BAFTA 2011 Britannia Awards Red Carpet

Posted on December 01, 2011

Darlings, it was the BAFTA Los Angeles 2011 Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills, California and a whole metric tonne of Britlebrities and Britlebrity supporters showed up! Judge, darlings. Lest ye miss out on a chance to judge.


Alan Cumming

Love your eyeliner, darling, but your pants make you look like you’re standing in a puddle.


Andrea Riseborough in Marchesa

Doesn’t every gal want a dress that completely screws up the natural shape of her body?  And Andrea honey, we’ve slowly come around on your low-key makeup but what the hell is going on with your hair?


Anton Yelchin



Asha Leo



Dennis Haysbert

We’re digging the thick tie. That look works so well on broad, square-shouldered men. Broad, square-shouldered men with voices like honey who could sell us insurance just by speaking to us in smooth, confident tones that envelope us like … oh, sorry. Lost our train of thought there.


Felicity Jones in Moschino

Gorgeous. The gauntlet has been thrown down in front of Keira and Carey. Felicity is laying claim to the title, girls. Better step up your games the next time you go out.


Helena Bonham Carter



Helen Mirren

It’s a dress that’s perhaps too interesting for its own good.


Ioan Gruffudd

That’s one big bow.


Jason Isaacs

This makes us sad. We think he’s gorgeous, but this look is doing him no favors. Nothing quite fits as well as it should.


Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton

We’ll be in our bunks.

We’d have something to say about their clothes, but try as we might, we can’t see any in this picture. Although if we could see them in a non-naked state, we’d probably tell Phillip to button his jacket, get his hands out of his pockets, and pick a pair of glasses that fit his face.

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Sobaika Mirza

    I don’t know who Asha Leo is, but she is perfect.

    • Anonymous

      I thought the same thing. She’s got the right coloring, whether it’s natural or fake bake, to not look completely washed out by the flashes.

      • Anonymous

        She is of Indian heritage, so some of that is her DNA. Melanin FTW! 🙂

    • J Dreesen

      yes, she’s the fiercest carrot of the bunch.

  • Through TLo, I have learned to identify Marchesa dresses on sight. Red Carpet Barbie Disney Princess Dress = Marchesa.

    • Sometimes I am in awe of how many atrocious clothes Marchesa can turn out and not only stay in business, but get RC exposure consistently.

    • Anonymous

      Red Carpet Barbie Disney Princess Dress From Hell.  🙂

    • Anonymous

      I always look for overly-intricate origami detailing.

  • Erin Nice

    Dennis Haysbert. We’re in good hands. 🙂

    • Anonymous

      No Mayhem in sight.

    • MilaXX

      I wish

    • Every time I listen to that man speak I get filled with the overwhelming sensation that he is the most trustworthy human being in the world.

  • Anonymous

    You know what I love about Ms. Bonham Carter?  The way she always mixes in pieces you’ve seen before, showing that these are her real clothes.  Sometimes you just want to give a favorite another run…

    • She definitely rocks her own brand of style, and you just gotta love that. 

    • I love that, too. She really likes that red Vivienne Westwood … I think I’ve seen her in that black corset belt before, too.

  • Somebody tell me I’m crazy.  Is that a maker’s label on the sleeve of Sullivan’s coat?

    • Anonymous

      Uh-oh.  What else could it be? 

      • I’m wondering that myself.  How could his dresser have let that slip by?

    • Anonymous

      You’re not crazy.  How embarrassing!

    • Anonymous

      You aren’t crazy. 

      How embarrassing!

    • Nora Mulllin

      You are not crazy, that’s exactly what it looks like. Now I’m sad.

    • oohsparkley!

      Good eyes.  I had to go back and check.  

    • Anonymous

      Oh my. Cannot unsee.

    • Anonymous

      Oh my. Cannot unsee.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for covering BAFTA! I’m kind of sadfaced about Jason Isaacs’ and Alan Cumming’s looks since they usually bring it, but  they’re both so gorgeous that I’m willing to forgive the overly-long slacks and the British mafia looks. And HBC, don’t ever change, girl, don’t ever change.

