“Nomadland” and “Promising Young Woman” Win Big at the 2021 BAFTAs

    Frances McDormand in
    Frances McDormand in "Nomadland"

    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:

    BEST FILM
    Nomadland – Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Chloé Zhao

    LEADING ACTRESS
    Frances McDormand – Nomadland

    LEADING ACTOR
    Anthony Hopkins – The Father

    DIRECTOR
    Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

    EE RISING STAR AWARD
    Bukky Bakray

    OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
    Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell, Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Josey McNamara

    ORIGINAL SCORE
    Soul – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

    DOCUMENTARY
    My Octopus Teacher – Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed, Craig Foster

    OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
    His House – Remi Weekes

    SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Daniel Kaluuya – Judas And The Black Messiah

    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari

    CINEMATOGRAPHY
    Nomadland – Joshua James Richards

    FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
    Another Round – Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jørgensen

    EDITING
    Sound Of Metal – Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
    The Father – Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller

    ANIMATED FILM
    Soul – Pete Docter, Dana Murray