Washington [US], March 10 (ANI): The much-awaited nominations for this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards were recently announced with ‘Nomadland’ and ‘Rocks’ leading the pack with seven nods each in the most diverse nominations list ever seen in the British Academy’s history.
Bollywood actor Adarsh Gourav scored a best actor nomination for his performance in the 2021 Netflix film ‘The White Tiger’.
‘Nomadland’ is nominated for best film as well as best director, in addition to nominations in the adapted screenplay, leading actress, cinematography, editing, and sound categories, reported Variety.
Meanwhile, ‘Rocks’ is up for outstanding British film, as well as an outstanding debut by a British writer, director, or producer. The film is also nominated for best director, original screenplay, leading actress, supporting actress, and casting.
Following closely behind with six nominations are ‘The Father’, ‘Mank’, ‘Minari’ and ‘Promising Young Woman’ while ‘The Dig’ and ‘The Mauritanian’ picked up five nods.
Notably, in what serves as a first for BAFTA, four women have been nominated in the director category, which comes as a drastic shift from last year’s all-male directing category.
A total of 50 films received nominations for the 2021 ceremony, up from 39 films last year. A push to support new talent is also reflected in the nominations, with four of the five nominated films in outstanding debut also nominated across other categories.
Lead actress nominees include Bukky Bakray (‘Rocks’), Radha Blank (‘The Forty-Year-Old Version’), Vanessa Kirby (‘Pieces of a Woman’), Frances McDormand (‘Nomadland’), Wunmi Mosaku (‘His House’), and Alfre Woodard (‘Clemency’).
Lead actor nominees are Riz Ahmed (‘Sound of Metal’), Chadwick Boseman (‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’), Adarsh Gourav (‘The White Tiger’), Anthony Hopkins (‘The Father’), Mads Mikkelsen (‘Another Round’) and Tahar Rahim (‘The Mauritanian’).
Meanwhile, short film nominees include ‘Eyelash,’ ‘Lizard,’ ‘Lucky Break,’ ‘Miss Curvy,’ ‘The Present,’ ‘The Fire Next Time,’ ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ and ‘The Song of a Lost Boy.’
BAFTA last week revealed its Rising Star nominees. This year’s group includes British actors Bukky Bakray, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Morfydd Clark, Sope Dirisu, and Conrad Khan.
The nominations were announced by Aisling Bea and Susan Wokoma at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Check out the full list of nominations here:
‘Promising Young Woman’
‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’
Outstanding British Film
‘Calm With Horses’
‘Promising Young Woman’
Thomas Vinterberg (‘Another Round’)
Shannon Murphy (‘Babyteeth’)
Lee Isaac Chung (‘Minari’)
Chloe Zhao (‘Nomadland’)
Jasmila Zbanic (‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’)
Sarah Gavron (‘Rocks’)
‘Promising Young Woman’
‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’
Moira Buffini (‘The Dig’)
Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller (‘The Father’)
Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, M.B. Traven (‘The Mauritanian’)
Chloe Zhao (‘Nomadland’)
Ramin Bahrani (‘The White Tiger’)
Bukky Bakray (‘Rocks’)
Radha Blank (‘The Forty-Year-Old Version’)
Frances McDormand (‘Nomadland’)
Vanessa Kirby (‘Pieces of a Woman’)
Wunmi Mosaku (‘His House’)
Alfre Woodard (‘Clemency’)
Riz Ahmed (‘Sound of Metal’)
Chadwick Boseman (‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’)
Adarsh Gourav (‘The White Tiger’)
Anthony Hopkins (‘The Father’)
Mads Mikkelsen (‘Another Round’)
Tahar Rahim (‘The Mauritanian’)
Niamh Algar (‘Calm With Horses’)
Kosar Ali (‘Rocks’)
Maria Bakalova (‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’)
Dominique Fishback (‘Judas and the Black Messiah’)
Ashley Madekwe (‘County Lines’)
Yuh-Jung Youn (‘Minari’)
Daniel Kaluuya (‘Judas and the Black Messiah’)
Barry Keoghan (‘Calm With Horses’)
Alan Kim (‘Minari’)
Leslie Odom Jr. (‘One Night In Miami…’)
Clarke Peters (‘Da 5 Bloods’)
Paul Raci (‘Sound of Metal’)
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer
Remi Weekes (‘His House’)
Ben Sharrock, Irune Gurtubai (‘Limbo’)
Jack Sidey (‘Moffie’)
Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson (‘Rocks’)
Rose Glass, Oliver Kassman (‘Saint Maud’)
Film not in the English Language
Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jorgensen (‘Another Round’)
Andrei Konchalovsky, Alisher Usmanov (‘Dear Comrades!’)
