BAFTA 2023 Nominations Announced

This year’s BAFTA nominations are in and there’s a lot of noise for All Quiet On The Western Front.

Article Published on 19.01.2023

The brutal and deeply-affecting German First World War drama All Quiet On The Western Front is the firm frontrunner as it follows its critical acclaim with a record-breaking achievement at the BAFTAs as it’s named in the Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actor, Director, and Best Film categories among its whopping fourteen nominations.

The most-nominated foreign language film in BAFTA history faces competition in the form of Martin McDonagh’s Guinness-black tragicomedy The Banshees Of Inisherin and The Daniels’ madcap multiverse adventure Everything Everywhere All At Once, both of which receiving double-figure nominations. All three are named as nominees for BAFTAs main prize, with Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis and Todd Field’s Tar completing the Best Film category.

Four of the Best Film nominees see their directors up for that particular prize as Martin McDonagh, The Daniels, Todd Field, and Edward Berger are joined by Decision To Leave’s Park Chan-wook and The Woman King’s Gina Prince-Bythewood.

Despite wins at this year’s Golden Globes, The Fabelmans and its legendary director Steven Spielberg are the most notable absentees. There is however a lot of love for Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, the raunchy British comedy starring Emma Thompson and EE Rising Star Award-nominee Daryl McCormack, who are both nominated in their respective leading acting categories.

Following its success at the Golden Globes, it’s little surprise that The Banshees Of Inisherin is the standout in the acting categories with all four of its main cast receiving nominations. Colin Farrell competes for Leading Actor alongside fellow Golden Globe-winner Austin Butler, who’s near-perfect impersonation of Elvis garners more acclaim. They’re both joined by The Whale’s Brendan Fraser, Aftersun’s Paul Mescal, and Living’s Bill Nighy. Kerry Condon is up for Supporting Actress alongside Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s Angela Bassett, The Whale’s Hong Chau, Triangle Of Sadness’ Dolly De Leon, She Said’s Carey Mulligan, and Jamie Lee Curtis for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once. Co-stars Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan go head to head in the Supporting Actor category where they’re joined by The Good Nurse’s Eddie Redmayne, All Quiet On The Western Front’s Albrecht Schuch, Empire Of Light’s Micheal Ward, and Ke Huy Quan, who already claimed the Golden Globe for his role in Everything Everywhere All At Once.

Michelle Yeoh and Cate Blanchett won Golden Globes for their performances in Everything Everywhere All At Once and Tar respectively, and BAFTA recognise their performances naming them for Leading Actress alongside The Woman King’s Viola Davis, Till’s Danielle Deadwyler, Ana De Armas, and two-time BAFTA-winner Emma Thompson for her aforementioned performance in Good Luck To You Leo, Grande.

Find out who this year’s big winners will be when host Richard E Grant welcomes esteemed guests to BAFTAs’ brand-new home at The Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 19 February.