Nomadland among the many winners at the 2021 BAFTAs

    Author Tom Linay

In a change to the usual format, The BAFTAs took place over Saturday and Sunday this past weekend, with Chloé Zhao's Nomadland picking up the biggest prizes, including Best Picture and Best Director. Frances McDormand, who stars in Nomadland, also picked up the Best Actress prize, and that race is wide open ahead of the Oscars in two weekend's time.

Aside from Nomadland, the other awards were shared amongst a number of films. Anthony Hopkins became the oldest Best Actor winner ever for his performance in The Father, while it also won Best Adapted Screenplay for Christopher Hampton's screenplay. The Father is released in UK cinemas on 11 June.

Promising Young Woman also picked up two awards, with Writer Director Emerald Fennell winning Best Original Screenplay and the film winning Best British Film, against some stiff competition.

In another win for British talent, Daniel Kaluuya won the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Black Panthers, in Judas And The Black Messiah. The Supporting Actress prize went to Yuh-Jung Youn for her role in Minari, which will be in cinemas when they re-open on 17 May.

Sound Of Metal and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom both picked up two awards each, Sound Of Metal for Best Editing and Best Sound, and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom for Best Costume Design and Best Hair & Make Up.

British thriller His House's Writer/Director Remi Weekes picked up the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer award, while another brilliant British film, Rocks, won best Casting. Mank, Tenet and My Octopus Teacher all picked up one award each, making it a rich and varied selection of winners.

As for the shorts categories, The Present won the British Short Film award, while the BAFTA for British Short Animation was won by The Owl and the Pussycat. Finally, Actor, Director and Producer, Noel Clarke won the Special Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema.

A full list of winners and nominations can be found here.