BAFTA 2021: ‘Nomadland’ wins big, Adarsh loses to Hopkins

The Frances McDormand-starrer Hollywood drama “Nomadland” was the big winner at the 74th British Academy for Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards held at Royal Albert Hall, winning four trophies. Indian actor Adarsh Gourav, who was nominated in the Best Actor category for his role in “The White Tiger” lost to the legendary Anthony Hopkins.

The 83-year-old veteran Hopkins won for his role in “The Father”, surprising many who had expected the late Chadwick Boseman to walk away with the honour in the category, for his role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”.

“The White Tiger” also lost out in the category of Best Adapted Screenplay. The film’s writer-director Ramin Bahrani was in contention in the category. The winners were Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton for “The Father”.

Apart from “The Father”, “Promising Young Woman” and “Soul” also won two awards each.

“Nomadland” won awards in the categories of Best Film, Best Actress (Frances McDormand), Best Cinematography, Best Director (Chloe Zhao). The animated film “Soul” won awards in the categories of Best Animation and Best Original Score (Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross).

Director Emerland Fennell’s comedy thriller “Promising Young Woman” won two awards in the category of Outstanding British Film and Original Screenplay.

Korean actress Yuh-Jung Young, won the Best Supported Actress award for her role in “Minari”. While receiving the award virtually, she offered her condolence for the demise of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. She ended her speech on a light note saying she was humbled to have received the award from the British, who are generally considered snobbish.

Actor Daniel Kaluuya won the award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the film “Judas And The Black Messiah”.

Writer-director Remi Weekes won the award for Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer for his horror thriller “His House”.

Indian actor Adarsh Gourav.

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