The 76th EE British Academy Film Awards takes place on Sunday. 

And the day before, Wallis Day was styled to perfection in a black lace cut-out dress and cropped tux jacket worn with thigh-high boots for the Apple TV+ BAFTA Brunch held at Mount St. Restaurant, in London. 

The actress, 28 – who played Holly Cunningham in the soap opera Hollyoaks – looked edgy in her silk rough-hem mini dress, which showcased a glimpse of her toned abs.

Wallis completed her chic ensemble with a diamante-edged heart shape handbag and a glowing make-up look. 

Apple TV+ BAFTA Brunch was held to celebrate excellence in global storytelling and creativity, ahead of Sunday night’s awards ceremony. 

Incredible: Wallis Day, 28, was styled to perfection for the Apple TV+ BAFTA Brunch held at Mount St. Restaurant, in London on Saturday

Incredible: Wallis Day, 28, was styled to perfection for the Apple TV+ BAFTA Brunch held at Mount St. Restaurant, in London on Saturday

Wow: The actress looked edgy in a black lace cut-out dress and cropped tux jacket

Wow: The actress looked edgy in a black lace cut-out dress and cropped tux jacket

Chic: Stepping out in thigh-high sock boots, Wallis completed her chic ensemble with a diamante-edged heart shape handbag (Pictured with Charli Howard)

Chic: Stepping out in thigh-high sock boots, Wallis completed her chic ensemble with a diamante-edged heart shape handbag (Pictured with Charli Howard)

The Apple+ BAFTA Brunch was held a day ahead of the 76th EE British Academy Film Awards, the biggest night in British film with actor Richard E. Grant, 65, taking the helm as host.

Held at the Royal Festival Hall, Richard will join Alison Hammond to host the star-studded ceremony, while film critic Ali Plum is on the red carpet with Vick Hope.

Netflix’s anti-war drama All Quiet On The Western Front leads the nominations with a staggering 14 nods.

The film, which is based on the 1929 novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque, equals Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2001) as the film which is not spoken in the English language with the most nominations in BAFTA’s history.

Directed by Edward Berger, it stars Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Daniel Brühl, Sebastian Hülk, Aaron Hilmer, Edin Hasanovic and Devid Striesow. 

Nominations include Best Support Actor, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design, Editing, Make Up & Hair, Original Score, Production Design and more. 

It will face battle against The Banshees of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All At Once for Best Film, with both movies up for 10 nominations a piece. 

Elvis, which has nine nominations, and Tar, five nods, will also compete for Best Film. 

Fabulous: She looked fabulous in the silk rough-hem mini dress, which showcased a glimpse of her toned abs

Fabulous: She looked fabulous in the silk rough-hem mini dress, which showcased a glimpse of her toned abs

The Banshees of Inisherin follows two lifelong friends (Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson) who, ‘find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them’.

Colin Farrell is up for Best Actor for his part in the film, but will face tough competition as he faces Austin Butler (Elvis), Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Daryl McCormack (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande), Paul Mescal (Aftersun) and Bill Nighy (Living). 

In the Leading Actress category, Ana de Armas scored her first nomination for her portrayal as Marilyn Monroe in Netflix’s Blonde. 

She will compete against Cate Blanchett (Tar), Viola Davis (The Woman King), Danielle Deadwyler (Till), Emma Thompson (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande) and Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once). 

In the Best Director category, four of the six are first time director nominees: Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Woman King); Todd Field (Tár), Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All At Once) and Edward Berger (All Quiet on the Western Front).

There were four nominations for Aftersun, The Batman, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, Top Gun: Maverick and The Whale. 

Babylon scored three nominations. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Diego Calva, Jean Smart, Jovan Adepo, and Li Jun Li. 

The plot chronicles the rise and fall of multiple characters during Hollywood’s transition from silent to sound films in the late 1920s.  

Empire of Light; Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio; Living and Triangle of Sadness also got a trio of nods in the shortlist. 

The following British shorts were nominated: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and The Horse; Middle Watch; Your Mountain Is Waiting; The Ballad of Olive Morris; Bazigaga; Bus Girl; A Drifting Up and An Irish Goodbye.  

James Cameron’s sequel Avatar: The Way Of Water failed to score big in the nominations list but got nods in the Sound and Special Visual Effects Categories. 



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