All of the 2021 BAFTA nominees - as Rocks and Nomadland get 7 nominations each

Nomadland and Rocks lead the way with seven nominations each as the BAFTA Film Awards 2021 shortlist is revealed.

The Father, starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman, is nominated for six awards, along with Mank, Minari and Promising Young Woman.

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No fewer than 16 of the 24 acting nominees this year come from ethnic minority backgrounds, in what has been described as a "highly diverse" shortlist.

The glitzy awards night - known as the BAFTAs - has seen a host of famous faces walk out on the red carpet and rub shoulders with the industry's finest.

But will it have the same feel this year amid the Covid pandemic?

What has driven the diverse nominations list?

In the past year, BAFTA undertook a wide-ranging review, signalling the beginning of a significant cultural shift within the organisation.

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The changes introduced for the Film Awards are the first phase in an ongoing process of levelling the playing field for all entered films.

Chair of BAFTA Krishnendu Majumdar said: “This year’s nominations showcase and celebrate the remarkable range of performances and nominees behind the camera from 50 films and we’re delighted to recognise such high-quality work.

“We are also delighted to see the strength of British film shine through in all categories.

“After last year’s nominations, we started the BAFTA Review process with the intention of levelling the playing field and introduced​ a range of measures to ensure that all entered films were seen by our members and judged on merit.

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“We hope today you can see some of those changes reflected in the breadth and depth of those nominated and we congratulate all our nominees.”

When are the 2021 BAFTAs?

In 2021, the BAFTAs will take place across the weekend of 10-11 April without a live audience.

Instead, this year’s awards will be split into two ceremonies - one on each day - which will be broadcast virtually from London's Royal Albert Hall.

How can I watch the 2021 BAFTAs?

The first show will celebrate the craft of film. It will be broadcast on Saturday 10 April on BBC Two and BBC Two HD.

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It will be followed up by a second show on Sunday 11 April which will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Full list of BAFTA Film Awards 2021 nominations

Best Film

The Father

The Mauritanian


Promising Young Woman

The Trial Of The Chicago 7

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)

Moffie - Jack Sidey (writer/producer)

Rocks - Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson (writers)

Saint Maud - Rose Glass (writer/director), Oliver Kassman (producer)

Film Not in the English Language

Another Round

Dear Comrades!

Les Miserables


Quo Vadis, Aida?



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 - Chloe Zhao

Quo Vadis, Aida? - Jasmila Zbanic

Rocks - Sarah Gavron

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, MB Traven

Nomadland - Chloé Zhao

The White Tiger - Ramin Bahrani

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

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

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

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

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 Kuchler

News Of The World - Dariusz Wolski

Nomadland - Joshua James Richards


The Father - Yorgos Lamprinos

Nomadland - Chloe Zhao

Promising Young Woman - Frederic Thoraval

Sound Of Metal - Mikkel EG 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

Make Up and 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



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

EE Rising Star Award

Bukky Bakray

Kingsley Ben-Adir

Morfydd Clark

Sope Dirisu

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

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