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BAFTA launches series of free online public Q&As with this year's EE British Academy Film Awards nominees

17 March 2021

Vanessa Kirby, Wunmi Mosaku, Shannon Murphy, Thomas Vinterberg, Alfre Woodard & Jasmila Žbanić confirmed to participate, with further names to be announced. 

The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the line-up for the BAFTA Film Awards: The Sessions 2021, an annual event-series celebrating nominees and nominated films from the EE British Academy Film Awards.

This year’s Sessions, taking place virtually, are open for free to a wide public audience for the first time, and offer a fantastic behind-the-scenes look at some of this year’s most talked about films and performances. The Sessions allow audiences to delve into the world of their favourite films, with the nominee panels offering insights into the craft of filmmaking, and the nominated films they have worked on, such as Another Round, Babyteeth, Calm with Horses, Clemency, Hillbilly Elegy, His House, Judas And The Black Messiah, Limbo, Mank, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Midnight Sky, Minari, Moffie, Mulan, The One and Only Ivan, Pieces of a Woman, Promising Young Woman, Quo Vadis, Aida?, Rocks, Saint Maud and Sound of Metal.    

As well as hearing from industry experts and performers at the very top of their game, members of the audience will have an opportunity to put their own questions to the panels.

Free tickets are available now at

EE British Academy Film Awards: The Sessions will take place online from Monday 22 March until Thursday 1 April and activity is open to industry and public guests, with tickets available now at

The full event schedule is listed below.

Also announced today, BAFTA has revealed Adobe as a new partner to a selection of year-round activity to celebrate and support the film and television industries. Adobe will be supporting the Special Visual Effects and Editing Sessions.

In the 21st year of their official beauty partnerships to the EE BAFTAs, Lancôme will be supporting the Make Up & Hair Session this year.



Monday 22 March

19.00 (GMT) Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Ben Sharrock, Irune Gurtubai – LIMBO

Jack Sidey – MOFFIE

Rose Glass, Oliver Kassman – SAINT MAUD


Tuesday 23 March

19.00 (GMT) Make Up & Hair supported by Lancôme

Matthew Mungle – HILLBILLY ELEGY

Matiki Anoff, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal – MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

Gigi Williams – MANK


Wednesday 24 March

19.00 (GMT) Special Visual Effects supported by Adobe

Matt Kasmir, Chris Lawrence, David Watkins - THE MIDNIGHT SKY

Sean Faden, Anders Langlands – MULAN

Nick Davis, Ben Jones – THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN


Thursday 25 March

18.00 (GMT) Supporting Actor

To be confirmed


Friday 26 March

19.00 (GMT) Supporting Actress

To be confirmed


Monday 29 March

17.00 (BST) Casting



Julia Kim – MINARI

Lucy Pardee – ROCKS

19.00 (BST) Editing supported by Adobe


Mikkel E.G. Nielsen – SOUND OF METAL


Tuesday 30 March

19.00 (BST) Leading Actor

To be confirmed


Wednesday 31 March

19.00 (BST) Leading Actress

Vanessa Kirby – PIECES OF A WOMAN

Wunmi Mosaku – HIS HOUSE

Alfre Woodard – CLEMENCY 


Thursday 01 April

19.00 (BST) Director

Thomas Vinterberg – ANOTHER ROUND

Shannon Murphy – BABYTEETH

Jasmila Žbanić – QUO VADIS, AIDA?


Notes to Editors:

Press tickets are available for each Session. Please contact [email protected]  to register your interest.

The full nominations for this year’s awards can be found here.

Photography is available at


For further information, please contact: 

[email protected] / 0203 003 6648


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit For more, visit