National Television Awards: The Favourite Red Carpet Pose (PICS)

Ntas Whitmore

The Huffington Post UK   First Posted: 26/01/2012 10:41 Updated: 26/01/2012 12:15

Many celebrities stepped up to receive a gong at at this year's National Television Awards. But when it came to red carpet poses, there could be only one winner.

And that was: the left hand on the left hip.

As any woman who constantly has her photograph taken (ie. a celebrity) knows, the 'hand on hip' pose is an extremely flattering one, as it makes your arms - well, your left one, at least - look slimmer. It's also more likely to lead to you having your picture taken - because it's more interesting and glamorous to a photographer than, say, standing straight to camera with your arms by your side. In that sense, it is the female equivalent of a male star standing with one hand ever-so casually tucked into a (usually left) pocket.

But enough of all this explanation. Because the evidence really lies in the photographs, doesn't it? Take it away, Mr Paparazzo...

All pictures: PA