Chloe Zhao’s social drama film “Nomadland” also won this year’s British Film Awards. “Nomadland” was honored in four categories at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards last night, “Best Film”, “Best Director” and “Best Cinematography”. Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand was awarded Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Anthony Hopkins won a Best Actor award for his role as a dementia father in the family drama “The Father”. British director Emerald Fennell won two awards, including the screenplay for her first feature film “Promising Young Woman” with Carrie Mulligan. Like “Nomadland,” the action thriller has already garnered many Academy Award nominations.
The British Academy sought more diversity this year, and Chow was one of four women nominated for the “Best Director” award. Last year, there was criticism that there was not a single woman among the candidates.
Academy Awards: “Nomadland” enhances the role of a favorite
Commenting on the stronger female presence, Zhao said, “It’s time, it’s cool.” She added, “I love what I do, and if this means that more people like me can fulfill their dreams, then I am very grateful.”
With the BAFTA Awards winning, “Nomadland” cemented his role as a favorite at the Academy Awards, which will be awarded on April 25th, with six nominations. On Saturday, the Directors Guild of America (DGA), in which American filmmakers are united, awarded the film for the main category “Best Feature Film”.
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