BAFTA 2021: Anthony Hopkins wins Best Actor award

London: Adarsh Gourav, who was nominated for the BAFTA in the best leading actor category for his performance in Netflix’s 'The White Tiger', lost the award to Anthony Hopkins.

The veteran Welsh actor clinched the trophy for his performance in 'The Father' even as 'Nomadland' took home four awards including the best film nod.

Gourav received praise for his portrayal of Balram Halwai in 'The White Tiger', which also featured Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra. The film, directed by Ramin Bahrani, revolves around the character of Balram, a native of Laxmangarh village, who rises from his humble background to become a successful entrepreneur.

The story deals with topics as varied as globalisation, social and economic mobility, caste oppression, morality and so on.

Chloe Zhao’s 'Nomadland' took home the top prize of best film. It also won three more awards, making it the biggest winner of the awards overall. Zhao also won the best director BAFTA, becoming only the second woman to receive the honour, and first of colour.

'Nomadland' also won in best cinematography (for Joshua James Richards) and best actress (for Frances McDormand).

The film stars McDormand as a middle-aged woman who loses her job and becomes a nomad, living in her van and picking up short-term work opportunities. The film was an exploration of America’s nomad community. Asianet Online