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Rowan Atkinson , Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Ricky Gervais, Kate Beckinsale, Matthew Horne, are among the big winners at the 6th annual National Film Awards UK.

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London, 1st of July 2021: The National Film Academy has announced the winners for the 6th annual National Film Awards UK  which took place at the Porchester Hall on the 1st of July 2021.

The National Film Awards UK which celebrates the achievements of established and independent filmmakers, actors, actresses, casting directors, production companies, and crew who make up the motion picture industry took place on the 1st of July 2021 in London and was broadcast to viewers worldwide online.

Legendary actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson picked up the  Global Contribution to Motion Picture and Lifetime Achievement Award. He commented, “I would like to thank the National Film Academy for this special honor and all the film fans who have supported my career for so long”. He then went on to thank all his esteemed collaborators who have played a part in his career.

NFA alumni, Mathew Horne took home the award for Best Actor in a TV Series for his role in Gavin & Stacey.

Over 3.9 million fans submitted their votes across 26 categories and today film fans and the public nationwide can vote via www.nationalfilmawards.org/voting

Find the full list of winners for the 2021 National Film Awards UK:

Best Actress sponsored by GLabs
Kate Beckinsale (Farming)

Best Actor sponsored by Eden Perfumes
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Farming)

Best Newcomer sponsored by Urban Veda
Mhairi Calvey

Best Actress in a TV Series  sponsored by Initio Parfumes
T’Nia Miller (Years & Years)

Best Supporting Actress sponsored by Storm Label
Gemma Jones (Rocketman)

Best Actor in a TV Series sponsored by RICH Prosecco
Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey)

Best Supporting Actor  sponsored by Heart of Suffolk Distillery
Khali Best (Blue Story)

Best Drama
Farming

Best TV Drama Series sponsored by Heineken
Beecham House

Best Screenplay in a TV Series sponsored by Initio Parfums
Ricky Gervais for AfterLife

Outstanding Achievement Award sponsored by Initio Parfums
Vanessa Redgrave

Best Thriller
The Haunting of Borley Rectory

Best Action
Acceptable Damage

Best Screenplay in a TV Series sponsored by Initio Parfums
AfterLife by ‘Ricky Gervais’

Best Independent Film sponsored by Gen Nee
Rise of the Footsoldier: Marbella

Best Screenplay sponsored by Samantha Siu Inc
Blue Story

Best Documentary
Liam Gallagher: As It Was (Liam Gallagher, Gavin Fitzgerald, Charlie Lightening)

Best British Film sponsored by Eden Perfumes
Lynn + Lucy

Best Comedy
Eaten by Lions

Best Animation Film
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Outstanding Performance sponsored by Chloe…With Love
Louis Ashbourne Serkis (The Kid Who Would Be King)

Best Feature Film sponsored by Storm Label
Lucas & Albert

Best Director sponsored by MONPURE London
Shelagh McLeod (Astronaut)

Best Producer
Ged Doherty, Elizabeth Fowler, Melissa Shiyu Zuo (Official Secrets)

Best Film Distribution Company
Evolutionary films

Best Film Production Company
Fable Pictures

Best Foreign Language Film sponsored by Irene Kol London
Jessica Forever (France)

Best International Film
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Lifetime Achievement Award
Rowan Atkinson

Global Contribution to Motion Picture
Rowan Atkinson

For Media Accreditation:
Richard Goldstein
Email: richard@nationalfilmawards.co.uk

For Celebrity/Brand Partnerships:
Lisa Fuller
Email: lisa.fuller@nationalfilmawards.co.uk

To Enter the NFA 2022 Short Film competition:
Andy Bradshaw
Email: andy@nationalfilmawards.co.uk

Follow on Social Media: #NationalFilmAwardsUK
Twitter: @NatFilmAwards
Instagram: @NationalFilmAwards

Notes to Editors:
The National Film Awards UK is an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of established and independent filmmakers, actors, actresses, casting directors, production companies and crew who make up the motion picture industry. All nominations and voting for the NFA are submitted and voted for by movie fans. The NFA is produced by the National Film Academy who also produces the National Film & TV Awards in the USA.

UK: www.nationalfilmawards.co.uk

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