BAFTA Awards: Nomadland wins four prizes

The film “Nomadland” won four prizes at the BAFTA awards. BAFTA is British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

About Nomadland

  • The Nomadland won the best picture, best director, best actress and best cinematography.
  • The film maker Chloe Zhao became the first woman of colour and the second woman to win BAFTA for best director.
  • Frances McDormand won the best actress.
  • It is an American drama. The film had also won People’s Choice Award, Golden Globe Awards.

Other BAFATA awards

  • The revenge comedy “Promising Young Woman” of Emerald Fennell was named the best British film at the BAFTA Awards.
  • The best actor trophy was received by eighty-three-year-old Anthony Hopkins.
  • Indian Netflix film “The White Tiger” was nominated for two categories best actor and best adapted screenplay. Neither of nominations won the award.

British Academy Film Awards

  • The BAFTA is presented to honour the best international and British contributions to films.
  • It was founded in 1947 as the British Film Academy. In 1976, it merged with the Guild of Television producers and directors and became The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Other Biggest Film Awards in the world

  • Golden Lion: It is the highest prize given to a film at the Venice film festival.
  • Golden Globes: Golden Globe Awards are presented in the United States. It is presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association since 1943.
  • The Golden Leopard: It is the presented at the Locarno International Film Festival.
  • Filmfare Awards: Focuses on Hindi film industry. It is run by the Times Group.
  • The Golden Bear: It is presented at the Berlin International Film festival.

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