Ok, so we know the BAFTAs are all about the movies but when you roll out a red carpet it becomes a celebrity catwalk and omg! are here to admire.
And that we did until we spotted how boring the colour palette for the night was, you'd think with Meryl Streep, Christina Hendricks and the other culprit's money (and stylists) they'd be a bit more daring than putting on black frocks.
But regardless of the lack of punchy hues these stars still looked arrestingly beautiful at the BAFTAs.
Red carpet royalty, Meryl Streep looked age appropriate in a Vivienne Westwood dress with dramatic draping at the cleavage, fighting off the chill in a matching black jacket.
Quirky dresser Helena Bonham Carter played it safe in black but added her own style stamp with black fingerless gloves. We expected more drama from her though!
Christina Hendricks poured her curves into a one-shoulder black gown covering up, much to the disappointment of the male crowd.
Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt made her black dress more daring with an exposed zip and went for a colour clash of gold clutch bag and silver drop earrings.
Girl of the moment Emeli Sande got in some practice for the BRITS red carpet in a baggy black dress with a velvet coat. She completed the look with tan peep-toe wedges and a gold chain.
Claudia Winkleman added an adventours edge to her black maxi dress with sheer sleeves and a plunging neckline.
Star of the small screen, Jessica Brown Findlay covered up in a modest long-sleeves full gown. Her chic up do only added to the severity of her look.
Melissa George took the black dress trend to new heights choosing a sequin long-sleeved black dress by Victoria Beckham.
Do you wish the celebs had injected more colour onto the BAFTA red rug?