Baftas 2021: Nomadland wins big as Anthony Hopkins and Promising Young Woman surprise

Diverse nominees translate into fairly traditional winners, with Emerald Fennell’s directorial debut taking best British film and Hopkins becoming oldest ever male acting winner

Nomadland, Chloé Zhao’s elegiac drama about the life of ageing van-dwellers in America, has confirmed its position as Oscars frontrunner with four wins at the 74th Bafta awards, including best film.

Zhao took best director, making her only the second woman – following Kathryn Bigelow in 2010 – to pick up the award. Nomadland also won cinematography and leading actress for Frances McDormand.

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