  • Anonymous

    Helen Miren’s hair looks like mine does after I go for a run.

  • Anonymous

    What, exactly, does “too interesting for its own good” mean?  That it takes away from Dame Helen herself?  Do you like the dress or not?  Personally, I like it and I think she looks fab, save for the hair.  I also like the “Britlebrity” coinage.  Well done, lads!

    • Anonymous

      I think Queen Helen looks lovely as well!

  • Anonymous

    Dennis Haysbert will always be President David Palmer to me. 
    I love Helena Bonham Carter. She always looks so elegant and unique, and comfortable with herself. 

    (What HBC wore is basically what I wore for my Halloween steampunk costume. I added a top hat with black lace streamers, black lace fingerless gloves, and a belt with a telescope, a compass, and an antique key. The key is now hanging off my vintage tapestry bag–looks kinda cool.) 

    • Anonymous

      Will you take me under your tutelege to teach me how to *steampunk* for next year’s Halloween? I’m so intrigued.

    • Rebecca Zmarzly

      Very similar to my steampunk Halloween costume as well. I had some awesome knee-high lace-up granny boots with copper heels and copper rivets as well.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. I wish he would get another acting gig, I want him back on my screen! (Other than in All State ads, that is.)

    • Anonymous

      Me too!  Every time I see him on screen, I call him President.

    • Which came first: Helena Bonham Carter hooking up with Tim Burton, or HBC dressing like a Tim Burton cartoon?

      Could be a chicken/egg thing.

  • Anonymous

    Wow.  Asha Leo looks spectacular.  You guys are right.  That is fierce.  I like how it’s pretty simple but not boring and she takes center stage and not her dress.  Gorgeous.  

  • Thank you for saving that last photo for the end. The cherry on the sunday!

    • Two big, studly, gorgeous cherries, in fact.

  • Anonymous

    So what, exactly, does “too interesting for its own good” mean?  Do you think it takes away from the lovely Dame Helen herself?  Do you like the dress or not?  Personally, I think she looks fab, save for the hair, which is sad.  And I love the “Britlebrity” coinage.  Well done, lads!

  • scottyf

    While I’d be more than happy to create some Mayhem with Mr. Haysbert, i think that square-shouldered frame is in a jacket that’s not sized well. The rule of thumb is that you should be able to stand with arms at your side, and cuff the hem of the coat with your palm, n’est-ce pas?

  • Anonymous

    Nice Firefly reference there in the last post 🙂

  • I haven’t the foggiest who those last two are – but damn! Yum!

    • Anonymous

      They’re on a show called Strike Back on Cinemax.  It’s all super spy espionage stuff; but they do manage to spend an inordinate amount of time naked or semi-naked…especially Sullivan.  I think it’s in his contract to have a sex scene every episode.  Of course I DVR it.  😉

      • Anonymous

        Seriously?  I need to go sign up for Cinemax pronto!

        • Anonymous

          It’s like 24 but with nudity.  I am so happy that they renewed it for a 2nd season.

  • Come on TLo! If it was anyone but Dame Mirren you would be screaming Boob Curtains!

  • Anonymous

    Beg to differ– Mirren looks GORGEOUS and the dress is lovely.  Being photographed with a bad flash is distorting it.

  • Anonymous

    Ioan’s bow may be big, but the fit on his tux is fantastic.  No puddling pants or hands in pockets!  Well done, Horatio Hornblower.  (Truth be told, his smoking hotness makes me put my hands in my pockets and puddle in my pants, if you know what I mean…)

    • foodycat

      We can just hope that the bow is like stripper pants – you can tug it and his whole suit falls off.

    • Anonymous

      He’s the only good reason to watch the mess that is Ringer.

  • Anonymous

    Wow.  With one or two exceptions, the Brits are putting us to shame. Please note: Not a single scuffed, dirty shoe on the men. Please note: Not a single pair of Bandaid Batter pumps on the women.  Most of the men look well put-together and sexy. Dennis Haysbert, I would like to be in your good hands…if you know what I mean.  Asha Leo, Felicity Jones, and Dame Helen?  Fanfreakingtastic! 

