All Quiet on the Western Front leads the way in the 2023 BAFTA film award nominations, with Scottish director Charlotte Wells receiving recognition for her debut Aftersun.
The highly anticipated nominations were announced on Thursday by actors Hayley Atwell and Toheeb Jimoh via a live broadcast from BAFTA 195 Piccadilly in London.
All Quiet on the Western Front, based on the 1929 German novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque, has received 14 nominations making it the most recognised film of the year.
Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin and the science-fiction comedy Everything Everywhere All At Once each received ten nominations while Elvis, the biopic from director Baz Luhrmann, received nine nominations.
The Cate Blanchett led Tár received five nominations while Aftersun, The Batman, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, Top Gun: Maverick and The Whale each received four.
Edinburgh-born director Charlotte Wells has been nominated for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for her father and daughter drama Aftersun.
The film received three other nominations including Leading Actor for Paul Mescal.
Others in the Leading Actor category include Austin Butler for Elvis, Brendan Fraser in The Whale, Daryl McCormack in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande and Bill Nighy in Living.
Leading Actress nominations include Cate Blanchett for Tár, Viola Davis in The Woman King, Danielle Deadwyler in Till, Ana De Armas for Blonde, Emma Thomson for Good Luck to You, Leo Grande and Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Carey Mulligan received a nomination for Supporting Actress in the journalism film She Said about The New York Times investigation into Harvey Weinstein.
Angela Bassett, Hong Chau, Kerry Condon, Dolly De Leon and Jamie Lee Curtis are also nominated in the category.
The Supporting Actor category includes Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan, Ke Huy Quan, Eddie Redmayne, Albrecht Schuch and Micheal Ward.
Aftersun is also nominated for Outstanding British Film along with 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 and The Wonder.
This year’s awards feature a range of first-time nominees with 14 out of 24 in the performance categories receiving their first BAFTA nomination.
They include Ana De Armas for Blonde, Angela Bassett for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Austin Butler for Elvis.
The critically acclaimed Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio has been nominated for Animated Film along with Marcel The Shell With Shoes, Puss In Boots: The Last Wish and Disney’s Turning Red.
All Quiet on the Western Front, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All At Once and Tár are in the running for Best Film.
Jane Millichip, CEO of BAFTA, said: “The EE BAFTA Film Awards are a celebration of the full spectrum of craft and creativity that go into filmmaking. We extend our warmest congratulations to the 215 people nominated today who represent 45 extraordinary films, spanning a vast range of narrative styles, genres and perspectives.
“We are proud of the role our Awards play in inspiring the public and future filmmakers around the world, and we look forward to celebrating all the nominees and their films at the ceremony next month.”
Anna Higgs, chair of BAFTA Film Committee praised the diversity of the nominations.
She said: “It is heartening to see that BAFTA’s ongoing work to level the playing field continues to have a positive impact on the diversity and scope of talent and titles nominated today. I’m delighted to see an all-women list in our Outstanding Debut category, as well as so many first-time nominees across the board.”
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