Hot on the heels of our all-night frock watch at the Golden Globes, comes the BAFTA nominations announcement ahead of the awards ceremony held in London on Sunday 12th February. Speculation has already begun here at Grazia HQ as to whether Angelina Jolie will reign supreme as Best Dressed on the red carpet, or whether another fearless fashionista will steal her crown. Exciting!
Blazing a trail for the Brits with a whopping 11 nominations is espionage thriller 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' and with Brad Pitt and George Clooney also up for awards, a big turn out from the boys in suits is sure to be on the cards. But which leading ladies will be vying for the top spot and more importantly, who will they be wearing?
Michelle Williams – Leading Actress, My Week With Marilyn
After her big win at the Golden Globes this weekend, we’re expecting lots of red carpet loveliness from Michelle in the weeks to come. Opinion was divided on her demure crushed velvet creation by Jason Wu, but with recent successes thanks to Chanel Resort at the Critics Choice Awards, and Erdem for the New York premiere of 'My Week With Marilyn', we're not giving up hope just yet.
Tilda Swinton – Leading Actress, We Need To Talk About Kevin
Brit film 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' is up for 3 BAFTAs, including Tilda’s nomination, so we’re expecting big things from this quirky dresser. It's well known that she’s a fan of Columbian designer Haider Ackerman, wearing his designs to both the Golden Globes and the 2011 National Board of Review Awards Gala last week. So expect luxe, jewel-toned draped fabrics with an androgynous twist.
Carey Mulligan – Supporting Actress, Drive
We are super-excited to see what Ms Mulligan chooses for her big night. After storming to the top of the fashion charts in the wake of the success of 'An Education', we've been drooling over her recent sartorial choices including Lanvin Resort and Bottega Veneta. And remember that wonderfully unique gown by Vionnet that she cracked out for the 2010 ceremony? Need we say more?
Jessica Chastain - Supporting Actress, The Help
Jessica Chastain ensured her debut Golden Globes appearance was on the money as she joined the bridal brigade in a stunning white Givenchy gown. We loved this look, but are keeping our fingers crossed for something more colourful for the BAFTAs. And Jessica, if you're reading this, pack your brolly!
Angelina Jolie - Supporting Girlfriend
One half of Hollywood's leading power couple, Angelina Jolie is set to accompany Leading Actor nominee Brad Pitt - and yes, we are beyond jealous. After scooping Best Dressed at this year's Golden Globes with a stunning Atelier Versace number and wowing in Elie Saab at The Palm Spring Awards, this is one glamazon who knows how to work a red carpet. You'll remember at her last BAFTA appearance in 2009, she opted for a sleek black gown by Armani Prive enlivened by yellow edging, much like her Globes gown. Can we expect more of the same?
Keep your eye on Grazia Daily come BAFTA night and we'll bring you the answers!