2023 BAFTA Front Runners

  • Posted On:January 19, 2023

Netflix's ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’ leads the field at this year's Bafta Film Awards, with 14 nominations, the World War One film is an adaptation of the 1928 novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque. This makes the film the first to gain 14 or more BAFTA nominations since The King's Speech in 2011. ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’ is brutally violent but widely praised. Critics have lavished praise on the latest version, which is directed by Edward Berger and stars Austrian actor Felix Kammerer. The film looks at World War One from the German perspective, through the eyes of an idealistic young soldier named Paul Bäumer (Kammerer) who is confronted with the increasingly barbaric realities of war.

Nominations for ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’ are: Best Supporting Actor (Albrecht Schuch), Best Film, Best Original Score, Special Visual Effects, Best Editing, Film Not in the English Language, Best Direction Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, Best Production Design and Best Casting.

The last non-English language film to win the BAFTA for best film was Alfonso ‘Cuarón's Roma’ in 2019. In the top BAFTA category, best film, it faces competition from Baz Luhrmann's ‘Elvis’ Presley biopic, and Todd Field's psychological drama ‘Tár,’ which follows a disgraced orchestra conductor.

The Banshees of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All At Once get 10 nominations each, with Elvis following closely behind with nine.

The top nominees

  • 14 nominations - All Quiet On The Western Front
  • 10 - Everything Everywhere All At Once, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • 9 - Elvis
  • 5 - Tár
  • 4 - Aftersun, The Batman, Top Gun: Maverick, The Whale and Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

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Full List of BAFTA nominations