‘The Father’ and ‘Promising Young Woman’ in 2021 BAFTA Film Awards nominations

The ceremony will take place in April.

Photo credit: Anthony Hopkins in The Father (Photo by Sean Gleason)

The nominees for the 2021 BAFTA Film Awards have been released, ahead of next month’s ceremony. In the nominations, a variety of West End stars feature in multiple categories, as well as in the creative categories.

The Father won the Adapted Screenplay category, with Anthony Hopkins winning Best Leading Actor for his performance in the title role. As well as writing the original book for Cinderella, Emerald Fennell won two awards for her 2020 film Promising Young Woman (Outstanding British Film and Original Screenplay). 

Daniel Kaluuya won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Judas and the Black Messiah, previously winning the Rising Star Award in 2018. Kaluuya’s theatre credits include Sucker Punch at the Royal Court and Blue/Orange at the Young Vic.

Vanessa Kirby received her first BAFTA Film Award nomination in the Leading Actress category, for her performance in Pieces of a Woman. Kirby was last on stage in Julia at the National Theatre, but was also in A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic.

Kingsley Ben-Adir was nominated in the Rising Star category, who has previously appeared in London productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing. A French version of Les Miserables was also nodded to in the Film not in the English Language category.

The 2021 BAFTA Film Awards took place on 11 April.

Article Updated: 12 April 2021

Photo credit: Anthony Hopkins in The Father (Photo by Sean Gleason)

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