BAFTA Film Awards Day 1: ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’, ‘Rocks’, ‘Mank’ Among Craft Winners

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT Mole Hill, Laura Duncalf
MINARI Julia Kim
THE MIDNIGHT SKY Matt Kasmir, Chris Lawrence, Max Solomon, David Watkins
TENET Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley
THE SONG OF A LOST BOY Daniel Quirke, Jamie MacDonald, Brid Arnstein
MANK Colleen LaBaff, Kimberley Spiteri, Gigi Williams
Elsewhere, Tenet picked up the Special Visual Effects award this eve, while the Sound prize went to The Sound Of Metal.
LUCKY BREAK John Addis, Rami Sarras Pantoja
ROCKS Lucy Pardee
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REBECCA Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
EYELASH Jesse Lewis Reece, Ike Newman
THE DIG Jenny Shircore
THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN Santiago Colomo Martinez, Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones
MANK Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale
NEWS OF THE WORLD David Crank, Elizabeth Keenan
MANK Trish Summerville
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN Lindsay Graham Ahanonu, Mary Vernieu
HILLBILLY ELEGY Patricia Dehaney, Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle
Minkler, Michael Minkler, Warren Shaw, David Wyman GREYHOUND Beau Borders, Christian P.
Years ago I ended with the words ‘yes we can’, and we still can, it’s just tough, so I wanted to end this one a little bit different. "I’m so, so thankful for this. Sometimes you’ll feel like it’s not achievable – it is, sometimes you’ll feel like you’re not good enough – you are, and sometimes you’ll feel like you don’t deserve it – you do."
Rocks was the first winner on the night, with Lucy Pardee scooping the Casting BAFTA. The UK indie movie was nominated for a leading seven BAFTAs this year, joint most with Nomadland, which is a hot favorite for the Best Film prize tomorrow.
LIZARD Akinola Davies, Rachel Dargavel, Wale Davies
THE FATHER Peter Francis, Cathy Featherstone
MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM Matiki Anoff, Larry M. Cherry, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal
THE FIRE NEXT TIME Renaldho Pelle, Yanling Wang, Kerry Jade Kolbe
THE DIG Alice Babidge
AMMONITE Michael O'Connor
BAFTA Film Awards 2021 Day 1 (winners in bold)  
NOMADLAND Sergio Diaz, Zach Seivers, M. Wolf Snyder
Unsurprisingly, Netflix had a good eve. The streamer led the nominations field by a distance with 34 noms, and it took home prizes including Costume Design and Hair & Make-up, which both went to Ma Rainey's Black Bottom's, and Production Design, which was scooped by Mank.
MISS CURVY Ghada Eldemellawy
Finally, Noel Clarke was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Cinema prize, 12 years after he received the BAFTA Rising Star Award. Picking up the prize, Clarke delivered a typically heartfelt and powerful speech: Actor, producer and director Clarke, whose credits include the 'Hood trilogy and the series Bulletproof, was at the Albert Hall to receive the award.
THE PRESENT Farah Nabulsi
"13 years ago when I won the Rising Star Award I bounced of my chair and I popped my collar as I stood up. I’m not going to do that. I always said to myself, if I ever got back on this year age, I’d apologize for it. For years I never really understood why I did that, I couldn’t articulate it, and people have told me how arrogant it was and that I shouldn’t have done it. Recently I realized why I did it – I felt vindicated, I won something that at the time someone like me was never supposed to, something I’d been told I couldn’t
THE DIG Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald
to perform his song Speak Now from One Night In Miami, while Hussain Manawer, who appears in the BAFTA nominated Mogul Mowgli, performed a poetry reading about the power of the arts encompassing this year's nominated films. Also during the ceremony, Leslie Odom Jr, BAFTA nominated in the Supporting Actor field, was beamed in from the U.S.
GREYHOUND Pete Bebb, Nathan McGuinness, Sebastian von Overheidt, Whitney Richman
NEWS OF THE WORLD Michael Fentum, William Miller, Mike Prestwood Smith, John Pritchett, Oliver Tarney
It’s about the times maybe it was worthy and not recognized. I stand on the shoulders of giants, I’m not here without the people before me, hopefully people see I’ve tried to illicit change in the history. This is for the underrepresented, anyone who sits at home believing that they can achieve me. This is particularly for my young black boys and girls out there who never believe this could happen to them. As I stand here right now, I know a lot of the work I’ve done is not BAFTA worthy, but I think this is about the journey. "My journey in this business has been a battle at times.
SOUND OF METAL Jaime Baksht, Nicolas Becker, Phillip Bladh, Carlos Cortés, Michelle Couttolenc
MULAN Sean Faden, Steve Ingram, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury
The Duke of Edinburgh was BAFTA's first president 60 years ago, beginning a line of Royal patronage which continues with his son Prince William, who had been scheduled to make an appearance during the awards tonight and tomorrow but has pulled out after yesterday's news. Host Clara Amfo opened proceedings by paying tribute on behalf of BAFTA to the late Prince Philip, who died yesterday at the age of 99.
EMMA. Alexandra Byrne
The unconventional 74th BAFTAs held their first of two ceremonies this year, with nine awards handed out, primarily in the craft categories. Scroll down for the list of winners.
SOUL Coya Elliott, Ren Klyce, David Parker
PINOCCHIO Dalia Colli, Mark Coulier, Francesco Pegoretti
Outstanding Contribution To Cinema:

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