Nomadland, a favorite with seven nominations, is about a woman who has become widowed and unemployed and decides to travel through the United States by van. Along the way she builds a bond with other ‘nomads’. Besides McDormand and actor David Strathairn, most of the other roles are played by people from the real traveler community.
Other films that won several awards on Sunday were The Father, Soul and Promising Young Woman. The three titles all won twice. Winners in eight smaller categories were already announced on Saturday. Then got Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom also two prizes.
Quo Vadis, Aida?
The Father won thanks to lead actor Anthony Hopkins, who was awarded the BAFTA for best actor. The Disney movie Soul won in addition to the award for best animation also in the category best film music.
The Bosnian Movie Quo Vadis, Aida?, in which several Dutch actors play, grabbed the prizes despite two nominations. Druk, a Danish tragicomedy in which the Dutch production company Topkapi Films collaborated, did go home with an award. The film won in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
The ‘Great Absentee’ award went to Prince William, who has been the ‘President’ of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts since 2010. The Duke of Cambridge decided to ignore the event because of the death of his grandfather Prince Philip, Kensington Palace told British media.
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