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BAFTA announces 2021 nominees

The British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) has announced the 2021 nominees for its annual award show. Four out of six nominees for the Best Director Award this year are women, ending a decade-long run of all-male nominees in this category: Sarah Gavron (Rocks), Chloe Zhao (Nomadland), Jasmine Zbanic (Quo Vadis, Aida?) and Shannon Murphy (Babyteeth).

Nomadland also sees nominations for Best Film, Best Leading Actress (Frances McDormand), Best Adapted Screenplay (Chloe Zhao), Cinematography (Joshua James Richards), Best Editing (Chloé Zhao), and Best Sound (Sergio Diaz, Zach Seivers, M. Wolf Snyder).

The late Chadwick Boseman is nominated for Best Film, Best Leading Actor for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.