In just over 24 hours the EE British Academy Awards 2021 will begin on BBC One! We’ll be there (virtually) this year and to keep the exciting build-up going, we’re delighted to share these outstanding portraits by world-renowned photographer Greg Williams, who has collaborated with BAFTA to produce a collection of photographs inspired by the iconic BAFTA mask – The collection features EE British Academy Film Award nominees from the Supporting Actress, Leading Actress, Supporting Actor, Leading Actor and EE Rising Star categories!
We’ve got a selection of the nominees photographed here but to see the full set, head over to our Facebook page here – and all our BAFTA coverage is here on the site!
Those captures by Williams include Niamh Algar (Supporting Actress – Calm with Horses), Kosar Ali (Supporting Actress – Rocks), Maria Bakalova (Supporting Actress – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm), Bukky Bakray (Leading Actress & EE Rising Star -Rocks), Morfydd Clark (EE Rising Star), Sope Dìrísù (EE Rising Star), Conrad Khan (EE Rising Star), Vanessa Kirby (Leading Actress – Pieces of a Woman), Ashley Madekwe (Supporting Actress – County Lines), Mads Mikkelsen (Leading Actor- Another Round), Wunmi Mosaku (Leading Actress – His House), Paul Raci (Supporting Actor- Sound of Metal), Tahar Rahim (Leading Actor – The Mauritanian), Clarke Peters (Supporting Actor – Da 5 Bloods)
On the project photographer Greg Williams had this to say:
“It is a true honour to have captured the portraits of some of the world’s most exciting acting talent for the EE BAFTAs, during this inevitably historic period. The travel restrictions of 2021 are also providing brand new opportunities – shooting the series for EE BAFTA remotely meant I could travel the world in a day. The new normal of remote shoots allowed me to be everywhere at once, in one day we shot in Mumbai, New Zealand, Majorca, LA and Paris. With a nod to the iconic BAFTA mask, I asked all the talent to cover one eye for their portrait – a simple way to create a sense of togetherness and unity between nominees scattered across the globe.”