The red carpet at the British Academy Film Awards this year will be as dark as night, as this year, sexual misconduct will take center stage as the issue-du-jour. As you may know, the media has been rampant lately with misbehavior allegations including the likes of, most egregiously, Harvey Weinstein, among others.
Guests at 2018’s BAFTA’s ceremony will be sporting monochrome-black outfits as an expression of unity with victims of abuse and harassment. As a side note, some speculate the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William will attend.
William is the president of the British Academy. Typically, the royal family stays out of politics, but one would assume they’ll also wear black as a testament to the strengthening of sexual abuse victims’ resolve.
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Reportedly, some of the movies in talks for winning include The Shape Of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, and Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman.
Regarding the winners of each year’s honor, most expect the victors of the BAFTA’s to be a prediction of who takes home the trophy at the Oscars which are just two weeks later.
In the last seven months, Hollywood and the entertainment industry has been wracked with assault, harassment, and rape allegations with the downfall of many prolific stars such as Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, Weinstein, James Toback, Jeremy Piven, and many more.
The movement has spread throughout the western world including in Britain where Kevin is currently under investigation for sexual crimes as well as Weinstein, who is under the watch of police following nine claims of assault.
To wear black, a motion supported by Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson, Daisy Ridley, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence, and others, is a call to eliminate abuse in the workplace. Some of the expectant stars this year are J-Law, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Octavia Spencer.