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Looks like the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is following in the footsteps of this year’s Golden Globe Awards, as the actors and actresses attending the ceremony have been asked to wear black to protest sexual harassment.
“More than half of all women and nearly two-thirds of women in the UK aged 18 to 24 have experienced sexual harassment at work,” read a letter which was circulated amongst the attendees.
“We hope that those of us privileged enough to have a platform can use it to raise awareness of the experiences of women beyond our industry, whose experiences are often silenced and marginalized.“
We can expect the likes of Emilia Clarke (pictured above in a fine black frock), Daisy Ridley, Emma Watson, Keira Knightley and Emma Thompson – among others – to walk the red carpet in their finest black attire for the Time’s Up movement. Men will also be expected to wear special pins and/or buttonholes.
And it’s also worth noting that Stephen Fry will not be hosting, as he has been replaced by none other than Joanna Lumley. Interestingly, this is the first time in over a decade that the prestigious ceremony has been hosted by a woman.
Coincidence? We think not!
The BAFTA will take place on February 18.