BAFTA Mask. Photo: Variety
BAFTA Mask. Photo: Variety

BAFTA Film Awards 2021: The full list of nominations

Best Film

The Father

The Mauritanian


Promising Young Woman

The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Outstanding British Film

Calm With Horses

The Dig

The Father

His House


The Mauritanian

Mogul Mowgli

Promising Young Woman


Saint Maud

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

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Photo: Twitter

Another Round

Dear Comrades!

Les Miserables


Quo Vadis, Aida?



David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet

The Dissident

My Octopus Teacher

The Social Dilemma

Animated Film





Another Round, Thomas Vinterberg

Babyteeth, Shannon Murphy

Minari, Lee Isaac Chung

Nomadland, Chloé Zhao

Quo Vadis, Aida?, Jasmila Žbanić

Rocks, Sarah Gavron

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

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

Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Mads Mikkelsen, Another Round

Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian

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

Original Score

Steven Yeun (R) and Alan S Kim (L) in Minari. Photo: SkyNews
Steven Yeun (R) and Alan S Kim (L) in Minari. Photo: SkyNews

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

Rising Star

Bukky Bakray

Conrad Khan

Kingsley Ben-Adir

Morfydd Clark

Sope Dirisu


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


Judas And The Black Messiah - Sean Bobbitt

Mank - Erik Messerschmidt

The Mauritanian - Alwin H Kuchler

News Of The World - Dariusz Wolski

Nomadland - Joshua James Richards


The Father - Yorgos Lamprinos

Nomadland - Chloe Zhao

Promising Young Woman - Frederic 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

Costume Design

Ammonite - Michael O'connor

The Dig - Alice Babidge

Emma - Alexandra Byrne

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Ann Roth

Mank - Trish Summerville

Makeup 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



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 - Jaime Baksht, Nicolas Becker, Phillip Bladh, Carlos Cortés, Michelle Couttolenc

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

British Short Animation

The Fire Next Time, Renaldho Pelle, Yanling Wang, Kerry Jade Kolbe

The Owl And The Pussycat, Mole Hill, Laura Duncalf

The Song Of A Lost Boy, Daniel Quirke, Jamie Macdonald, Brid Arnstein

What will the new system of voting mean for this Oscars precursor?

Nominations for the 74th annual BAFTA Awards was revealed on March 9, just hours before the deadline for Oscar voters to weigh in with their choices for nominations. The BAFTAs will be handed out in London on on April 11. That is four days before final voting for the Oscars opens. The 93rd Academy Awards take place on Sunday, April 25.

The British Academy of Film and Television Academy has approximately 9,000 voting members as does the academy. In 2013 the BAFTAs adopted aa system akin to the Oscars where nominations were determined by each branch (except for Best Picture). The British academy made this change so that the BAFTAs could take place before final voting for the Oscars was over. However this year the BAFTA Awards upended its nominating system in an effort to increase viewership of all the submitted films. As part of this process, the BAFTAs brought back longlists.

In round one, voters ranked their top 15 films and those with the most votes made the longlists that were revealed on February 4. For the acting and directing categories, juries comprised of about a dozen diverse voters drawn from a range of backgrounds chose the final four entries on the longlists; they will also decide the six nominees.

In round two, which kicked off off February 19, members were required to watch all the contenders on the longlists. They then ranked their top five films to determine nominations. While there are only five nominees for Best Picture, screenplays and craft categories, there are six in each of the acting categories, up from five. There are also six nominees for Best Director and in an effort to address a lack in female representation, that longlist had 10 men and 10 women.

In round three, which will run from March 25 to April 7, the entire membership can vote for the winners in each category after watching all nominated films.

Since the BAFTAs moved up in 2001 to take place before the Oscars, these kudos have foreseen eight of the 20 Best Picture Oscar winners including “Gladiator” (2001), “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2004) and “Slumdog Millionaire” (2009). And they got it right in the first five years of the expanded Best Picture race: “The Hurt Locker” (2010), “The King’s Speech” (2011), “The Artist” (2012), “Argo” (2013) and “12 Years a Slave” (2014), according to Goldderby.

But since then, their radar has been off. In 2015 the BAFTAs went with “Boyhood” while “Birdman” won Best Picture at the Oscars. Likewise in 2016, they opted for “The Revenant” instead of the academy’s choice “Spotlight.” In 2017, the British embraced “La La Land” over eventual Oscar winner “Moonlight.” In 2018, the BAFTAs opted for the home-grown “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” over “The Shape of Water.” In 2019, the British pic was “Roma” while the Best Picture prize went to “Green Book.” And in 2020 the British went with the Union Jack waving “1917” while the Oscar voters embraced the Korean flick “Parasite.”

For the first time in BAFTA history four women have made it into the best director category - in sharp contrast to last year when there were no women up for best director or best film.

There is also a much more diverse list of nominees in the main acting categories, following a diversity push following criticism of 2020's all-white performer shortlists.

Nomadland and Rocks lead the pack of nominees for the BAFTA 2021 awards in the most diverse nominations list ever seen in the British Academy’s history, and coming just a year after it was embroiled in the #BaftaSoWhite controversy, sparking a 7-month review and overhaul of the voting rules and regulations.

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