This year’s Oscar race is nearing its final stage and the majority of the award shows that lead to it are already behind us. The BAFTA Awards are the latest ceremony to take place, with Nomadland topping the list of winners and taking home the best film award.
Nomadland managed to beat the likes of The Father, The Mauritanian, Promising Young Woman, and The Trial of the Chicago 7 in the best film category. It scooped additional three awards—best leading actress (Frances McDormand), best director (Chloé Zhao), and best cinematography (Joshua James Richards).
Anthony Hopkins pulled a major upset in the best leading actor category with The Father and became the oldest person to win this award. He was joined by Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah) and Yuh-Jung Youn (Minari) who picked up the trophies for their supporting performances.
The list of major winners also included Promising Young Woman with two awards, including outstanding British film. The Father, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Soul, and Sound of Metal also picked up two awards each, mostly in technical categories.
This year’s BAFTA Awards took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 10th and 11th, with the majority of winners and nominees tuning in virtually from their homes.
FULL LIST OF 2021 BAFTA AWARDS WINNERS:
Nomadland – Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Chloé Zhao
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
EE RISING STAR AWARD
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell, Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Josey McNamara
Soul – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
My Octopus Teacher – Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed, Craig Foster
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
His House – Remi Weekes
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas And The Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell
Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari
Nomadland – Joshua James Richards
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Another Round – Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jørgensen
Sound Of Metal – Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
The Father – Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller
Soul – Pete Docter, Dana Murray