BAFTA 2021: Adarsh Gourav loses best actor to Anthony Hopkins, while Nomadland; See the full list of Winners

BAFTA 2021: While Nomadland took home four trophies, The White Tiger’s Adarsh Gourav lost the best actor award to Anthony Hopkins (The Father). Here is the full list of winners.

Adarsh Gourav, who was nominated for a BAFTA for best leading actor for his role in Netflix’s The White Tiger, lost to Anthony Hopkins. The award went to the veteran Welsh actor for his role in The Father, while Nomadland won four awards, including best Film.

Gourav was praised for his performance as Balram Halwai in The White Tiger, in which he co-starred with Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra. Ramin Bahrani’s film revolves around the character of Balram, a native of Laxmangarh village who rises from modest beginnings to become a wealthy entrepreneur.


The plot touches on a wide range of issues, including globalisation, social and economic mobility, caste inequality, morals, and so on.

Gourav had earlier expressed his thoughts about his BAFTA nomination while speaking with PTI. He said, “The BAFTA nomination is really overwhelming. It feels like I’m reading a chapter from a book.”

On the second night of the ceremony, Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland was named best film. It has won three more awards, making it the top award winner with the most. Zhao also won the BAFTA for best director, becoming only the second woman and first person of colour to do so.

BAFTAs are British equivalent to Oscars. They honour the best in national and international cinema.

Eight of the 25 winners were unveiled on April 10. Winners in the rest of the categories were revealed on April 11.

Complete list of winners at BAFTA 2021
Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins for The Father
Best Film: Nomadland
Best Animated Film: Soul
Best Director: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Outstanding British Film: Promising Young Woman
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: His House, Remi Weekes (Writer/Director)
Best Film Not In English Language: Another Round
Best Documentary: My Octopus Teacher
Best Original Screenplay: Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Father, Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller
Best Leading Actress: Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Best Leading Actor: Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Best Supporting Actress: Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Best Original Score: Soul, Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Best Casting: Rocks
Best Cinematography: Nomadland
Bafta Academy Fellowship: Ang Lee
EE Rising Star award: Bukky Bakray
Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer: His House, Remi Weekes (Writer/Director)
Editing: Sound of Metal, Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Production Design: Mank, Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale
Costume Design: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Ann Roth
Special Visual Effects: Tenet, Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley
Make up & Hair: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Matiki Anoff, Larry M. Cherry, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal
Sound: Sound of Metal, Jaime Baksht, Nicolas Becker, Phillip Bladh, Carlos Cortés, Michelle Couttolenc
British Short Animation: The Owl and The Pussycat, Mole Hill, Laura Duncalf
British Short Film: The Present, Farah Nabulsi