    The only fly in this particular ointment is, no surprise, the idiotic mess produced by Marchesa and the taste-free Georgina Chapman, soon to be judging on PR All-stars. 

    • Anonymous

      I need to spend a morning looking at Marchesa designs just to see if there really is not a single one I can stand.

      Sometime. Right now, I just can’t seem to care.

    • I am SO scared of what Georgina will do on PR.

  • Anonymous

    AAAAACKK!  A Firefly reference in the last caption!  Yup.  In my bunk. 

  • Oh bless your heart (Tom? I’m giving credit to Tom) for the Firefly reference. 

  • Anonymous

    Dang, Felicity Jones killed it.  She and Yelchin are repping their movie well.

    I like Helen Mirren’s dress but her hair is making me sad.

  • Is it just me or is Helen Mirren wearing a salute to old English drawing rooms?  The fringe and heavy velvet from the curtains, the lace doillies for the sleeves, and the beading that clearly used to trim throw pillows…

  • foodycat

    I think the fringey drape bit is a detail too far on Dame Helen’s dress and, unusually, her hair isn’t great. 

  • Kyle Crawford

    How very odd for our Queen to drop the ball…… somewhere a piano is cold.

  • Anonymous

    I love me some HBC.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Helena, on the slim chance you’re reading this, please please please let me make you a corset. I know you know your corsets yet I keep seeing you in that same black satin cincher with the gap behind the busk. That makes me sad 🙁

    I like Helen Mirren’s dress, but has she worn that before minus the drape or something very similar? It looks familar.

    Alan Cumming makes me smile every time I see him, even with too long trousers. Over 20 years I’ve liked him and he looks just the same apart from the silver hair and a few extra crinkles round the eyes which are all to the good.

  • Caitlin Christopher

    I love Felicity Jones, but…is that her underwear you can see through her skirt?

    • Heather Hayes

      YES!  That’s what I saw immediately.  Doesn’t really look purposeful to me, either.  :/

  • Judy_J

    Wish Helen Mirren’s dress didn’t have that drapey thing on the bodice. Otherwise, she looks perfect.  HBC makes me smile…she’s got her style, and just goes with it.  Love Asha Leo’s dress….gorgeous.

  • CQAussie

    With the exception of the last 2, a truckload of impeccably dressed gents.  And Felicity Jones =D  Who looked amazing and that Asha lady.  WOW.

    Good gravy, Dennis Haysbert.  I mean, really.  The man can sell anything with that voice.  James Earl Jones = commanding, authoritative and even menacing at times but Dennis Haysbert…..voice like honey is right!  Le sighhhhhh.

  • Love the boys from Strike Back. It’s weird seeing Sully dressed…..

  • Andrea Verykoukis

    I’m sorry, but am I looking at Felicity’s thong? I think I am. In which case, Keira and Carey are safe because that is always no.

    • Anonymous

      OMIGOSH!  I was so wowed by how good everyone looked that I didn’t look hard enough.  That is an automatic OUT!  Not only an out, but a “You get right back home, young lady, and put on a slip!”

  • You got me laughing with “Bless” for HBC….she’s just so….so…  You know.

  • Helena Bonham Carter has such a unique style and it’s completely her own! She doesn’t care what people think about how she looks/dresses and I love her for that! She should get an award just for being Helena!

  • Anonymous

    Dennis Haysbert…can be my insurance man anytime.  Whenever his commercials are on TV, my dog’s ears perk up.  I guess she likes his voice too.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t know who Asha Leo is, but what a woman. Yowza!

  • Lauren Maier

    “We’ll be in our bunks.” AHAHAHAAAAA!

    Oh, TLo, you have made this Firefly nerd’s night.  <3

  • Anonymous

    Everything about Ioan Gruffudd’s look is impeccable. And I dig the big bow. …Of course, I’d say almost the exact same thing if he were standing there naked…altering only the word “bow.” I wonder if the law requires that I be able to pronounce his name before I can marry him…

    • Anonymous

      It’s Yo-an Griffith. You may now kiss the groom. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    How did Alan Cumming pull off an impression of Sean Connery? And Felicity Jones does look great, but seeing her g-string is just ewww. Mirren’s dress is just interesting enough and she looks fabulous. Ioan Gryffyd. My dear. Who cares about the bow; I’ll wear it. Just bring it over.

