LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 20: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Hugh Jackman performs during The BRIT Awards 2019 held at The O2 Arena on February 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Amongst the flurry of Fashion Week and last week’s BAFTA Awards, the city of London is continuing its glamour streak with last night’s 2019 Brit Awards. Celebrating homegrown talent as well as A-listers from abroad, while its a lesser-known event when compared to the likes of the Grammys, no expense was spared from red carpet style to show stopping performances.

The night opened up as it always does, with a slew of red carpet appearances and this year the style well and truly delivered. While most evenings involve some “WTF” moments and clear misses, the Brit Awards produced some of the best dressed men of the whole season. Among the likes of Shawn Mendes and Calvin Harris, sartorial looks were kept surprisingly neat and sharp, with pastel blues, tonal brown ensembles and contrast piping.

Inside, it was none other than a charismatic Hugh Jackman that opened the show dancing along side a huge cohort of dancers and acrobats. And if he proved anything tonight, its that he can most certainly kick it with the young kids – and do it all while dancing in a tux. No scenes and all live, the 50-year-old was faced with the challenge of bringing his on screen moves to the stage, performing a spectacular rendition of The Greatest Show. While the song itself has been overdone to the limit, its OTT execution still made it wildly entertaining – if I do say so myself.

But alas an awards ceremony isn’t really relevant without some sort of social statement and delivering a cryptic message was Best International Group winners, the Carters. Accepting their award through a televised video, Beyonce and husband Jay-Z stood in front of portrait of Meghan Markle, nodding to the Duchess towards the end. Raising speculation and theories, the singer cleared up its importance on social media.

“In honour of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas,” Beyoncé wrote on her Instagram, clearing up confusion. “Congrats on your pregnancy! We wish you so much joy.”

Next stop? The Academy Awards. See all the winners from the 2019 Brit Awards below.

Outstanding contribution to music
Pink

British male
Sam Smith
Craig David
Aphex Twin
Giggs
George Ezra

British female
Florence + the Machine
Jorja Smith
Anne-Marie
Lily Allen
Jess Glynne

British video
Anne-Marie – 2002
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
Clean Bandit – Solo (feat. Demi Lovato)
Dua Lipa – IDGAF
Jax Jones – Breathe (feat. Ina Wroldsen)
Jonas Blue – Rise (feat. Jack & Jack)
Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You (Fifty Shades Freed)
Little Mix – Woman Like Me (feat. Nicki Minaj)
Rita Ora – Let You Love Me
Rudimental – These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen)

British single
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
George Ezra – Shotgun
Rudimental – These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen)
Dua Lipa – IDGAF
Annie-Marie – 2002
Clean Bandit – Solo (feat. Demi Lovato)
Sigala & Paloma Faith – Lullaby
Ramz – Barking
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Tom Walker – Leave a Light On

British breakthrough
Mabel
Idles
Ella Mai
Tom Walker
Jorja Smith

British group
Arctic Monkeys
Gorillaz
The 1975
Little Mix
Years & Years

International group
The Carters
First Aid Kit
Brockhampton
Chic & Nile Rodgers
Twenty-One Pilots

British album
Jorja Smith – Lost & Found
The 1975 – A Brief History of Online Relationships
Florence + the Machine – High as Hope
Anne-Marie – Speak Your Mind
George Ezra – Staying at Tamara’s

International male
Drake
Eminem
Kamasi Washington
Shawn Mendes
Travis Scott

International female
Cardi B
Camila Cabello
Christine and the Queens
Ariana Grande
Janelle Monáe

British producer
Calvin Harris

Critics’ choice
Sam Fender

Global success
Ed Sheeran

thoughts?