Nigerian-British Actress Bukky Bakray Wins Rising Star Award at the 2021 BAFTAs
The 74th annual British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) ceremony took place over the weekend to honour the best of the best in feature performances, editing, directing, and other categories.
Nominees were selected virtually, of course, via live streaming from the Royal Albert Hall.
Nigerian-British actress Bukky Bakray secured the win for the Rising Star Award, beating out Kingsley Ben-Adir, Morfydd Clark and Conrad Khan. “Thank you for voting for me,” Bakray tweeted Monday morning. “I wish I could look you all in the eye and give thanks. Big shout out to the [Rocks] Fam. This is us.”
Daniel Kaluuya took home the award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal as Fred Hampton in the Shaka King-directed “Judas and the Black Messiah”.
Also, British film director Remi Weekes secured the win for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Netflix thriller film, “His House” which stars Wunmi Mosaku and Sope Dirisu.
Best Film Nomadland – WINNER The Father The Mauritanian Promising Young Woman The Trial Of The Chicago 7
Leading Actress Frances Mcdormand, Nomadland – WINNER Bukky Bakray, Rocks Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version Vanessa Kirby, Pieces Of A Woman Wunmi Mosaku, His House Alfre Woodard, Clemency
Leading Actor Anthony Hopkins, The Father – WINNER Riz Ahmed, Sound Of Metal Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Adarsh Gourav, The White Tiger Mads Mikkelsen, Another Round Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian
Director Nomadland, Chloé Zhao – WINNER Another Round, Thomas Vinterberg Babyteeth, Shannon Murphy Minari, Lee Isaac Chung Quo Vadis, Aida?, Jasmila Žbanić Rocks, Sarah Gavron
Rising Star Bukky Bakray – WINNER Conrad Khan Kingsley Ben-Adir Morfydd Clark Sope Dirisu
Outstanding British Film Promising Young Woman – WINNER Calm With Horses The Dig The Father His House Limbo The Mauritanian Mogul Mowgli Rocks Saint Maud
Original Score Soul, Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – WINNER Mank, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross Minari, Emile Mosseri News Of The World, James Newton Howard Promising Young Woman, Anthony Willis
Documentary My Octopus Teacher – WINNER Collective David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet The Dissident The Social Dilemma
Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer His House, Remi Weekes (Writer/Director) – WINNER Limbo, Ben Sharrock (Writer/Director), Irune Gurtubai (Producer) [Also Produced By Angus Lamont] Moffie, Jack Sidey (Writer/Producer) [Also Written By Oliver Hermanus And Produced By Eric Abraham] Rocks, Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson (Writers) Saint Maud, Rose Glass (Writer/Director), Oliver Kassman (Producer) [Also Produced By Andrea Cornwell]
Supporting Actor Daniel Kaluuya, Judas And The Black Messiah – WINNER Barry Keoghan, Calm With Horses Alan Kim, Minari Leslie Odom Jr., One Night In Miami… Clarke Peters, Da 5 Bloods Paul Raci, Sound Of Metal
Original Screenplay Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell – WINNER Another Round, Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg Mank, Jack Fincher Rocks, Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson The Trial Of The Chicago 7, Aaron Sorkin
Supporting Actress Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari – WINNER Niamh Algar, Calm With Horses Kosar Ali, Rocks Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Dominique Fishback, Judas And The Black Messiah Ashley Madekwe, County Lines
Cinematography Nomadland, Joshua James Richards – WINNER Judas And The Black Messiah, Sean Bobbitt Mank, Erik Messerschmidt The Mauritanian, Alwin H. Küchler News Of The World, Dariusz Wolski
Film Not In The English Language Another Round – WINNER Dear Comrades! Les Misérables Minari Quo Vadis, Aida?
Editing Sound Of Metal, Mikkel E.G. Nielsen – WINNER The Father, Yorgos Lamprinos Nomadland, Chloé Zhao Promising Young Woman, Frédéric Thoraval The Trial Of The Chicago 7, Alan Baumgarten
Adapted Screenplay The Father, Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller – WINNER The Dig, Moira Buffini The Mauritanian, Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, M.B. Traven Nomadland, Chloé Zhao The White Tiger, Ramin Bahrani
Animated Film Soul – WINNER Onward Wolfwalkers
Sound Sound Of Metal, Jaime Baksht, Nicolas Becker, Phillip Bladh, Carlos Cortés, Michelle Couttolenc – WINNER 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
Special Visual Effects Tenet, Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley – WINNER 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
British Short Animation The Owl And The Pussycat, Mole Hill, Laura Duncalf – WINNER The Fire Next Time, Renaldho Pelle, Yanling Wang, Kerry Jade Kolbe The Song Of A Lost Boy, Daniel Quirke, Jamie Macdonald, Brid Arnstein
British Short Film The Present, Farah Nabulsi – WINNER Eyelash, Jesse Lewis Reece, Ike Ike Newman Lizard, Akinola Davies, Rachel Dargavel, Wale Davies Lucky Break, John Addis, Rami Sarras Pantoja Miss Curvy, Ghada Eldemellawy
Production Design Mank, Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale – WINNER The Dig, Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald The Father, Peter Francis, Cathy Featherstone News Of The World, David Crank, Elizabeth Keenan Rebecca, Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Makeup & Hair Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Matiki Anoff, Larry M. Cherry, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal – WINNER The Dig, Jenny Shircore Hillbilly Elegy, Patricia Dehaney, Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle Mank, Kimberley Spiteri, Gigi Williams Pinocchio, Mark Coulier
Costume Design Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Ann Roth – WINNER Ammonite, Michael O’connor The Dig, Alice Babidge Emma, Alexandra Byrne Mank, Trish Summerville
Casting Rocks, Lucy Pardee – WINNER Calm with Horses, Shaheen Baig Judas and the Black Messiah, Alexa L. Fogel Minari, Julia Kim Promising Young Woman, Lindsay Graham Ahanonu, Mary Vernieu