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“Nomadland” has been named the best film of 2020 at the EE British Academy Film Awards, which were handed out on Sunday by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Director Chloé Zhao’s haunting road film also won awards for best director, best leading actress (Frances McDormand) and best cinematography, making it the ceremony’s dominant film and giving it yet another prize in a year in which it has already come out on top at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, Producers Guild Awards and Directors Guild Awards. Coming one day after the film’s DGA victory on Saturday, the BAFTA win gave “Nomadland” a very good weekend leading into the Wednesday start of Oscar voting. McDormand’s win in the leading actress category was expected, particularly since her fellow Oscar nominees Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom“), Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman“) and Andra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday“) were not nominated by BAFTA. But in the lead actor category, “The Father” star Anthony Hopkins won in a shocking upset over the late Chadwick Boseman, who had racked up a string of wins for his performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Also Read: Why Making 'Nomadland' Left Chloe Zhao 'Emotionally Drained' British actor Hopkins, though, had something of a home-court advantage at BAFTA, which also gave “The Father” the award for adapted screenplay. Zhao’s best director win came in a category whose six nominees included four women. She was only the second woman to ever win the award, after Kathryn Bigelow did it in 2010 for “The Hurt Locker.” In the previous 73 years, BAFTA had only nominated women in the category seven times, with Bigelow landing two of those nominations. Daniel Kaluuya won the supporting-actor award for “Judas and the Black Messiah,” giving him a near unbroken string of victories through awards season. Yuh-Jung Youn won the supporting-actress award for “Minari,” her second major prize after her recent SAG Awards win. Of the six nominees in the category, Youn and Maria Bakalova from “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” were the only ones to also be nominated at the Oscars. Also Read: 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' 'Mank' Win Awards in BAFTA's Below-the-Line Ceremony Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton won in the adapted screenplay category for “The Father,” while Emerald Fennell won the original screenplay award for “Promising Young Woman.” Fennell’s film was also named the year’s best British film, in a category whose 10 nominees also included “The Father,” “Rocks” and “The Mauritanian.” Thomas Vinterberg’s “Another Round” won the award for the best film not in the English language, triumphing in a category that also included “Minari” and “Quo Vadis, Aida?” “My Octopus Teacher” won the award for documentary, while Pixar’s “Soul” was named the year’s best animated film and was also honored for its score from Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. “His House” writer/director Remi Weeks won in the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer category. Bukky Bakray, the young star of “Rocks,” won the Rising Star Award, which is voted on by the public. Joshua James Richards won the cinematography award for “Nomadland,” while “Sound of Metal” won the award for film editing, its second BAFTA award; at a Saturday ceremony devoted to below-the-line and short-film categories, it won for sound. Also at the Saturday ceremony, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” won two awards, one for costume and one for makeup and hair. Other awards went to “Mank” (production design), “Sound of Metal” (sound), “Tenet” (visual effects) and “Rocks” (casting). BAFTA’s awards have long been considered a strong predictor of the Oscars because of the large number of British members in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Over the last five years, the 18 categories shared by the two shows have seen at least nine and as many as 14 BAFTA winners repeat at the Oscars. Also Read: Chloe Zhao Wins Directors Guild Award for 'Nomadland' - Complete List of Winners The BAFTA Best Film category, though, has not gone to the eventual Oscar winner since “12 Years a Slave” won both awards in 2014. The six BAFTA winners since then – “Boyhood,” “The Revenant,” “La La Land,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Roma” and “1917” – have all fallen short at the Oscars. This year’s BAFTA nominations, which took place after an overhaul of nomination procedures designed to produce a more diverse slate of contenders, differ far more dramatically than usual from the Oscar nominations. The differences are particularly notable in the categories in which nominees are chosen by juries, including director and all four acting categories. Also at the show, director Ang Lee was presented with the BAFTA Fellowship, the organization’s highest award. Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary hosted the show from the Royal Albert Hall in London, with all the nominees and winners participating via video links. Here is the list of BAFTA nominees. Winners are indicated by *WINNER. BEST FILM “The Father” “The Mauritanian”“Nomadland” *WINNER “Promising Young Woman” “The Trial of the Chicago 7” OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM “Calm With Horses” “The Dig” “The Father” “His House” “Limbo” “The Mauritanian” “Mogul Mowgli”“Promising Young Woman” *WINNER “Rocks” “Saint Maud” OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH ACTOR, DIRECTOR OR WRITER“His House,” Remi Weekes (writer/director) *WINNER “Limbo,” Ben Sharrock (writer/director) and Irune Gurtabi (producer) “Moffie,” Jack Sidey (writer/producer) “Rocks,” Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson (writers) “Saint Maud,” Rose Glass (writer/director), Oliver Kassman (producer) DIRECTOR Thomas Vinterberg, “Another Round” Shannon Murphy, “Babyteeth” Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari”Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” *WINNER Jasmila Zbanic, “Quo Vadis, Aida?” Sarah Gavron, “Rocks” LEADING ACTRESS Bukky Bakray, “Rocks” Radha Blank, “The Forty-Year-Old Version” Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman”Frances McDormand, “Nomadland” *WINNER Wunmi Mosaku, “His House” Alfre Woodard, “Clemency” LEADING ACTOR Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal” Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Adarsh Gourav, “The White Tiger”Anthony Hopkins, “The Father” *WINNER Mads Mikkelsen, “Another Round” Tahar Rahim, “The Mauritanian” SUPPORTING ACTRESS Niamh Algar, “Calm With Horses” Kosar Ali, “Rocks” Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” Dominique Fishback, “Judas and the Black Messiah” Ashley Madekwe, “County Lines”Yuh-Jung Youn, “Minari” *WINNER SUPPORTING ACTORDaniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah” * WINNER Barry Keoghan, “Calm With Horses” Alan Kim, “Minari” Leslie Odom Jr., “One Night In Miami…” Clarke Peters, “Da 5 Bloods” Paul Raci, “Sound of Metal” FILM NOT IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE“Another Round” *WINNER “Dear Comrades!” “Les Misérables” “The Life Ahead” “Minari” “Quo Vadis, Aida?” DOCUMENTARY “Collective” “David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet” “Dick Johnson is Dead” “The Dissident”“My Octopus Teacher” *WINNER “The Social Dilemma” ANIMATED FILM “Onward”“Soul” *WINNER “Wolfwalkers” ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg, “Another Round” Jack Fincher, “Mank”Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman” *WINNER Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson, “Rocks” Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Moira Buffini, “The Dig”Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller, “The Father” *WINNER Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, M.B. Traven, “The Mauritanian” Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” Ramin Bahrani, “The White Tiger” CINEMATOGRAPHY Sean Bobbitt, “Judas and the Black Messiah” Erik Messerschmidt, “Mank” Alwin H. Kuchler, “The Mauritanian” Dariusz Wolski, “News of the World” Joshua James Richards, “Nomadland” EDITING Yorgos Lamprinos, “The Father” Chloe Zhao, “Nomadland” Frederic Thoraval, “Promising Young Woman” Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, “Sound of Metal” Alan Baumgarten, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” ORIGINAL SCORE Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, “Mank” Emile Mosseri, “Minari” James Newton Howard, “News of the World” Anthony Willis, “Promising Young Woman”Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, “Soul” *WINNER EE RISING STAR AWARDBukky Bakray *WINNER Conrad Khan Kingsley Ben-Adir Morfydd Clark Sope Dirisu BAFTA Fellowship Ang Lee BAFTA Opening Night 2021 categories, presented on Saturday: CASTING “Calm With Horses” “Judas and the Black Messiah” “Minari” “Promising Young Woman”“Rocks” *WINNER COSTUME DESIGN “Ammonite” “The Dig” “Emma.”