The 2021 BAFTA Awards: Best Dressed and Big Winners

The 2021 British Academy Film awards, better known as the BAFTA awards, took place over two days this year, with the pre-show on April 10 and main show on April 11.

This is the biggest night for British film, as the BAFTAs are the British equivalent to the Oscars. The awards ceremony was created in 1947, and is run by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Check out the best dressed and big winners of the 2021 BAFTA awards.

Best Dressed

Even though the BAFTAs couldn’t be in person, doesn’t mean the fashion disappointed! Since the ceremony was slightly different this year, nominees were left to strut their looks on the shows virtual red carpet.

Film’s hottest starts showed out with their looks and here’s who we loved most.

“Bridgerton” leading lady, Phoebe Dynevor, stunned in a black one-shouldered Louis Vuitton gown. The look was nothing short of classic glamor, and Dynevor sure showed why she’s the acting world’s hottest new star!

Just like wine, Renée Zellweger is only getting better with time! The iconic actress looked powerful and sexy in a tailored Armani dress. The dress had a structured neckline that immediately catches your eye. The look was toped of with simple nude pointy-toe heels.

Andra Day looked nothing short of gorgeous in green! Her standout green gown was designed by Ellie Saab, and featured a halter neckline that perfectly showed off her toned arms. Day’s big gold hoops were the perfect accessory to pair with the gown.

If anyone looked straight out of a fairytale, it was actress Maria Bakalova. She rocked a tulle Armani Privé gown, adorned with embellishments of different colors. This dress looked like it was made for the actress!

Big Winner

Certain films were major winners at this year’s BAFTAs! In particular, “Nomadland” directed by Chloé Zhao, was the biggest winner of the night.

“Nomadland” took home four awards, including the biggest award of the night, Best Film. The other three awards the film won were: Best Cinematography, Best Director, and Best Actress for Frances McDormand.

Despite her win, McDormand was not in attendance at the virtual BAFTA awards this year.

Zhao, however, made history during her Best Director win. She is now the first woman of color to ever win that award, and the second woman overall.

During her acceptance speech, Zhao gave a special shout-out to the real nomads that welcomed her entire crew.

“Thank you for showing us that aging is a beautiful part of life,” she said. “A journey that we should all cherish and celebrate. How we treat our elders says a lot about who we are as a society and we need to do better.”

More Awards

The BAFTAs weren’t only a big night for the “Nomadland” cast and crew!

The BAFTA for Best Actor went to Anthony Hopkins for his role in “The Father.” This came as a shock to many, as the late Chadwick Boseman was expected to win that award. This film also won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay. “The Father” wasn’t the only film to take home two awards.

A few other films won two awards, including the controversial “Promising Young Woman.” “Promising Young Woman” beat the competition for Best British Film and Best Original Screenplay.

Fan-favorite Disney film, “Soul,” snatched up Best Animated Movie and Best Original Score.

Daniel Kaluyaa was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his work in “Judas And The Black Messiah,” while Best Supporting Actress went to Yuh-Jung Yoon for her work in “Minari.”

The film “Rocks” won Best Casting and the EE Rising Star award. “Rocks” actress, 19-year-old Bukky Bakray, took home the Rising Star award, and paid homage to DMX and other deceased family/friends in her speech.

“Sleep well to everyone that died last year and this year,” she said. “who went to bed indefinitely. I truly believe it is the love and light that you have left on this universe which is holding us all today.”

A full list of winner can be found here

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