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Nomadland wins Best Film on BAFTA Night #2

Frances McDormand in Chloe Zhao's Nomadland
Frances McDormand in Nomadland

On night #2 of the 2020/21 BAFTA awards, Nomadland triumphed as virtually all had expected. Chloe Zhao's drama took four awards including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Leading Actress for Frances McDormand. She's the fifth performer to win a major leading actress prize this season, making this the most unpredictable Best Actress race in recent memory. Neither McDormand nor Best Leading Actor winner Anthony Hopkins - winning over Oscar favourite Chadwick Boseman - even zoomed in their acceptance speeches, in a fashion entirely typical of both thesps. One wonders why anyone bothered - after making such a big deal out of a historically diverse set of nominations, BAFTA voters reverted entirely to form in picking such a predictable bunch of award winners. Check out their night #1 winners here.

Best Film

Nomadland (Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Frances McDormand, Peter Spears and Chloe Zhao)

Best Director

Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)

Best Leading Actress

Frances McDormand (Nomadland)

Best Leading Actor

Anthony Hopkins (The Father)

Best Supporting Actress

Youn Yuh Jung (Minari)

Best Supporting Actor

Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Best Original Screenplay

Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller (The Father)

Best Cinematography

Joshua James Richards (Nomadland)

Best Editing

Mikkel E. G. Nielsen (Sound of Metal)

Best Original Score

Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Soul)

Best Animated Film

Soul (Pete Docter and Dana Murray)

Best Documentary

My Octopus Teacher (Pippa Ehrlich, Craig Foster and James Reed)

Best Film Not in the English Language

Another Round (Sisse Graum Jorgensen and Thomas Vinterberg)

Outstanding British Film

Promising Young Woman (Ben Browning, Emerald Fennell, Ashley Fox and Josey McNamara)

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Remi Weekes (His House)

EE Rising Star Award

Bukky Bakray

BFI Fellowship Award

Ang Lee

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