Several award ceremonies took place last week, setting the course for the upcoming Oscars—including the BAFTA Awards. Nomadland was the biggest winner of the night and took home the best film award, while Promising Young Woman was named as the outstanding British film.
Nomadland’s win at the BAFTAs cements its statutes as the Oscar frontrunner. In addition to being crowned as the best film, Chloé Zhao made history as the first woman of color to pick up the award for best director. Frances McDormand was named as the best actress, while Joshua James Richards collected the trophy for best cinematography.
Promising Young Woman was also one of the biggest winners of the night with two wins—outstanding British film and best original screenplay for Emerald Fennell. The Father, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Soul, and Sound of Metal were also awarded two trophies each.
When it comes to acting categories, Anthony Hopkins set the record as the oldest leading actor winner with his role in The Father. Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah) and Yuh-Jung Youn (Minari) picked up awards for their supporting performances.
BAFTA Awards were held on April 10th and 11th at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with winners virtually accepting the awards.
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