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BAFTA 2021: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis-starrer Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom scores two wins on opening night

BAFTA 2021: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis-starrer Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom scores two wins on opening night
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BAFTA 2021: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis-starrer Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom scores two wins on opening night

The opening night of the 74th British Academy of Movie and Tv Arts (BAFTA) Awards noticed Viola Davis-starrer Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom taking dwelling two awards within the technical classes.

The annual award ceremony, delayed from its normal February date as a result of coronavirus pandemic, has been break up right into a two-day occasion.

The BAFTA’s opening night, which was hosted by British radio character Clara Amfo, was held just about on Saturday and winners for eight classes had been introduced.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which additionally featured the late Hollywood star Chadwick Boseman, took dwelling the trophies for finest costume design and finest make-up and hair.

David Fincher’s Mank, starring Gary Oldman, received the award for finest manufacturing design, whereas filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s spy thriller Tenet bagged the most effective visible results trophy.

Riz Ahmed-starrer Sound of Steel received the award for finest sound, whereas the most effective casting trophy went to Lucy Pardee for British coming-of-age drama Rocks.

Farah Nabulsi’s The Current received finest British brief movie, and the animated brief The Owl And The Pussycat was named finest British brief animation.

The ceremony additionally noticed actor, director and author Noel Clarke, finest identified for the Kidulthood movie trilogy, honoured with the excellent British contribution to cinema award.

Actor Leslie Odom Jr, who has been nominated for the most effective supporting actor on the BAFTAs for his efficiency in One Night in Miami, carried out the monitor Converse Now through the ceremony.

Amfo opened the occasion by studying a tribute to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday on the age of 99.

The host famous that Prince Philip had served as the primary president of the BAFTA, holding the submit from 1959 till 1965.

“It was Prince Philip and Her Majesty the Queen’s assist all through these years that in some ways allowed BAFTA, a number one charity within the arts, to proceed in troublesome occasions and to be right here right now in 2021,” Amfo stated.

“The Duke of Edinburgh occupies a really particular place in BAFTA historical past and he shall be missed. Our ideas are together with his household,” she added.

Prince William, who was set to make a particular look in a pre-recorded interview and likewise make a speech by way of video, has pulled out of the ceremony within the wake of his grandfather’s demise.

The winners for main classes of BAFTA shall be introduced on Sunday.

Among the many presenters scheduled to look are Priyanka Chopra Jonas, James McAvoy, David Oyelowo, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Pedro Pascal, Richard E Grant, Cynthia Erivo and Hugh Grant.

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