The 2021 BAFTA TV Awards will be one for the history books as stars unable to attend will be beamed onto the red carpet in hologram form.
But Oti Mabuse was one of the select celebrities to hit the red carpet in person on Sunday, when she arrived at the West London TV center in truly stunning style.
The Strictly Come Dancing star, 30, looked sensational as she stepped outside in a plunging cream dress, which featured a daring thigh-high slit.
Glamorous: Oti Mabuse was one of the stars in attendance at the TV BAFTA Awards, held at London’s TV Center on Sunday
High on a pair of silver strappy heels, the South African beauty’s dress of choice hugged and flattered her enviably tight figure as she turned up a storm for photographers.
With a pair of dazzling earrings to complement her gorgeous ensemble, the TV personality sported her honey brown locks in a playful bob, while her good looks were emphasized with a palette of shimmery makeup.
Also in attendance was AJ Odudu, who was stunned when she stepped outside in a red feathered one-shoulder dress, which had a backless feature.
This year, BAFTA stars celebrities who can’t be on the red carpet as holograms.
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And ceremony hosts Stacey Dooley and Vick Hope will introduce the hologram guests to those who are actually present at the socially distancing ceremony.
About her red carpet role, Vick revealed last week: “If you’re anything like me, your WhatsApp groups will have been non-stop for the past year about a recent episode or moment in the latest TV drama, documentary, reality or even cooking show.
“I’ve fallen in love with TV all over again and that’s why I think Virgin Media’s BAFTAs feel extra special this year.
Being able to chat directly with the TV fans who voted for their favorite Must-See Moment nominee and connect them live on the red carpet with their favorite stars via holograms will be a unique, once in a lifetime experience. to be.
“I’m so excited to bring a little bit of this magic to the fans back home, it’s going to be an emotional one.”
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, TV fans will not be able to attend the red carpet as usual this year and some nominees will not be able to attend due to bubble filming.
All content is captured by a live stream camera and everyone at home can watch the action from the comfort of their living room.
The public can watch a live stream of the red carpet from 12 noon on Sunday and be part of the glamor by visiting Virgin’s website.
They can also choose from a selection of digital red carpet outfits to get into the Awards spirit and carpet-ready.
If selected, they’ll be blasted onto the red carpet and can even ask their favorite celeb a question with a video of the interaction sent to the fan afterward.
Several of the biggest TV moments of the year are celebrated on Sunday, with Diversity’s controversial BLM-inspired routine on Britain’s Got Talent, which led to 24,500 complaints to Ofcom, was in the ‘must see’ category.
The category, voted for by the public, also sees nods to Penelope being revealed as Lady Whistledown in Bridgerton and when Luke Skywalker appeared in the second season climax of The Mandalorian.
However, it is Small Ax leading the nominations this year with 15 nods.
The BBC One anthology film series, directed by Sir Steve McQueen, received six TV nominations and nine in the craft categories, including a nod to the miniseries gong alongside Normal People, Adult Material and I May Destroy You.
Small Ax – with five films telling stories about the lives of West Indian immigrants in London from the 1960s to the 1980s – also garnered two nominations for the lead role, with John Boyega and Shaun Parkes both nodding.
Letitia Wright, who also starred in the series, is in the running for the lead actress award, and she will face competition from Billie Piper (I Hate Suzie), Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People), Hayley Squires (Adult Material), Jodie Comer ( Killing Eve) and Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You).
Elsewhere, I May Destroy You star Paapa Essiedu will face John and Shaun for the Lead Actor award, as well as Normal People actor Paul Mescal, Baghdad Central’s Waleed Zuaiter and The Crown’s Josh O’Connor.
The Crown received 10 nominations – four for TV and six for the craft categories – including a nod to the Drama Series award alongside I Hate Suzie, Save Me Too and Gangs of London.
Other nods were This Country, Man Like Mobeen, Inside No. 9 and Ghosts for the Scripted Comedy Prize, and siblings and This Country creators Daisy May and Charlie Cooper received nominations for the Female and Male Performance in a Comedy Program gongs, respectively.
The ceremony will be hosted by Richard Ayoade, while Stacey and Vick will be presenting the red carpet.
