BAFTA 2021 nominations announced – CNN

In 2015’s elections were greatly slammed for their absence of variety — everyone shortlisted for a 2020 acting award was White, while the absence of gender variety amongst candidates was likewise plain.
BAFTA revealed in September some 120 “wide-ranging changes” to deal with an absence of variety in the awards, consisting of modifications to its subscription and ballot procedure. The modifications, hailed by chair Krishnendu Majumdar as “a watershed moment” in the academy’s history, followed a seven-month evaluation following the absence of variety in in 2015’s elections.

BAFTA winners awards will be revealed on Sunday, April 11.

BAFTA Movie Awards 2021 elections

Finest Movie

  • “The Father”
  • “The Mauritanian”
  • “Nomadland”
  • “Promising Young Woman”
  • “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Exceptional British Movie

  • “Calm With Horses”
  • “The Dig”
  • “The Father”
  • “His House”
  • “Limbo”
  • “The Mauritanian”
  • “Mogul Mowgli”
  • “Promising Young Woman”
  • “Rocks”
  • “Saint Maud”


  • Thomas Vinterberg (“Another Round”)
  • Shannon Murphy (“Babyteeth”)
  • Lee Isaac Chung (“Minari”)
  • Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland”)
  • Jasmila Žbanić (“Quo Vadis, Aida?”)
  • Sarah Gavron (“Rocks”)

Initial Movie Script

  • “Another Round”
  • “Mank”
  • “Promising Young Woman”
  • “Rocks”
  • “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Adjusted Movie Script

  • “The Dig”
  • “The Father”
  • “The Mauritanian”
  • “Nomadland”
  • “The White Tiger”

Leading Starlet

  • Bukky Bakray (“Rocks”)
  • Radha Blank (“The Forty-Year-Old Version”)
  • Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”)
  • Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”)
  • Wunmi Mosaku (“His House”)
  • Alfre Woodard (“Clemency”)

Leading Star

  • 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 Starlet

  • 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 Star

  • 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”)

Exceptional Launching by a British Author, Director or Manufacturer

  • Remi Weekes (“His House”)
  • Ben Sharrock, Irune Gurtubai (“Limbo”)
  • Jack Sidey (“Moffie”)
  • Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson (“Rocks”)
  • Rose Glass, Oliver Kassman (“Saint Maud”)

Movie not in English Language

  • “Another Round”
  • “Dear Comrades!”
  • “Les Misérables”
  • “Minari”
  • “Quo Vadis, Aida?”


  • “Collective”
  • “David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet”
  • “The Dissident”
  • “My Octopus Teacher”
  • “The Social Dilemma”

Animated Movie

  • “Onward”
  • “Soul”
  • “Wolfwalkers”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.