March 9, 2021 at 7:44 am #1204099080
The BAFTA can’t be taking seriously anymore. They are the new Independent Spirit Awards. I don’t know what the BAFTA jury system is good for if the nominees are so skewed towards indie films and the big budget ones are shut out. That’s just not credible.
Pretty much this (or British Gothan Awards).
I posted this as a comment on the articles on the main site because it is so true.
6-15 people deciding who gets nominations is kinda crazy.
@George Ehret mentioned that there should be at least 4 nominees who get in by a full British academy vote and the individual juries should get to save 2 nominees.
I’d go as far as to say 5 nominees by full academy and 1 save by the juries (their Sophie’s Choice lol).
That is much more fair.March 9, 2021 at 7:45 am #1204099088
The Screenplay snubs for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and One Night in Miami tell me that the general British Academy membership still has a long way to go in recognizing diverse voices.
But they also nominated Rocks, Mauritian and White Tiger in Screenplay. If anything they just don’t responded to Black American stories.March 9, 2021 at 7:45 am #1204099091
Also I am here for every award show choosing not to predict Oscar and spreading the wealth all across!March 9, 2021 at 7:47 am #1204099107
Back from the last thread, Miles really nailed it. The BAFTAs are suffering from performative wokeness, point blank. After being rightfully dragged for their racist asses over many years, they over course-correct with juries of very specific tastes picking POC nominees over what the general membership surely would have done instead. A better balance should have been struck, like saying yes, finally someone recognized the utter brilliance of Alfre Woodard in “Clemency,” but snubbing Carey Mulligan when “Promising Young Woman” is one of the strongest across-the-board contenders is so nonsensical and ridic. It’s BRP Grammy-level BS. Make it make sense!March 9, 2021 at 7:48 am #1204099118
For the nominations, I say keep the long list, but develop them early enough so that the general membership has time to see all the movies. If they want, they can create some mechanism to prove that a voter has seen everything on the long list before they vote. You only vote for the categories in your branch (Directors vote on Directors, Costume Designers vote on Costume Design, etc) so there are only 15 movies you have to see.March 9, 2021 at 7:51 am #1204099137
But they also nominated Rocks, Mauritian and White Tiger in Screenplay. If anything they just don’t responded to Black American stories.
Sure, but are you going to tell me that The Dig had a stronger screenplay than Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom?March 9, 2021 at 7:52 am #1204099151
Mosaku is so winning this. She was amazing in His House and it’s obvious they will vote for a black actress in this category.March 9, 2021 at 7:52 am #1204099153
Ok there is a bit of confusion over how the new BAFTA system works.
Best Film is still voted upon by the general membership as it always has been. That’s why you’ll still find Promising Young Woman and The Trial of the Chicago 7 nominated whilst Mulligan/Fennell and Baron Cohen/Sorkin are snubbed in acting and directing. Apart from in rare cases (like I, Daniel Blake which was essentially the Rocks of that year)
Best Director is decided by a separate directing jury. The acting categories are decided by acting jury. The mandate of these juries is not “to try and predict the Oscars” or to “shower A listers with nominations”. They were in fact set up to recognise more British/Irish performances (remember an unknown performer called Jessie Buckley making it in last year? They were set up to basically generate more of those passion picks from overlooked British films) and more performances from under-recognised groups. It’s a bit like how at the Gothams, a jury sits down and watches these films and shortlists performances and pieces of direction based on their thoughts on it. Having a “big campaign” here in the acting and directing categories kind of means nothing.
The screenplay and the rest of the below the line categories (apart from Casting) are decided by each individual branch of BAFTA (as they have always done since around 2011).
5 films that make it into Best British Film are those that received the most votes from the general membership in the first stage of voting. I think it’s kind of obvious which films those were. The other 5 films that make its into Best British Film are decided by a jury (as opposed to all the nominees being decided by a jury as is the case with acting and directing).
The wins in each category apart from British Debut are decided by the general membership.
Thank you for explaining this!March 9, 2021 at 7:54 am #1204099168
When are we going to be told what other actors (and what random people off the street) comprised each jury?
That will be most interesting…March 9, 2021 at 7:54 am #1204099173
Best Rising Star is the easiest category to predict for the win lmao.
FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")March 9, 2021 at 7:55 am #1204099181
Wonder if Carey’s snub will help PYW…
Oscar winners Emerald Fennell Daniel Kaluuya and Youn Yuh-jung
#StopAsianHateMarch 9, 2021 at 7:57 am #1204099203
Holy shit, what are these BAFTA nominations!
John's Best of 2020
Best Picture: Soul
Best Direction: The Midnight Sky
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman
Best Actress: Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actor: Delroy Lindo
Best Supporting Actress: Amanda Seyfried
Best Screenplay: Soul
John's Best of 2021
Best Picture: Nomadland
Best Direction: Nomadland
Best Actor: Lakeith Stanfield
Best Actress: Frances McDormand
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya
Best Supporting Actress: Dominique Fishback
Best Screenplay: Judas and the Black Messiah
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