Bafta winners

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[Clockwise] Yuh-Jung Youn, Daniel Kaluuya, Chloe Zhao, Bukky Bakray

Nomadland was the big winner at the 2021 Bafta film awards, which were held across two nights (April 10-11) this year. 

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The Searchlight Pictures production took home four awards in total, including best film, best director for Chloe Zhao, best actress for Frances McDormand and best cinematography for Joshua James Richards.

The wins cement Nomadland’s status as the Oscar best picture favourite, even though for the past six years the Bafta best film winner has not gone on to win best picture at the Academy Awards. Nomadland also won top prizes at the DGA (for Zhao), PGA and Golden Globe awards.

The event saw Dermot O’Leary and Edith Bowman present from usual venue the Royal Albert Hall. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions an audience was not present and the winners received their awards virtually.

Nomadland had gone into the weekend with seven nominations, joint top with Rocks. Sarah Gavron’s coming-of-age drama only picked up one award, for Lucy Pardee in the casting category during Saturday’s ceremony. However Rocks lead Bukkay Bakray did win the EE rising star award, the only prize voted for by the public.

Accepting best film, Zhao said: “We would like to dedicate this award to the nomadic community who so generously welcomed us into their lives. They shared with us their dreams, their struggles and their deep sense of dignity.”

Other winners

Behind Nomadland the awards were spread evenly across several titles, with Promising Young Woman; The Father; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Sound Of Metal picking up two prizes each.

The Father saw Anthony Hopkins win best actor, with Yuh-Jung Youn picking up best supporting actress for Minari and Daniel Kaluuya awarded best supporting actor for Judas And The Black Messiah.

Accepting her award, Yuh-Jung Youn said: “Maybe I can express my deep condolence for your Duke of Edinburgh… Thank you so much for this award.” She also joked: “Every award is meaningful but this one, especially recognised by British people, known as very snobbish people, and they approve me as a good actress so I’m very, very privileged and happy.”

One category that often generates debate is outstanding British film, which was won by Emerald Fennell’s revenge drama Promising Young Woman. Fennell also won best adapted screenplay.

His House writer/director Remi Weekes picked up the outstanding British debut prize. He previously won best director at the Bifas.

Thomas Vinterberg accepting the Bafta for 'Another Round'

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Thomas Vinterberg accepting the Bafta for ‘Another Round’

Film not in the English language went to Thomas Vinterberg’s highly fancied Another Round, with Pixar’s Soul winning best animated feature, the first award announced on the night, as well as best score.

Vinterberg started his speech by joking: “I had a small suspicion you Brits might like a movie about drinking!”, before paying tribute to his late daughter Ida. “She was more enthusiastic about this project than anyone else has ever been,” he said.

Disney was the leading distributor with six awards (four for Nomadland, two for Soul), followed by Netflix’s five (two for Ma Rainey’s Rainey’s Black Bottom and one for Mank, My Octopus Teacher and His House).

As previously announced, Taiwanese director Ang Lee was honoured with a Bafta Fellowship, the body’s highest accolade, for outstanding and exceptional contribution to film.

UK actor and filmmaker Noel Clarke received the outstanding British contribution to cinema award during Saturday’s ceremony.

Bafta 2021 winners

Winners in bold


  • The Father - Philippe Carcassonne, Jean-Louis Livi, David Parfitt
  • The Mauritanian - Adam Ackland, Leah Clarke, Beatriz Levin, Lloyd Levin
  • Nomadland - Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Frances Mcdormand, Peter Spears, Chloé Zhao
  • Promising Young Woman - Ben Browning, Emerald Fennell, Ashley Fox, Josey Mcnamara
  • The Trial Of The Chicago 7 - Stuart Besser, Marc Platt


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


  • Calm With Horses - Nick Rowland, Daniel Emmerson, Joe Murtagh
  • The Dig - Simon Stone, Gabrielle Tana, Moira Buffini
  • The Father - Florian Zeller, Philippe Carcassone, Jean-Louis Livi, David Parfitt, Christopher Hampton
  • His House - Remi Weekes, Martin Gentles, Edward Kings, Roy Lee
  • Limbo - Ben Sharrock, Irune Gurtubai, Angus Lamont
  • The Mauritanian - Kevin Macdonald, Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, M.B. Traven
  • Mogul Mowgli - Bassam Tariq, Riz Ahmed, Thomas Benski, Bennett Mcghee
  • Promising Young Woman - Emerald Fennell, Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Josey Mcnamara
  • Rocks - Sarah Gavron, Ameenah Ayub Allen, Faye Ward, Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson
  • Saint Maud - Rose Glass, Andrea Cornwell, Oliver Kassman


  • Another Round - Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jørgensen
  • Dear Comrades! - Andrei Konchalovsky, Alisher Usmanov
  • Les Misérables - Ladj Ly
  • Minari - Lee Isaac Chung, Christina Oh
  • Quo Vadis, Aida? - Jasmila Žbanić, Damir Ibrahimovich


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • Collective - Alexander Nanau
  • David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet - Alastair Fothergill, Jonnie Hughes, Keith Scholey
  • The Dissident - Bryan Fogel, Thor Halvorssen
  • My Octopus Teacher - Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed, Craig Foster
  • The Social Dilemma - Jeff Orlowski, Larissa Rhodes


  • His House - Remi Weekes (Writer/Director)
  • Limbo - Ben Sharrock (Writer/Director), Irune Gurtubai (Producer) [Also Produced By Angus Lamont]
  • Moffie - Jack Sidey (Writer/Producer) [Also Written By Oliver Hermanus And Produced By Eric Abraham]
  • Rocks - Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson (Writers)
  • Saint Maud - Rose Glass (Writer/Director), Oliver Kassman (Producer) [Also Produced By Andrea Cornwell]


  • Onward - Dan Scanlon, Kori Rae
  • Soul - Pete Docter, Dana Murray
  • Wolfwalkers - Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Paul Young


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • The Father - Yorgos Lamprinos
  • Nomadland - Chloé Zhao
  • Promising Young Woman - Frédéric Thoraval
  • Sound Of Metal - Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
  • The Trial Of The Chicago 7 - Alan Baumgarten


  • Rocks - Lucy Pardee
  • Calm With Horses - Shaheen Baig
  • Judas And The Black Messiah - Alexa L. Fogel
  • Minari - Julia Kim
  • Promising Young Woman - Lindsay Graham Ahanonu, Mary Vernieu


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


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


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


  • Sound Of Metal - Jaime Baksht, Nicolas Becker, Phillip Bladh, Carlos Cortés, Michelle Couttolenc
  • Greyhound - Beau Borders, Christian P. Minkler, Michael Minkler, Warren Shaw, David Wyman
  • 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


  • Tenet - Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley
  • 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 MartinezNick Davis, Greg Fisher


  • The Owl And The Pussycat - Mole Hill, Laura Duncalf
  • The Fire Next Time - Renaldho Pelle, Yanling Wang, Kerry Jade Kolbe
  • The Song Of A Lost Boy - Daniel Quirke, Jamie Macdonald, Brid Arnstein


  • The Present – Farah Nabulsi
  • Eyelash – Jesse Lewis Reece, Ike Newman
  • Lizard – Akinola Davies, Rachel Dargavel, Wale Davies
  • Lucky Break – John Addis, Rami Sarras Pantoja
  • Miss Curvy – Ghada Eldemellawy