Baftas 2021: 'Nomadland', 'Rocks' lead award nominations

The best director category featured four women nominees

'The Mauritanian', 'Nomadland' and 'Minari' have been nominated for a Bafta. 

US recession drama Nomadland and coming-of-age story Rocks led the nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) awards on Tuesday with seven nods each, with a clear push on diversity among the acting contenders following an outcry last year.

Family drama The Father, Hollywood throwback Mank, #MeToo revenge movie Promising Young Woman and Korean-language film Minari followed with six nominations.

The best director category had four women nominees, including Chloe Zhao for Nomadland.

More than half of the 24 nominees were actors of colour – a huge change to last year when Bafta revealed an all-white acting contenders list, sparking an online outcry with the hashtag #BaftasSoWhite trending on social media.

This year's leading actor nominees include Riz Ahmed for his portrayal of a heavy metal drummer going deaf in Sound of Metal and the late Chadwick Boseman for his role in 1920s jazz drama Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

Leading actress nominees include Bukky Bakray for Rocks and Frances McDormand for Nomadland.

Last year's backlash led Bafta to conduct a wide-ranging review resulting in expanded membership, a new longlist voting round and an increase in all four acting categories and best director to six nominees from five.

The outstanding British film category has also been expanded to 10 nominations.

The Baftas, Britain's top movie honours, will take place on April 11.

See the full list of Bafta nominations below:

Outstanding British Film

Calm with Horses

The Dig

The Father

His House

Limbo

The Mauritanian

Promising Young Woman

Rocks

Mogul Mowgli

Saint Maud

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Dig

The Father

The Mauritanian 

Nomadland

The White Tiger

Original Screenplay

Another Round

Mank

Emerland Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Rocks

The Trials of the Chicago 7

Supporting Actress

Niamh Algar, Calm with Horses

Kosar Ali, Rocks

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Ashley Madekwe, County Lines

Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Leading Actress

Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Wunmi Mosaku, His House

Bukky Bakray, Rocks

Alfre Woodard, Clemency

Animated Film

Onward

Soul

Wolfwalkers

Film not in the English Language

Another Round

Dear Comrades!

Les Miserables

Minari

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

His House

Limbo

Moffie

Rocks

Saint Maud

Supporting Actor

Alan Kim, Minari

Barry Keoghan, Calm with Horses

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Leslie Odom Jr, One Night in Miami

Clarke Peters, Da 5 Bloods

Paul Raci, Sound of Metal

Leading Actor

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Aarsh Gourav, The White Tiger

Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Mads Mikkelsen, Another Round

Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian 

Director

Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round

Shannon Murphy, Babyteeth

Lee Isaac Ghung, Minari

Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Jasmila Zbanic, Quo Vadis, Aida?

Sarah Gavron, Rocks

Best Film 

The Father

The Mauritanian 

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Documentary

Collective 

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

The Dissident

My Octopus Teacher

The Social Dilemma

Best Original Score

Mank

Minari

News of the World

Promising Young Woman Soul

Casting

Calm With Horses

Judas and the Black Messiah

Minari

Promising Young Woman 

Rocks

Cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

The Mauritanian 

News of the World

Nomadland

Editing

The Father

Nomadland

Promising Young WOman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Production Design

The Dig

The Father

Mank 

News of the World

Rebecca

Make up and Hair

The Dig

Hillbilly Elegy

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Mank 

Pinocchio

Costume Design

Ammonite

The Dig

Emma

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 

Mank

Special Visual Effects

Greyhound

The Midnight Sky

Mulan

The One and Only Ivan 

Tenet

British Short Animation

The Fire Next Time

The Owl and The Pussycat

The Song of a Lost Boy

British Short Film

Eyelash

Lizard

Lucky Break

Miss Curvy

The Present