German war film tops BAFTA nominations

A German-language adaptation of the classic anti-war novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, has secured 14 nominations for this year’s BAFTA film awards, with The Banshees of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All At Once on ten nominations apiece, followed by Elvis with 9.

No film has received as many nominations since The King’s Speech at the 2011 awards – and it equals the record for a foreign language film, set by Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, 22 years ago.

Those four films are joined by Todd Field’s music drama Tár in the race for Best Film. Four of the directors – all except Elvis’ Baz Luhrmann – are up for Best Director, alongside The Woman King’s Gina Prince-Bythewood and Decision To Leave’s Park Chan-wook.

Martin McDonagh’s Anglo-Irish Banshees is the only film in the running for the top prize that’s also up for Outstanding British Film, alongside Aftersun, Brian and Charles, Empire of Light, Good Luck to You Leo Grande, Living, Matilda the Musical, See How They Run, The Swimmers and The Wonder.

The Best Leading Actor prize will go to one of the Golden Globe winners, Elvis’s Austin Butler or Banshees star Colin Farrell, the Oscar front-runner Brendan Fraser for The Whale, or stars of the stars of three of the smaller British films, Bill Nighy for Living, Aftersun’s Paul Mescal or Daryl McCormack for his eponymous turn as an escort in Good Luck To You, Leo Grande.

His co-star, Dame Emma Thompson, is in the running for Best Leading Actress, alongside awards season favourite Cate Blanchett for Tár, Everything Everywhere’s Michelle Yeoh, Danielle Deadwyler for Till, The Woman King’s Viola Davis and Ana de Armas, for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Blonde. But there’s no nomination for three-time Oscar nominee Olivia Colman, who had been tipped for a nod for Empire of Light.

Colin Farrell (left) said, “I’m so thrilled and grateful for this honour. That I get to share the moment with my fellow Banshees makes it all the sweeter.”

Two of Farrell’s co-stars, Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan, make the short-list for Best Supporting Actor, alongside the Golden Globe winner Ke Huy Quan, from Everything Everywhere, Eddie Redmayne for The Good Nurse, Empire of Light’s Micheal Ward and Albrecht Schuch, the only star of the most nominated film to get an acting nomination.

Leading the field in the supporting actress category is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s Angela Bassett, who’s already picked up a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice award for the role. She faces competition from Banshees’ Kerry Condon, The Whale’s Hong Chau, Dolly de Leon from Triangle of Sadness, Carey Mulligan for She Said and Everything Everywhere’s Jamie Lee Curtis – her first BAFTA nomination since A Fish Called Wanda, 34 years ago.

All five of the Original Screenplay nominees also directed their films. Banshees’ Martin McDonagh will be up against the Everything Everywhere All At Once pair Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Tár’s Todd Field, Ruben Östlund for Triangle of Sadness and Steven Spielberg, who co-wrote his semi-autobiographical The Fabelmans with frequent collaborator Tony Kushner.

Two of the directors are also in the running for the best adapted screenplay prize; Colm Bairéad for The Quiet Girl and All Quiet on the Western Front’s Edward Berger. The other nominated writers are Rebecca Lenkiewicz, for She Said, the nobel-prize winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro for adapting Akira Kurasawa’s Ikiru to become Living and Samuel D Hunter, who adapted his play The Whale for the big screen.

Aftersun’s writer and director Charlotte Wells, who’s in the running for the Outstanding British Debut award, said, “Floored to receive news of BAFTA nominations this morning. A year ago, snowed in the edit room, this was completely outside the realm of possibility; even fantasy.” She’s up against the the writer and director of Blue Jean, Georgia Oakley, Electric Malady’s Marie Lidén, Rebellion’s Elena Sánchez Bellot and Maia Kenworthy and Katy Brand, who wrote Good Luck To You, Leo Grande.

The BAFTA winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Southbank Centre in London on the 19th February, selected from the following full list of nominees:

Best film

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Elvis
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Tár

Outstanding British film

  • Aftersun
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Brian And Charles
  • Empire of Light
  • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
  • Living
  • Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
  • See How They Run
  • The Swimmers
  • The Wonder

Leading actress

  • Cate Blanchett, Tár
  • Viola Davis, The Woman King
  • Danielle Deadwyler, Till
  • Ana De Armas, Blonde
  • Emma Thompson in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
  • Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All At Once

Leading actor

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

Supporting actress

  • Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Hong Chau, The Whale
  • Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Dolly De Leon, Triangle of Sadness
  • 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
  • Albrecht Schuch, All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Micheal Ward, Empire of Light

Director

  • All Quiet on the Western Front, Edward Berger
  • The Banshees of Inisherin, Martin McDonagh
  • Decision To Leave, Park Chan-wook
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once, Daniel Kwan/Daniel Scheinert
  • Tár, Todd Field
  • The Woman King, Gina Prince-Bythewood

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

  • Aftersun
  • Blue Jean
  • Electric Malady
  • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
  • Rebellion

Film not in the English language

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Argentina, 1985
  • Corsage
  • Decision To Leave
  • The Quiet Girl

Documentary

  • All That Breathes
  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
  • Fire of Love
  • Moonage Daydream
  • Navalny

Animated film

  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  • Turning Red

Original screenplay

  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • The Fabelmans
  • Tár
  • Triangle of Sadness

Adapted screenplay

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Living
  • The Quiet Girl
  • She Said
  • The Whale

Original score

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Babylon
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Casting

  • Aftersun
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Elvis
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Triangle of Sadness

Cinematography

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The Batman
  • Elvis
  • Empire of Light
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Costume design

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Amsterdam
  • Babylon
  • Elvis
  • Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris

Editing

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Elvis
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Production design

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Babylon
  • The Batman
  • Elvis
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

EE Bafta rising star award (voted for by the public)

  • Aimee Lou Wood
  • Daryl McCormack
  • Emma Mackey
  • Naomi Ackie
  • Sheila Atim

Make-up and hair

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The Batman
  • Elvis
  • Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
  • The Whale

Sound

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Elvis
  • Tár
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Special visual effects

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Batman
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Top Gun: Maverick

British short film

  • The Ballad Of Olive Morris
  • Bazigaga
  • Bus Girl
  • A Drifting Up
  • An Irish Goodbye

British short animation

  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse
  • Middle Watch
  • Your Mountain is Waiting
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