BAFTA victor Allison Janney has defended the Duchess of Cambridge's decision to wear green to the event instead of black, saying she is "an extraordinary woman and she can wear whatever she wants to wear".
The Duchess wore green Jenny Packham to the BAFTAs.
Middleton's black sash is likely a nod to the Time's Up moment, which seeks to end sexual harassment in the workplace, across every industry worldwide.
The royal, who is expecting her third child, attended Sunday night's ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall with husband Prince William, who is the president of BAFTA.
Still, her decision was met with some criticism on social media from fans who'd hoped she'd use her high-profile platform to make a statement.More news: Nepal gets first ever new cabinet with federal system
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Kate paired her floor-length gown, complete with a thin black ribbon tied with a bow behind her back, with a diamond and emerald necklace and a clutch bag.
Kate's choice found a middle way between making a political statement - something the royal family scrupulously avoids - and ignoring the gesture by wearing a bright color.
"So disappointed that the duchess didn't wear black at the #BAFTAs", one user wrote on Twitter.
Let us know your opinions in the comments (below)! "It's not political, it's supporting women!"
Kate Middleton's dress choice for the 2018 BAFTA Awards has been a source of speculation for the last couple of weeks.
Others defended her neutral stance - including polarizing British journalist and TV personality Piers Morgan.
What do y'all think about the Duchess of Cambridge not wearing black?? "Apparently, she's not allowed to exercise HER feminist right to wear whatever colour dress she chooses", Morgan wrote.