Bafta TV Awards
The best dressed at the 2016 Bafta TV AwardsStuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

The sun decided to shine down of some of British television's biggest names as they walked the red carpet of the 2016 House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards, also known as the Bafta TV awards.

And while a couple of celebrities from across the pond such as Anna Kendricks and Justin Timberlake were present, the evening was dominated by the Brits. Mark Rylance took home the award for best actor for Wolf Hall, which was also named best drama series. Doctor Foster's Suranne Jones won best actress while Chanel Cresswell received her first Bafta for This Is England '90.

Peter Kay won best male performance in a comedy programme category for Peter Kay's Car Share, which also picked up the award for scripted comedy. Chewing Gum earned Michaela Coel a Bafta for female performance in a comedy programme.

Find the complete list of winners here.

But while the evening was meant to celebrate UK television's best, it also was a chance to celebrate fashion on the red carpet. IBTimes UK lists some of the best looks of the evening.

Tess Daly

Tess Daly
Tess Daly at the 2016 Bafta TV AwardsStuart C Wilson/Getty

Tess Daly probably had one of the best dresses of the evening. The TV presenter accentuated the white one-shoulder gown by Zeynep Kartal with a silver belt and fine-strapped sandals.

Laura Whitmore

Laura Whitmore
Laura Whitmore at the 2016 Bafta TV AwardsStuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Another TV presenter who turned heads, Laura Whitmore kept things simple and elegant in a black Ralph Lauren jumpsuit which had a keyhole front.

Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith at the 2016 Bafta TV AwardsStuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

The actress opted for a black lace prom dress complete with exaggerated skirt. We love the lace almost-off-shoulder neckline.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston at the 2016 Bafta TV AwardsStuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

The Thor actor came dressed to the nines in a well-fitted navy blue tuxedo with black lapels.

Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon
Alesha Dixon at the 2016 Bafta TV AwardsStuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Alesha Dixon looked absolutely statuesque in a form fitting mermaid gown. The mustard yellow dress showed off a lot of skin with its daring neckline and open back.

Kara Tointon

Kara Tointon
Kara Tointon at the 2016 Bafta TV AwardsStuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Former Strictly Come Dancing winner Kara Tointon opted for sheer silver gown. The actress decided to keep the jewellery low key.

Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan
Michelle Keegan (with husband Mark Wright) at the 2016 Bafta TV awardsStuart C Wilson/Getty

Michelle Keegan's look for the evening was a soft comfortable one. She wore a pale pink embellished gown by Adrianna Papell and wore her hair in a long messy braid.

Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden
Amanda Holden at the 2016 Bafta TV AwardsStuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

We have mixed opinions regarding Amanda Holden's Tony Ward gown. Sure it looks a lot like Elsa's (from Frozen) dress, with its detailed train, but the delicately beaded gown did make quite an impression on the red carpet.

Helen George

Helen George
Helen George at the 2016 Bafta TV AwardsStuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Considering the sunny weather, Helen George's high-low dress seemed perfect, but the Azulejo-like design just makes us think of a Portuguese bathroom.

BaftaTV Awards 2016: Red carpet highlightsIBTimes UK