Nomadland was the huge winner at the 2021 British Academy Movie Awards on Sunday, taking house 4 gongs on the night, including the desirable Best Movie award.
The American drama – which stars Frances McDormand as a modern-day wanderer taking a trip through America in her van after losing her livelihood in the Great Recession – likewise picked up Best Leading Starlet for McDornand, Best Director for Chloe Zhao and Best Cinematography.
Elsewhere a shock win saw Anthony Hopkins win Leading Star over the late Chadwick Boseman, while Daniel Kaluuya continued his tidy sweep with a win for Best Supporting Star.
Elated: The 2021 British Academy Film Awards saw among its most diverse list of winners yet, as Nomadland led the winners with 4 prizes consisting of the desirable Best Movie
Chloe Zhao, who also won the very best Director award, accepted the Best Film reward for Nomadland, stating: ‘We wish to commit this award to the nomadic neighborhood who so generously invited us into their lives, they shared with us their dreams, their struggles, their strength and their dignity.
‘ Thank for showing us that ageing is a lovely part of life, How we treat our senior citizens states a lot about who we as a society and we require to change for the better, thank you members of the BAFTA we wish to see you once again somewhere down the roadway.’
It came as the movie’s star Frances McDormand was awarded Finest Leading Starlet, however wasn’t present at the ceremony to accept.
Instead, presenter Richard E Grant joked he ‘d just been sent a message by Frances ‘through provider pigeon,’ and read out: ‘Thank you dear British individuals I humbly accept this honour on behalf of the Nomadland tribe and company, we salute you, long may we roll.’
Unexpected! The star-studded ceremony, filmed at London’s Royal Albert Hall, saw a shock win in Leading Actor as Anthony Hopkins (visualized left in The Dad) beat the late Chadwick Boseman (right in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom).
Pleased: Chloe Zhao, who likewise won the Best Director award, accepted the very best Movie reward for Nomadland, stating: ‘We wish to dedicate this award to the nomadic neighborhood who so kindly welcomed us into their lives’.
She’s not there! It came as the film’s star Frances McDormand was awarded Finest Leading Actress, but wasn’t present at the event to accept.
Beautiful: Leading a variety of celebs who presented live from Los Angeles, Renee Zellweger provided the reward for Leading Star, as the Covid pandemic led to parts of this year’s event being shot on both sides of the Atlantic.
In a shock result, Sir Anthony Hopkins was granted the Leading Actor for his work in The Father, vanquishing Chadwick Boseman, who had gotten a slew of posthumous prizes for his operate in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and is still among the favourites for Finest Star at the Oscars.
While he was also missing from the awards, Anthony later talked to MailOnline and other media about his win from his house in Wales, stating: ‘I don’t wish to sound heavy about it however it’s the only thing I understand how to do, I do not understand how I became an actor, but it’s something that’s in my blood.
‘ I enjoy it, I keep it easy, I like it it’s great life and to be able to express things. I hope I do not take myself too seriously.
‘ The Daddy was quite easy because I didn’t need to act much, due to the fact that I am old, so it made it so easy, and when you’re dealing with a fantastic excellent cast of stars, when you’re working with a cast like this, it makes it so simple.
No crowd this time! Presenters appeared throughout the event from both London and Los Angeles, but all nominees will accept their prizes essentially in front of a virtual audience watching from house.
Next stop … The Oscars? Somewhere else Daniel Kaluuya continued his romp to the Oscars with yet another Best Supporting Actor win for his work in Judas and the Black Messiah.
Acclaimed: Daniel has actually won a variety of acting rewards for his efficiency as Black Panther chairman Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah, and is the hot preferred to win at the Academy Awards later on this month.
‘ It’s amazing, it made it easy, I ‘d come in the morning ready for work since I’m not a method actor but when you have a best script it resembles a roadmap, and we ‘d have a go at it and we ‘d have some fun at it. The entire cast was best so it made it easy for me.’.
In other places Daniel Kaluuya continued his romp to the Oscars with yet another Finest Supporting Star win for his operate in Judas and the Black Messiah.
Accepting his award from Los Angeles and dressed head-to-toe in white, Daniel stated: ‘Value you guy, thank you, thank you God thank you BAFTAs thank you to all my friend sand family thank you to my mum, thank you Distance, Warner Bros.
‘ Everybody that assisted build this task together and purchased it to this point, I thank all the cast, this acknowledgment is a reflection of what all of us did.’.
The win proven yet more poignant for the star, provided he was awarded the EE Rising Star BAFTA just 3 years earlier, and was another substantial triumph for British skill as the Get Out star remains a preferred for the Oscars later on this month.
