The British film “Rocks” and the American drama “Nomadland” each received seven nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts this year. So they are at the top of the list.
“Nomadland” follows a separated widow, played by Frances McDormand, who travels across the western United States in a carriage. McDormand was nominated for Best Actress for the role, while director Chloe Chow was nominated in the Best Director category. In this category, four of the six candidates are women.
In Sarah Gavron’s “Rocks,” a teenage Olushula, nicknamed Rocks, is followed. Rocks, played by Bucky Bakray, is left by her mother with her younger brother in London and they must learn to stand up for themselves. The Mauritanian, which tells the story of a man who was arrested by the US government after the 9/11 attacks, has also received multiple nominations.
Nomadland, father, Mauritanian, promising young woman and Chicago 7 trial was nominated in the Best Film category.
Chadwick Bosman nomination
Chadwick Bosman, who passed away last year, was nominated in the Best Actor category for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. In addition, Reese Ahmed, Anthony Hopkins, Adarsh Graf, Mads Mikkelsen and Taher Rahim were also nominated in the same category.
Francis McDormand, Vanessa Kirby, Bucky Bakray, Alfrey Woodard, Wonmi Mosako and Radha Blanc can hope to win a BAFTA Award for Best Actress.
Remarkably, several non-white actors and directors were nominated this year. This is in stark contrast to last year, when the organization came under heavy criticism for not nominating nearly any artists of color. This led to a #BaftasSoWhite protest.
The award ceremony will take place on April 11th.