The award season is slowly nearing its end, and each new ceremony makes it clearer who the winners will be come Oscar night. BAFTAs crowned their winners this weekend, and Nomadland ended up picking four awards, including best film.
In addition to being awarded the most important trophy of the night, Nomadland picked up the awards for the best leading actress (Frances McDormand), best director (Chloé Zhao), and best cinematography (Joshua James Richards).
Zhao became the first woman of color to win the directing award at the BAFTAs, but that wasn’t the only record set at the ceremony. Anthony Hopkins managed to beat the expected winner Chadwick Boseman in the best actor category and became the oldest person to pick up this award.
Promising Young Woman was also one of the major winners of the night, with two awards for the outstanding British film and best original screenplay. The Father, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Soul, and Sound of Metal also picked up two awards each.
The BAFTA Awards took place on April 10th and 11th at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with Clara Amfo, Edith Bowman, and Dermot O’Leary serving as hosts.
FULL LIST OF 2021 BAFTA AWARDS WINNERS:
Nomadland – Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Chloé Zhao
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
EE RISING STAR AWARD
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell, Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Josey McNamara
Soul – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
My Octopus Teacher – Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed, Craig Foster
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
His House – Remi Weekes
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas And The Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell
Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari
Nomadland – Joshua James Richards
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Another Round – Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jørgensen
Sound Of Metal – Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
The Father – Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller
Soul – Pete Docter, Dana Murray