Ladj Ly (‘Les Miserables’)
Lee Isaac Chung, Christina Oh (‘Minari’)
Jasmila Zbanic, Damir Ibrahimovich (‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’)
Alexander Nanau (‘Collective’)
Alastair Fothergill, Jonnie Hughes, Keith Scholey (‘David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet’)
Bryan Fogel, Thor Halvorssen (‘The Dissident’)
Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed, Craig Foster (‘My Octopus Teacher’)
Jeff Orlowski, Larissa Rhodes (‘The Social Dilemma’)
Dan Scanlon, Kori Rae (‘Onward’)
Pete Docter, Dana Murray (‘Soul’)
Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Paul Young (‘Wolfwalkers’)
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (‘Mank’)
Emile Mosseri (‘Minari’)
James Newton Howard (‘News of the World’)
Anthony Willis (‘Promising Young Woman’)
Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (‘Soul’)
Shaheen Baig (‘Calm with Horses’)
Alexa L. Fogel (‘Judas and the Black Messiah’)
Julia Kim (‘Minari’)
Lindsay Graham Ahanonu, Mary Vernieu (‘Promising Young Woman’)
Lucy Pardee (‘Rocks’)
Sean Bobbitt (‘Judas and the Black Messiah’)
Erik Messerschmidt (‘Mank’)
Alwin H. Kuchler (‘The Mauritanian’)
Dariusz Wolski (‘News of the World’)
Joshua James Richards (‘Nomadland’)
Yorgos Lamprinos (‘The Father’)
Chloe Zhao (‘Nomadland’)
Frederic Thoraval (‘Prominsg Young Woman’)
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen (‘Sound of Metal’)
Alan Baumgarten (‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’)
Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald (‘The Dig’)
Peter Francis, Cathy Featherstone (‘The Father’)
Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale (‘Mank’)
David Crank, Elizabeth Keenan (‘News of the World’)
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer (‘Rebecca’)
Michael O’Connor (‘Ammonite’)
Alice Babidge (‘The Dig’)
Alexandra Byrne (‘Emma’)
Ann Roth (‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’)
Trish Summerville (‘Mank’)
Makeup and Hair
Jenny Shircore (‘The Dig’)
Patricia Dehaney, Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle (‘Hillbilly Elegy’)
Matiki Anoff, Larry M. Cherry, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal (‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’)
Kimberley Spiteri, Gigi Williams (‘Mank’)
Mark Coulier (‘Pinocchio’)
Nominees TBC (‘Greyhound’)
Michael Fentum, William Miller, Mike Prestwood Smith, John Pritchett, Oliver Tarney (‘News of the World’)
Sergio Diaz, Zach Seivers, M. Wolf Snyder (‘Nomadland’)
Coya Elliott, Ren Klyce, David Parker(‘Soul’)
Jaime Baksht, Nicolas Becker, Phillip Bladh, Carlos Cortes, Michelle Couttolenc (‘Sound of Metal’)
Special Visual Effects
Pete Bebb, Nathan McGuinness, Sebastian von Overheidt (‘Greyhound’)
Matt Kasmir, Chris Lawrence, David Watkins (‘The Midnight Sky’)
Sean Faden, Steve Ingram, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury (‘Mulan’)
Santiago Colomo Martinez, Nick Davis, Greg Fisher (‘The One and Only Ivan’)
Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley (‘Tenet’)
British Short Animation
Renaldho Pelle, Yanling Wang, Kerry Jade Kolbe (‘The Fire Next Time’)
Mole Hill, Laura Duncalf (‘The Owl and the Pussycat’)
Daniel Quirke, Jamie MacDonald, Brid Arnstein (‘The Song of a Lost Boy’)
British Short Film
Jesse Lewis Reece, Ike Newman (‘Eyelash’)
Akinola Davies, Rachel Dargavel, Wale Davies (‘Lizard’)
John Addis, Rami Sarras Pantoja (‘Lucky Break’)
