The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the winners for the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards in a 2-day event.
For the first time, the EE British Academy Film Awards took place over two consecutive evenings from the Royal Albert Hall in London. The EE BAFTA Film Awards Opening Night ceremony was hosted by Clara Amfo alongside guests Rhianna Dhillon and Joanna Scanlan. Eight of 25 competitive awards were announced on Saturday. The next 17 awards were announced today in a ceremony hosted by Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary. Ang Lee will be receiving the Fellowship, the highest honor that anyone can receive.
While the award body isn’t the same as SAG, DGA, or PGA, there are a number of similarities in how they are voting. I think it’s safe to say that Minari’s Yuh-Jung Youn is now a lock for Best Supporting Actress. A few weeks ago, I would have said that Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’s Maria Bakalova had a strong chance. Following both SAG and BAFTA, Maria’s odds are looking slim as of now. At this point on the Road to Oscar Sunday, both Chadwick Boseman and Daniel Kaluuya are locks for Leading Actor and Supporting Actor, respectively. Best Actress is still the most competitive race with Frances McDormand taking home the award today. Neither Critics Choice Awards winner Carey Mulligan or SAG Awards winner Viola Davis were nominated tonight.
Both Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell are looking strong for Director and Original Screenplay, respectively, heading into Oscar Sunday. It’s a shame that the Academy Awards have rarely nominated women for Best Director.
Night One Award Winners
Casting: Rocks (Lucy Pardee)
Production Design: Mank (Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale)
Costume Design: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Ann Roth)
Make Up and 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)
British Short Animation: The Owl and the Pussycat (Mole Hill, Laura Duncalf)
Special Visual Effects: Tenet (Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley)
British Short Film: The Present (Farah Nabulsi)
Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema: Noel Clarke (Previously announced)
Night Two Award Winners
Best Film: Nomadland (Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Chloé Zhao)
Outstanding British Film: Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell, Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Josey McNamara)
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer: His House, Remi Weekes (Writer/Director)
Film Not In The English Language: Another Round (Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jørgensen)
Documentary: My Octopus Teacher (Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed, Craig Foster)
Animated Film: Soul (Pete Docter, Dana Murray)
Director: Nomadland (Chloé Zhao)
Original Screenplay: Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell)
Adapted Screenplay: The Father (Florian Zeller)
Leading Actress: Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Leading Actor: Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Supporting Actress: Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari
Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Original Score: Soul (Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross)
Cinematography: Nomadland (Joshua James Richards)
Editing: Sound of Metal (Mikkel E.G. Nielsen)
EE Rising Star Award: Bukky Bakray