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