ve been talking for a while about how all the coats Jessica Chastain wears in and out of the theater for The Heiress are really great.

Well, in keeping with the “Forget It, I’m Cold” theme of the BAFTA night, she finally got a chance to deploy one on a bigger stage. And you’ll be happy to know — unless for some reason you are an anti-Chastite — that what she had on under it worked really nicely too:

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BAFTA Fug or Fab: The Dueling Diors, Part the Third


Rounds one and two went to Cotillard — in fact, round two was decisive, as you named her your best-dressed of the SAGs. Let’s see how Dior’s ladies fared in what might be their final round (will Marion even go to the Oscars?) as they went head-to-head at the BAFTAs. At least somebody thought to put them in different colors this time.

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