Baftas 2021 live: Latest updates and winners as Nomadland and Rocks lead nominations

Baftas 2021 live: Latest updates and winners as Nomadland and Rocks lead nominations

Baftas 2021 live: Latest updates and winners as Nomadland and Rocks lead nominations

Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan, is one of the major films nominated at tonight’s Baftas

Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan, is one of the major films nominated at tonight’s Baftas

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Tonight’s Bafta Film Awards sees Nomadland, Rocks, Mank and Minari among the acclaimed movies battling out to be crowned the best of the year.

Taking place at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the event will feature awards, live musical performances, and more, with nominees attending via live-stream alongside a virtual audience.

Leading the pack with seven nominations each are Nomadland and Rocks, followed by The Father, Mank, Minari and Promising Young Woman, all of which have six.

Among the presenters scheduled to appear in-person are Chiwetel Ejiofor, James McAvoy, Pedro Pascal, Felicity Jones, Hugh Grant, Tom Hiddleston and Priyanka Chopra Jonas. A number of US-based stars, including Rose Byrne and Renee Zellweger, will also be present via satellite from Los Angeles.

The Baftas will be screened tonight (Sunday 11 April) on BBC One from 7pm until 10pm.

Follow all the latest updates below via our live blog.

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Newcomer Conrad Khan is one of five actors to be nominated for the EE Rising Star Award, for his role in the British indie County Lines.

He spoke to Ellie Harrison in February, and you can check out the interview here.

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Up for one award is (the secret best film of 2020) Babyteeth, a dreamy coming-of-age drama from Australian director Shannon Murphy.

Last year, Laura Barton spoke to the film’s co-star Ben Mendelsohn. The actor revealed that his agent had been pestering him for months to read the script.

“I did, and I understood why she felt so strongly about it,” he recalled. “I said two words: it’s beautiful. And she said, ‘That’s the only time you’ve said that about anything.’”

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Up for two awards, including Best British Film, is the terrifying Saint Maud.

Last year, Helen Brown caught up with one of its stars, Pride and Prejudice queen Jennifer Ehle, to unpack all of its horrors.

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Sound of Metal is a major contender tonight, having received four nominations including Best Actor for Riz Ahmed and Best Supporting Actor for Paul Raci.

Olivia Cooke, the film’s female lead, spoke to Annabel Nugent last month. Read the interview here.

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John Lewis wrote this brilliant piece about Pixar’s Soul and its relationship to the history of jazz music.

Soul is up for one award tonight, for Best Animated Film.

Read Lewis’s piece here.

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This weekend Clarisse Loughrey spoke to filmmaker Emerald Fennell and actor Carey Mulligan about Promising Young Woman, which is up for six awards, including Best British Film and Best Director.

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The acclaimed Netflix film The White Tiger received a surprise Best Actor nod for Adarsh Gourav, as well as a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Tufayel Ahmed spoke to the cast and crew earlier this year. Read the piece here.

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Minari is a major player at tonight’s ceremony, with six nominations. The family drama is in the running for Best Director for Lee Isaac Chung, Best Film Not in the English Language and Best Supporting Actress for Yuh-Jung Youn, among others.

Annabel Nugent spoke to Lee Isaac Chung earlier this month. Read the piece here.

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Adam White (hey, that’s me!) spoke to the four brilliant leading men of One Night in Miami about the anxiety of playing icons such as Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X.

Leslie Odom Jr is nominated tonight for Best Supporting Actor, for playing Sam Cooke, while Kingsley Ben-Adir (who plays Malcolm) has received a nod in the EE Rising Star category.

Read the One Night in Miami feature here.

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Alexandra Pollard also sat down with the cast and crew of the polarising Netflix drama Pieces of a Woman, which has received a sole nomination for star Vanessa Kirby.

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