Written by Oscar Holland, CNN

The ongoing invasion of Ukraine hung about proceedings at the 75th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday, with organizers supplying terms of assist and host Rebel Wilson making use of the spotlight to goal a middle finger at Russian president Vladimir Putin.

On the purple carpet, having said that, express nods to the crisis were several and significantly among — though lots of attendees arrived at London’s Royal Albert Hall in dark-coloured and somber outfits that appeared to mirror the temper.

Individuals stars who specifically dealt with the invasion largely did so working with blue and yellow ribbons, as worn by British actress Jessica Plummer and 13-year-old Woody Norman, who appeared together with Joaquin Phoenix in “C’mon C’mon.”

Benedict Cumberbatch, whose film “The Electric power of the Canine” was named ideal photograph, in the meantime arrived with a Ukraine flag pin on his lapel prior to telling the UK’s Sky Information that he hopes to enable household refugees from the conflict.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter attend the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Corridor on March 13, 2022 in London, England. Credit: Stephane Cardinale/Corbis/Getty Photos

Elsewhere, “Star Wars” actor Daisy Ridley and greatest supporting actress nominee Caitriona Balfe — carrying Vivienne Westwood and Armani Privé, respectively — ended up among the numerous higher-profile company to wear respectful black robes. They have been joined by the likes of Naomi Campbell, who wore a black Burberry gown with a sq. neckline and long cape sleeves.

Naomi Campbell poses for photographers upon arrival at the 75th British Academy Film Awards, BAFTAs, in London Sunday, March 13, 2022.

Naomi Campbell poses for photographers on arrival at the 75th British Academy Movie Awards, BAFTAs, in London Sunday, March 13, 2022. Credit: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

Also impressing in subdued hues were British model Adwoa Aboah in a pared-back again strapless gown by Saint Laurent and “Stranger Matters” star Millie Bobby Brown, who sported a tailor made lace and velvet Louis Vuitton robe with a dramatic teach.

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Lady Gaga wowed in darkish shades, much too, getting to the crimson carpet in an elegant emerald Ralph Lauren robe that took in excess of 150 several hours (and 50 meters of both velvet and silk taffeta) to deliver. The singer and “House of Gucci” actress, who was nominated for the greatest actress award irrespective of getting snubbed in the identical category for subsequent month’s Oscars, done the seem with Tiffany & Co. jewels that sparkled above a plunging neckline. (Like a number of other attendees, Lady Gaga was pictured hrs later at the Critics’ Choice Awards, which, although held in LA, staged a separate red carpet occasion at London’s Savoy Resort.)

Some famous people have been far more playful with their decision of outfits, regardless of the critical tone. Emma Watson’s Oscar de la Renta halter costume featured a layered tulle skirt Daniel Kaluuya wore a assertion Prada coat with exaggerated teal trim and sleeves and Florence Pugh arrived with a substantial pink bow rising from the back again of her long-sleeved Carolina Herrera mini dress.

Emma Watson attends the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Hall on March 13, 2022 in London, England.

Emma Watson attends the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Corridor on March 13, 2022 in London, England. Credit: Jeff Spicer/Getty Photos

Daniel Kaluuya attends the BAFTAs in London.

Daniel Kaluuya attends the BAFTAs in London. Credit rating: Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Florence Pugh attends the BAFTAs awards.

Florence Pugh attends the BAFTAs awards. Credit history: Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Photographs

The ceremony was loosely themed all around James Bond (with 2022 marking 60 years of the motion picture franchise), and quite a few men opted for straight-forward tuxedos befitting of Britain’s ideal-recognised spy, which includes Tom Hiddleston and “Belfast” director Kenneth Branagh.

Sebastian Stan attends the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Hall on March 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Sebastian Stan attends the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Corridor on March 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photograph by Mike Marsland/WireImage) Credit rating: Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty Pictures

But it was Sebastian Stan — a single of numerous actors subjected to speculation about enjoying Bond, which include Hiddleston — whose tuxedo won the most plaudits, with his Givenchy-made outfit which include a white shirt adorned with modest metallic rings.

Top impression: Woman Gaga attends the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Hall on March 13, 2022 in London, England.