Another BAFTA Awards are behind us, and they took a little bit different approach when compared to other award shows this year. All Quiet on the Western Front was the biggest winner of the night at this ceremony with a total of seven awards, including best picture.
All Quiet may not be a front-runner at other award shows, but it was a clear favorite at the BAFTAs. It came into a night with a total of 14 nods, tying the record for the most-nominated non-English language film in BAFTA’s history, previously held by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
BAFTA voters have shown this anti-war drama a lot of love, awarding it with the best picture trophy. This was only one out of seven awards won by All Quiet, including best director, best adapted screenplay, best cinematography, best original score, best sound, and best film not in the English language.
As far as British movies go, none of them could come even close to The Banshees of Inisherin. Martin McDonagh’s acclaimed tragicomedy was named the outstanding British film and it was one of only two films to walk away with four trophies, along with Elvis.
The 76th British Academy Film Awards were held at the Royal Festival Hall in London on February 19, with Richard E. Grant and Alison Hammond serving as first-time hosts.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS AT THE 2023 BAFTA AWARDS:
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT; Malte Grunert
CATE BLANCHETT; Tár
AUSTIN BUTLER; Elvis
EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
MAKE UP & HAIR
ELVIS; Jason Baird, Mark Coulier, Louise Coulston, Shane Thomas
EDWARD BERGER; All Quiet on the Western Front
BABYLON; Florencia Martin, Anthony Carlino
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN; Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE; Peter Baynton, Charlie Mackesy, Cara Speller, Hannah Minghella
BRITISH SHORT FILM
AN IRISH GOODBYE; Tom Berkeley, Ross White
ELVIS; Catherine Martin
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT; Lars Ginzsel, Frank Kruse, Viktor Prášil, Markus Stemler
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT; Volker Bertelmann
NAVALNY; Daniel Roher, Diane Becker, Shane Boris, Melanie Miller, Odessa Rae
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; Richard Baneham, Daniel Barrett, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN; Martin McDonagh
GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO; Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar, Alex Bulkley
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
AFTERSUN; Charlotte Wells (Writer/Director)
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT; James Friend
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE; Paul Rogers
ELVIS; Nikki Barrett, Denise Chamian
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT; Edward Berger, Malte Grunert
BARRY KEOGHAN; The Banshees of Inisherin
KERRY CONDON; The Banshees of Inisherin
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT; Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell