British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) 2021 Awards were declared. India’s hope “The White Tiger” actor Adarsh Gourav lost the best actor trophy to Anthony Hopkins. Sir Anthony Hopkins got the best actor award for his film “The Father”.
Indian actor Adarsh Gourav was nominated in the Leading Actor category by BAFTA for his performance in the Netflix film “The White Tiger.” The White Tiger released on Netflix on January 22 tells the story of Balram Halwai’s (Adarsh Gourav) journey from a driver to a successful entrepreneur. The Director of the film Ramin Bahrani was also nominated for the Adapted Screenplay category at BAFTA 2021.
Sir Anthony Hopkins, the veteran Welsh actor got the best actor award for his performance in “The Father.” Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller bagged the award for best-adapted screenplay for the same film. The Father narrates the story of a man suffering from dementia.
Nomadland, written, edited, produced, and directed by Chloé Zhao bagged the best film award. The film won three more awards. Zhao also bagged the award for the best director making her the second woman to receive this honour. The best cinematography award went to Joshua James Richards for Nomadland. The best actress award went to Frances McDormand for her portrayal of Fern in Nomadland
The story revolves around Fern a middle-aged woman who loses her job and becomes a nomad. Fern does odd jobs to make ends meet. Nomadland is in fact a true portrayal of America’s nomad community.
The award for the best British film went to Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan. The best supporting actor award went to Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah. Yuh-Jung Youn won the best-supporting actress award for her role in Minari.
BAFTAs awards are British equivalent to Oscars. BAFTA honours the best in national and international cinema. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the BAFTA ceremony was held virtually over two nights. Eight of the 25 winners were announced on April 10 and the rest on April 11.
List of BAFTA 2021 winners
Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins for The Father
Best Film: Nomadland
Best Animated Film: Soul
Best Director: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Outstanding British Film: Promising Young Woman
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: His House, Remi Weekes (Writer/Director)
Best Film Not In English Language: Another Round
Best Documentary: My Octopus Teacher
Best Original Screenplay: Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Father, Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller
Best Leading Actress: Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Best Leading Actor: Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Best Supporting Actress: Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Best Original Score: Soul, Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Best Casting: Rocks
Best Cinematography: Nomadland
Bafta Academy Fellowship: Ang Lee
EE Rising Star award: Bukky Bakray
Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer: His House, Remi Weekes (Writer/Director)
Editing: Sound of Metal, Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Production Design: Mank, Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale
Costume Design: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Ann Roth
Special Visual Effects: Tenet, Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley
Make up & Hair: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Matiki Anoff, Larry M. Cherry, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal
Sound: Sound of Metal, Jaime Baksht, Nicolas Becker, Phillip Bladh, Carlos Cortés, Michelle Couttolenc
British Short Animation: The Owl and The Pussycat, Mole Hill, Laura Duncalf
British Short Film: The Present, Farah Nabulsi