BAFTA stars ‘advise dressing with respect’ avoiding ‘attention-grabbing dresses’ amid war in Ukraine

Stars attending the EE BAFTA Awards on Sunday night were reportedly encouraged to “dress respectfully” due to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The prestigious event is one of the biggest nights on the showbiz calendar, with stars gathering at London’s Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the best of the past year in cinema.

Sunday night’s ceremony is expected to see stars such as Lady Gaga, Benedict Cumberbatch, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Emma Watson grace the red carpet.

However, celebrities have reportedly been warned not to make their looks too “eye-catching” in light of current world events.

An insider claimed, “Several senior showbiz agents have advised stars to dress respectably, fearing that eye-catching dresses and suits might look unappealing in light of the conflict in Ukraine.”

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They continued to The sun: “The last thing they want is something like Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress or anything too controversial.”

OKAY! has contacted BAFTA for comment.

Lady Gaga wore a dress made of meat to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2010 to protest the US military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy on sexuality.

The BAFTA EE nominations were announced last month with Dune, The Power Of The Dog and Belfast leading with 11, eight and six nominations respectively.

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It also looks to be a competitive night in the acting categories, with Lady Gaga, Caitriona Balfe and Benedict Cumberbatch vying for lead actor honors, alongside newcomers Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ariana DeBose and Adeel Akhtar. .

This year’s ceremony is set to be hosted by American actress Rebel Wilson, who cracked a cheeky joke aimed at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ahead of the show earlier this week.

When asked how she felt about hosting the BAFTAs, Rebel explained, “I don’t know. I would say I gave awards at the BAFTAs, and it went pretty well.”

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