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After 12 and 22 years of BAFTA nominations, the film has set a record

After 12 and 22 years of BAFTA nominations, the film has set a record

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, released on Netflix, topped the list of British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) nominations. The German-language film received a maximum of 14 nominations. It has been 12 years since a film received so many BAFTA nominations. More recently, in 2011, “The King’s Speech” was nominated in 14 categories.

Actress Hayley Atwell and actor Tohib Zimo announced this year’s list of nominations on January 19.

Edward Berger’s “All Quiet on the Western Front,” set against the backdrop of World War I, was screened in a special presentation at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival. It is based on the classic novel “All Quiet on the Western Front” by German lyricist Erich Maria Remarque published in 1928. In 1930, All Quiet on the Western Front by Lewis Milestone, based on the same novel, won the Oscar for Best film. Another version of “All Quiet on the Western Front” was performed by Delbert Mann in 1979.

In 2001, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon received the most 14 nominations for a non-English language film in BAFTA history. “All Quiet on the Western Front” hit that record 22 years later. Despite the brutality of the war, it won rave reviews from critics. It shows the First World War from the German point of view. Its main character is the idealistic young soldier Paul Boymer. He faces the increasingly brutal reality of war. It stars Austrian star Felix Kamerer. The film was shot in the Czech Republic in 2021. The screenplay was written by Scottish triathlete champion Lesley Patterson and her husband Ian Stoeckel.

Mexico’s Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ was the last BAFTA to win Best Foreign Language Film in 2019. Competing for the honor are Martin McDonagh’s All Quiet on the Western Front, The Banshees of Inishreen, set the 1920s between two friends, and Elvis Presley’s biopic Elvis, a sci-fi thriller about a woman who finds different versions of herself across the multiverse Film ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ and ‘Ter’ directed by Todd Field with the musical director of a German orchestra in mind.

The 76th BAFTA Film Awards received the second highest of 10 nominations each for ‘The Banshees of Inishreen’ and ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’. ‘Elvis’ garnered 9 nominations. ‘Tar’ was nominated in five categories. Additionally, “Aftersun,” “The Batman,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “The Whale,” and “Goodluck to You, Leo Grand” received four nominations each.

Nominated artists

Cate Blanchett was nominated in the Best Actress category for her performance as a famous orchestral musical director in the film “Tar”. He has been nominated seven times in Bafta history. This Australian star won three BAFTAs for the films “Blue Jasmine”, “The Aviator” and “Elizabeth”. Her rivals at this year’s BAFTAs are Viola Davis (The Woman King), Danielle Deadwyler (Teal), Anna de Armas (Blonde), Emma Thompson (Goodluck to You Leo Grande) and Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once).

Best Actor nominees include Austin Butler (Elvis), Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inishreen), Daryl McCormack (Goodluck to You Leo Grand), Paul Mescal (Aftersun) and Bill Nye (Living).

Vietnam’s Ke Hui Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once) is the favorite in the Best Supporting Actor category. His BAFTA competition includes Eddie Redmayne (The Good Nurse), Albrecht Schuh (All Quiet on the Western Front), Michael Ward (Empire of Light), Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin) and Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin).

Angela Bassett is the favorite in the superhero movie “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” in the Best Supporting Actress category. Her BAFTA competitors are Hong Chao (The Whale), Carey Condon (The Banshees of Inishreen), Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Dolly de Leon (Triangle of Sadness) and Carey Mulligan (She Said).

Of the 24 artists nominated in the four categories, 10 are non-white, or 40%.

Those who are left behind

There are a total of 45 films in this year’s BAFTA nominations list. However, the omission of a few is noticeable. Among them, heavyweights like Steven Spielberg or James Cameron did not get a place in the best director category. Steven Spielberg’s childhood adaptation of “The Fablemans” is only nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

Last year’s Hollywood box office biggest hits are among the films on this year’s BAFTA nominations list. These include ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘The Batman’. Although these are nominations in the technical category.

First appointments and women

Of the 24 nominees, 14 are first-time BAFTA nominees. Among them are Irish actor Colin Farrell and American-Canadian star Brendan Fraser. Mandy Walker, nominated for Best Cinematography for ‘Elvis’, will go down in history as the first woman to win the award.

Only one of the six nominees in the Best Director category is a woman. She’s Gina Prince-Bythewood from “The Woman King.” He faces Edward Berger (All Quiet on the Western Front), Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inishreen), Park Chan-wook (Decision to Live), Todd Field (Tar) and Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once ). .

However, all five films nominated in the Best New Writer, Director or Producer (British) category are women. They are director Charlotte Wells (Aftersun), producers Georgia Oakley and Ellen Seiff (Blue Jean), director Marie Lydien (Electric Malady), screenwriter Katy Brand (Goodluck to You, Leo Grand), Maya Kenworthy (Rebellion).

rising star

The EE BAFTA Rising Star Award nominees are Naomi Aki, who starred in the Whitney Houston biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, ‘The Woman King’ star Sheila Atim, ‘Peaky Blinders’ star Daryl McCormack, “Sex Education” star Amy Lou Wood and Emma Mackay.

The new director

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is Britain’s highest film honour. The 76th BAFTA Film Awards will be held at the Southbank Center Royal Festival Hall in London on February 19. The program will be hosted by actor Richard E. Grant. In 2019, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” He received a BAFTA nomination for the film.

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