The 74th BAFTA Awards paid tributes late actors Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor. Meanwhile, The White Tiger actor Adarsh Gourav lost to Anthony Hopkins for Best Actor category.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards was presented by Hugh Grant, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and was attended by the nominees and award winners virtually.

BAFTA awards are synonymous to Oscars and are also known by the International cinema fraternity as the British Oscars. Much akin to the Academy Awards, the BAFTAs are also awarded to the excellence in British and International cinema.

This year, the 74th BAFTA was special to a lot of Indian cinephiles as Indian talent Adarsh Gourav was nominated for the best performance in a leading role category for his performance in White Tiger. Moreover, Indian cinephiles were given a reason to get emotional as the awards’ ‘In Memorium’ segment featured Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor who died last year.

The ‘In Memorium’ segment of the ceremony pays tribute to acting legends across the world who dies in that respective year. Other film stars like Christopher Plummer, Sean Connery, George Segal and Chadwick Boseman were also paid tribute and featured in the segment.

Adarsh Gourav misses the mark

The White Tiger was a Netflix film directed by Ramin Bahrani. The film tackles themes such as caste oppression, ease of doing business in India, globalization, socio-economic divide, etc. The film stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Adarsh Gourav, Rajkumar Rao and more. For his portrayal of Balram Halwai Adarsh Gourav was nominated for Best Leading Actor category. However, Gourav Lost to Anthony Hopkins who got nominated for his portrayal of Anthony in The Father.

Nomadland Makes it Big

Meanwhile, Nomadland, who previously clinched a lot of trophies at the Golden Globe Awards, also won big at the BAFTAs. The film took 4 awards, including the highly coveted Best Film award. Chloe Zhao won the Best Director award and Frances McDormand won the Best Actress award. Zhao for her win was lauded as she became the 2nd ever woman to be awarded the Best Director award and first ever of colour to have gotten the nod. The film also won Best Cinematography award.

Here’s a complete list of BAFTA Awards 2021:

Best Film

Nomadland – Winner

The Father

The Mauritanian

Promising Young Woman

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Outstanding British Film

Promising Young Woman – Winner

Calm with Horses

The Dig

The Father

His House


The Mauritanian

Mogul Mowgli


Saint Maud

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

His House, Remi Weekes (Writer/Director) – Winner

Limbo, Ben Sharrock (Writer/Director), Irune Gurtubai (Producer)

Moffie, Jack Sidey (Writer/Producer)

Rocks, Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson (Writers)

Saint Maud, Rose Glass (Writer/Director), Oliver Kassman (Producer)

Best Foreign Film

Another Round – Winner

Dear Comrades!

Les Misérables


Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Documentary

My Octopus Teacher – Winner


David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

The Dissident

The Social Dilemma

Best Animated Film

Soul -Winner



Best Director

Nomadland, Chloé Zhao – Winner

Another Round, Thomas Vinterberg

Babyteeth, Shannon Murphy

Minari, Lee Isaac Chung

Quo Vadis, Aida?, Jasmila Žbanić

Rocks, Sarah Gavron

Best Original Screenplay

Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell – Winner

Another Round, Tobias Lindholm and Thomas Vinterberg

Mank, Jack Fincher

Rocks, Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson

The Trial of the Chicago 7, Aaron Sorkin

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Father, Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller – Winner

The Dig, Moira Buffini

The Mauritanian, Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani and M.B. Traven

Nomadland, Chloé Zhao

The White Tiger, Ramin Bahrani

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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

Best Original Score

Soul, Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross — Winner

Mank, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Minari, Emile Mosseri

News of the World, James Newton Howard

Promising Young Woman, Anthony Willis

Best Cinematography

Nomadland – Winner

Judas and the Black Messiah


The Mauritanian

News of the World

Best Editing

Sound of Metal – Winner

The Father


Promising Young Woman

The Trial of the Chicago 7