Oona Chaplin strikes a pose backstage at the Bafta TV Awards

Oona Chaplin strikes a pose backstage at the Bafta TV Awards

From Breaking Bad to Broadchurch, we’ve checked out last night’s Bafta TV Awards to see who’s got style and who should stick to the costume department. 

1. Aaron Paul vs Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad

As much as we love Jesse’s approach to dressing (baggy is better), we think Aaron Paul is rocking the red carpet with this classic tuxedo. Although we’re not completely convinced about the full beard look, we’ll forgive him for bringing the best smize to the party.

Winner: Aaron Paul


2. Sophie Turner vs Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones

Giving us major hair envy, Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner donned a somewhat Sansa inspired gown at last night’s awards. With tumbling tresses and brocade embroidery we can see more than a little Westeros in this ensemble. A completely flawless look but we reckon Sansa’s daring do wins the day. And as we all know, an outfit is never complete without a cloak, right?

Winner: Sansa Stark


3. Laura Carmichael vs Lady Edith Crawley from Downton Abbey

Not known for her fashion prowess in the show, Laura Carmichael’s Lady Edith is, pardon our French, downright dowdy. Not the case, however, with Carmichael herself. Sporting a sexy little black number and sleek straightened tresses, Carmichael was almost unrecognizable. Perhaps she could have a word with the Downton costume department…

Winner: Laura Carmichael


4. Olivia Colman vs DS Ellie Miller in Broadchurch

Winning Best Leading Actress for her hard-hitting role as DS Ellie Miller, Olivia Colman looked a far cry from her character’s usual practical suits and no nonsense demeanor. Grinning from ear to ear in an emerald gown, Colman worked green goddess meets the 20s. We have to give it to her, that’s one tricky style mash-up to work and, frankly, we think she’s nailed it.

Winner: Olivia Colman


5. Oona Chaplin vs Talisa Maegyr from Game of Thrones

Marrying the King of the North can’t be an easy gig and let’s face it Oona Chaplin’s Talisa clearly doesn’t have much time for shopping. Still somehow managing to style out what appears to be leftover khaki tent material, Talisa is an olive-skinned and olive-clothed beauty queen. Oona’s red-carpet choice is comparatively, a little garish for our taste. Oona we applaud your love of colour but we’re just not sure about all of it together, with a print… and a cuff… and a ginormous fan.

Winner: This one’s a draw – Talisa and Oona are two ends of the accessory scale and we can’t call it.


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By George Driver/@iamgdriver