London (EFE). The BAFTA Awards for British Film will experience its most diverse and multi-ethnic version today, with four directors selected for best directors and 16 of 24 translators chosen from ethnic minorities, in a hypothetical context spurred by the pandemic.
The ceremony, which will take place again at the Royal Albert Hall in the British capital, will contain neither the traditional red carpet nor the crowd in the stands, just the year in which the venue’s 150th anniversary is celebrated.
74. The BAFTA handover, the first in the context of a pandemic, after it occurred in February 2020, before the virus spread, will be the most diverse and multi-ethnic ever, in response to criticism from Joaquin Phoenix, the protagonist of the novel “The Joker”.
“We send a very clear message to people of color. They are not welcome here. This is the message that we send to people who contribute so much to our environment, to our industry, in the ways in which we have benefited,” Phoenix said during the award-winning speech of Best Actor.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) responded with the most-nominated films “Nomadland” for Chloe Chow and “Rocks” by Sarah Gavron.
The first film tells the story of a Bedouin woman in the United States today and chronicles the economic problems of the elderly, while the second film focuses on the survival of a girl and her brother in a slum in London. Both are nominations for seven each.
“The Father”, “Mank”, “Minari” and “The Promising Young Woman” followed with six nominations, while “Al Deg” and “The Mauritanian” won five nominations.
With “Nomadland,” Chloe Chow has become the second woman to win the Golden Globe for Best Director and the first Asian to win, and will seek in London to continue adding the ballot in her Oscar career.
For the first time in the history of the awards, which are considered a prelude to the Oscars in Hollywood, four women competed in the Best Director category, and three of them were nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film section.
Optan a mejor película “Nomadland”, “father”, “Mauritanian”, “promising young woman” y “Chicago trial 7”.
In addition to Chloe Chow and Sarah Gavron, Shannon Murphy (“Babyteeth”) and Jasmila Zbanic (“Quo Vadis, Aida?”) Qualified to the Finalists for Best Director, along with Thomas Vinterberg (“Another Round”) and Lee Isaac. Minary).
Veteran Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”), Riz Ahmed (“The Sound of Metal”), Chadwick Bosman (“The Bottom of Ma Rainey Black”), Adarsh Gaurav (“The White Tiger”) and Taher Rahim (“The Mauritanian”) are competing for the Best Actor Award. Madds Mikkelsen (“Another Tour”).
Las Nominadas a Mejor actriz son Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”), Bukky Bakray (“Rocks”), Radha Blank (“40-Year-Old Edition”), Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”), Wunmi Mosaku (” His house ”) y Alfre Woodard (“ Mercy ”).
A touch of party in Spanish is provided by Irune Gurtubai, who, along with Ben Sharrock, competed in “Limbo” in the Best British Film and Best Premiere by Director or Producer categories.
Among the novelties in this atypical version, it should be noted that digitally released films were allowed in and that pre-selection has been extended so that the judges can access a larger selection of films, as the ceremony was postponed from February 14 to April 11 in line with What the Oscars did.
Today, starting at 6 pm, the movie that succeeded “1917” will be recognized as the big winner in Bafta, after Sam Mendes won seven awards in 2020.