However it appeared Daniel wasn’t concentrated on the prospect of making history at the Academy Awards, telling MailOnline and other media: ‘I’m chill male, I take every day as it comes guy. I’m just chill. I’m enjoying this I’ve got an ambiance out I’m enjoying this I ain’t considering in 2 weeks time.
‘ It’s an ambiance when you go to BAFTAs you just have a good time, you would have simply had, you understand how it is, a bit more of an experience, however I’m grateful male I’m here.’.
Over the moon! Elsewhere Yuh-Jung Young was awarded Finest Supporting Actress for her operate in Minari, and hilariously said: ‘Every award is significant especially acknowledged by British people called extremely snobbish individuals’.
Acclaimed: In Minari, Youn played the grandmother character Soonja from Korea checking out relatives in Arkansas in the 1980s.
Somewhere Else Yuh-Jung Young was granted Finest Supporting Actress for her operate in Minari. Speaking after the win, she said: ‘Well hello Britain, I am Korean actress and I do not understand how to say I’m extremely honoured to be chosen.
‘ Very first expressions that I can deep condolence for your Duke of Edinburgh, and thank you so much for this award. Every award is significant specifically recognised by British individuals known as very snobbish people and they authorize me as an excellent actor.’.
Following her funny remarks towards the ‘snobbish’ English, Yuh-Jung was asked whether there was an experience behind her words.
She stated: ‘My individual experience obviously! I think in some way I visited Britain a great deal of times and then even I had some sort of fellowship in Cambridge ten years earlier. Not in a bad method, you had your history and your pride, as an Asian lady I believed these individuals are very snobbish.’.
Shocked: Emerald Fennell was left speechless after discovering she ‘d been granted Original Movie script for her work penning Promising Young Woman.
Wow! It wasn’t the only victory for The Crown star during the evening, as she also received the prize for Exceptional British Film for her deal with Carey Mulligan-starring drama.
Support: Emerald thanked her family and friends in addition to the entire cast and team on the film (pictured in her hotel space throughout a video require the event).
Picking up? And turning her attentions to The Crown, where she appeared as Camilla in the current series of the Netflix hit, Emerald stated she would not state no to going back.
Emerald Fennell was left speechless after learning she ‘d been granted Original Screenplay for her work penning Promising Young Woman.
Displaying a chocolate version of her prize, she gushed: ‘I only have this chocolate BAFTA which has melted in my hand because my palms are so sweaty, thank you thank you a lot.
‘ Focus, movie country and everybody else however most importantly and fortunate chap, the fantastic cast who just made the script a lot better and most especially Carey Mulligan simply the greatest person the greatest actress, and substantial thanks to my family for being so patient and kind, this is simply a dream come true. I’m sorry I’m so stunned. I thought I ‘d do a much better speech than this.’.
Asked if she would have ever believed Promising Girl would have been a success, Emerald openly confessed she had her doubts.
She said: ‘I do not believe I ‘d believe it I believe if I went back even to the very first day of filming! It’s a labour of love for everyone who made it, and we simply never dreamed it would come this far.’.
It wasn’t the only success for Emerald during the evening, as she also received the prize for Impressive British Movie for her work on Carey Mulligan-starring drama.
Elated: Exceptional Launching by a British Writer, Director or Manufacturer was provided to Remi Weekes for his deal with the film His Home, while Cinematography was provided to Nomadland, and Modifying to Sound of Metal.
Plainly stunned by the win, she said: ‘Oh wow, this is excessive, simply taking a look at all the other movies chosen I simply cant’ believe out film was among a lot of incredible movies.
‘ I’m so grateful to every single individual who made this film, it was really a labour of love, quite mic everyone did this movie for a packet of crisps! There are numerous people I wish to concern your home and kiss you which I can’t do for different factors!’.
And turning her attentions to The Crown, where she appeared as Camilla in the most recent series of the Netflix hit, Emerald said she would not say no to going back.
The star described: ‘I just honestly, I will do whatever is asked of me- I just like making things. I enjoy working with the fantastic individuals I work with, I think for the foreseeable it’ll be behind the camera, but you understand I love acting!’.
Emerald also admitted she thinks there are ways the industry could support ladies in movie much better.
‘ I make certain there are – the very first thing I ‘d state to any woman with children, anything we can help cast and crew members with child care would assist, the hours are so long,’ Emerald stated.
The star also teased her brand-new task, stating: ‘It does have women in it … It’s got a lot of ladies!’.
She ended her interview, joking: ‘I’m in fact too frightened to move since if I touch anything it may go on fire. And nervously simply waiting to see if something fails.’.
She can’t believe it! For the sought after EE Increasing Star Award, Hackney-born starlet Bukky Bakray, 19, stimulated a thunderous response from her liked ones when she was voted to gotten the top award for her performance in Rocks.
