Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom won two categories, Costume Design and Makeup & Hair, thus topping the opening night (4/10) of the British Academy Film Awards. Eight of 25 award winners were revealed during the show; the balance of the honorees will be announced tomorrow evening.
Other feature winners tonight were: Mank for Production Design; Sound of Metal for Sound; Tenet for Special Visual Effects; and Rocks for Casting.
The night’s two remaining winners were for short-form fare. The Present earned the British Short Film Award, while the BAFTA for British Short Animation went to The Owl and the Pussycat.
The award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema, announced last month, was presented to filmmaker Noel Clarke.
Opening night of the BAFTA Film Awards was hosted by Clara Amfo alongside guests Rhianna Dhillon and Joanna Scanlan.
Tomorrow the proceedings will be hosted by Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary. Like the first evening, the wrap-up ceremony will be from London’s Royal Albert Hall with nominees attending virtually. In addition, the Fellowship, the highest honor the Academy can bestow, will be awarded to director Ang Lee.
Here’s a rundown of Saturday evening’s winners:
ROCKS Lucy Pardee
MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM Ann Roth
MAKE UP & HAIR
MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM Matiki Anoff, Larry M. Cherry, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal
MANK Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale
SOUND OF METAL Jaime Baksht, Nicolas Becker, Phillip Bladh, Carlos Cortés, Michelle Couttolenc
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
TENET Scott Fisher, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT Mole Hill, Laura Duncalf
BRITISH SHORT FILM
THE PRESENT Farah Nabulsi