2021 BAFTA Nominations

This is the one awards show I never get to watch due to the time difference but I can't resist talking about them because this year they're even more out there than usual. Below are my thoughts. 

Best Film
“The Father”
The Mauritanian”
“Promising Young Woman”

“The Trial Of The Chicago 7”
The Mauritanian is definitely picking up steam in the race, right? I wish The Sound of Metal was here instead.  

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”
I'm floored British national treasure Carey Mulligan got snubbed here, but I'm so happy for Radha Blank. The Forty-Year-Old Version is excellent and is severely under nominated. Alfre Woodard was great in Clemency, which qualified for awards last year in the U.S. I've never heard of Rocks or His House but they're both on Netflix so I'll have the chance to check them out.

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”
I'm so disappointed Steven Yeun missed here, but I'm thrilled Mads Mikkelsen finally got a major nomination for Another Round. I didn't care for The White Tiger. Gourav was fine but overall that movie wasn't good. I would much rather have Steven here.

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”
What is this category? Is Maria Bakalova the only for sure lock? I love that Youn and Fishback are here. Both were great in their films. Does this mean Amanda Seyfried is completely out? Missing SAG and BAFTA is pretty big. Glad Close is nowhere to be found. 

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”
Paul Raci, FINALLY and CLARKE PETERS! I haven't seen Calm With Horses so I can't speak on that but otherwise I love this category. Peters is so good in Da 5 Bloods and not enough people are talking about him specifically for that movie.

Outstanding British Film
“Calm With Horses”
“The Dig”
“The Father”
“His House”
“The Mauritanian”
“Mogul Mowgli”
“Promising Young Woman”
“Saint Maud”
I've only seen three of these and I just watched Saint Maud so I'm happy to see that here. The Dig was so boring. Mogul Mowgli has been on my radar because of Riz Ahmed, so I'll get to that eventually too.

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer
“His House,” Remi Weekes (Writer/Director)
“Limbo,” Ben Sharrock (Writer/Director), Irune Gurtubai (Producer) [Also Produced By Angus Lamont]
“Moffie,” Jack Sidey (Writer/Producer) [Also Written By Oliver Hermanus And Produced By Eric Abraham]
“Rocks,” Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson (Writers)
“Saint Maud,” Rose Glass (Writer/Director), Oliver Kassman (Producer) [Also Produced By Andrea Cornwell]
Happy to see the Saint Maud team here. They made a wonderful film.

Film Not In The English Language
“Another Round”
“Dear Comrades!”
“Les Misérables”
Quo Vadis, Aida?”

I keep forgetting to watch Les Miserables. It's on Prime. I love Another Round and Minari though.


“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
Babyteeth! Wow, it's nice to see that film get something. I love Vinterberg getting recognized for Another Round too. Love all the female nominees here. Keep them coming.

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, M.B. Traven
Nomadland, Chloé Zhao
The White Tiger, Ramin Bahrani

Original Score
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

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. Küchler
News Of The World, Dariusz Wolski
Nomadland, Joshua James Richards

The Father, Yorgos Lamprinos
Nomadland, Chloé Zhao
Promising Young Woman, Frédéric Thoraval
Sound Of Metal, Mikkel E.G. 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
Ammonite lol. That's what they went with?

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, Kimberley Spiteri, Gigi Williams
Pinocchio, Mark Coulier

Greyhound, Tbc
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


  1. Thrilled with how many female directors got a nod. I'm still shook that Carey was let out! Whaaat!

    1. I know! That shocked me. Especially since they bothered to nominate her other film, The Dig as well. How was she not on their minds?

  2. Carey Mulligan not being nominated is weird. I think it's the BAFTAs trying to be diverse but for the wrong reasons. Britain needs to get their shit together or else they'll become the shame that is Piers Morgan. Man, I hate that piece of racist piece of shit.

  3. Well, lets see what happens because I’m as lost as a dog in a mouse factory...see how lost I am. What is mauratoriam..ugh I spelled that wrong.

    1. It's a Guantanamo Bay movie. I had never heard of it until it got Globe nominations.

  4. I mean...BAFTA nominations are always a bit odd but this year feels particularly wild. How PYW can be Best Film worthy but not get any acting or directing noms is mental!
    Really glad to see Another Round get a lot of attention though!

    1. It's really weird. They went hard for their indies it feels like.


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