Nomadland Leads the BAFTA Film Awards 2021 Winners

Chloé Zhao's acclaimed film scores four awards, including the U.K.'s biggest movie award. Promising Young Woman, The Father, Sound of Metal, Soul, and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom took two each. See the full list of BAFTA winners.

by | April 11, 2021 | Comments

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Nomadland took four top awards in the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Actress for Frances McDormand.

A handful of films won two awards each, including Promising Young Woman, The Father, Sound of MetalSoul, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Netflix was the big winner among distributors with five awards total — two for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and one each for Mank, His House, and documentary My Octopus Teacher — followed by Searchlight Pictures with Nomadland’s four.

The honors were awarded on April 11, 2021, with a precursor show on the 10th for all the crafts and below-the-line categories.

Read on for the full list 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards winners.

Best Film

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Best Actress

Bukky Bakray, Rocks
Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces Of A Woman
Frances McDormand, NomadlandWinner
Wunmi Mosaku, His House
Alfre Woodard, Clemency

Leading Actor
Riz Ahmed, Sound Of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Adarsh Gourav, The White Tiger
Anthony Hopkins, The FatherWinner
Mads Mikkelsen, Another Round
Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian

Supporting Actress
Niamh Algar, Calm With Horses
Kosar Ali, Rocks
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Dominique Fishback, Judas And The Black Messiah
Ashley Madekwe, County Lines
Yuh-Jung Youn, MinariWinner

Supporting Actor
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas And The Black MessiahWinner
Barry Keoghan, Calm With Horses
Alan Kim, Minari
Leslie Odom Jr., One Night In Miami…
Clarke Peters, Da 5 Bloods
Paul Raci, Sound Of Metal

Rising Star
Bukky Bakray – Winner
Conrad Khan
Kingsley Ben-Adir
Morfydd Clark
Sope Dirisu

Best British Film

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Outstanding Debut by British Writer, Producer, or Director

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Remi Weekes (Writer/Director) – Winner

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Ben Sharrock (Writer/Director), Irune Gurtubai (Producer)

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Jack Sidey (Writer/Producer)

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Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson (Writers)

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Rose Glass (Writer/Director), Oliver Kassman (Producer)

Film Not In The English Language
Another RoundWinner
Dear Comrades!
Les Misérables
Quo Vadis, Aida?

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet
The Dissident
My Octopus TeacherWinner
The Social Dilemma

Animated Film

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

Original Screenplay
Another Round
Promising Young WomanWinner
Rocks, Theresa Ikoko
The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Adapted Screenplay
The Dig
The FatherWinner
The Mauritanian
The White Tiger

Original Score
News Of The World
Promising Young Woman

Calm With Horses
Judas And The Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman

Judas And The Black Messiah
The Mauritanian
News Of The World

The Father
Promising Young Woman
Sound Of MetalWinner
The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Production Design
The Dig
The Father
News Of The World

Costume Design
The Dig
Ma Rainey’s Black BottomWinner

Makeup & Hair
The Dig
Hillbilly Elegy
Ma Rainey’s Black BottomWinner

Greyhound, Tbc
News Of The World
Soul, Coya Elliott
Sound Of MetalWinner

Special Visual Effects
The Midnight Sky
The One And Only Ivan

British Short Animation
The Fire Next Time, Renaldho Pelle, Yanling Wang, Kerry Jade Kolbe
The Owl and the Pussycat, Mole Hill, Laura Duncalf – Winner
The Song of a Lost Boy, Daniel Quirke, Jamie Macdonald, Brid Arnstein

British Short Film
Eyelash, Jesse Lewis Reece, Ike Newman
Lizard, Akinola Davies, Rachel Dargavel, Wale Davies
Lucky Break, John Addis, Rami Sarras Pantoja
Miss Curvy, Ghada Eldemellawy
The Present, Farah Nabulsi – Winner

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