BAFTA TV Awards 2021: Nominations
BANDS OF LONDON
I HATE SUZIE
SAVE ME TOO
JOHN BOYEGA – Small Axe
JOSH O’CONNOR – The Crown
PAAPA ESSIEDU – I can destroy you
PAUL MESCAL – Normal People
SHAUN PARKES – Small axe
WALEED ZUITER – Baghdad Central
BILLIE PIPER – I hate Suzie
DAISY EDGAR-JONES – Normal People
HAYLEY SQUIRES – Adult Material
JODIE COMER – Killing Eve
LETITIA WRIGHT – Small Axe
MICHAELA COEL – I can destroy you
KUNAL NAYYAR – Criminal: VK
MALACHI KIRBY – Small axe
MICHAEL SHEEN – Quiz
MICHEAL WARD – Small axe
RUPERT EVERETT – Adult Equipment
TOBIAS MENZIES – The Crown
FEMALE SUPPORTING ROLE
HELENA BONHAM CARTER – The Crown
LEILA FARZAD – I hate Suzie
RAKIE AYOLA – Anthony
SIENA KELLY – Adult Material
SOPHIE OKONEDO – Criminal: UK
WERUCHE OPIA – I can destroy you
COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM
CHARLIE BOOKER’S ANTIVIRAL WIPES
ROB & ROMESH VS Jack Shillaker
THE BIG NARSTIE SHOW
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
AIMEE LOU WOOD – Sex Education
DAISY HAGGARD – Breeders
DAISY MAY COOPER – This country
EMMA MACKEY – Sex Education
GBEMISOLA IKUMELO – Famalam
MAE MARTIN – Feel good
MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY PROGRAM
CHARLIE COOPER – This Country
GUZ KHAN – Man Like Mobeen
JOSEPH GILGUN – Copper colored
NCUTI GATWA – Sex Education
PAUL RITTER – Friday Night Dinner
REECE SHEARSMITH – Inside No.9
I CAN DESTROY YOU
AMERICA’S WAR ON ABORTION (EXPOSURE)
ITALI’S FRONTLINE: A DOCTOR’S DIARY
THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG (UK)
THE CYPRUS PAPERS UNDERCOVER (EXAMINING AL JAZEERA)
JIMMY MCGOVERN CONTINUES
RICHARD OSMAN’S GAMEHOUSE G
THE AMAZING HOUSE GIVEAWAY
ADAM HILLS – The Last Leg
BRADLEY WALSH – Defeat the Chasers
CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN – Strictly Come Dancing
DAVID MITCHELL – Would I lie to you? At Christmas
GRAHAM NORTON – The Graham Norton Show
ROMESH RANGANATHAN – The Ranganation
ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY EVENING TAKEAWAY
LIFE & Rhyming
COME STRICTLY DANCE
THE MASKED SINGER
CRIME & PUNISHMENT
LOSING: OUR MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY
ONCE IN IRAQ
BIG ZU’S BIG FOOD
LONG LOST FAMILY: BORN WITHOUT TRACES
MORTIMER AND WHITEHOUSE: GONE FISHING
THE REPAIR SHOP
BBC NEWS AT TEN: PRIME MINISTER ADMITTED TO INTENSIVE CARE
CHANNEL 4 NEWS: DETERMINING DEMOCRACY
NEWS NIGHT: COVID CARE CRISIS
SKY NEWS: INSIDE IDLIB
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTS
MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS
RACE AROUND THE WORLD
THE SCHOOL THAT TRIED TO END RACISM
THE WRITE OFFS
BBW (ON THE EDGE)
SITTING IN LIMBO
THE WINDERMERE CHILDREN
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
WELCOME TO Chechnya: THE GAY PURGE (STORYVILLE)
DRAW LIVE LIVE!
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION FESTIVAL OF MEMORY
THE THIRD DAY: AUTUMN Production Team
WITHIN NO. 9
MAN AS MOBEEN
SHORT FORM PROGRAM
DISABLED NOT REPORTED: THE ROCK FORBIDDEN WITH LEATHER ACTIONS – DELTA 7
THE MAIN SECTION
THEY SAW THE SUN FIRST
AMERICAN MURDER: THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR
ANTON FERDINAND: FOOTBALL, RACISM & ME
LOCKED IN: BREAKING THE SILENCE (STORYVILLE)
VIRGIN MEDIA’S MUST-SEE MOMENT (voted by the public)
BRIDGERTON – Penelope is revealed as Lady Whistledown
BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT – Diversity Performs A Routine Inspired By The Events Of 2020
OSTENDERS – Gray kills Chantelle
GOGGLEBOX – Reactions to Boris Johnson’s Press Conference
NIGELLA’S COOK, FOOD, REPEAT – Mee-cro-wah-vay
THE MANDALORIAN – Luke Skywalker arrives