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Bafta Awards 2021: Vanessa Kirby and Riz Ahmed among nominees

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Bafta Awards 2021: Vanessa Kirby and Riz Ahmed among nominees

The late Chadwick Boseman, Frances McDormand and Tahar Rahim are also nominated – with films Rocks and Nomadland leading the nominations with seven each.

Saint Maud, The Mauritanian and Promising Young Woman were also among the films to receive several nods. 

This afternoon, Bafta chairman Krishnendu Majumdar was joined by actresses Aisling Bea and Susan Wokoma to announce the nominations virtually.

BAFTA has introduced a raft of changes to its awards, including expanding the nominations for director, actor and actress from five to six,  in response to a lack of diversity in last year’s line-up.

Bafta also introduced changes to voting, membership and campaigning processes as a result of controversy last year.

The nominations for the 2020 film awards featured no non-white actors in the four main acting categories and Bafta subsequently announced that it would carry out a “careful and detailed review” of its voting system.

Bafta has since introduced a new long-listing round of voting in all categories to achieve greater diversity in nominations.

All voters, chapters and juries were required to watch all long-listed films before voting for the nominees.

Leading actress nominations came in for Bukky Bakray, for Rocks; Radha Blank for The Forty-Year-Old Version; Wunmi Mosaku for His House; Alfre Woodward for Clemency plus Kirby for Pieces of a Woman, McDormand for Nomadland.

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Blue Plaque for Hammersmith dwelling of playwright John Osborne

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ook Again in Anger playwright John Osborne has been remembered with a blue plaque at his west London household 65 several years after the perform was initial executed.

The English Heritage plaque was put up at 53 Caithness Road in Hammersmith exactly where he was dwelling when the play adjusted both his lifestyle and article-war British theatre.

Paying tribute, fellow playwright David Hare said: “John Osborne experienced the most sensational London debut of any playwright in the English language in the 20th century. It was John’s brilliance and originality which led so many to help relocate the theatre at the centre of Britain’s cultural and intellectual everyday living. Every person who followed owes him a personal debt.”

Born in London, Osborne labored in theatre as a stage supervisor and actor before creating the play that manufactured his name as just one of the primary “angry younger men” of the time period.

It won him an Evening Normal theatre award as most promising younger playwright and he savored additional success with The Entertainer which was created into a film starring Laurence Olivier.

Blue Plaque to John Osborne at 53 Caithness Highway, London.

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Novelist Alan Hollinghurst, who sits on the English Heritage Blue Plaques Panel, claimed: “John Osborne reinvigorated British theatre in the mid-20th century. Tough and questioning the status quo, his brilliant plays captivated new audiences and encouraged a full new era of screenwriters and playwrights. We are delighted to recognise the Hammersmith home in which he lived around the time of producing the participate in that designed him well known.”

Osborne returned to the people of his debut with 1992’s Deja Vu which was carried out in the West Close two a long time prior to his death in 1994.

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