  • Anonymous

    Andrea Riseborough in Marchesa
    Is that a misprint? Are you sure you don’t mean Andrea Riseborough in Marcal?

  • Anonymous

    Helena Bonham Carter, I hope you never leave.

  • I’ve always loved HBC and her awesome outifts. But this one doesn’t do it for me. It doesn’t go far enough into “Eccentric Bohemian Actress” mode. The lopsided dress and the hair isn’t enough to balance that tailored jacket.

  • Anonymous

    Re: Felicity Jones

    That’s a gauntlet? Sure, she’s stunning, but that’s about as fashionably daring as a prom dress. Keira is not shaking in her Chanel, and neither is Carey in her Bottega Veneta.

    And aw, Luscious Malfoy. You are not a waiter. Your wig is disappointed in you.

    • RocknLox

      Luscious? You mean Beatrix LeStrange? Both dead sexy, by the way.

      • Anonymous

        Nope, I mean Luscious. HBC is doing what she always does. He could use an improvement.

  • RocknLox

    I love Helena. You can never tell when she’s in or out of character.

  • I want to grab HBC and shake her.  If she insists on wearing the same corset with her garments, and why not, the for god’s sake throw a little money into it and get one that custom made that costs more than $40.   Cheap looking black satin is not your friend, and if I can see fabric through the gaping busk then this thing was clearly not made properly.  Tell Frederick’s they can have their glorified belt back and I will hook you up with a real corsetier.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly my point further down. She’s no stranger to a corset and yet we keep seeing this one.  No modesty placket behind the busk is a pet peeve of mine, and I’m no fan of satin coutil. I’d make her something better in a heartbeat!

      • Anonymous

        Are you an actual corsetmaker in real life?  I’m fascinated!  You make them by hand?  Custom?  Please tell all!

        • Anonymous

          Yes 🙂 I  make custom drafted and designed corsets. That’s why I go on a bit when corsets are posted here.

          • Anonymous

            I had no idea there were skilled people making corsets by hand!  I figured they came from something alone the lines of the Olga factory.  That is amazing–and honestly, it sounds like a really satisfying way to use your sewing skills. Hats off to you!

          • Anonymous

            There’s quite a few of us scattered about. There’s plenty of factory made about too of course but they’re generally what leads people to think corsets are uncomfortable. Corsets don’t really lend themselves to standard sizes.

            It is very satisfying, especially seeing someone get a confidence boost from this new figure they’ve discovered because of something you’ve made  – that’s the bit I like best 🙂

          • Or they don’t know how to wear and lace them correctly.  Or they decide to wear one on their wedding day having never touched one before!  That’s always a personal favorite of mine — “I wore one for my wedding and it was so uncomfortable!”

            Always from the people who will tell you to buy Spanx, too….

          • Anonymous

            LOL! Yes. Usually the bride has decided 3 weeks before the wedding that she hasn’t lost quite as much weight as she expected to fit the dress properly and thinks a corset will be the answer, so there’s no time to break it in!

          • I’m constantly suggesting them to people, because I can’t wear Spanx or slimmers — they mess with circulation to my stomach and I get VIOLENTLY ill as soon as I eat or drink anything.  Corsets give me the same smoothness with NO weird bulging and they don’t mess with my internal organs. 

            Do you have a website or contact info?  Because I have some problems getting a good fit, and I’d be really interested in a custom piece — my bust and hip are one size with my waist one or two full sizes smaller in the standard sized ones.

          • Anonymous

            That’s the problem with a lot of off-the-rack corsets, they’re too straight for many people.

            I’m not sure what TLo’s rules are on this stuff so I won’t link (and chaps, if even this mention is a breach please just delete with my apologies) but you can find me under Crikey Aphrodite 🙂

  • Anonymous

    What’s with Helen Mirren’s JBF hair? I think her dress is stunning.

