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BAFTA 2023

All Quiet on the Western Front leads the pack for the 2023 BAFTA nominations

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- The Netflix title has garnered 14 nods, tying with 2001’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in terms of the most nominations ever received by a foreign-language film

All Quiet on the Western Front leads the pack for the 2023 BAFTA nominations
All Quiet on the Western Front by Edward Berger

Edward Berger’s All Quiet on the Western Front [+see also:
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leads the nominations for the 2023 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs). It has picked up nods for Best Director, Best Film, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Not in the English Language. The German-US-UK co-production, which debuted on Netflix after premiering at Toronto in 2022, is the most-nominated single film at the BAFTAs since 2011’s The King’s Speech [+see also:
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and – with 14 nominations – it ties with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for the most-lauded film in a foreign language in BAFTA’s history.

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Speaking about the nominations, Berger said: “We are speechless and overwhelmed. It’s an enormous honour to be acknowledged by the British Film Academy. That the film has resonated with so many people is a testament to Erich Maria Remarque’s extraordinary book, written 100 years ago and yet, sadly, still relevant today. It was our north star. The novel’s powerful anti-war message unites us, no matter which country we live in. We are indebted to our incredible creative team – each person was an integral part of the whole and turned the film into what it is now. Thank you so much, BAFTA. We are deeply humbled.”

The movie is also part of a good year for Netflix, which is the leading distributor in terms of the 2023 BAFTA nominees, with other titles from their catalogue receiving nods. These include The Wonder [+see also:
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, The Quiet Girl [+see also:
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and The Swimmers [+see also:
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.

Other lauded titles included Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy-drama The Banshees of Inisherin [+see also:
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and the rip-roaring genre piece Everything Everywhere All at Once by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, both of which clocked in at ten nominations. Bas Luhrmann’s Elvis follows just behind them with nine nods. Surprise omissions included Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, which ended up with only one nomination (for Best Original Screenplay).

While there has been some dismay that only one out of the six nominees for Best Director is female (specifically Gina Prince-Bythewood for The Woman King), there has been delight at the fact that Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer is an all-woman affair.

The nominees will now be voted on by BAFTA’s 7,500-strong membership. This is aside from the Rising Star Award, which will grant the public the chance to have their say.

The winners will be announced at the BAFTA Film Awards ceremony held on Sunday 19 February at London’s Royal Festival Hall. It will mark the first time that actor Richard E Grant has hosted the gala.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best Film
All Quiet on the Western Front [+see also:
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]
– Edward Berger (Germany/USA/UK)
The Banshees of Inisherin [+see also:
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– Martin McDonagh (Ireland/UK/USA)
Elvis - Baz Luhrmann (USA/Australia)
Everything Everywhere All at Once - Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (USA)
Tár - Todd Field (USA)

Outstanding British Film
Aftersun [+see also:
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- Charlotte Wells (UK/USA)
The Banshees Of Inisherin - Martin McDonagh
Brian and Charles [+see also:
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- Jim Archer
Empire of Light [+see also:
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- Sam Mendes (UK/USA)
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande [+see also:
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- Sophie Hyde (UK/USA)
Living [+see also:
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]
- Oliver Hermanus (UK/Japan/Sweden)
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical [+see also:
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- Matthew Warchus (UK/USA)
See How They Run - Tom George (UK/USA)
The Swimmers [+see also:
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]
- Sally El Hosaini (UK/USA)
The Wonder [+see also:
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interview: Sebastián Lelio
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]
- Sebastián Lelio(Ireland/UK/USA)

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Aftersun - Charlotte Wells (writer/director)
Blue Jean [+see also:
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- Georgia Oakley (writer/director), Hélène Sifre (producer)
Electric Malady - Marie Lidén (director)
Good Luck To You, Leo Grande – Katy Brand (writer)
Rebellion - Elena Sánchez Bellot (director), Maia Kenworthy (director)

Film Not in the English Language
All Quiet on the Western Front - Edward Berger
Argentina, 1985 - Santiago Mitre (Argentina/UK/USA)
Corsage [+see also:
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interview: Marie Kreutzer
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]
- Marie Kreutzer (Austria/Luxembourg/Germany/France)
Decision to Leave - Park Chan-wook (South Korea)
The Quiet Girl [+see also:
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interview: Colm Bairéad
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]
- Colm Bairéad (Ireland)

Documentary
All That Breathes [+see also:
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]
- Shaunak Sen (UK/India/USA)
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed - Laura Poitras (USA)
Fire of Love - Sara Dosa (USA/Canada)
Moonage Daydream - Brett Morgen (Germany/USA)
Navalny - Daniel Roher (USA)

Animated Film
Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio - Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson (France/Mexico/USA)
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On - Dean Fleisher Camp (USA)
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish - Joel Crawford (USA)
Turning Red - Domee Shi (USA)

Director
Edward Berger - All Quiet on the Western Front
Martin McDonagh - The Banshees of Inisherin
Park Chan-wook - Decision to Leave
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert - Everything Everywhere All at Once
Todd Field - Tár
Gina Prince-Bythewood - The Woman King (USA)

