FOR THE first time, the EE British Academy Film Awards take place over two consecutive evenings from the Royal Albert Hall in London this weekend.
Last night, the first of two ceremonies – the ‘EE BAFTA Film Awards Opening Night’ – was hosted by Clara Amfo alongside guests Rhianna Dhillon and Joanna Scanlan.
Eight of 25 awards winners were revealed during the show, broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Two HD, as part of a programme that gave audiences an in-depth insight into the filmmaking process.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom won two awards: Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Rocks won Casting. Sound of Metal won Sound. Mank won Production Design. Tenet won Special Visual Effects. The Present won the British Short Film award, while the BAFTA for British Short Animation was won by The Owl and the Pussycat.
The award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema, announced last month, was presented to filmmaker Noel Clarke.
Prior to receiving the award Clarke said: “I will endeavour to continue to make ground-breaking work and open doors for underrepresented people that may not often get a chance.“
Today, April 11, the EE British Academy Film Awards will be hosted by Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary from London’s Royal Albert Hall with nominees attending virtually.
The winners of 17 categories will be announced over the course of the evening including the public-voted EE Rising Star Award.
In addition, the Fellowship, the highest honour the Academy can bestow, will be awarded to director Ang Lee. The show will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD at 7pm.
As part of BAFTA’s year-round programme of learning events and initiatives, 50 of this year’s nominees across 10 categories took part in ‘BAFTA Film: The Sessions’ from March 22 – April 1.
The Sessions saw the nominees discuss their craft in interviews that are available online on BAFTA’s social channels and on BAFTA Guru.
NOMINATIONS AND WINNERS 2021 – (Saturday)
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
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
AMMONITE Michael O’Connor
THE DIG Alice Babidge
EMMA. Alexandra Byrne
MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM Ann Roth
MANK Trish Summerville
MAKE UP & 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 Colleen LaBaff, Kimberley Spiteri, Gigi Williams
PINOCCHIO Dalia Colli, Mark Coulier, Francesco Pegoretti
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
SOUND OF METAL Jaime Baksht, Nicolas Becker, Phillip Bladh, Carlos Cortés, Michelle Couttolenc
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
GREYHOUND Pete Bebb, Nathan McGuinness, Sebastian von Overheidt, Whitney Richman
THE MIDNIGHT SKY Matt Kasmir, Chris Lawrence, Max Solomon, 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
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
BRITISH SHORT FILM
EYELASH Jesse Lewis Reece, Ike Newman
LIZARD Akinola Davies, Rachel Dargavel, Wale Davies
LUCKY BREAK John Addis, Rami Sarras Pantoja
MISS CURVY Ghada Eldemellawy
THE PRESENT Farah Nabulsi
OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA