Just a few weeks after celebrities wore black to the 2018 Golden Globes, many female nominees and guests at this year’s BAFTA Film Awards plan to wear black to support Time’s Up. A letter, sent “on behalf of a collective of UK based female film and television industry leaders” and obtained by Deadline, is being circulated around the British film biz inviting women to wear black to the ceremony. The purpose of wearing black is to make a statement to show global solidarity. “Wearing black is a strong, unifying and simple statement – a physical and visual representation of our solidarity with people across all industries who have experienced sexual harassment and abuse or have been held back due to an imbalance in power. It is also the easiest color for the majority to wear and feel comfortable in”
Among this year’s nominees are Allison Janney, Annette Bening, Frances McDormand, Margot Robbie, Sally Hawkins, Saoirse Ronan, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lesley Manville and Octavia Spencer. The awards ceremony takes place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Feb. 18 and will be host by Joanna Lumley. It will be the first time in over a decade that the Baftas have been hosted by a woman.