BAFTA nominees announced

Shortlist shows more diverse line-up after shake up

by Amber Wilkinson

Frances McDormand as Fern in Chloé Zhao's Nomadland
Frances McDormand as Fern in Chloé Zhao's Nomadland
Nomadland, directed by Chloé Zhao and Sarah Gavron's Rocks led the charge in the BAFTAs today as the film shortlist was announced, with seven nominations each.

The Father, Mank, Minari and Promising Young Woman also made a strong showing with six nominations apiece.

This year the awards body instituted a long list system in a bid to increase the diversity of its nominees, after last year's selection drew criticism for its all-white acting categories and a lack of female directors. It seemed to pay off with more diversity notable in almost all categories, including four women directors in the Best Director shortlist.

The acting categories also showed considerably more diversity than last year, with films not in the English language also making their presence felt across the board.

Best Film

Outstanding British Film

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Film Not In The English Language

Animated Film


Original Screenplay

Adapted Screenplay

Leading Actress

Leading Actor

Supporting Actress

Supporting Actor

EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

  • Kingsley Ben-Adir
  • Morfydd Clark
  • Bukky Bakray
  • Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù
  • Conrad Khan




Costume Design


Make-up and Hair

Original Score

Production Design

Special Visual Effects


British Short Animation

  • The Fire Next Time
  • The Owl and the Pussycat
  • The Song of A Lost Boy

British Short Film

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