This weekend played host to the BAFTAs, and not only were a bunch of YouTubers invited to Lancome’s super-fancy pre-BAFTA dinner held at Kensington Palace, but a handful got to hit up the red carpet and mingle with some movie stars at the event itself.
We’re sure our invite was just lost in the post (again), but thanks to the power of social media, we were able to live vicariously through our online favs, and soak up the excitement and glamour of the events as if we were really there.
Strike a pose!
— EE (@EE) February 14, 2016
As you’d expect from such a prestigious event, the red carpet was full of fierce talent and fierce looks, all showcased by this EE Round-Up. Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Julianne Moore, Dame Maggie Smith, Hazel Hayes, Helen Anderson… wait… what?! What are our internet lot doing mingling with the likes of Steven Spielberg? WHO LET THIS HAPPEN?
Holding your own against such big names and their fashion capabilities (we’re still swooning at Cate’s McQueen dress, srsly) is no mean feat, but Helen and Hazel managed it. Congratulations you two, you definitely did #teaminternet proud!
Not everyone’s night went off without a hitch…
— ells (@EllsJayne) February 14, 2016
Poor Estée Lalonde suffered from a broken zip just hours before heading along to the event, and ended up spending (and snapchatting) a good while on the bathroom floor, a scenario we here at TenEighty know all too well. Only there’s usually less wardrobe malfunctions, and more crying and Ben & Jerry’s.
Estée had another stunning dress to hand though, and the night was saved!
Celeb-spotting was rife
— Helen Anderson (@HelenAnderz) February 14, 2016
A.K.A. the equally iconic Rosie in Mamma Mia! A.K.A Julie Walters, a definite national treasure at this point. We would have fangirled. Hard.
Instead of fangirling, some became girl fans
I'd just like to make it known to everyone that Saoirse Ronan is absolutely stunning and I have a fairly distastefully big crush.
— Daniel J. Layton (@DanielJLayton) February 14, 2016
Us too, Daniel J. Layton. Us too.
There was a lotta love for Leo.
— Estée Lalonde (@EsteeLalonde) February 14, 2016
We’re not jealous. Not at all. Nope.
Although we’re not sure about that backdrop. It looks like that giant face is approaching at speed to steal Leo’s first BAFTA back off him in a plot by the Oscars. NO AWARDS FOR YOU LEO! YOU KNOW THE RULES!
— evian (@evianwater) February 14, 2016
While Hazel was there on behalf of EE, Fleur De Force was invited along by Evian and took over their Twitter for the night. A highlight was this A+ selfie with her husband Mike. Even if the reminder it was Valentine’s Day and we were by ourselves stuck on social media led to some good bathroom Ben & Jerry’s time.
We really need to find our own brand to get invites through to stop that happening.
And the BAFTA goes to…
Err Hazel? There’s no one there…
What are you doing?
I mean yes, you always win our award for “Best Irish Person To Drink a Bottle Of Wine With”, but the BAFTAs have yet to recognise that as a category (tragically). Now quick, get off that stage before someone important notices, we need you unharmed making YouTube videos! (And drinking wine with us ofc.)
Hazel wasn’t the only one
— Jack Howard (@JackHoward) February 16, 2016
My, what a big BAFTA you have Jack Howard.
The name’s Chapman.
— Jim Chapman (@JimChapman) February 14, 2016
Jim Chapman. Serving some serious James Bond suaveness. *swoons*.
And that was it. The outfits. The celebs. The giant faces everywhere. It was all a bit ridiculous really wasn’t it? Of course, we can’t wait to not go again next year, when who knows what will happen. Bertie Gilbert for Best Short Film anyone?