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BAFTA Awards 2021: The White Tiger fame Adarsh Gaurav loses Best Actor Award to Anthony Hopkins, Nomadland wins top honours.

Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA ) awards were announced on Sunday. The Frances McDormand starrer Hollywood drama ‘Nomadland’ was the big winner of BAFTA Awards held at Royal Albert Hall by winning four trophies.

Unfortunately, India’s Netflix film, the White Tiger which was nominated for two categories namely best actor and best-adapted screenplay didn’t able to accomplish success. As neither Actor, Adarsh Gaurav nor Ramin Bahrani won the Prestigious Award.

Adarsh Gaurav who had been nominated in the Best Actor category for Netflix’s The White Tiger lost the award to ‘The Father’ Actor Sir Anthony Hopkins.

While Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller surpassed Ramin Bahrani and bagged the award for best-adapted screenplay for the same film.

For the unversed the BAFTA Ceremony was held virtually over two nights, with nominees joining in by video due to the ongoing Covid- 19 pandemic.

Biggest Winner of the night, the US road movie Nomadland won big, bagging four categories including best film, best actress, best director, and best cinematography prize.

Chinese director Chloe Zhao’s US recession drama Nomadland is about a community of van dwellers. Nomadland is also one of the frontrunners for this month’s Oscar Awards with six nominations including for best picture, best director, and best actress.

Actress Priyanka Chopra also attended the BAFTA awards this year with her husband Nick Jonas. She presented the EE Rising Star Award to Bukky Bukray.

Late Actors Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Sean Connery, and Chadwick Boseman were also honoured with a tribute video showcasing their brilliance in acting.

A Complete list of winners at BAFTA 2021:

Best film: Nomadland

Best Actor: Sir Anthony Hopkins for The Father

Best Film: 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 Animated Film: Soul

Best Director: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

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

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

Special Visual Effects: Tenet, Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley

British Short Animation: The Owl and The Pussycat, Mole Hill, Laura Duncalf

British Short Film: The Present, Farah Nabulsi

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