“Nomadland”, a drama about a woman living in a nation in the American West after the financial crisis, has won the top prizes at the “BAFTA Film Awards”, reports BBC.
The film received four awards, including one for best film, for best actress, which went to her star Frances McDormand and for best director, reports Zeri.info.
With this Chloe Zhao became only the second woman to win the award for best director in the 53-year history of BAFTA.
Meanwhile, Sir Anthony Hopkins won Best Actor in “The Father”, 27 years after his last BAFTA Award.
The 83-year-old actor, who won for his role as a man who loses touch with reality, is the oldest winner to win the award, but he did not attend Sunday’s ceremony and later said he realized he had won only when he heard the screams in the other room.
“I was sitting painting and I heard a cheer from the other room,” he said after the ceremony. “I said to myself, ‘what is happening?’ I wondered if they were watching football matches. “And they came to my room and told me I had won.” / Voice
Main BAFTA winners:
• Best Film – “Nomadland”
• Best British Film – “Promising Young Woman”
Best Actress – Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Best Actor – Sir Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”
• Best Supporting Actress – Yuh-Jung Youn, “Minaret”
Best Supporting Actor – Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Best Director – Chloe Zhao, Nomadland.