Awards season is finally upon us, and for the British film industry the BAFTAs are the cream of the crop. Whilst UK viewers will be able to watch along on BBC One, viewers from other countries may not have the same luxury. 

Fortunately, we've investigated to find out exactly how all viewers can tune in, no matter where they are in the world. We have detailed the same for The Oscars

The nominations show Nomadland and Rocks leading the pack, with both films being up for seven awards each. The Father, Mank, Minari and Promising Young Woman are all just behind with six nominations. 

When are the 2021 BAFTA Film Awards?

The 2021 BAFTA Film Awards will be held across two days on Saturday 10 April and Sunday 11 April 2021. The event will still be live from London's Royal Albert Hall as usual, but no audience will be present due to the coronavirus.

The show will be aired live on BBC One and BBC One HD in the UK. It's also likely to be aired later on TV - instead of being aired live, an edited version is usually broadcast later in order to shorten the runtime.

Which channel are the BAFTAs on?

If you're in the UK, the easiest way to watch the BAFTAs is simply on the BBC, which will be televising coverage of the ceremony on both nights. 

BBC Two will broadcast the first night, in which eight winners will be revealed. This evening will also showcase some behind-the-scenes footage of the nominees. BBC One will then broadcast the second night, where the remaining 17 winners will be unveiled.  

The BBC coverage will likely last for around two hours, and will focus on the awards ceremony itself - though you'll be able to watch red carpet arrivals on the BAFTA website and on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat (search 'BAFTA') and YouTube channels.

The BAFTA website has confirmed the international channels that will be broadcasting the ceremony live, but the list does not include the United States. However, we do know one sure fire method that will work, no matter where you are in the world. 

How to watch the BAFTAs online and on mobile

If you're in the UK and pay the licence fee, the easiest way to watch the BAFTAs online will be through BBC iPlayer, which you can use to watch BBC One live.

This will also be the best way to watch the awards live if you're outside the US. You'll want to use a VPN like NordVPN or ExpressVPN, currently our recommended VPNs for iPlayer, which will let you browse as if you're based in the UK, and access iPlayer as normal.

You can also take a look at our list of recommended free VPN's, but the limited server options will make streaming quite difficult. 

As always, bear in mind that this is breaking the BBC's terms of service, so proceed at your own risk. You'll also need to set up a free iPlayer account, which requires a valid UK postcode.

It's also worth mentioning that on the second night of the BAFTAs (Sunday 11 April) at 6:45pm, there will be an AR (augmented reality) performance via the app, The Round, which will be available on iOS and Android. Artist Liam Payne will be performing in real-time, and body, facial movements, and live audio data will be instantly transformed into 3D animation. 

The avatar of Payne will then appear onstage alongside the real-life version in the Royal Albert Hall when the awards ceremony kicks off at 7pm on BBC One. This is the first time an AR performance has been broadcast live for the nation. 

Who is hosting the BAFTA Awards?

There will be a few hosts for the 74th British Academy Film Awards. The first night will be hosted by Clara Amfo, and the second night will be hosted by Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary. 

Who are the BAFTA nominees?

All the short lists for the BAFTAs have now been revealed - you can take a look below:

Best film

The Father
The Mauritanian
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Outstanding British film

Calm With Horses
The Dig
The Father
His House
The Mauritanian
Mogul Mowgli
Promising Young Woman
Saint Maud

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

His House – Remi Weekes (writer/director)
Limbo – Ben Sharrock (writer/director), Irune Gurtubai (producer) [also produced by Angus Lamont]
Moffie – Jack Sidey (writer/producer) [also written by Oliver Hermanus and produced by Eric Abraham]
Rocks – Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson (writers)
Saint Maud – Rose Glass (writer/director), Oliver Kassman (producer) [also produced by Andrea Cornwell]

Best film not in the English language

Another Round
Dear Comrades!
Les Misérables
Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best documentary

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
The Dissident
My Octopus Teacher
The Social Dilemma

Best animated film


Best director

Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
Shannon Murphy, Babyteeth
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Jasmila Žbanić, Quo Vadis, Aida?
Sarah Gavron, Rocks

Best original screenplay

Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
Jack Fincher, Mank
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson, Rocks
Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best adapted screenplay

Moira Buffini, The Dig
Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller, The Father
Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, MB Traven, The Mauritanian
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Ramin Bahrani, The White Tiger

Best actress

Bukky Bakray, Rocks
Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Wunmi Mosaku, His House
Alfre Woodard, Clemency

Best actor

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Adarsh Gourav, The White Tiger
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Mads Mikkelsen, Another Round
Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian

Best supporting actress

Niamh Algar, Calm With Horses
Kosar Ali, Rocks
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Dominique Fishback, Judas and the Black Messiah
Ashley Madekwe, County Lines
Yuh-jung Youn, Minari

Best supporting actor

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Barry Keoghan, Calm With Horses
Alan Kim, Minari
Leslie Odom Jr, One Night in Miami
Clarke Peters, Da 5 Bloods
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal

Best original score

News of the World
Promising Young Woman

Best casting

Calm With Horses
Judas and the Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman

Best cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah
The Mauritanian
News of the World

Best editing

The Father
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best production design

The Dig
The Father
News of the World

Best costume design

The Dig
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best make up and hair

The Dig
Hillbilly Elegy
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best sound

News of the World
Sound of Metal

Best special visual effects

The Midnight Sky
The One and Only Ivan

Best British short animation

The Fire Next Time
The Owl and the Pussycat
The Song of a Lost Boy

Best British short film

Lucky Break
Miss Curvy
The Present

EE Rising Star award (voted for by the public)

Bukky Bakray
Kingsley Ben-Adir
Morfydd Clark
Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù
Conrad Khan