THE Baftas 2021 will see Nomadland, Rocks, Mank and Minari among the acclaimed movies going head-to-head to be crowned the best of the year.
Leading the way with seven nominations each are Nomadland and Rocks, followed by The Father, Mank, Minari and Promising Young Woman, all of which have six.
When are the Bafta Awards 2021?
The Baftas will be screened tonight (Sunday 11 April) on BBC One from 7pm until 10pm.
Who is hosting the 2021 BAFTA Awards?
In what is yet another first for the award show, hosting duties will be divided by three different presenters this year.
Television stalwart Graham Norton has long been given the responsibility of hosting the ceremony, though last year's new-look show in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic was given to comic Richard Ayoade.
2021 see's a trio of Dermot O'Leary, Edith Bowman and Clara Amfo take on the challenge of hosting the night.
Clara Amfo will host the ‘BAFTA Film Awards Opening Night’ on Saturday April 10, A total of eight BAFTA winners will be unveiled in what is 'part one' of the ceremony.
The Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award will be the only in-person awards moment on the first night.
On Sunday April 11, Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary will host the full BAFTA Film Awards.
The pair have been promoted from their regular red carpet gig to full hosting duties.
All nominees will join virtually, alongside the entirely virtual audience. The remaining 17 awards will be handed out during this second part of the show.
BAFTA’s executive director of awards and content Emma Baehr said: "To help us celebrate the art and craft of filmmaking in more depth we’ll be joined by three hosts – Clara Amfo on Saturday and Dermot O’Leary and Edith Bowman on Sunday.
"I hope our audiences are just as excited as we are for the BAFTA weekend on the BBC."
Where are the 2021 BAFTA Awards taking place?
O'Leary and Bowman will be joined by a small group of presenters at the Royal Albert Hall, with others tuning in virtually from Los Angeles.
The coronavirus travel safety measures implemented by a number of countries has restricted the amount of stars who could attend in person.
Marc Samuelson, Chair of the BAFTA Film Committee, offered an optimistic note, when he added: "It has been an extremely tough year for everyone, including for cinemas and for the film industry, so we are looking forward to some fun, and a celebration of great talent across the weekend."
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