The BAFTA Film Awards 2021 Nominations Are Here

It was one month ago that the long-listed nominees of the 2021 BAFTA Film Awards were announced, including several former and present cast and crew members of the Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts film franchises. The final list of nominations is finally here. Let’s dig in!

It’s been a manky awards season for the Herman J. Mankiewicz biopic, Mank. While its lead star, Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), has been left off the short list, the crew may look forward to some wins. The Netflix original is nominated in the categories of Cinematography, Original Screenplay, Original Score, Production Design, Costume Design, and Make Up and Hair.

 

Gary Oldman goes back to 1930s Hollywood as Herman J. Mankiewicz in “Mank.”

 

However, Mank is going up against other Potter-related nominees in several categories. The Dig, starring Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), has also been short-listed in Make Up & Hair, in Production Design along with News of the World (scored by Fantastic Beasts composer James Newton Howard), and in Costume Design together with Emma (Bill Nighy, who played Rufus Scrimgeour in the Harry Potter films) and Ammonite (Gemma Jones, who played Madam Pomfrey, and Fiona Shaw, who played Aunt Petunia) while also scoring nominations for Adapted Screenplay and Outstanding British Film. Watch out for His House in the latter category and in Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. Its star Wunmi Mosaku (Beryl in Fantastic Beasts) is also among the contenders for Leading Actress.

 

A mud-covered Ralph Fiennes is sitting on a couch and talking with Carey Mulligan, both in costume as archaeologists in The Dig set in the 1940s.

Ralph Fiennes (left) and Carey Mulligan (right) tell the story of a groundbreaking archaeological discovery in “The Dig.”

 

The Trial of the Chicago 7, which stars Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), is nominated for Best Film, Original Screenplay, and Editing. Another Round may score Director, Original Screenplay, Film Not in the English Language, or even Leading Actor by Mads Mikkelsen, who is going to take over as Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts movies.

 

Five white men discuss civil rights in a room full of activist posters. They are costumed in 1960s clothes, Eddie Redmayne is in the center.

Eddie Redmayne shines in the courtroom drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”

 

News of the World is also in the basket for Sound, Cinematography, and Original Score. Meanwhile, The Midnight Sky, whose soundtrack was composed by Alexandre Desplat (composer of the score for both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), and Tenet, starring Sir Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart), Clémence Poésy (Fleur Delacour), and Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory), are nominated for Special Visual Effects.

Check out the full list of nominations in all categories on the BAFTAs’ official website. The awards ceremony will take place on April 10–11, and it will be broadcast on the BBC.

 

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Dora Bodrogi

I am a writer, a critic, a researcher, a traveler, and a Ravenclaw through and through. My main fields of interest are representation, gender, and LGBTQ fiction, history, and censorship. Incorrigible doodler and theatre kid.