BAFTAs 2020: Why many celebrities dressed sustainably for this year's awards 3 years ago

BAFTAs 2020: Why many celebrities dressed sustainably for this year's awards

Last night with a busy one in the entertainment world.

Between the BAFTAs and the Super Bowl, watching J-Lo show us how to werq it at 50 and fawning over Saoirse Ronan killing it at 25, it was a busy night indeed.


The 73rd British Academy Film Awards took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London and although it is the 73rd year running, last night marked a first for the award's show - the first-ever carbon neutral ceremony.

From the locally sourced and produced dinner to the completely recyclable red carpet and the guests conscious dressing, this year's BAFTA awards put the future at the forefront.

“Sustainability is very important to BAFTA, and we’re doing more than ever before,” the academy said in a statement prior to the event.

“The goal is that the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 will be carbon neutral, working towards having a net positive impact on the environment.”


Also included in the press release was information on the guide sent to guests on how they should dress.

Encouraging them to rent, borrow or wear something they already own, guests were also offered a list of companies they could use to get dresses from.

Leading the sustainable fashion last night was Kate Middleton in a 2012 Alexander McQueen dress, Saoirse Ronan in a Gucci dress upcycled from discarded satin and Joaquin Phoenix in a suit he has pledged to wear for all awards shows this season.


In terms of winners last night, 1917 scooped the award for Best Film, Renée Zellweger took home the title of Best Actress for her role in Judy, while Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor for his role as The Joker in Joker.

You can read more on last night's awards and fashion here.