  • Anonymous

    after some quick googling research, I realize that Phillip Winchester needs to take those glasses off, NOW. Imdb alleges he was born in 1981 – yet he looks easily 40+ years old. Old Sullivan whatshisface could ditch the specs, too, along with everything else.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I love the glasses on those guys!  But then, I have a tendency to be seduced by dorkitude….

  • Anonymous

    I do hope Alan Cumming (Ryan Gosling’s dark-haired twin) is not playing it safe following recent harsh criticism on this very blog. For shame TLo!

    Also I can’t wait to see what HBC does when she is Helen Mirren’s age, though she must have a picture in the attic somewhere, because she still looks like Lucy Honeychurch. 

    • Anonymous

      I’m pretty sure he’s got thicker skin than that 🙂 

  • Rebecca Zmarzly

    LOVE the Firefly shout-out!

    HBC: You can do no wrong, sweetie. Add some gears and sprockets accessories, and you pretty much have my steampunk Halloween costume. LUV huh.

    Is it me, or is Jason Isaacs looking very Timothy Daltonesque in his picture?

  • Nice with the Firefly reference.

  • “We think he’s gorgeous”

    You don’t know how happy it makes me to learn that you guys like Jason.  Being a fan, myself, I’m always on the look-out for Jason pics, and he is entirely too fond of a black/blue color palette in his wardrobe–probably because he feels that those colors enhance his remarkable eyes.  I love him, but he’s a boring dresser.

    • I would find him far more attractive if he wasn’t such a good actor — I’ve seen him play so many bad guys so well that it makes it hard for me to be attracted to him as a person.  He provokes that emotional response in me.  (I had the same problem with Mark Harmon after he played Ted Bundy way back when… he was such a good Bundy that I got the heebie jeebies every time I saw him for years!)

  • A Firefly reference? Just when I thought I couldn’t love TLo anymore.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    LOL Love your comments on Dennis Haybert! 🙂

  • Natasha Fairweather

    The fringy shawl around Dame Helen’s neck makes me think she’d rather be sitting on a recliner crocheting a granny-square quilt and watching Ab Fab. Although that may be the truth, that’s not what you want your BAFTA dress evoking.

  • MilaXX

    Anton Yelchin looks like he should be playing Ilya Kury-what’s his name in the remake of the Man from Uncle, and that’s a goof thing.
    I want to marry and ravish Dennis Haysbert. Seriously.
    I love Dame Helen, but she looks like granny.
    I have no idea who Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton are, but they are bringing some handsome, grown up realness to the party

  • Anonymous

    Oh Helena you crazy kid, don’t ever change.

  • Love the commentary… Love Ioan Gruffeld, and terribly saddened by Jason Isaacs. I LOVE Jason Isaacs, and this is just… sad.

  • Anonymous

    these guys need to take a lesson from Ioan Gruffeld….Oh! and Helen looks fab..let’s face it!…..Bonham Carter..Mary Poppins meets Carol Burnetts cleaning lady routine..

  • Anonymous

    You didn’t think Felicity Jones was a little boring? Pretty girl, pretty dress and all, but I don’t see her holding a candle to Keira and Carey in that getup.

  • Anonymous

    Love this post and almost all of these people!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, Jason, no!! You are so gorgeous and you have such a hot bod. Why did you do that? Usually you dress so wonderfully.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not as impressed with this group as everyone else seems to be.  Granted, the men have polished shoes and look appropriate in tuxes or nice suits but nobody’s really wowing me.  And the women are a decidely mixed bag.

    When did Alan Cumming get so gray?  And Dennis Haysbert so…portly?  He looks like he’s put on a few pounds.  Never mind, he’ll always be the real first black president to me.  Jason Isaacs is gorgeous but he doesn’t look so good here.  I think he’s been joining Dennis at the buffet table.  Anton Yelchin’s pants are too short.  And the Welsh man’s bow is ridiculous.  But the last two lads look pretty good.

