We can not tell you how thrilled we are to be covering a red carpet right now. After months of COVID-related cancellations, an award show has finally given us some celebrity fashion to admire.
Admittedly, things aren't totally back to normal: the 2020 Bafta TV Awards are being held digitally tonight at 7pm on BBC One, but we'll take what we can get.
News: ICYMI - Tim will be opening and closing this year's #VirginMediaBAFTAs tomorrow night.— Tim Minchin (@timminchin) July 30, 2020
He’ll open the show with a new song written for the event and he’ll close with 'Carry You’, which he wrote for his TV Series Upright.
Friday 31st July, BBC One, 7pm-8:30pm BST pic.twitter.com/fDU6INfB9Y
Hosted by actor Richard Ayoade in a closed studio, this year's winners will be accepting their awards via video link-up, but a lucky few managed to walk the socially distanced red carpet.
While guest presenters Daisy Edgar Jones and Paul Mescal stunned in Miu Miu and Dior, respectively, the fabulous Aisling Bea dazzled in polka dots.
The Kildare woman is known for opting for sustainable designs for star-studded events. While attending the Vanity Fair EE Rising Star BAFTAs Pre Party in January, the eco-advocate "re-wore" an old mini-dress along with a badge from Extinction Rebellion, an environmentalist group who aim to compel government action against climate change through non-violent protest.
For tonight's look, Bea chose a Norma Hamali gown with polka dot print and off-the-shoulder detail, which she accessorised with turquoise heels, a selection of gold bracelets, dangly earrings and a cluster of rings.
Last year, famed designer Hamali launched Normalife - a lifestyle range based on healthy living, diversity and inclusion. The first launch was a skin line of safe ingredients with packaging developed with a sustainability focus.
Bea has been making leaps and bounds in her career as of late, writing and co-starring in the achingly beautiful series, This Way Up, alongside Sharon Horgan - which she won the Breakthrough Talent Award for - as well as landing a leading role in Netflix's Living with Yourself with Paul Rudd.
The Virgin Media Baftas will be broadcast on BBC One at 7pm on Friday July 31. Comedian Tom Allen will host a pre-show across Bafta's social media platforms from 6pm.