One of the Biggest Winners at the BAFTAs This Year? The Planet.

Published on February 4, 2020

The BAFTAS made a serious effort to be more sustainable at their Sunday awards show.

The ceremony was the first-ever carbon-neutral BAFTA awards. The BAFTAs are one of the biggest award shows in the UK, and all the biggest stars from the UK, US, and internationally attend. While it’s in Britain, its a major event for the “Hollywood” elite. This year, many major film and TV industry stars and institutions have made distinct efforts to combat climate change. The Golden Globes went vegan, Jane Fonda started Fire Drill Fridays, and Joaquin Phoenix has been advocating for climate activism all over the place. The BAFTA awards took that idea and ran with it.

The red carpet was recyclable, sustainable food was served for dinner, and environmental impact, or lack thereof, was clearly a priority at the award ceremony this year.

Award show attendees were asked to wear garments they already had in their closets because the most sustainable outfit is one you already have.

In the spirit of sustainability, The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton re-wore an Alexander McQueen gown that she had worn previously to a 2012 dinner.

Attendees were told in a style guide that if they did not want to re-wear old garments, there are brands to patronize that are more sustainable.

“If you do want to buy something new make sure you spend your money wisely. By sticking to brands who advocate sustainability and inclusivity you send a strong signal to the industry that you don’t want fashion at any cost”

London College of Fashion Style Guide

The environment won tonight, but so did some others. Here are all the winners at the 2020 BAFTAS.

BEST FILM

“1917” – Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Jayne-Ann Tenggren

LEADING ACTRESS

Renée Zellweger – “Judy”

LEADING ACTOR

Joaquin Phoenix – “Joker

DIRECTOR

“1917” – Sam Mendes

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

“1917” – Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Krysty Wilson-Cairns

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

“Bait” – Mark Jenkin (Writer/Director), Kate Byers, Linn Waite (Producers)

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

“Parasite” – Bong Joon Ho

DOCUMENTARY

“For Sama” – Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts

ANIMATED FILM

“Klaus” – Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“Parasite” – Han Jin Won, Bong Joon Ho

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“Jojo Rabbit” – Taika Waititi

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Laura Dern – “Marriage Story”

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Brad Pitt – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

ORIGINAL SCORE

“Joker” – Hildur Guðnadóttir

CASTING

“Joker” – Shayna Markowitz

CINEMATOGRAPHY

“1917” – Roger Deakins

EDITING

“Ford v Ferrari” (LE MANS ’66) – Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker

PRODUCTION DESIGN

“1917” – Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales

COSTUME DESIGN

“Little Women” – Jacqueline Durran

MAKEUP & HAIR

“Bombshell” – Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan

SOUND

“1917” – Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, Mark Taylor, Stuart Wilson

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

“1917” – Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron, Dominic Tuohy

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

“Grandad Was A Romantic” – Maryam Mohajer

BRITISH SHORT FILM

“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re A Girl)” – Carol Dysinger, Elena Andreicheva

EE RISING STAR AWARD

Micheal Ward

OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA

Andy Serkis

Olivia Smith is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in San Francisco, she covers events, entertainment, fashion, and technology. She also serves as a Voices contributor at PopSugar.

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