The 2021 British Academy Film Awards also known as BAFTA awards took place and Black British celebs didn’t disappoint on the red carpet.

Presenters like Cynthia Erivo (who’s a 2021 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Award honoree), Chiwetel Ejiofor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and many more were on hand at Royal Albert Hall to hand out the 2021 awards. Winners include Daniel Kaluuya for best supporting actor for Judas and the Black MessiahRemi Weekes for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer for His House; and Bukky Bakray was named EE Rising Star Award for her role in Rocks.

Like many award shows complying to Covid-19 restrictions, the BAFTAs included a hybrid component and presenters, including Andra Day (also a Black Women in Hollywood Award honoree), participated remotely.

Several more stars attended virtually in celebration of the British Academy Film Awards including Lovecraft Country’Wunmi Mosaku, who’s nominated for best actress in a leading role for His HouseSope Dirisu, who’s nominated for EE Rising Star Award; Dominique Fishback, who’s nominated for best actress in a supporting role for Judas and the Black Messiah; and screenwriter and playwright Theresa Ikoko, who’s nominated for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer for the original screenplay Rocks.

The 2021 BAFTAs were held over two nights, April 10-11. See all the melanated stars who shined below:

01. Cynthia Erivo: EE British Academy Film Awards 2021

CYNTHIA ERIVO | PHOTO BY JEFF SPICER/GETTY IMAGES

02. Chiwetel Ejiofor: EE British Academy Film Awards 2021

CHIWETEL EJIOFOR | PHOTO BY JEFF SPICER/GETTY IMAGES

03. Gugu Mbatha-Raw: EE British Academy Film Awards 2021

GUGU MBATHA-RAW | PHOTO BY JEFF SPICER/GETTY IMAGES

04. David Oyelowo: EE British Academy Film Awards 2021

DAVID OYELOWO | PHOTO BY JEFF SPICER/GETTY IMAGES

05. Celeste: EE British Academy Film Awards 2021.

CELESTE | PHOTO BY JEFF SPICER/GETTY IMAGES

06. Clara Amfo: EE British Academy Film Awards 2021

CLARA AMFO | PHOTO BY JEFF SPICER/GETTY IMAGES

07. Sope Dirisu: EE British Academy Film Awards 2021

SOPE DIRISU | (PHOTO BY TRISTAN FEWINGS/GETTY IMAGES FOR ABA

08. Screenwriter and Playwright Theresa Ikoko: EE British Academy Film Awards 2021

SCREENWRITER AND PLAYWRIGHT THERESA IKOKO | PHOTO BY PAMELA AWIONE/VIA GETTY IMAGES

09. Wunmi Mosaku: EE British Academy Film Awards 2021

WUNMI MOSAKU | PHOTO BY ASHLEY RANDALL PHOTOGRAPHY/VIA GETTY IMAGES

10. LESLIE ODOM, JR. | PHOTO BY AUSTIN HARGRAVE/AUSTIN HARGRAVE VIA GETTY IMAGES).

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11. Dominique Fishback: EE British Academy Film Awards 2021

DOMINIQUE FISHBACK | PHOTO BY MARCUS INGRAM/GETTY IMAGES FOR ABA