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SA Film Wins Bafta Award

SA Film Wins Bafta Award

The South African-made documentary ‘My Octopus Teacher’ has won the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) for Best Documentary.  The film released on Netflix enjoyed international popularity and has been a favourite for winning several film awards.

The film was directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed and features the diver Craig Foster as he befriends an octopus living in the kelp forests in the waters of False Bay.

The awards presentation ceremony, held in London, had no audience due to COVID-19 restrictions and was streamed live across the globe.

This is yet another big win for the South African film industry proving that South Africans does have what it takes to be successful in this highly competitive world.

Other winners of the 2021 BAFTA film awards are:

 

BEST FILM:

“Nomadland”

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM:

“Promising Young Woman”

DIRECTOR:

Chloe Zhao, “Nomadland”

LEADING ACTOR:

Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”

LEADING ACTRESS:

Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”

SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Youn Yuh-jung, “Minari”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

“Promising Young Woman”

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

“The Father”

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE:

“Another Round”

EE RISING STAR AWARD:

Bukky Bakray


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