Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front was the big winner at the 2023 Bafta Film Awards, winning seven prizes including best film and best director for Edward Berger.
The World War I movie also won the best film not in the English language; adapted screenplay; cinematography; original score and sound.
It was also a good night for The Banshees of Inisherin and Elvis, which both took home four Baftas each.
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Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin won for outstanding British film; original screenplay; supporting actor for Barry Keoghan and supporting actress for Kerry Condon.
Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of Elvis, meanwhile, won leading actor for Austin Butler, as well as casting; costume design and make up & hair.
The leading actress prize was won by Cate Blanchett for Tár. It is the fourth time Blanchett has won a Bafta.
Charlotte Wells won outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer for Aftersun, while Navalny took home the documentary prize. Elsewhere, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio won animated film.
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse won the British short animation award; while the Bafta for British short film was won by An Irish Goodbye.
The Bafta Fellowship was presented to renowned British costume designer Sandy Powell. The Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by Bafta in recognition of an individual’s outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games across their career.
The EE Rising Star Award, the only award voted for by the public, went to Emma Mackey.
The winners of the 2023 Bafta Film Awards were announced in a ceremony hosted by Richard E. Grant and Alison Hammond at The Royal Festival Hall.
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