Original Screenplay
Martin McDonagh - The Banshees of Inisherin
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert - Everything Everywhere All at Once
Tony Kushner, Steven Spielberg - The Fabelmans (USA/India)
Todd Field – Tár
Ruben Östlund – Triangle of Sadness [+see also:
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]
(Sweden/France/UK/Germany/Turkey/Greece/USA/Denmark/Switzerland/Mexico)

Adapted Screenplay
Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell - All Quiet on the Western Front
Kazuo Ishiguro – Living
Colm Bairéad – The Quiet Girl
Rebecca Lenkiewicz - She Said (USA)
Samuel D Hunter – The Whale (USA)

Leading Actress
Cate Blanchett – Tár
Viola Davis – The Woman King
Danielle Deadwyler – Till (USA)
Ana De Armas – Blonde (USA)
Emma Thompson – Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Leading Actor
Austin Butler – Elvis
Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin
Brendan Fraser – The Whale
Daryl Mccormack – Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Paul Mescal – Aftersun
Bill Nighy – Living

Supporting Actress
Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (USA)
Hong Chau – The Whale
Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin
Dolly De Leon – Triangle of Sadness
Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Carey Mulligan – She Said

Supporting Actor
Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin
Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin
Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Eddie Redmayne – The Good Nurse (USA)
Albrecht Schuch – All Quiet on the Western Front
Micheal Ward – Empire of Light

Original Score
Volker Bertelmann - All Quiet on the Western Front
Justin Hurwitz – Babylon (USA)
Carter Burwell - The Banshees of Inisherin
Son Lux - Everything Everywhere All at Once
Alexandre Desplat - Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio

Casting
Lucy Pardee – Aftersun
Simone Bär - All Quiet on the Western Front
Nikki Barrett, Denise Chamian – Elvis
Sarah Halley Finn - Everything Everywhere All at Once
Pauline Hansson - Triangle of Sadness

Cinematography
James Friend - All Quiet on the Western Front
Greig Fraser - The Batman (USA)
Mandy Walker – Elvis
Roger Deakins - Empire of Light
Claudio Miranda - Top Gun: Maverick (USA)

Editing
Sven Budelmann - All Quiet on the Western Front
Mikkel E G Nielsen - The Banshees of Inisherin
Jonathan Redmond, Matt Villa – Elvis
Paul Rogers - Everything Everywhere All at Once
Eddie Hamilton - Top Gun: Maverick

Production Design
Christian M Goldbeck, Ernestine Hipper - All Quiet on the Western Front
Florencia Martin, Anthony Carlino – Babylon
James Chinlund, Lee Sandales – The Batman
Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, Bev Dunn – Elvis
Curt Enderle, Guy Davis - Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio

Costume Design
Lisy Christl - All Quiet on the Western Front
JR Hawbaker, Albert Wolsky – Amsterdam (USA/Japan)
Mary Zophres – Babylon
Catherine Martin – Elvis
Jenny Beavan - Mrs Harris Goes To Paris (UK/Canada/France/Hungary/Belgium)

Make-up & Hair
Heike Merker - All Quiet on the Western Front
Naomi Donne, Mike Marino, Zoe Tahir - The Batman
Jason Baird, Mark Coulier, Louise Coulston, Shane Thomas – Elvis
Naomi Donne, Barrie Gower, Sharon Martin - Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
Anne Marie Bradley, Judy Chin, Adrien Morot – The Whale

Sound
Lars Ginzsel, Frank Kruse, Viktor Prášil, Markus Stemler - All Quiet on the Western Front
Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Julian Howarth, Gary Summers, Gwendoyln Yates Whittle - Avatar: The Way of Water (USA)
Michael Keller, David Lee, Andy Nelson, Wayne Pashley – Elvis
Deb Adair, Stephen Griffiths, Andy Shelley, Steve Single, Roland Winke – Tár
Chris Burdon, James H Mather, Al Nelson, Mark Taylor, Mark Weingarten - Top Gun: Maverick

Special Visual Effects
Markus Frank, Kamil Jafar, Viktor Müller, Frank Petzold - All Quiet on the Western Front
Richard Baneham, Daniel Barrett, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon - Avatar: The Way of Water
Russell Earl, Dan Lemmon, Anders Langlands, Dominic Tuohy – The Batman
Benjamin Brewer, Ethan Feldbau, Jonathan Kombrinck, Zak Stoltz – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Seth Hill, Scott R Fisher, Bryan Litson, Ryan Tudhope - Top Gun: Maverick

British Short Animation
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse - Peter Baynton, Charlie Mackesy, Cara Speller, Hannah Minghella
Middle Watch - John Stevenson, Aiesha Penwarden, Giles Healy
Your Mountain Is Waiting - Hannah Jacobs, Zoe Muslim, Harriet Gillian

British Short Film
The Ballad of Olive Morris - Alex Kayode-Kay
Bazigaga - Jo Ingabire Moys, Stephanie Charmail
Bus Girl - Jessica Henwick, Louise Palmkvist Hansen
A Drifting Up - Jacob Lee
An Irish Goodbye - Tom Berkeley, Ross White

EE Rising Star Award
Aimee Lou Wood
Daryl Mccormack
Emma Mackey
Naomi Ackie
Sheila Atim

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