    Asha Leo (who?) looks amazing.  Felicity Jones looks just a tad less amazing but still really good.  Helen Mirren’s dress is a disaster.  Silver crushed velvet, tit fringe, and beading is the very essence of tacky and cheap (though it probably cost more than my car).  Really, one of the ugliest dresses I’ve seen in a long time.  Andrea’s dress is also a head-scratcher.  And the white against her very pale skin isn’t too attractive.  A different color would look better – no, skip that, with this hideous style no color is going to look good on anyone.  HBC is looking dottier than usual but the rules don’t really apply to her.  So she’s doing what she should and looking fine.

  • Anonymous

    I see you have the same Dennis Haysbert distractions I get sometimes.  Lord, I haven’t been the same since “Far from Heaven.”

    And, once again, I want to put Anton Yelchin in my pocket.  He’s absolutely adorable.

    And I love Helen’s dress…she’s sticking a toe into the red carpet wack by doing something interesting.

    And HBC, God love you, you are fucking fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    A decent showing all around, some really great and……. Well, I love Ms. Mirren as much as the next sane person but that “tit drape” is awful.  And Phillip & Sullivan have definitely served up good British “stiff upper……..lip?”  Yeah, lip, let’s say lip.

  • Anonymous

    Andrea Riseborough and Felicity Jones – same hairstyle as Charlize Theron from earlier post?

  • Gorgeous???  Seriously?  Felicity Jones wearing a black strapless dress and  you call that throwing down the gauntlet?  It’s totally basic!  She looks pretty enough but she is not setting any standard or throwing down any gauntlet here.

  • Sullivan Stapleton is my new favorite name

  • Proud to have been there last night 🙂

  • Anonymous

    i really like helen mirren’s dress.

    i think the thing w/ that particular marchesa is that people think, if they do, that it’s disguising figure flaws that they think they have, but dont. i would bet dozens of dollars & half dozens of donuts thats what it’s about.

    i dont get the felicity jones thing here either. though i think she was the one wearing the pale mint dress & that dress was an everlovin stunner.

    i am absolutely beyond one hundredth of one tenth of a shadow of a doubt that i have been mistaken for helena b-c more than several times [if from far away] in this, our lovely city of award & reality shows & all sorts of other & equally equal things.

  • Anonymous

    Is Felicity Jones’ underwear visible?

  • penn collins

    Who made Helen Mirrens?   What a fascinating outfit…don’t know where to look first or second! Bless you our Queen.

  • Anonymous

    Ioan Gruffudd, awesome name, FTW!  Perfect and a smile to top it off.

  • Oh, I love that Helen Mirren dress!

  • Anonymous

    Totally thought that header pic of Bonham-Carter was one of Michael Jackson.

  • Oh, can’t Keira, Carey and Felicity all be gorgeous together? Haha I think the 3 have very distinctive styles, but I really hope one day they can hit the red carpet together, they’re all tight and good friends

  • Holy shit Helen Mirren wins the celebrity giant head award.

    And…is it just me or can we see right through to Felecity’s underpants.

  • Anonymous

    Christ, how many versions of the dead ballerina dress did Marchesa do? And why do people keep wearing them?

  • Anonymous

    Sully & Phil – THE sexiest guys around at the moment!! We love you with specs/without specs/cleaned up/dirty/weapons in hand /on the red carpet…We just love you. You guys are smokin hot, hot, hot (& I can’t see any clothes on them either 😉 )

  • Anonymous

    Oh Jason…what the fuck happened to you?  He is gorgeous and between the hair and the black on black suit, yuck!  He looks like he needs a serious shower.  Felicity looks okay – that’s no gaunlet to me – her hair and makeup are pretty awesome, but the dress…meh.  I saw Dennis Haysbert in “Race” on Broadway two summers ago – he was awesome and a really nice man in person.  I got to see him in a white t and jeans and that man has a nice bod.  He can sell me insurance anytime.

  • Firefly references and fashion in the same post? This is why you are my favorite bloggers!

  • If Gossip Girl is accurate, Helen Mirren’s dress is Badgley Mischka.  Same dress is being worn by a 20 year-old on tonight’s episode.