Ghada Eldemellawy (‘Miss Curvy’)
Farah Nabulsi (‘The Present’)
EE Rising Star Award
This year’s awards will take place across a whole weekend, with two separate shows airing on April 10 and 11, broadcast virtually out of London’s Royal Albert Hall. The first show will focus on the craft awards and air on BBC Two, while the main performance prizes will be handed out in a BBC One broadcast on April 11. (ANI)
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ADITYA TREATS FANS WITH AN IMPROMPTU MUSIC PERFORMANCE
NEW DELHI: Aditya Roy Kapur made impressed his fans with his solo guitar performance.
Well, there’s not an ounce of doubt that Aditya happens to be one of the most loved stars. Now that the actor is shooting for his upcoming actioner ‘Thadam’ remake in Delhi, fans are thronging to catch a glimpse of him. Much to their excitement, the handsome and endearing actor decided to treat them with his magical voice.
Aditya’s impromptu show has elevated the excitement for his upcoming music album. For the unversed, just recently, the speculation around his music venture did rounds on social media. Meanwhile, the action hero is making noise for headlining the much anticipated ‘Thadam’ remake and essaying a double role for the first time. Aditya will also star in another out-and-out action drama ‘OM’.
TAMANNAAHA MONG TOP 10 INFLUENTIAL SOCIAL MEDIA STARS IN SOUTH
MUMBAI: The lines between regional cinema and mainstream films are blurring day by day. With the influx of more regional content pan-India, South Indian actors boast a massive fan following across the nation. Calculating their Instagram Influence using various metrics, Forbes India has released the Top 30 Most Influential South Actors on social media.
Touted as the rare combination of a superstar and a fine artist, Tamannaah has bagged the 10th spot on the list. With more than nine million followers on Instagram, the superstar is easily the most influential celebrity on the internet.
While talking about the same, Tamannaah said, “social media has become an integral part of all our lives, and it is a great platform to have an interaction with all my fans who have supported me in my journey. It is a special feeling to be listed as the Most Influential Social Media Star because it is a space that I share with my fans and followers.”
The top ten list also features Rashmika Mandanna, Vijay Deverakonda, Yash, Samantha, Allu Arjun, Dulquer Salmaan, Pooja Hegde, Prabhas, and Suriya.
AYUSHMANN’SSOCIO-POLITICAL THRILLER ‘ANEK’S’ RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED
MUMBAI: 31 March 2022 has been locked as the release date for Ayushmann Khurrana’s film ‘Anek’.
Directed by Anubhav Sinha, ‘Anek’ is set against the geopolitical backdrop of Northeast India. It’s the second collaboration of Ayushmann with Sinha after ‘Article 15’. Giving a few details about his movie, Ayushmann said, “It’s only once in a while that an actor comes across a story that makes him jump out of his comfort zone. While I have always backed novel stories, Anek pushed me to perform with a renewed zest.”
He added, “It’s the kind of script that drives a person to give it your all. I am so proud that we’ve made a film like this and even more fortunate that I got the chance to headline it. It’s the kind of new-age cinema that I believe in and I am thankful to Anubhav Sir for choosing me to tell this special story.”