For the desired EE Rising Star Award, Hackney-born actress Bukky Bakray, 19, stimulated a thunderous response from her enjoyed ones when she was voted to received the top award, which has actually been seen as a launch pad for lots of young talents in Hollywood.
After commemorating rapper DMX and all those who have actually died in the wake of the pandemic, Bukky informed MailOnline: ‘The opportunities are endless, I do not know how to articulate the sensations I have actually never ever felt like this before.
‘ All the nominees from previous years and individuals who have actually gone onto win it they have actually all had amazing professions that I’ve admired. All of these individuals have actually had exceptional professions and I simply feel blessed to be nominated.
‘ I’m gon na pop champagne, we’re gon na shout we’re gon na yell we’re gon na be wild, due to the fact that I didn’t anticipate this. I have actually got individuals I truly love in this space with me so I feel blessed ot share this experience with them.’.
Bringing the glamour: While none of this year’s candidates accepted their prizes personally, stars including Phoebe Dyvenor (left) and Sophie Cookson (right) were on hand to provide the awards.
Spectacular: Felicity Jones looked similarly stunning in an eerily empty Royal Albert Hall, as she required to the.
Star-studded: Rose Byrne (left) and Anna Kendrick (ideal) were among the celebrities who appeared live from Los Angeles to provide some of the awards available, during the second night of BAFTAs action.
Hugh Grant took to the phase to provide the BAFTA Fellowship to Ang Lee, having actually dealt with the Oscar-winning filmmaker on one of his earliest movies, Sense and Sensibility.
While the Taiwanese filmmaker was not able to go to the ceremony face to face, he did offer thanks to British actors in his speech.
He said: ‘I’m humbled to be counted among such dazzling filmmakers. It’s overwhelming. England has actually been particularly great to me in my profession. Britain was the only market where The Ice Storm made any cash.
‘ And of course, Sense And Sensibility, which was like a second film school for me– I could only communicate in other words sentences.
‘ The remarks I offered the actors were really concise, direct and sincere. The casuals completing to see who would get the most disrespectful remark from me.
‘ But my British associates were super-patient and kind to me. I owe so much to them due to the fact that after Sense And Perceptiveness, I dared to venture into numerous other types of motion pictures.’.
Amusing: Hugh Grant took to the phase to present the BAFTA Fellowship to Ang Lee, having actually worked with the Oscar-winning filmmaker on one of his earliest movies, Sense and Sensibility.
Proud: While the Taiwanese filmmaker couldn’t attend the event, he did thank British actors, saying: ‘It’s frustrating. England has been particularly excellent to me in my career. Britain was the only market where The Ice Storm made any cash’.
Liam Payne kicked off the event with jaw-dropping virtual performance that saw him duet with a wholly animated variation of himself.
Hosts Edith and Dermot likewise started the program with a homage to His Royal Highness Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh, following his death on Friday at the age of 99.
They stated: ‘Prior to we start tonight we wish to say that on behalf of BAFTA, we are incredibly saddened by the death of his royal highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on Friday.
‘ The Duke was BAFTA’s very first president over 60 years ago and was the first of a line of royal patronage all the way through to BAFTA’s present president, his grandson the Duke of Cambridge.
‘ It was Prince Philip and her Majesty the Queen’s support throughout these years that in lots of ways allowed BAFTA, a leading charity in the arts, to continue in difficult times and to be here today in 2021 celebrating another exceptional year of achievement in film.
Impressive: Liam Payne started the program with AR-inspired efficiency that saw the hitmaker provide a duet with a specially-animated version of himself.
‘ The Duke of Edinburgh occupies an extremely special place in BAFTA history and he will be missed out on. Our thoughts are with the royal household.’.
Up very first was the award for Animation, presented by Priyanka Chopra, which was offered to Disney Pixar’s Soul, which like many films saw its release moved to streaming due to the Covid pandemic.
Best Adjusted Screenplay, presented by Anna Kendrick, was presented to Florian Zeller for his work penning The Father, and following the triumph, the French writer praised the land of Excellent Britain where he worked on the film.
He informed MailOnline: ‘It was the most joyful experience of my whole life and primarily due to the fact that and thanks to the crew and individuals, David Parfitt our producer was the nicest man in the world and around him I need to state the team was truly nice and wonderful, so it was a cheerful procedure.’.
Best Film Not In The English Language was provided to the dark Danish film Another Round, which provided a stark glimpse of the impacts of binge drinking, while Nomadland scooped the award for Cinematography.
Dynamic duo: Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary started the virtual event, which lacked an audience due to Covid limitations.
Moving: The ceremony likewise began with a homage to His Royal Highness Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh, following his death on Friday at the age of 99.
Honouring him: Prince Philip passed away at the age of 99 on Friday and his grand son the Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge is the academy’s existing president.
