The BAFTAs 2021 ceremony took place last night and like the Golden Globes that preceded it, the show was a virtual celebration with winners receiving awards over zoom.

'Nomadland' was once again the big awards winner, taking home four awards in all - best film, director (Chloe Zhao), lead actress (Frances McDormand) and cinematography. But the BAFTAs 2021 winners also came with a few surprises.

Anthony Hopkins took home the best actor award for 'The Father', beating favourite to win the prize, Chadwick Boseman.

Hopkins is now the oldest-ever male acting winner. Neither her nor McDormand were present at the ceremony to accept their awards.

'Promising Young Woman' took home the prizes for both Outstanding British Film and Best Screenplay, with its writer-director Emerald Fennell accepting the awards.

For her role in the film 'Minari', Yuh-Jung Youn won Best Supporting Actress.

She joked during her acceptance speech that she was honoured to be recognised by the "snobbish" Brits for her performance. She also said that she sent her "deepest condolences" following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Daniel Kaluuya won Best Supporting Actor for 'Judas and the Black Messiah', having previously won the equivalent at the Golden Globes.

Best foreign language film went to 'Another Round', which stars Mads Mikkelsen.

Remi Weekes, the writer/director of acclaimed Netflix horror 'His House', won for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer.

Other winners included 'My Octopus Teacher' for best documentary; 'Mank' for best production design; 'The Father' for best adapted screenplay; 'Soul' for best animated feature and best music; 'Sound of Metal' for best editing and best sound; 'Tenet' for best SFX; 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' for best hair and makeup, and best costume design; 'Rocks' for best casting; 'The Owl and the Pussycat' for best animated short and 'The Present' for best short.

The rising star award went to actor Bukky Bakray while Noel Clarke received the annual Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema.

In a humourous speech, Hugh Grant presented the BAFTAs 2021 Fellowship to his 'Sense and Sensibility' director Ang Lee.