BAFTA Unveils 2021 Film Awards Longlists for All Categories

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The decision to add an initial round was introduced last year following a major review aimed at addressing the lack of diversity in recent nominations.

For the first time in its history, the British Academy has released longlists across all categories for its film awards.

The final nominations lists will be announced March 9, with the ceremony — postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic — now due to take place April 11.

The decision to publish the nominations longlists was made as part of a major overhaul to BAFTA's voting procedures announced last year aimed at addressing the lack of diversity at the BAFTA film awards. Within some 120 wide-ranging changes, a new longlisting initial round was introduced, resulting in three rounds of voting. Round one voting, which took place from January 12 to 26, produced the longlists in all categories being announced.

"The longlists announced today reflect some of the key changes we’ve already begun to implement as part of our ongoing review," said BAFTA film committee chair Marc Samuelson.

"A big thank you goes to our membership for embracing these changes so positively and quickly especially during this challenging time. I hope today’s longlists shows you that we remain committed to change in all aspects of the BAFTA’s awards on an ongoing basis."

The top film and talent longlists are as follows. For all of the longlists click here.

Best Film

Another Round
Da 5 Bloods
The Dig
The Father
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
The Mauritanian
News of the World
One Night In Miami...
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7
The White Tiger


Another Round
The Assistant
The Dig
The Father
The Forty-Year-Old Version
The Mauritanian
My Octopus Teacher
News of the World
One Night In Miami...
Promising Young Woman
Quo Vadis, Aida?
Saint Maud
The Trial of the Chicago 7
The White Tiger

Leading Actress

Amy Adams, Hillbilly Elegy
Bukky Bakray, Rocks
Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version
Jessie Buckley, I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Morfydd Clark, Saint Maud
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Julia Garner, The Assistant
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Sophia Loren, The Life Ahead
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Wunmi Mosaku, His House
Kate Winslet, Ammonite
Alfre Woodard, Clemency
Zendaya, Malcolm & Marie

Leading Actor

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Kingsley Ben-Adir, One Night In Miami...
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Ralph Fiennes, The Dig
Adarsh Gourav, The White Tiger
Tom Hanks, News of the World
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Cosmo Jarvis, Calm With Horses
Delroy Lindo, Da 5 Bloods
Mads Mikkelsen, Another Round
Gary Oldman, Mank
Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian
LaKeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah
John David Washington, Malcolm & Marie
Steven Yeun, Minari

Supporting Actress

Niamh Algar, Calm With Horses
Kosar Ali, Rocks
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Ellen Burstyn, Pieces of a Woman
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, The White Tiger
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Jennifer Ehle, Saint Maud
Dominique Fishback, Judas and the Black Messiah
Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian
Ashley Madekwe, County Lines
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Saoirse Ronan, Ammonite
Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari
Helena Zengel, News of the World

Supporting Actor

Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods
Bo Burnham, Promising Young Woman
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Mauritanian
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Barry Keoghan, Calm With Horses
Alan Kim, Minari
Frank Langella, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Leslie Odom Jr., One Night In Miami...
Clarke Peters, Da 5 Bloods
Eddie Redmayne, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Mark Rylance, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
David Strathairn, Nomadland
Stanley Tucci, Supernova

Outstanding British Film

Calm With Horses
County Lines
The Courier
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
The Dig
The Father
His House
The Mauritanian
Mogul Mowgli
Promising Young Woman
Saint Maud


All In: The Fight For Democracy
Athlete A
Beastie Boys Story
Crip Camp
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
Dick Johnson is Dead
The Dissident
I Am Greta
My Octopus Teacher
The Social Dilemma
The Truffle Hunters