LONDON – A woman from “Nomadland”, Chloe Zhao’s film, was forced to join a growing number of Americans living out of vans as they look for work at the EE British Academy Film Awards in London on Sunday Was a big winner.
After winning for Katherine Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” in 2010, Zhao was named Best Director, only the second woman. The film, which has been highly praised by British critics, “A delicate, clear picture of a life lived on the road, “Also took the award for Best Cinematography.
Zhao referred to her time to study in an English seaside town, accepting the Best Director award. “I think I made my teacher at Brighton College really proud,” she said, to the laughter from the virtual audience.
But she dedicated her awards to nomadic Americans, middle-aged and older people, who participated in the film. “Thank you for showing us that aging is a beautiful part of life,” Zhao said. “How we treat our elders says a lot about who we are as a society,” he said.
This year’s BAFTA was given at London’s Royal Albert Hall, though without the usual glamorous audience. Instead, nominees participated via video link, some sitting in their rooms.
This year’s candidates were Notable for their diversity, Unlike last year’s awards, when people of color were not nominated in the main acting categories, and no women were nominated for Best Director, Uproar on social media.
In response, BAFTA gave A. Host of rule changesIncluding, its members are required to undergo unconscious bias training before voting and include injuries in several categories.
But Daniel Kaluuya was named Best Supporting Actor for his role as Fred Hampton, Illinois Black Panther Party President,Judah and the Black Messiah, “Her repetition Success in golden globes. Yu-Jung Yun, Veteran korean actressWon Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in “Minari”.
The British people are known as “very snobbish” as Yun said in his acceptance speech, the award was more than that.
The success of “Nomadland” for the Oscars on April 25 is likely to increase publicity around the film ahead of this year’s Oscars, where it has been nominated for six awards.
BAFTAs are commonly seen as a bell for the Academy Awards because there is some overlap between the 7,000-strong membership of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, which would have mobilized BAFTAs and members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is. .
Although four films contending for the Best Picture Oscar – “Judas and the Black Messiah”, “Munk,” “Minari” and “Sound of Metal” – BAFTA were not nominated in the Best Film category.