The film Nomadland became the big winner of the BAFTAs, the most important prizes in British cinema. The drama won four awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Leading actress Frances McDormand was named Best Actress.
Nomadland was the favorite with seven nominations. The film tells the story of a widowed woman who lost her job. She decides to travel across the United States in a van like a sort of nomad. Along the way, she meets other nomads.
Nomadland is run by 38-year-old Chloé Zhao. She has long been considered one of the film’s great promises. His film has already won a Golden Lion and a Golden Globe for Best Picture and Best Drama. The film was also nominated in six Oscar categories. These will be awarded on April 25.
Other films that won more than one BAFTA last night are The Father, the Soul, and the Promising Young Woman. The three have all won two awards.
The Bosnian film Quo Vadis, Aida?, in which several Dutch actors play, won the awards despite two nominations. Druk, a Danish tragicomedy in which the Dutch production company Topkapi Films collaborated, returned home with an award. The film won in the Best Foreign Language Film category.