In a few short weeks, the best of British film and television talent will take to the Royal Albert Hall for the 73rd British Academy Film Awards — AKA the 2020 BAFTAs — but did you know the BAFTA Awards were first broadcast on TV in 1956? That’s over 60 years of British glitz and glam on the red carpet.
So while we wait for this year's ceremony and re-watch our favourite nominated films (several are available to stream on Netflix...), let's take a look back at the red carpets of BAFTAs past. Ever wondered what the best dress at the BAFTAs was the year you were born? Here's your chance to find out...
Actress Betsy Blair, winner of the Best Foreign Actress award for her role in Marty.
Gwendoline Watford smiles as she holds her BAFTA.
Grainne Andrews stands alongside her husband, actor Eamonn Andrews, as he accepts his award.
Actress Leslie Caron is presented with the Best British Actress award by Prince Philip.
Audrey Hepburn's timeless white dress stands out as she poses with Rachel Roberts and Dirk Bogarde.
Patricia Neal is presented with her BAFTA for Best Foreign actress while wearing a beautiful floral dress.
Elizabeth Taylor makes a statement in this feathered cape while at the 1976 BAFTAs.
Diana Dors also makes the case for a feathered cape in her black mini dress.
Princess Anne attended the 1971 BAFTA Awards in an emerald dress and black choker.
Fiona Fullerton, wife of actor Simon McCorkindale, stunned at the 1979 BAFTAs in a beautiful off-the-shoulder gown.
For the 1980 BAFTAs, Meryl Streep donned a shiny silver jacket and black trousers.
Judi Dench made the case for a simple black roll neck at the 1982 BAFTA Awards.
Olivia Harrison looks beautiful in a chic black off-the-shoulder gown.
Joan Collins knows that the only thing better than big hair is big sleeves.
Jane Seymour wore a gorgeous embroidered gown for the 1985 BAFTAs.
Stephanie Beacham looks absolutely stunning in this v-neck dress. We applaud her accessories, too.
Glynis Barber proves that black and navy can look nice together, thank you very much.
Sue Lawley knew what she was doing in this velvet dress with feathered sleeves.
Princess Alexandra looks stunning in this big-sleeved baby blue dress at the 1990 BAFTAs.
Jane Seymour attends the 1991 BAFTAs in a black leather mini skirt and red jacket.
Jodie Foster wore a gold-embellished jacket for the 1992 BAFTA Awards.
The 1993 BAFTAs were in California, as demonstrated through actress Amanda Donohoe's outfit choice.
Viscountess Serena Linley wears a classic black-and-white dress.
Elizabeth Hurley personifies the salsa dancing emoji decades before her time.
Actress Ruta Lee proves that it's impossible for a dress to be too sparkly.
Elizabeth Hurley stuns on the 1998 BAFTA red carpet.
Gwyneth Paltrow rocks a black embroidered two-piece to the 1999 BAFTAs.
Julianne Moore wears an emerald slip dress with matching wrap to the BAFTAs in 2000.
Kate Winslet wears a simple black dress to the BAFTAs in 2001.
Anna Friel attends the BAFTAs alongside Davi Theweis.
Nicole Kidman shows that sometimes a simple dress is the best dress.
Alicia Silverstone makes the case for a thigh-high slit in your red carpet dress.
Emma Watson attends the 2005 BAFTAs in a green dress with blue and pink heels.
Charlize Theron dons a navy blue dress for the 2006 BAFTAs.
Who could forget Sienna in this dress?
Tilda Swinton attends the BAFTAs in 2008.
Sharon Stone at the BAFTAs in 2009.
Kate Winslet arrives at the 2010 BAFTA Awards.