2021 BAFTA Winners

I never get to watch the BAFTAs, but I've always got something to say about them. Here's a list of the winners + my thoughts.

Best Film
“The Father”
The Mauritanian”
“Promising Young Woman”
“The Trial Of The Chicago 7”
Even with Trial's SAG win, I don't think Nomadland will be stopped on its way to Best Picture. 

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 like Frances McDormand but I didn't think she was outstanding in Nomadland. It was just a typical solid performance from her. Radha Blank is my favorite in this category but I was hoping for Kirby to win just because I can't believe she's only won two things for Pieces of a Woman. 

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 not too surprised by this because the BAFTA's didn't appear to love Ma Rainey, but Chadwick is still winning that Oscar. Hopkins was great in The Father, so good for him to have something to show for it. 

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”
This makes Yuh-jung the frontrunner! 

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”

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) [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]

EE Rising Star Award
Bukky Bakray
Conrad Kahn
Kingsley Ben-Adir
Morfydd Clark
Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù
Apparently I need to see Rocks.

Film Not In The English Language
“Another Round”
“Dear Comrades!”
“Les Misérables”
“Quo Vadis, Aida?”
FINALLY! I love this movie so much. Please let it repeat at Oscar. 

“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
Zhao is unstoppable and I'm okay with it. 

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
This is winning the Oscar. Ugh.

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
I still think Nomadland will win the Oscar but now it has some competition. Also, The Dig...god, what a bore.

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
Let this win at the Oscars too, please. 

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
I just finished watching The Father and that should have won.

Costume Design
“Ammonite,” Michael O’connor
“The Dig,” Alice Babidge
“Emma,” Alexandra Byrne
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Ann Roth
“Mank,” Trish Summerville
Ma Rainey feels like a lock for Make Up but I would not be mad at it taking costume either. I had assumed Emma would win this.

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,” 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
“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

British Short Film
“The Present,” Farah Nabulsi
“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 get a nice boost going into the Oscars where it's nominated for Live Action Short. I was so worried watching this.


  1. I did see Atticus Ross' accepting the award via zoom and he was joined by his daughter. Aw... that is a cute moment as there haven't been a lot of pictures from the children of the NIN camp.

    I didn't watch SNL but I loved that Weird Little Flute skit with Timothee Chalamet making a cameo.

    Seriously, have him on that show to become a member of the 5-timers club.

    1. The weird little flute and the lesbian period drama ones were my favorites. The latter was basically Ammonite.


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