Night one of the two-part 2021 BAFTA Awards were held this evening in London where Oscar nominees Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Mank, Tenet and Sound of Metal kicked off the weekend.
Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom won both of its awards, Make Up & Hair and Costume Design. It has now won all major precursors in those categories going into the Oscars. Mank, also from Netflix, took home the Production Design honors while Warner Bros’ Tenet won Visual Effects and Amazon’s Sound of Metal won Sound. The awards kicked off with the British film Rocks winning Casting, beating out Promising Young Woman, Minari and Judas and the Black Messiah.
The show was hosted by British radio and television presenter Clara Amfo, who was joined by guests Rhianna Dhillon and Joanna Scanlan, from the Royal Albert Hall. In the intimate setting, the three made the winner reveals conversational and informative, offering both details and opinions of each nominee Along with the eight BAFTA winners revealed this evening was a presentation of the nominated films, including behind-the-scenes footage highlighting the creative process. Noel Clarke received the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award and will be the only in-person awards moment of the night.
The night also featured a live performance by supporting actor nominee Leslie Odom Jr., who will be singing his Oscar-nominated song “Speak Now” from the film One Night in Miami and Hussain Manawer (Mogul Mowgli) performed a spoken word poem called “Moving Image” that namechecked all 58 nominated films at the BAFTAs.
The 2021 EE BAFTA Film Awards Night Two will air live at 7pm GMT on BBC One on Sunday, April 11 and will also be broadcast live in the US on BBC America.
Here are the categories, nominees and winners for Night One.
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 [WINNER]
The Dig – Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald
The Father – Peter Francis, Cathy Featherstone
Mank – Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale [WINNER]
News Of The World – David Crank, Elizabeth Keenan
Rebecca – Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Ammonite – Michael O’connor
The Dig – Alice Babidge
Emma. – Alexandra Byrne
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Ann Roth [WINNER]
Mank – Trish Summerville
Make Up & 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 [WINNER]
Mank – Kimberley Spiteri, Gigi Williams
Pinocchio – Dalia Colli, Mark Coulier, Francesco Pegoretti
Greyhound – Beau Borders, Christian P. Minkler, Michael Minkler, Warren Shaw, David Wyman
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 [WINNER]
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 [WINNER]
British Short Animation
The Fire Next Time – Renaldho Pelle, Yanling Wang, Kerry Jade Kolbe
The Owl And The Pussycat – Mole Hill, Laura Duncalf [WINNER]
The Song Of A Lost Boy – Daniel Quirke, Jamie Macdonald, Brid Arnstein
British Short Film
Eyelash – Jesse Lewis Reece, Ike Newman
Lizard – Akinola Davies, Rachel Dargavel, Wale Davies
Lucky Break – John Addis, Rami Sarras Pantoja
Miss Curvy – Ghada Eldemellawy
The Present – Farah Nabulsi [WINNER]
Photo credit: David Lee / Netflix