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Anya Taylor-Joy dresses down ahead of the Golden Globes

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 28/02/2021 Katie Hind For The Mail On Sunday
Anya Taylor-Joy, Anya Taylor-Joy standing on a sidewalk: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

They were style sensations in TV hits The Queen’s Gambit and The Crown, sporting a series of ravishing outfits and winning armies of fashion fans.

But there will be precious little glamour for Anya Taylor-Joy and Emma Corrin tonight as they wait to hear if their performances have earned them a Golden Globe.

The ceremony, normally a glitzy red-carpet event, is being held virtually – and it seems the hopefuls have been happy to dress down for the occasion as they wait at home for the verdicts. 

Anya Taylor-Joy standing in front of a store: Anya played Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit, pictured, Netflix's hit drama about chess © Provided by Daily Mail Anya played Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit, pictured, Netflix's hit drama about chess

Anya, 24, who played chess prodigy Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit, was spotted strolling in Los Angeles dressed all in black with a pair of chunky-soled burgundy Dr Martens.

Anya, American-born but Argentine-British by birth, also sported a Frozen-inspired plait and puffed on Marlboro Light cigarettes.

The willowy star is nominated for Best Actress in a made-for-TV film for The Queen’s Gambit and for best actress in a motion picture for the film Emma. British breakthrough actress Emma Corrin, who produced an uncannily lifelike performance as Diana, Princess of Wales in The Crown, is Anya’s main rival for the Best Actress in a TV movie prize. 

She chose to relax before the awards by going for a walk with her dog Spencer.


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Emma, 25, wore a cosy hoodie and £216 Ashley Williams trousers with a skeleton print as she took to the streets of Hampstead, North- West London with her flatmate, Lara Spirit, who is a political campaigner.

The Golden Globes kicks off Hollywood’s awards season, and the British stars involved will have to wait at home to learn of her fate in the early hours of tomorrow.

Thanks to the eight-hour time difference with Los Angeles, Emma, The Crown co-star Olivia Colman and Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer will only learn whether they’ve won between 1am and 4am tomorrow. 

a man and a woman standing on a sidewalk: Emma Corrin , pictured with a friend, is also tipped for success in the Golden Globes for her portrayal of Princess Diana in The Crown © Provided by Daily Mail Emma Corrin , pictured with a friend, is also tipped for success in the Golden Globes for her portrayal of Princess Diana in The Crown a woman in a blue shirt: Thanks to the eight-hour time difference with Los Angeles, Emma, The Crown co-star Olivia Colman and Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer will only learn whether they’ve won between 1am and 4am tomorrow © Provided by Daily Mail Thanks to the eight-hour time difference with Los Angeles, Emma, The Crown co-star Olivia Colman and Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer will only learn whether they’ve won between 1am and 4am tomorrow

Soon after nominations were announced on February 3, camera kits were sent to nominees all over the world for them to film themselves and their acceptance speeches.

Due to Covid restrictions, gone are the glam-making squads of hairdressers, make-up artists and fashion designers who would usually be vying to beautify the A-listers.

Instead, British stars will be forced to get ready by themselves – or at best with a little help from those in their households. One insider said: ‘Sitting indoors with nowhere to go, even if you are dressed up, kind of takes all of the glamour out of things. It’s usually such a huge, fun event.’

Other hopeful Brits include Josh O’Connor (Prince Charles in The Crown), and Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman).

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