BAFTA Awards 2023: London rolls out the red carpet

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Colin Farrell poses for photographers as he arrives for a BAFTA nomination party in London.
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Colin Farrell poses for photographers as he arrives for a BAFTA nomination party in London. | Photo credit: AP

German remake of the anti-war classic All quiet on the Western Front This weekend’s British Academy Film Awards leads the way in nominations, which film pundits will follow closely as a tip-off to next month’s Oscars.

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Based on German author Erich Maria Remarque’s 1928 novel about the horrors of World War I from the perspective of a young German soldier, the Netflix drama beat out other awards season favorites to earn 14 nods at Sunday’s BAFTAs. gave

“Since Parasitic won best picture at the Oscars, the foreign language issue doesn’t seem to be a problem, people seem to embrace the movies no matter where they’re from,” said Janelle Riley, a screenwriter and deputy awards and features editor at Hollywood Publications. Varietytold Reuters.

All quiet on the Western Front The dark comedy will compete for BAFTA’s top prize — best film. Banshees of Anshirinthe biopic Elvisdimension-hopping Everything everywhere at once and music drama Tar.

Banshees of Anshirintwo feuding friends on a remote island off the coast of Ireland, and Everything everywhere at once Each received 10 nominations. Its lead stars — Colin Farrell and Michelle Yeoh — are nominated in the main acting categories, respectively, where both face stiff competition.

Pharrell is up against Brandon Fraser. The wheelin which he played a morbidly obese man trying to reconnect with his daughter, as well as portraying Elvis Presley in Austin Butler. Elvis. Bill Nighy ( alive), Paul Mescale ( After the sun) and Daryl McCormack ( Good luck to you, Leo Grande) complete the list of leading actor nominations.

Yeh, who has already won awards for her portrayal of a laundromat owner, is unexpectedly introduced to an alternate multiverse. Everything everywhere at onceand Cate Blanchett, who plays a gay conductor of a Berlin orchestra whose career declines due to an abuse scandal. Tar, are two favorites for the leading actress award. This category also includes Viola Davis. A female king And for Daniel Deadwyler up toTwo black actresses who were overlooked for Oscar nominations.

A female king Director Gina Prince-Bythewood is the only woman in the running for the director award, but the category for a British writer, director or producer featured all female nominees.

A hit at the box office Avatar: The Path of Water And Top Gun: The Wanderer Nominated in technical categories.

“The BAFTAs can be a big precursor to the Oscars. They’re one of the only major awards shows that actually share voting members with the Academy,” Riley said.

“The Screen Actors Guild … obviously share some overlap … but the BAFTAs really look first at what the Oscars are thinking.”

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