According to Sinha, it’s quite a challenge to make ‘Anek’. “It was a challenging film to write and a difficult one to make. We shot it in rough terrain but what makes it special is that the takeaway was so gratifying. It was a delight to work with Ayushmann again who with his depiction of Joshua breathed life into the story,” he said.
NEW FILTER UNVEILED ON PRABHAS’ BIRTHDAY
MUMBAI: Prabhas’ fandom knows no boundaries. The star is a global icon and enjoys a massive fan base. It’s that time of the year when the craze and love for him exceed any and every parameter, it’s Prabhas’ birthday. His fans do all sorts of surprising stuff to celebrate him and this year is no different. Ahead of his birthday, a new filter on Instagram has been unveiled. The filter has the words, ‘Global Prabhas Day’ written and plays a piece of soft and mellow music which is from the teaser of ‘Radhe Shyam’, as a portrait design comes on the screen and a little snowfall accompanies the same.
From Baahubali thalis to gigantic posters, to getting tattoos of Prabhas and more, his fans have always shown their love for the star. His Vikram Aditya from ‘Radhe Shyam’ got a new poster unveiled recently and a teaser of his character intro is all set to be released on his birthday. He will star in ‘AdiPurush’, ‘Salaar’, and Deepika Padukone starrer ‘K’.
A CURTAIN RAISER TO ITALIAN EMBASSY CULTURAL CENTRE’S FELLINI RETROSPECTIVE
Italian Embassy Cultural Centre is hosting a week-long Federico Fellini retrospective in collaboration with the India Habitat Centre. As part of the retrospective, eight of Fellini’s best-known films will be screened starting with his 1973 Academy Award-winning masterpiece ‘Amarcord’ on 23 October 2021. Along with introducing each of the eight films ahead of their respective screenings at the India Habitat Centre, I will also be introducing Fellini to the audiences while touching upon the importance of his films in India.
The legendary master Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini is not just recognised as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time but also as a great humanist whose lifelong work stands as a testament to his love for telling universally relevant stories about common people and life in Italy. Despite his origins in Italian Neorealism as a screenwriter for the luminary Italian director Roberto Rossellini, Fellini gradually emerged out of his shadows to carve a niche for herself with films like ‘The White Sheik’ (1952), ‘I Vitelloni’ (1953), ‘La Strada’ (1954), ‘Il Bidone’ (1955), and ‘Nights of Cabiria’ (1957). And then he took a huge leap with ‘La Dolce Vita’ (1960). Not many filmmakers in the world have succeeded in taking such a gigantic leap between films like the one Fellini took with ‘La Dolce Vita’.
But what did he do after it? He made ‘8½’ which is another major leap (it’s something that is unheard of except when maybe Ingmar Bergman made Persona). With ‘8½’, Fellini catapulted himself to an entirely different level of stardom altogether. The film in many ways also perpetuated the wide usage of the term ‘Felliniesque’ which would become synonymous with any kind of extravagant, fanciful, even baroque imagery in cinema—a sort of a superimposed dreamlike or hallucinatory imagery upon ordinary situations. Contemporary filmmakers like Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, Emir Kusturica, and David Lynch have cited Fellini’s influence on their work. Fellini’s influence on Indian cinema is most evident in the works of Indian filmmakers like Mani Kaul (director of films like ‘Duvidha’, ‘Uski Roti’, ‘Nazar’, ‘The Cloud Door’, etc) and Kumar Shahani (the director of films like ‘Maya Darpan’, ‘Tarang’, and other movies)
‘Amarcord’, the first film to be screened as part of the retrospective, tells the story about Titta, an adolescent boy growing up among an eccentric cast of characters in a village near the ancient walls of Rimini in 1930s Fascist Italy (Rimini was where Fellini was born and the political turmoil during the rule of the Fascist regime in Italy also had a profound influence on Fellini’s life and work). The title basically translates to “I Remember” and aptly so. For, like many films of Fellini’s, ‘Amarcord’ is autobiographical in nature at so many levels. In fact, the character of Titta is based on Fellini’s childhood friend from Rimini who went on to become a lawyer. The two remained good friends all their lives. It is perhaps the last of Fellini’s undisputed masterworks. Even though Fellini would continue to make important films but ‘Amarcord’ in many ways is the last of his films to receive universal acclaim. It is also the last Fellini film to win the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film. The film is particularly noted for its criticism of Fascism as well as the Catholic Church but its comical tone cuts Fellini the slack to unleash a strong critique.