Involved: Host Dermot O’Leary checked out a message which explained the royal had a ‘very unique location in BAFTA history’ after he worked as the first president from 1959 to 1965, while Edith added the Prince’s support ‘allowed to continue in difficult times’.
In action: Prince Philip is seen providing an award to British actor and manufacturer Richard Attenborough at the 16th British Academy Film Awards in London on 8th May 1963.
Past look: The Duke of Cambridge (visualized at the BAFTA’s in 2020) was to deliver a speech through video, commemorating the resilience of the film market over the previous year.
Exceptional Debut by a British Author, Director or Manufacturer was given to Remi Weekes for his deal with the movie His Home, while Cinematography was given to Nomadland, and Modifying to Noise of Metal.
The developers of the documentary film The Octopus Instructor were stunned when they were honoured for their work, shouting with pleasure as they joined all of this year’s candidates appearing through. Zoom.
The BAFTA and EE British Academy Movie Awards 2021 is the first of the Academy’s film events to be held practically.
The TV version of the awards show occurred online during summer season 2020, but last year’s film event handled to go on a month prior to the Covid pandemic required the UK into lockdown.
With the pandemic still raging, another change will occur this year: the BAFTAs will happen in 2 parts. Both programs, acknowledging the absolute best in movie of the previous year, will be broadcast practically from London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The first program commemorates the craft of film while the 2nd main show will include the mainstream awards.
Praised: Best Adjusted Screenplay, provided by Anna Kendrick, existed to Florian Zeller for his work penning The Dad, and following the triumph, the French writer applauded the land of Fantastic Britain where he dealt with the movie.
We won? The developers of the documentary film The Octopus Instructor were stunned when they were honoured for their work, yelling with delight as they joined all of this year’s nominees appearing through. Zoom.
Show one was hosted by Clara Amfo on Saturday night and saw 8 of the 17 gongs granted.
Throughout the broadcast it was revealed that Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom won two awards: Costume Style and Make Up & Hair.
Rocks won Casting while Noise of Metal won Sound. Mank got Production Design, and Tenet won Unique Visual Effects.
The Present won the British Short Movie award, while the BAFTA for British Short Animation was won by The Owl and the Pussycat.
High spirits: Tom Hiddleston beamed as he shared a laugh backstage before presenting his award, after making his dapper arrival on the red carpet.
The award for Impressive British Contribution to Cinema, announced last month, was presented to filmmaker Noel Clarke.
Show two was fronted by Dermot O’Leary and Edith Bowman from London’s Royal Albert Hall where the acting rewards will be given out, and no audience was present.
Both programs were being broadcast in all significant areas all over the world and an overall of 50 function movies got nominations this year.
Presenters appeared throughout the event from both London and Los Angeles, but all candidates will accept their prizes essentially in front of a virtual audience viewing from home.
Getting her glam on! On the other hand backstage Sophie got a fast retouch from a makeup artists as she prepared to provide one of the awards.
Prince William, who is president of BAFTA, was due to feature on Saturday in a pre-recorded conversation with costume designer Jenny Beavan and make-up and hair designer Sharon Martin, however pulled out following the death of his grandpa the Duke of Edinburgh.
On Sunday, he was to talk via video, commemorating the strength of the movie market over the previous year – but BAFTA has actually confirmed he will no longer be taking part in the event.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday at Windsor Castle at the age of 99, was BAFTA’s very first president, serving from 1959 to 1965, and continued to support the organisation throughout his life.
Creator: Vanessa Kirby participated in a project by photographer Greg Williams who has teamed up with BAFTA to produce a collection of photos motivated by the renowned BAFTA mask 74th British Academy Film Awards for the candidate portraits.
Chosen: Maria Bakalava was up for Finest Supporting Actress for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.
In the running: Wunmi Mosaku was up versus Vanessa in the Best Leading Actress category for her function in His House but Frances McDormand won for her function in Nomadland.
Recognised: Mads Mikkelsen, Paul Raci and Clarke Peters (L-R) all made elections for their acting roles.
BAFTA had actually also revealed their most varied list of candidates in the awards’ 74-year history.
In an initially, 4 females were chosen in the Director category. 3 of the chosen directors were also nominated for Film Not in the English Language.
As part of BAFTAs pledge to support fresh skill, four of the 5 chosen films in Impressive Launching are likewise chosen across other categories, with novice nominees representing four of the six chosen Directors and 21 of the 24 nominees in the efficiency categories.
In the past year, BAFTA undertook a comprehensive Review, signalling the start of a considerable cultural shift within the organisation.
The modifications introduced for the Film Awards are the very first stage in a continuous process of levelling the playing field for all entered films.
Competition: Adarsh Gourav (L) up for Leading Actor for his function in The White Tiger and Sope Dirisu (R) was up for Rising Star