BAFTA Nominations 2021: ‘Nomadland’ and ‘Rocks’ Lead Highly Diverse Field

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Andreas Wiseman on March 9, 2021.

Nomadland and Rocks lead the diverse list of BAFTA Film nominees for 2021.

Chloé Zhao and Sarah Gavron’s films scored seven nominations each, including nods for the filmmakers in the best director category.

Nomadland was one of five nominations in the best film category alongside The FatherThe MauritanianPromising Young Woman and The Trial of the Chicago 7. …

The big takeaway this year is how diverse the nominations are. BAFTA faced a backlash one year ago for a lack of diversity among its nominees. The charity made big changes following a seven-month review, including the introduction of a long-list system in a bid to increase viewership of all the submitted films, and increasing all four acting categories and the best director category to six nominees. …

Nominees for Best Editing

THE FATHER Yorgos Lamprinos



SOUND OF METAL Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 Alan Baumgarten …


Nominees for Best Sound


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 …

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