BAFTA NOMS MAKE HISTORY: Nomadland and Rocks grabbed seven nominations from BAFTA, leading the most diverse field of nods in history. Chloé Zhao and Sarah Gavron‘s works are both up for best director. Nomadland was one of six nominations in the best film category alongside The Father, The Mauritanian, Promising Young Woman and The Trial Of The Chicago 7. The Father, Mank, Minari and Promising Young Woman snagged six nominations each. The Dig and The Mauritanian garnered five nominations each. The awards themselves will be held virtually on Sunday 11 April.
STEPHEN COLBERT TO LOOK BACK: Stephen Colbert will review this momentous year with a special episode of The Late Show Friday at 11:35 p.m. EST, CBS has announced. The episode will mark the one-year anniversary of the show’s last episode from the Ed Sullivan Theater and will consider the impact of the pandemic on the world. Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House chief medical adviser and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will be his featured guest on Friday.
ROGUE HEROES SET: Casting is set for SAS: Rogue Heroes, a six part drama from Peaky Blinder‘s Steven Knight. Connor Swindells (Sex Education, Vigil) will play David Stirling, with Jack O’Connell (Skins, The North Water) as Paddy Mayne, Alfie Allen (Jojo Rabbit, Game of Thrones) as Jock Lewes, and Sofia Boutella (Modern Love, Atomic Blonde) as Eve. Dominic West (The Wire, Appropriate Adult) will play Lieutenant Colonel Wrangel Clarke. The series, made for BBC One, is based on Ben Macintyre‘s best-selling book about the Special Forces unit during World War II.