The Best Dressed At The 74th British Academy Film Awards – BAFTAs

The 74th British Academy Film Awards, also known as the BAFTAs, took place at Royal Albert Hall in London on the 11th April 2021, giving accolades to the best national and foreign films of 2020 and early 2021. BAFTAs is one of British biggest nights in celebration of films and TVs but the Covid pandemic means a skeleton red-carpet moments. The event took place both virtually and physically, allowing only a few mostly the hosts and presenters at the venue while others attended virtually via zoom.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge couldn’t attend the event due to the sudden passing away of their beloved grand father and father in law his royal highness Prince Philip. Having taken the footstep of his grandfather who was the former President of BAFTAs, had his apperance cancelled as the Royal President of BAFTA.

BAFTAs released a statement: ‘In light of The Duke of Edinburgh’s passing, The Duke of Cambridge will no longer be part of BAFTA programming this weekend,’ ‘Our thoughts are with the Royal Family, to whom we offer our deepest sympathy at this time.’

The event was hosted by Clara Amfo,  Dermot O’Leary and Edith Bowman. Clara Amfo announced as the show started saying:

‘Tonight we want to say on behalf of BAFTA that we are extremely saddened by the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on Friday.

‘The Duke was BAFTA’s very first president over 60 years ago, and was the first in a line of royal patronages all the way through to BAFTA’s current president, his grandson, the Duke of Cambridge.’

‘It was Prince Philip and Her Majesty the Queen’s support throughout these years that in many ways allowed BAFTA, a leading charity in the arts, to continue in difficult times and to be here today in 2021 celebrating another outstanding year of achievement in film.

‘The Duke of Edinburgh occupies a very special place in BAFTA history. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with the royal family.’

The winners of the 2021 BAFTAs Awards are as follow:

Best film
The Father
The Mauritanian
WINNER: Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Outstanding British film
Calm With Horses
The Dig
The Father
His House
The Mauritanian
Mogul Mowgli
WINNER: Promising Young Woman
Saint Maud

Best actress
Bukky Bakray, Rocks
Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
WINNER: Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Wunmi Mosaku, His House
Alfre Woodard, Clemency

Best actor
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Adarsh Gourav, The White Tiger
WINNER: Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Mads Mikkelsen, Another Round
Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian

Best supporting actress
Niamh Algar, Calm With Horses
Kosar Ali, Rocks
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Dominique Fishback, Judas and the Black Messiah
Ashley Madekwe, County Lines
WINNER: Yuh-jung Youn, Minari

Best supporting actor
WINNER: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Barry Keoghan, Calm With Horses
Alan Kim, Minari
Leslie Odom Jr, One Night in Miami
Clarke Peters, Da 5 Bloods
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal

Best film not in the English language
WINNER: Another Round
Dear Comrades!
Les Misérables
Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best documentary
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
The Dissident
WINNER: My Octopus Teacher
The Social Dilemma

Best animated film

Best director
Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
Shannon Murphy, Babyteeth
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
WINNER: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Jasmila Žbanić, Quo Vadis, Aida?
Sarah Gavron, Rocks

Best original screenplay
Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
Jack Fincher, Mank
WINNER: Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson, Rocks
Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best adapted screenplay
Moira Buffini, The Dig
WINNER: Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller, The Father
Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, MB Traven, The Mauritanian
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Ramin Bahrani, The White Tiger

Best original score
News of the World
Promising Young Woman

Best casting
Calm With Horses
Judas and the Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman

Best cinematography
Judas and the Black Messiah
The Mauritanian
News of the World
WINNER: Nomadland

Best editing
The Father
Promising Young Woman
WINNER: Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best production design
The Dig
The Father
News of the World

Best costume design
The Dig
WINNER: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best make up and hair
The Dig
Hillbilly Elegy
WINNER: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best sound
News of the World
WINNER: Sound of Metal

Best special visual effects
The Midnight Sky
The One and Only Ivan

Best British short animation
The Fire Next Time
WINNER: The Owl and the Pussycat
The Song of a Lost Boy

Best British short film
Lucky Break
Miss Curvy
WINNER: The Present

EE Rising Star award
WINNER: Bukky Bakray
Kingsley Ben-Adir
Morfydd Clark
Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù
Conrad Khan

Despite the scaled back redcarpet, we were still able to get our hands on the looks, trend, and fashion statements the star of the night made via instagram. There were fludity, bold colours, delicate beadings e.t.c.

Here are the best dressed at the 74th British Academy Film Awards:

Vanessa Kirby in Atelier Versace and Cartier jewellery

Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Louis Vuitton © Jeff Spicer

Ashley Madekwe in Louis Vuitton. © Instagram: @sophielopez

Phoebe Dynevor in Louis Vuitton © Jeff Spicer

Sophie Cookson in Armani © Jeff Spicer

Cynthia Erivo in Louis Vuitton © Jeff Spicer

Priyanka Chopra Jonas in Pertegaz & Bulgari Jewellery © Jeff Spicer

Rose Byrne in Miu Miu © Rob Latour/Shutterstock for BAFTA

Andra Day in Elie Saab © Rob Latour/Shutterstock for BAFTA

Renée Zellweger in Armani Privé © Rob Latour/Shutterstock for BAFTA

Anna Kendrick in Zuhair Murad © Rob Latour/Shutterstock for BAFTA

Emerald Fennell in Roland Mouret & Theo Fennell jewellery © ZOE MCCONNELL@zoemcconnell

Maria Bakalova in Armani Privé

Leslie Odom Jr in Versace

Bukky Bakray in Prada © Prada

Kosar Ali in Alexander McQueen © Hana Knizova



By Lola Joseph