The White Tiger has found mentions in major categories on the BAFTA’s long list this year.
For the first time in its history, the British Academy published long lists in all categories for its film awards, and the India-centric story of Iranian-American filmmaker Ramin Bahrani, starring Adarsh Gourav , Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao, made her mark.
The white tiger found mention in seven categories – Best Picture, Best Director, Adapted Screenplay, Lead Actor, Supporting Actress, Cinematography and Editing.
Adarsh Gourav was included in the long list for Best Actor category. His rivals in the category are Riz Ahmed (Sound Of Metal), the late Chadwick Boseman (Black Bottom by Ma Rainey), Tom Hanks (News Of The World), Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round), Gary Oldman (Mank) and John David Washington (Malcolm and Marie).
Priyanka is in the running for nomination in the Supporting Actress category and has stars like Niamh Algar, Maria Bakalova, Ellen Burstyn, Olivia Colman, Jodie Foster, Amanda Seyfried and Saoirse Ronan in competition.
Priyanka’s cousin, actress Parineeti Chopra, tweeted: “Ladies and gentlemen, meet my sister BAFTA Longlist. I meaaaaan, I can’t wait for it to happen ”.
To which, Priyanka replied, “You are a cute tishuuuu! (Fingers crossed emoji) I love you @ParineetiChopra. “
In the Best Film category this year, no less than 15 films passed the second ballot, and five will be nominated. In the same way The white tiger, other tracks include Another Round, Da 5 Bloods, The Father, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Mank, Soul, Sound Of Metal and The Trial Of The Chicago 7.
Bahrani is in the race to be nominated in the Best Director category. For the second ballot, 20 films have progressed, of which six will be nominated. Other names to appear in the language list are: Another Round, The Assistant, The Father, Mank, One Night In Miami, Promising Young Woman, Tenet and The Trial Of The Chicago 7.
The final candidate lists will be published on March 9, with the ceremony scheduled to take place on April 11.
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