Recession drama 'Nomadland' wins best film at BAFTA 2021 awards

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New Delhi: U.S. recession play 'Nomadland', astir a assemblage of van dwellers, was the large victor astatine Britain`s BAFTA awards connected Sunday, scooping champion movie and prizes for its Chinese-born manager Chloe Zhao and starring histrion Frances McDormand.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts ceremonial was held virtually implicit 2 nights, with nominees joining successful by video, owed to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, movie stars Hugh Grant and Priyanka Chopra Jonas appeared successful idiosyncratic astatine London`s Royal Albert Hall portion Renee Zellweger and Anna Kendrick joined from a Los Angeles workplace to contiguous the awards.

'Nomadland', which has already picked up prizes this awards season, stars 63-year-old McDormand arsenic a widow, who successful the aftermath of the U.S. economical recession, turns her van into a mobile location and sets retired connected the road, taking connected seasonal jobs on the way.

"We would similar to dedicate this grant to the nomadic assemblage who truthful generously welcomed america into their lives," Zhao, who won the manager category, said successful her acceptance speech.

"Thank you for showing america that ageing is simply a beauteous portion of life, a travel that we should each cherish and celebrate. How we dainty our elders says a batch of astir who we are arsenic a nine and we request to bash better."

'Nomadland' besides won for cinematography.

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Outstanding British movie went to #MeToo revenge movie 'Promising Young Woman', which besides won archetypal screenplay.

The academy besides paid tribute to Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband, who died connected Friday, aged 99. Philip was named BAFTA`s archetypal president successful 1959. His grandson Prince William is BAFTA`s existent president.

Following an outcry past twelvemonth erstwhile BAFTA presented an all-white acting contenders list, much than fractional of this year’s 24 nominees were actors of colour. Film seasoned Anthony Hopkins won the starring histrion class for portraying a antheral with dementia successful 'The Father'.

"I`m astatine a clip successful my beingness wherever I ne'er expected to get this," the 83-year-old told reporters of the award, adding his property had made making the movie "easy". Youn Yuh-jung won supporting histrion for "Minari", successful which she plays a grandma who travels from South Korea to the United States to look aft her grandchildren.

The 73-year-old, who has won a Screen Actors Guild grant and has been nominated for an Oscar for her performance, drew laughs successful her acceptance code erstwhile she jokingly said it was peculiarly meaningful to beryllium recognised by "British people, known arsenic precise snobbish people".

Daniel Kaluuya, who has swept this awards play for his portrayal of precocious Black Panther activistic Fred Hampton successful 'Judas and the Black Messiah', won supporting actor.

'Brokeback Mountain' and 'Life of Pi' manager Ang Lee received the BAFTA Fellowship, the academy`s apical honour, for his publication to film.