“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” *WINNER “Mank” MAKE UP & HAIR “The Dig” “Hillbilly Elegy”“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” *WINNER “Mank” “Pinocchio” PRODUCTION DESIGN “The Dig” “The Father”“Mank” *WINNER “News of the World” “Rebecca” SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS “Greyhound” “The Midnight Sky” “Mulan” “The One and Only Ivan”“Tenet” *WINNER SOUND “Greyhound” “News of the World” “Nomadland” “Soul”“Sound of Metal” *WINNER BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION “The Fire Next Time”“The Owl and the Pussycat” *WINNER “The Song of A Lost Boy” BRITISH SHORT FILM “Eyelash” “Lizard” “Lucky Break” “Miss Curvy”“The Present” *WINNER OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA Noel Clarke Read original story ‘Nomadland’ Wins Big at BAFTA Awards – Complete List of Winners At TheWrap
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Kid Cudi had the internet abuzz with his fashion-forward performance as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” — with two looks that were an apparent tribute to the late grunge rocker Kurt Cobain. First, the singer performed the song “Tequila Shots” wearing a T-shirt with a photo of the late “SNL” cast member Chris Farley, who died in 1997 at age 33 of a drug overdose. Cudi also wore a green cardigan that recalled the one that Cobain — who died by suicide at age 27 in 1994 — had worn during his band Nirvana’s “MTV Unplugged” performance the year before. Cudi returned later in the show with an even bolder callback to the late Cobain for his song “Sad People” — an ankle-length, spaghetti-strap floral dress reminiscent of a similar outfit that the Nirvana frontman wore during a photo shoot for the U.K. music magazine The Face. Also Read: 'SNL' Cold Open Has Some Bleak Thoughts About Derek Chauvin Trial (Video) If you’re out here hating on Kid Cudi because he was wearing a dress, grow up and understand that it’s not only an homage to Kurt Cobain but also him speaking loudly for everyone to be and love themselves for who they are. pic.twitter.com/H7i7NfYbM3 — ⚜️𝗞𝗜𝗗 𝗖𝗨𝗗𝗜'𝗦 𝗛𝗨𝗠𝗢𝗟𝗢𝗚𝗜𝗦𝗧⚜️ (@CudisHumologist) April 11, 2021 Both songs are from Cudi’s new album, “Man on the Moon III: The Chosen.” Cudi has long been an admirer of Cobain — and according to Consequence of Sound even got a tattoo of the late rock star that he shared on social media last summer. Many online commentators note the apt choice of outfit and its lyrical connections, since “Sad People” concerns Cudi’s longtime battle with depression, including a 2016 stint in a rehab for “suicidal urges”: “Lettin’ go, ooh, this ain’t livin’ / I swim in pain / Never drown, keep my head up above the waves (get it, get it).” Others noted the timing of the performance, just days after the 27th anniversary of Cobain’s death. Watch the performances below. Also Read: Kid Cudi Enters Rehab for 'Depression and Suicidal Urges' The Twitterverse heaped praise on Cudi for his performances, and for “breaking social norms” with his “fabulous” and “stunning” outfit in the “Sad People” performance — which he ended with a smile and a curtsy. See more reactions below. Sensing a pattern here with Kid Cudi on #SNL and another KC pic.twitter.com/quFEQOiiFW — Jillian Sederholm (@JillianSed) April 11, 2021 Kid Cudi pulling the ultimate Kurt Cobain tribute on #SNL on the week of this death. @KidCudi all about love and suicide prevention and awareness!!! pic.twitter.com/m4DOUC5eFF — Danny Armstrong (@DArmstrong44) April 11, 2021 Kid cudi on #snl rn!!!! King!!!!! pic.twitter.com/xspn8qQhG0 — Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) April 11, 2021 Kid Cudi wearing a dress on SNL. Yes. — here for now (@LouisTheChild) April 11, 2021 Kid Cudi performing on SNL in a floral dress is the energy we need in 2021 — Jon Steingart (@jonsteingart) April 11, 2021 Kid Cudi rocks a Chris Farley tee, then a stunning sundress. Respect. #SNL — Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) April 11, 2021 Man, I will always love Kid Cudi. The embodiment of his song “unf***wittable” #snl https://t.co/lLOuiF3Yde — Brandon Pope TV (@BpopeTV) April 11, 2021 Cudi flourishing on SNL. Next level pic.twitter.com/53kXlTFXhx — Kozza (@Kozza) April 11, 2021 Cudi’s curtsy was everything #snl @KidCudi — Tanya Casole-Gouveia (@TaCaGo) April 11, 2021 Read original story ‘SNL': Kid Cudi Pays Tribute to Kurt Cobain, Chris Farley With Bold Fashion Statements At TheWrap
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