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2021 EE British Academy Film Awards: The Winners

Apr 12, 2021

The EE BAFTAs took place the weekend of 10 and 11 April 2021 and was broadcast across the BBC in the UK and around the world.

The 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards, presented over two ceremonies in one weekend, celebrated the very best in film of the past year.

Nomadland won four BAFTAs: Best Film, Director for Chloé Zhao, Leading Actress for Frances McDormand, and Cinematography for Joshua James Richards.

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman won two awards: Outstanding British Film, and Original Screenplay for Emerald Fennell.

Promising Young Woman

The Father won two awards: Leading Actor for Anthony Hopkins, and Adapted Screenplay for Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller.

The Father

Supporting Actor was won by Daniel Kaluuya for Judas And The Black Messiah.

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas And The Black Messiah

Supporting Actress was awarded to Yuh-Jung Youn for Minari.

Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari.

Soul won Animated Film and Original Score. Another Round won Film Not In The English Language.

Soul

Another Round

Sound Of Metal won Editing and Sound. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom won Costume Design and Make Up & Hair.

Sound Of Metal

 

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020): (L to R) Chadwick Boseman as Levee, Colman Domingo as Cutler, Viola Davis as Ma Rainey, Michael Potts as Slow Drag, and Glynn Turman as Toldeo. Cr. David Lee / Netflix

Writer/director Remi Weekes received the award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for His House.

His House

My Octopus Teacher won Documentary, Rocks won Casting, Tenet won Special Visual Effects and Mank won Production Design.

My Octopus Teacher

 

tenet

Tenet

 

Mank

The Present won the British Short Film award, while the BAFTA for British Short Animation was won by The Owl And The Pussycat.

The Special Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema was presented to filmmaker Noel Clarke.

The Fellowship, the highest honour the Academy can bestow, was introduced by Hugh Grant and presented to director Ang Lee.

The EE Rising Star Award, voted for by the public, went to Bukky Bakray.

Sunday’s ceremony, hosted by Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary, was held at London’s Royal Albert Hall with nominees attending virtually.

The show included three featured musical performances: by Liam Payne, Celeste, and Leslie Odom Jr. (from Los Angeles) and Corinne Bailey Rae.

On Saturday 10 April, the ‘Opening Night’ ceremony was hosted Clara Amfo, who was joined by guests Rhianna Dhillon and Joanna Scanlan at the Royal Albert Hall. The programme gave audiences an in-depth insight into the filmmaking process, and the winners in eight categories were revealed.  The show was broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Two HD.

As part of BAFTA’s year-round programme of learning events and initiatives, 50 of this year’s nominees across 10 categories took part in ‘BAFTA Film: The Sessions’ from 22 March – 1 April. The Sessions saw the nominees discuss their craft in interviews that are available online on the BAFTA Guru YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/BaftaFilmSessions2021.

Other year-round film activity includes initiatives such as BAFTA’s new talent activity including the scholarships programme, BAFTA Crew, BAFTA Elevate, as well as masterclasses, the David Lean Lecture delivered by a leading film director, and the ‘BAFTA A Life in Pictures’ series.

For more, visit www.bafta.org.

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