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Hollywood stars set to wear black to the BAFTAs

Hollywood movement travels to London

Photo: BAFTA.org

Photo: BAFTA.org

#Timesup reaches overseas as British stars are set to wear black ensembles in support of the movement for women’s rights. This year, BAFTA, or the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, is requesting the ceremony’s guests to utilize their dreamy ensembles to send out a pivotal message.

Celebrities who participated in Time’s Up at the Golden Globe Awards, have inspired their colleagues overseas. If this movement is any indication of the effect around the world, time is truly up for women who have experienced injustice and inequality.

According to Deadline, a letter on behalf of the UK based female film and television industry leaders, was sent inviting their guests to dress in black. Kate Kinninmont, head of the Women in Film and Television UK group, has advised that stars Emma Thompson and Keira Knightley have responded and confirmed their support.

Kinninmont told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an email.

“We need to professionalize our industry, be more inclusive, appoint more senior women and get rid of pay inequality. Time is Up!”

Along with Thompson and Knightley, British stars Emma Watson, Zawe Ashton, Daisy Ridley, Emilia Clarke and Jodie Whittaker will also be supporting the movement. The BAFTA will take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Feb. 18. To be hosted by actress, Joanna Lumley, the ceremony is progressively motivated as she is the first female to host the BAFTAs since 2001.

The event won’t affect London Fashion Week, but it does add more pressure to the designers who will be showcasing in both ceremony and on the runway.

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