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Women filmmakers lead this year at BAFTA with wins like 'Nomadland'

The British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) had faced criticism last year when none of the films on the nomination list were directed by women. Learning from the mistake, this year, four women were nominated for Best Director Award. The road movie 'Nomadland', directed by Chinese-American filmmaker Chloe Zhao, took home the awards in four categories including Best Film, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Director.

'Nomadland' is also the front runner for this year's Oscars with Frances McDormand hoping to get a win. Her performance, along with the film, has received universal acclaim. The Outstanding British Film Award and Original Screenplay Award were bestowed to 'Promising Young Women.' The film, directed by Emerald Fennell, is a thriller about a woman who avenges a friend's rape by pretending to be drunk in bars. Let's hope this diversity continues and more and more women are included in the nom in the future as well.


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