Here in Melbourne we have embraced our reputation for style, intelligence, artistry and of course our perennial wearing of the black. The BAFTA's this year have threatened to take away our title, or maybe it is a subtle nod to Melbourne's innate class... whatever the reason there was a hell of a lot of black on the red carpet this year - take a look...
Berenice Bejo (The Artist)
The ladies from Downton Abbey - Elizabeth McGovern, Jessica Brown Findlay
and Joanne Froggatt - wearing Victoria Beckham.
The delightful Meryl Streep
Melissa George also rocking a Victoria Beckham dress
Michelle Williams - carrying an Arthur Miller clutch as a nod to Marilyn
Even the boys were all in black - Brad Pitt, Douglas Booth, Daniel Radcliffe
Jon Hamm and Michael Fassbender
and my favourite shot of the evening - Colin Firth and George Clooney
There was a little splash of colour.....
Helena Bonham Carter - who's personality is colourful!
Jamie Campbell Bower and Bonnie Wright (or Mrs Potter as I like to think of her.)
Christina Ricci and Gillian Anderson
Jessica Chastain and Tilda Swinton
Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer
and my personal favourite of the evening - Kristen Wigg.