BAFTA 2021 | NOMINATIONS

As awards season continues, the BAFTA nominations are upon us. The British Academy Film Awards were first awarded in 1949, and have been awarded annually since. Today, Aisling Bea and Susan Wokoma broadcast live on YouTube to give us this years nominations, the ceremony taking place on 11th April. Join us as we give the low-down on nominations, snubs and our predictions for who will take home awards this year.


Written by Becca Johnson

Chloe Zhao's Nomadland has been sweeping this years nominations, and the BAFTA's is no exception. The western drama starring Frances McDormand has received nominations in eight categories including Best Film, and is expected to perform well. Another popular contender over this years awards season is Minari, which has received nominations in five categories. Other movies with nominations in multiple categories that are expected to take home awards are The Father, The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Soul.


Due to the awards ceremony being British, we have some nominations for movies that may not get as much recognition anywhere else. Nick Rowland's Calm with Horses, a dark gritty crime drama about drug-dealers set in Ireland, has received some nominations including Outstanding British Film and Casting. Another popular movie that hasn't received as much recognition at other ceremonies is Saint Maud, Rose Glass' new religious horror. At the BAFTA's, we will see Saint Maud compete in multiple categories including Outstanding British Film and EE Rising Star for lead actress Morfyyd Clark.


The competition is high and the categories are stacked with talent, but once again there are some obvious snubs that cannot be ignored. The biggest of them all that continues to upset the film community is the lack of recognition for Delroy Lindo. His performance in Spike Lee's newest release Da 5 Bloods undoubtedly deserves a nomination in the Leading Actor category, but it has once again fallen short. Another terrific performance that hasn't been nominated this time around is Viola Davis' in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Though the Netflix Original has nominations in other categories, including Lead Actor for the late Chadwick Boseman, an award that we really hope he receives, it's a shame that Viola Davis has missed out. In the same category, Carey Mulligan's performance in divisive yet popular movie Promising Young Woman has been ignored. Though the movie is nominated in many categories, her performance is arguably the movies highlight, meaning she definitely deserved some recognition here.


Outstanding British Film

Calm with Horses

The Dig

The Father

His House

Limbo

The Mauritanian

Mogul Mowgli

Promising Young Woman

Rocks

Saint Maud


Adapted Screenplay

The Dig

The Father

The Mauritanian

Nomadland

The White Tiger


Original Screenplay

Another Round

Mank

Promising Young Woman

Rocks

The Trial of the Chicago 7


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 - Minari


Leading Actress

Bukky Bakray – Rocks

Radha Blank – The Forty-Year-Old Version

Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Wunmi Mosaku – His House

Alfre Woodlard – Clemency


Animated Film

Onward

Soul

Wolfwalkers


Film Not in the English Language

Another Round

Dear Comrades!

Les Miserables

Minari

Quo Vadis, Aida?


Oustanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

His House

Limbo

Moffie

Rocks

Saint Maud


Supporting Actor

Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah

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


Leading Actor

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Adarsh Gourav – The White Tiger

Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Mads Mikkelsen – Another Round

Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian


Director

Another Round – Thomas Vinterberg

Babyteeth – Shannon Murphy

Minari – Lee Isaac Chung

Nomadland – Chloe Zhao

Quo Vadis, Aida? - Jasmila Zbanic

Rocks – Sarah Gavron


Best Film

The Father

The Mauritanian

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

The Trial of the Chicago 7


Documentary

Collective

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

The Dissident

My Octopus Teacher

The Social Dilemma


Original Score

Mank

Minari

News of the World

Promising Young Woman

Soul


Casting

Calm with Horses

Judas and the Black Messiah

Minari

Promising Young Woman

Rocks


Cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

The Mauritanian

News of the World

Nomadland


Editing

The Father

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7


Production Design

The Dig

The Father

Mank

News of the World

Rebecca


Costume Design

Ammonite

The Dig

Emma.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Mank


Make Up and Hair

The Dig

Hillbilly Elegy

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Mank

Pinocchio


Sound

Greyhound

News of the World

Nomadland

Soul

Sound of Metal


Special Visual Effects

Greyhound

The Midnight Sky

Mulan

The One and Only Ivan

Tenet


British Short Animation

The Fire Next Time

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Song of a Lost Boy


British Short Film

Eyelash

Lizard

Lucky Break

Miss Curvy

The Present


EE Rising Star Award

Bukky Bakray

Conrad Khan

Kingsley Ben-Adir

Morfydd Clark

Sope Dirisu