Actors Lupita N'yongo, Andy Serkis and Daniel Kaluuya at the BAFTAs. Picture: Instagram.

The 2018 BAFTA's were filled with the usual glitz and glamour but was overshadowed by the glowing melanin that stood out during the awards ceremony. 

Held over the weekend, the British Association for Film and Television Awards were being held amidst the global premiere of Marvel film Black Panther, so it was fitting that at least one of the actors from the Marvel franchise film took home an award.

Daniel Kaluuya, breakout actor from the horror film Get Out, took home the prestigious award for the Rising Star award, while actor Gary Oldman and actress Frances McDormand took the awards for best actor and best actress respectively.  

Many of the stars who attended the award dressed in black in support of the Time’s Up initiative, which combats sexual harassment, bullying and assault. There were exceptions such as actors Frances McDormand (who wore red and black), Hofit Golan (who wore silver) and Duchess Kate Middleton (who glowed in an olive Jenny Packham gown).   


Attendees included Angelina Jolie, Lupita N’yongo, Letitia Wright, Timothée Chalamet, Emma Watson, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lawrence, Octavia Spencer, and award winner Sam Rockwell.

The film of the night was Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, which took home five awards, including best film, best British film and best actress.