Indian actor Adarsh Gourav, who starred in The White Tiger has been nominated for a British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) in the Leading Actor category. Adarsh had received critical acclaim in the Ramin Bahrani film which is based on Arvind Adiga’s 2008 Man Booker-winning novel.
Apart from Adarsh, the five other names in the Leading Actor are Riz Ahmed for Sound of Metal, Chadwick Boseman for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Anthony Hopkins for The Father, Tahar Rahim for The Mauritanian and Mads Mikkelsen for Another Round.
The six names in the Leading Actor 🎭🏆 category are🎥 Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal🎥 Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom🎥 Adarsh Gourav – The White Tiger🎥 Anthony Hopkins – The Father🎥 Mads Mikkelsen – Another Round🎥 Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian#EEBAFTAs pic.twitter.com/GfM3ey5km3
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The White Tiger has also earned a nomination in the Adapted Screenplay category for writer-director Ramin Bahrani. The Dig, The Father, The Mauritian and Nomadland are the other films nominated in this category. Meanwhile, The Father, The Mauritian, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman and The Trial of Chicago 7 have earned the Best Film nods.
Adarsh played Balram, who goes to dangerous means to fight systemic oppression and open his own enterprise. The White Tiger also stars Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao in pivotal roles. Priyanka served as an executive producer in the film with Ava DuVernay.
The BAFTAs will be held on April 10 and 11, 2021. The ceremony will be held at London’s Royal Albert Hall.