BAFTA 2021: “Nomadland” by Chloé Zhao dominates the charts – Les Inrocks

This April 11, Chloe Zhao’s film won four BAFTA awards, while “The Father” by French Florian Zeller leaves with two awards.

The 74th ceremony of the British Academy Film Awards, was held last night at the Royal Albert Hall in London, but the pandemic obliges, without an audience. In total, seventeen prizes were awarded and presented to winners present virtually. The ceremony was hosted by Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary.

At the top of the charts is nomadland, the film by Chloé Zhao which triumphed this Sunday, April 11, collecting a total of four awards, that of the best director, the best film, the best actress for Frances McDormand and finally that of the best cinematography. The film had previously already received the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in September 2020 as well as the Golden Globes for best dramatic film last March, and for best direction for its author.

Two weeks before the Oscars ceremony, filmmaker Chloé Zhao is well on her way to winning other awards. Afterwards, Kathryn Bigelow for Minesweepers in 2010, she became the second director to win the Best Director award at the BAFTAs.

Other films distinguished themselves during this ceremony, in particular The Father, by French director Florian Zeller, who won the prize for best adaptation. Anthony Hopkins, who plays in the film, was also rewarded with the award for best actor.

Another significant reward, that awarded to Yuh-Jung Youn, best female supporting role in minari. In her speech, the actress, amused, insisted on underlining the importance of this award: “every award is significant, but this one, especially recognized by the British people, known as very snobbish people.”

In addition to the fact that the ceremony was held remotely, the 2021 edition marked above all a change since the #BAFTAAsSoWhite movement last year and the desire for a reorganization for more diversity.

The full list:

Best film
nomadland by Chloe Zhao

Best Achievement
Chloe Zhao for nomadland

Best Actress
Frances McDormand in nomadland

Best actor
Anthony Hopkins in The Fatherdirected by Florian Zeller

Best Original Screenplay
Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman

Best Screenplay (Adaptation)
Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller for The Father

Best British Film
Emerald Fennell, Ben Browning, Ashley Fox and Josey Mcnamara for Promising Young Woman

Best Original Score
Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for Drunk

Best Revelation by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Remi Weekes (writer-director) for His House

Best Supporting Actress
Yuh-Jung Youn in minari

Best Supporting Actor
Daniel Kaluuya in Judas And The Black Messiah

Best Cinematography
Joshua James Richards for nomadland

Best Editing
Mikkel EG Nielsen for Sound Of Metal

best hope
Bukky Bakray for Rocks

Best Foreign Language Film
Thomas Vinterberg with Drunk

Best Animated Film
Pete Docter and Dana Murray for Drunk

Best Documentary
Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster with My Octopus Teacher

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BAFTA 2021: “Nomadland” by Chloé Zhao dominates the charts – Les Inrocks