“When you see how much people are in love with ‘Rocks’, you feel indispensable in the world and feel less marginal to the bigger picture,” said Bakray, who was nominated for Best Actress in a video interview, “And you just feel like the main character in your own story. “
Four of the six nominees are women, including Zhao, Gavron, Shannon Murphy (“Babyteeth”) and Jasmila Zbanic (“Quo Vadis, Aida?”). Also nominated are Lee Isaac Chung for the family drama “Minari” and Thomas Vinterberg for the Danish dark comedy “Another Round”.
Other films have also been nominated. A total of 50 films were nominated, compared to 39 in the previous year. BAFTA executive director Amanda Berry said in a video interview that one of the most important parts of the academy’s overhaul was getting members to watch more than just the most hyped films. Despite the pandemic, a total of 258 films were included in this year’s BAFTAs, which, according to the academy, have been viewed more than 150,000 times via its online platform.
“Hundreds of people were involved in this review. This resulted in 120 changes that we made across the company, ”said Berry. “But one of the biggest feedback was that it felt like not enough people were watching enough movies.”
Nominated for best film are: “Nomadland”, Florian Zeller’s dementia drama “The Father”, Kevin Macdonald’s Guantanamo Bay drama “The Mauretanian”, Emerald Fennell’s pitch-black revenge comedy “Promising Young Woman” and Aaron Sorkin’s courtroom drama “The Trial” the 1960s of Chicago 7. ”