Catherine Zeta-Jones dazzles in a sheer purple beaded couture gown at BAFTAs
Catherine Zeta-Jones put on a dazzling display in a beautiful purple sheer beaded gown as she took to the stage at the 76th EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday.
The actress, 53, wowed in an extravagant Tony Ward couture gown with a purple and yellow beaded effect as she awarded Best Film to All Quiet On The Western Front in the closing moments of the ceremony.
While Catherine was absent from the BAFTAs red carpet, she posed in the winners room to showcase her incredible gown.
The gown boasted an illusion bodice covered in purple beaded detailing, that flowed into a beautiful sheer gold skirt.
The dress also boasted a train that spread for several feet, while Catherine kept her glossy raven tresses in a simple side-swept style.
The biggest night in British film returned on Sunday evening with actor Richard E. Grant taking the helm to present the British Academy Film Awards.
Held at the Royal Festival Hall, Richard, 65, was joined by Alison Hammond to host the star-studded ceremony.
Austin Butler was awarded Best Actor at the awards, beating out favourite Colin Farrell in a shock upset.
The actor fought back tears as he paid tribute to the Presley family while accepting the honour, after portraying the late King Of Rock in the Baz Lurhmann biopic.
Thanking all of the crew and team he worked with on the film, Austin admitted he was ‘just trying to take it all in,’ as he fought back tears while accepting the honour.
‘This means the world to me,’ Butler told the ceremony, still using the Elvis drawl that he learned for Baz Luhrmann’s movie.
He also paid tribute to the Presley family who offered insight into Elvis’ life for the biopic, adding he ‘hopes he made them proud.’
Cate Blanchett was also awarded Best Leading Actress for her performance in the biopic Tar, the film’s only big win of the night.
Tearfully, she accepted the gong as she thanked her mother and director Todd Field, adding that Blanchett also said that 2022 had been an ‘extraordinary year for women’.
She added that it had broken down that women’s experience is not ‘monolithic’, and that her role as Lydia Tar ‘was a dangerous and career-ending potential undertaking’.
Netflix’s German war epic All Quiet On The Western Front was the big winner of the night with a total of seven gongs, including Best Film, while The Banshees of Inisherin was close behind with five, including Best British Film and Best Supporting Actor and Actress respectively.
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