BAFTA Film Awards Day 1: ‘Rocks’, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Win First Prizes

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Tom Grater on April 10, 2021.

The unconventional 2021 BAFTAs are underway, with the primary Brit film awards being handed out across two evenings. Saturday, the craft categories are being recognized, and Noel Clarke will be picking up the Outstanding Contribution to Cinema prize. A total of nine awards will be handed out tonight, primarily in the craft categories. Scroll down for winners so far and refresh this page for updates as they come in.

Clara Amfo is hosting Saturday eve live from the Albert Hall, nominees are tuning in remotely. The ceremony is running one hour later than originally scheduled, live on BBC 2 in the UK.

Amfo opened proceedings by paying tribute on behalf of BAFTA to the late Prince Philip, who died Friday at the age of 99. The Duke of Edinburgh was BAFTA’s first president 60 years ago, beginning a line of Royal patronage which continues with his son Prince William, who had been scheduled to make an appearance during the awards tonight and tomorrow but has pulled out after Friday’s news. …

[Editing and Sound will be awarded on Sunday.]

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