BAFTA 2021: Adarsh ​​Gourav loses the best actor trophy to Anthony Hopkins, Nomadland dominates.  Read the full list of winners


Adarsh ​​Gourav, a BAFTA nominee for Best Leading Actor for his performance in Netflix’s The White Tiger, lost the award to Anthony Hopkins. The veteran Welsh actor took home the trophy for his performance in The Father even as Nomadland took home four awards, including Best Picture.

Gourav received praise for his portrayal of Balram Halwai in The White Tiger, which also starred Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra. The film, directed by Ramin Bahrani, revolves around the character of Balram, from the village of Laxmangarh, who comes out of his humble journey to become a successful entrepreneur.

The story deals with topics as diverse as globalization, social and economic mobility, caste oppression, morality, etc.


Gourav had previously expressed his thoughts on his BAFTA nomination while speaking with PTI. He said: “The BAFTA nomination is really overwhelming. I feel like I’m reading a chapter from a book.

On the second night of the ceremony, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland won the first prize for best film. He also won three other awards, making him the biggest award winner overall. Zhao also won the BAFTA Best Director Award, becoming the second woman to receive the honor and the first of color.

Nomadland also won the awards for Best Cinematography (for Joshua James Richards) and Best Actress (for Frances McDormand).

The film stars McDormand as a middle-aged woman who loses her job and becomes a nomad, living in her van and seizing short-term work opportunities. The film was an exploration of the American nomadic community.

Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan, was declared best British film. The Father, in addition to the trophy for best leading actor, also won the award for best suited screenplay.


nomadic In this file photo, director Chloe Zhao, left, appears with actress Frances McDormand on the set of Nomadland. The film was the big winner of the evening. (Photo: Projector photos via AP, FIle)

Daniel Kaluuya won the category of Best Supporting Actor for Judas and the Dark Messiah. Yuh-Jung Youn was declared the winner in the Best Supporting Actress category for Minari. The latter joked that the price meant more to her because the British were “snobbish”.

The Danish film Another Round (original title Druk) by Thomas Vinterberg, starring Mads Mikkelsen, won the award in the category of best foreign film.

Pixar’s Soul won the trophy for best animated film, boosting its chances of getting an Oscar statuette.

Previously, on opening night, Sound of Metal won trophies in the sound and editing categories. Tenet was declared the movie with the best visual effects. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom won in the Costume Design and Makeup & Hairstyle categories.

The BAFTAs are the British equivalent of the Oscars. They honor the best of national and international cinema.

Eight of the 25 winners were announced on April 10. The winners of the other categories were announced on April 11.

Full list of BAFTA 2021 winners
Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins for The Father
Best Film: Nomadland
Best Animated Feature: Soul
Best Director: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Outstanding British Film: A Promising Young Woman
Exceptional debut by a British writer, director or producer: His House, Remi Weekes (writer / director)
Best Film Not in English: Another Round
Best Documentary: My Octopus Teacher
Best Original Screenplay: A Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Father, Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller
Best Leading Actress: Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Best Lead Actor: Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Best Supporting Actress: Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Best Original Music: Soul, Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Best Cast: Rocks
Best Cinematography: Nomadland
Bafta Academy Scholarship: Ang Lee
EE Rising Star Award: Bukky Bakray
Notable Debut of a British Writer, Director or Producer: His House, Remi Weekes (Writer / Director)
Editing: Sound of Metal, Mikkel EG Nielsen
Production Design: Mank, Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale
Costume Design: Black Background by Ma Rainey, Ann Roth
Special visual effects: Tenet, Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley
Makeup and Hairstyle: Black Bottom by Ma Rainey, Matiki Anoff, Larry M. Cherry, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal
Sound: Sound of Metal, Jaime Baksht, Nicolas Becker, Phillip Bladh, Carlos Cortés, Michelle Couttolenc
British animated short: The Owl and The Pussycat, Mole Hill, Laura Duncalf
British Short Film: The Present, Farah Nabulsi


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