BAFTA Film Awards 2021 announce diverse list of nominations after ‘so white’ row

BAFTA announces diverse list of nominations for 2021 after ‘so white’ row

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The BAFTA Film Awards 2021 have released their list of nominations.

The films with the most nominations this year are Nomadland, which is directed by Chinese filmmaker Chloe Zhao, and the British drama film Rocks, with both films garnering seven nominations each.

Films to carry six nominations each were The Father, Mank, Minari, and Promising Young Woman.

The five films nominated for Best Film are The Father, The Mauritanian, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Actors nominated at this year's ceremony include Alfre Woodard, Frances McDormand, Vanessa Kirby, Daniel Kaluuya, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Sir Anthony Hopkins and the late Chadwick Boseman.

Netflix is the most nominated distributor at the 2021 British Academy Film Awards, with 34 nominations, up on 11 nominations at the 2020 ceremony.

Daniel Kaluuya is nominated for Judas and the Black Messiah
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This year's nominations come after a seventh-month review into the lack of diversity in last year's nominees, which prompted many to call the awards 'So White' on social media and actor Joaquin Phoenix even addressed it at the ceremony.

The new 120 changes to membership, voting, and campaigning has enabled more diverse representation in nominees, with 6,500 BAFTA members getting to vote on the best films of the last year from hundreds of options.

Nomadland director Chloe Zhao is nominated for Best Director
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British drama Rocks is nominated for seven awards at the ceremony
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BAFTA chair Krishnendu Majumdar said: "After last year's nominations, we started the BAFTA Review process with the intention of levelling the playing field and introduced a range of measures to ensure that all entered films were seen by our members and judged on merit.

"We hope today you can see some of those changes reflected in the breadth and depth of those nominated and we congratulate all our nominees."

Vanessa Kirby is nominated for her turn in Pieces of a Woman
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Full details for the transmission of the ceremony have yet to be unveiled but there will be no live audience to the events this year.

BAFTA Film Awards 2021 full list of nominations

Best film

  • The Father
  • The Mauritanian
  • Nomadland
  • Promising Young Woman
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Outstanding British film

  • Calm With Horses
  • The Dig
  • The Father
  • His House
  • Limbo
  • The Mauritanian
  • Mogul Mowgli
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Rocks
  • Saint Maud

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 Woodard – Clemency

Leading actor

  • Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
  • Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
  • Adarsh Gourav – The White Tiger
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins – The Father
  • Mads Mikkelsen – Another Round
  • Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian

Frances McDormand stars in Chloe Zhao's Nomadland
(Image: Searchlight Pictures UK)

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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

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

Director

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

EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

  • Kingsley Ben-Adir
  • Morfydd Clark
  • Bukky Bakray
  • Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù
  • Conrad Khan

Kingsley Ben-Adir has already been announced as one of the five nominees for the EE Rising Star Award ahead of the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards. Voting is now open, and you can cast your vote at ee.co.uk/BAFTA
(Image: Tom Dymond/BAFTA)

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Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

  • His House – Remi Weekes (writer/director)
  • Limbo – Ben Sharrock (writer/director), Irune Gurtubai (producer)
  • Moffie – Jack Sidey (writer/producer)
  • Rocks – Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson (writers)
  • Saint Maud – Rose Glass (writer/director), Oliver Kassman (producer)

Film not in the English language

  • Another Round
  • Dear Comrades!
  • Les Misérables
  • Minari
  • Quo Vadis, Aida?

Documentary

  • Collective
  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
  • The Dissident
  • My Octopus Teacher
  • The Social Dilemma

Animated film

  • Onward
  • Soul
  • Wolfwalkers

Pixar's Soul is nominated for the BAFTA award for Animated Film
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Original screenplay

  • Another Round – Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg
  • Mank – Jack Fincher
  • Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell
  • Rocks – Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Aaron Sorkin

Adapted screenplay

  • The Dig – Moira Buffini
  • The Father – Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller
  • The Mauritanian – Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, MB Traven
  • Nomadland – Chloé Zhao
  • The White Tiger – Ramin Bahrani

Original score

  • Mank – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
  • Minari – Emile Mosseri
  • News of the World – James Newton Howard
  • Promising Young Woman – Anthony Willis
  • Soul – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

Cinematography

  • Judas and the Black Messiah – Sean Bobbitt
  • Mank – Erik Messerschmidt
  • The Mauritanian – Alwin H Küchler
  • News of the World – Dariusz Wolski
  • Nomadland – Joshua James Richards

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Costume design

  • Ammonite – Michael O'Connor
  • The Dig – Alice Babidge
  • Emma – Alexandra Byrne
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom – Ann Roth
  • Mank – Trish Summerville

Editing

  • The Father – Yorgos Lamprinos
  • Nomadland – Chloé Zhao
  • Promising Young Woman – Frédéric Thoraval
  • Sound of Metal – Mikkel EG Nielsen
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Alan Baumgarten

Production design

  • The Dig – Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald
  • The Father – Peter Francis, Cathy Featherstone
  • Mank – Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale
  • News of the World – David Crank, Elizabeth Keenan
  • Rebecca – Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer

Make-up and hair

  • The Dig – Jenny Shircore
  • Hillbilly Elegy – Patricia Dehaney, Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom – Matiki Anoff, Larry M Cherry, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal
  • Mank – Kimberley Spiteri, Gigi Williams
  • Pinocchio – Mark Coulier

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Best sound

  • Greyhound – TBC
  • News of the World – Michael Fentum, William Miller, Mike Prestwood Smith, John Pritchett, Oliver Tarney
  • Nomadland – Sergio Diaz, Zach Seivers, M Wolf Snyder
  • Soul – Coya Elliott, Ren Klyce, David Parker
  • Sound of Metal – Jamie Baksht, Nicolas Becker, Phillip Bladh, Carlos Cortes, Michelle Couttolenc

Best special visual effects

  • Greyhound – Pete Bebb, Nathan McGuinness, Sebastian von Overheidt
  • The Midnight Sky – Matt Kasmir, Chris Lawrence, David Watkins
  • Mulan – Sean Faden, Steve Ingram, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury
  • The One and Only Ivan – Santiago Colomo Martinez, Nick Davis, Greg Fisher
  • Tenet – Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley

Best casting

  • Calm With Horses – Shaheen Baig
  • Judas and the Black Messiah – Alexa L Fogel
  • Minari – Julia Kim
  • Promising Young Woman – Lindsay Graham Ahanonu, Mary Vernieu
  • Rocks – Lucy Pardee

British short film

  • Eyelash
  • Lizard
  • Lucky Break
  • Miss Curvy
  • The Present

British short animation

  • The Fire Next Time
  • The Owl and the Pussycat
  • The Song of A Lost Boy

*The BAFTA Film Awards 2021 will be held on April 11, 2021.

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