The romantic comedy ‘The White Sheik’, which will be screened on 24 October, follows Ivan and Wanda who visit Rome for their honeymoon. However, when Wanda suddenly disappears to find the White Sheik, the hero of a soap opera, Ivan struggles to hide it from his family who wants to meet his missing bride.
The third film to be screened as part of the retrospective on 27 October is ‘I Vitelloni’ which presents a character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy. One of the Italian maestro’s most imitated films, ‘I Vitelloni’ is said to have inspired directors like Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Phillip Kaufman, Barry Levinson, Joel Schumacher, Juan Antonio Bardem, Marco Ferreri, and Lina Wertmüller, among others.
The next film on the lineup is ‘Il Bidone’ which follows a group of swindlers who dress up as clerics and con poor farmers out of their savings. It will be screened on the 28 October followed by ‘Nights of Cabiria’ on 29 October and ‘La Dolce Vita’ on 30 October. On the final day of Retrospective, not one but two films will be screened: ‘8½’ and ‘Fellini Satyricon’.
The Federico Fellini retrospective was originally scheduled to take place last year, marking the centenary celebrations of the master filmmaker, who was born in Rimini, Italy in 1920. But, the retrospective had to be delayed by a year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
NEW STRATEGIES TO AMP UP YOUR INTERIORS IN THE NEW NORMAL
The Coronavirus pandemic has created a new normal which has merged work with the living space. In these times, adding that extra ‘oomph’ can provide that change of environment you were looking for within your walls! Kshitij Mirania of Mirania Luxury Living shares those eye-catching strategies to amp up your interior game:
KINDLE WITH KITCHEN
Kitchen interiors are full of possibilities from hardwood to those modern cabinets. Replace or refinish those worn-out ones for a simply a new look and if modernising is the goal, bring in those glass doors and show off the shelving your nicest pieces!
CHANGE OF CURTAINS
Curtains has been named the underdog by many designers and for all the right reasons! It has the power to change the tone of the room, from stopping that extra heat to enter the room while lighting it up with colour to providing it the quick and colour it was missing. Finding the right curtains which match with the aesthetics of the room will surely be the easiest way to create a new environment without changing much.
ASTOUND WITH CARPETING
Room seems bigger with added warmth and texture? Well, the secret ingredient is that new carpet. Warm ones for the winter while lightweight is summer, carpet is an all-year accessory which will lift up your area. Since it is easy to store, think of it as an investment while purchasing as it will be something which can last you for many years to come.
Flat, vertical and organic: the unbeatable arrangement for your coffee table. Add a stack of books with those gorgeous vases or sculptures and give it the finishing touches with flowers and plants and the work is done! All you have to do now is simply watch as those three ingredients come together to give your table that extra zing!
LIVEN UP THOSE WALLS
It is time to take out those old family photos and introduce them to the empty spaces on your walls! It will take you down the memory lane of those good-old-days while also providing a new look for the entire space with much ease. A two for one deal!
Sometimes all you need is a small bottle white lacquer paint to change the colour palette of your living space. It will do miracles for those shabby, chipped out furniture you don’t know what to do with. Add that with PU paint for metals and watch your interiors come to life!
OLD COUCH, NEW LOOK
Why buy a new sofa when you can give the old one a makeover! The intention to change the colour can simply be satisfied with a slipcover and if the desire is to give it that extra colour then look no further from pillows and some knit throws. These small things will give you the effect you have wanted without cutting a hole in your pocket.
Kshitij Mirania is Partner and Head of Mirania Luxury Living (MLL).
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