BAFTA 2021: Nomadland and Rocks lead the nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced today (9) the films nominated for BAFTA 2021. Nomadland and Rocks lead the nominations, with seven each. Another highlight for this year’s ceremony is the presence of four women in the category of Best Director.

In 2020, only men competed in the category. The actress Rebel Wilson, responsible for presenting the nominees, took the opportunity to joke about it in the end, saying that she would not imagine making films like them for “not having balls”.

In the category of Best Direction, in addition to Chloé Zhao – who also competes in the categories of Best Screenplay and Best Editing -, Shannon Murphy, Jasmila Žbanic and Sarah Gavron appear as nominated. Thomas Vinterberg and Lee Isaac Chung complete the list.

Another change from the previous year is the presence of black and Asian actors. In 2020, BAFTA was criticized for excluding black actors in the four acting categories (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor). BAFTA cinema committee chairman Marc Samuelson admitted that there is an “irritating lack of diversity in acting nominees”. The organization reformulated the voting process for 2021 in an attempt to have more inclusive nominees, as it did. This year, 15 of the 24 nominees are black or Asian.

Brazilian Bacurau was left out of the list. The film by Brazilians Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho has once again gained prominence for appearing on the list of eligible for the Oscar 2021. Despite this, the feature has not appeared in this year’s awards so far.

The BAFTA 2021 ceremony takes place on April 11. See the list of nominees below.

Best movie

  • The Father
  • The Mauritanian
  • Nomadland
  • Beautiful Vengeance
  • The Chicago 7

Best actress

  • Bukky Bakray – Rocks
  • Radha Blank – The Forty-Year-Old Version
  • Vanessa Kirby – Pieces Of A Woman
  • Frances Mcdormand – Nomadland
  • Wunmi Mosaku – What’s Left Behind
  • Alfre Woodard – Clemency

Best Actor

  • Riz Ahmed – The Sound of Silence
  • Chadwick Boseman – The Supreme Voice of the Blues
  • Adarsh ​​Gourav – The White Tiger
  • Anthony Hopkins – The Father
  • Mads Mikkelsen – Druk – Another Round
  • Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian

Best Supporting Actress

  • Niamh Algar – Calm With Horses
  • Kosar Ali – Rocks
  • Maria Bakalova – Borat: Next Film Tape
  • Dominique Fishback – Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Ashley Madekwe – County Lines
  • Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari

Best Supporting Actor

  • Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Barry Keoghan – Calm With Horses
  • Alan Kim – Minari
  • Leslie Odom Jr. – One Night in Miami
  • Clarke Peters – Blood Detachment
  • Paul Raci – The Sound of Silence

Best British Film

  • Calm With Horses
  • The Excavation
  • The Father
  • What’s Left Behind
  • Limbo
  • The Mauritanian
  • Mogul Mowgli
  • Beautiful Vengeance
  • Rocks
  • Saint Maud

Notable Debut by British Author, Director or Producer

  • Remi Weekes – What’s Left Behind
  • Ben Sharrock – Limbo
  • Jack Sidey – Moffie
  • Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson – Rocks
  • Rose Glass and Oliver Kassman – Saint Maud

Best Non-English Language Film

  • Druk – Another Round
  • Dear Comrades!
  • Les Misérables
  • Minari
  • Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Documentary

  • Collective
  • David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet
  • The Dissident
  • My Octopus Teacher
  • The Social Dilemma

Best Animated Feature

  • Two Brothers – A Fantastic Journey
  • Soul
  • Wolfwalkers

Best Direction

  • Thomas Vinterberg – Druk – Another Round
  • Shannon Murphy – Babyteeth
  • Lee Isaac Chung – Minari
  • Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
  • Jasmila Žbanic – Quo Vadis, Aida?
  • Sarah Gavron – Rocks

Best Original Screenplay

  • Druk – Another Round
  • Mank
  • Beautiful Vengeance
  • Rocks
  • The Chicago 7

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The Excavation
  • The Father
  • The Mauritanian
  • Nomadland
  • The White Tiger

Best Original Soundtrack

  • Mank
  • Minari
  • World Reports
  • Beautiful Vengeance
  • Soul

Best Cast Direction

  • Calm With Horses
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Minari
  • Beautiful Vengeance
  • Rock

Best Photography

  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Mank
  • The Mauritanian
  • World Reports
  • Nomadland

Best Editing

  • The Father
  • Nomadland
  • Beautiful Vengeance
  • The sound of silence
  • The Chicago 7

Best Production Design

  • The Excavation
  • The Father
  • Mank
  • World Reports
  • Rebecca

Best Costume Design

  • Ammonite, Michael O’connor
  • The Excavation, Alice Babidge
  • Emma, ​​Alexandra Byrne
  • The Supreme Voice of the Blues, Ann Roth
  • Mank, Trish Summerville

Best Makeup and Hair

  • The Excavation
  • Once upon a Dream
  • The Supreme Voice of the Blues
  • Mank
  • Pinocchio

Best sound

  • Greyhound, Tbc
  • World Reports
  • Nomadland
  • Soul
  • The sound of silence

Best Visual Effects

  • Greyhound
  • Midnight Sky
  • Mulan
  • Great Ivan
  • Tenet

Best British Animation Short

  • The Fire Next Time
  • The Owl And The Pussycat
  • The Song Of A Lost Boy

Best British Short Film

  • Eyelash
  • Lizard
  • Lucky break
  • Miss Curvy
  • The Present

Revelation Star Award (popular vote)

  • Bukky Bakray
  • Kingsley Ben-Adir
  • Morfydd Clark
  • Sope Dirisu
  • Conrad Khan

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