BAFTAs: All Quiet on the Western Front takes top awards

Germany’s All Quiet on the Western front led this year’s BAFTAs, taking home seven awards out of 14 nominations.

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The winners of the 76th BAFTAs (British Academy Film Awards) have been unveiled, with German WWI film All Quiet on the Western Front taking home the top award. In total, it won seven of its 14 nominations. The Banshees of Inisherin and Elvis also fared well, taking home four awards apiece. 

You can see the full list of BAFTAs winners below:

Best Film:

All Quiet On The Western Front
The Banshees Of Inisherin
Elvis
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Tár

Best Director:

Edward Berger, All Quiet On The Western Front
Martin McDonagh, The Banshees Of Inisherin
Park Chan-Wook, Decision To Leave
Daniel Sheinert, Everything Everywhere All At Once
Todd Field, Tár
Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Woman King

Leading Actress:

Cate Blanchett, Tár
Viola Davis, The Woman King
Danielle Deadwyler, Till
Ana De Armas, Blonde
Emma Thompson, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande
Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All At Once

Leading Actor:

Austin Butler, Elvis
Colin Farrell, The Banshees Of Inisherin
Brendan Fraser, The Whale
Daryl Mccormack, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande
Paul Mescal, Aftersun
Bill Nighy, Living

Best Supporting Actor:

Barry Keoghan, The Banshees Of Inisherin
Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees Of Inisherin
Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All At Once
Eddie Redmayne, The Good Nurse
Albrecht Schuch, All Quiet On The Western Front
Micheal Ward, Empire Of Light

Best Supporting Actress:

Kerry Condon, The Banshees Of Inisherin
Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Hong Chau, The Whale
Dolly De Leon, Triangle Of Sadness
Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All At Once
Carey Mulligan, She Said

Best Original Screenplay:

The Banshees Of Inisherin, Martin Mcdonagh
Everything Everywhere All At Once, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
The Fabelmans, Tony Kushner, Steven Spielberg
Tár, Todd Field
Triangle Of Sadness, Ruben Östlund

Best Adapted Screenplay:

All Quiet On The Western Front, Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell
Living, Kazuo Ishiguro
The Quiet Girl, Colm Bairéad
She Said, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
The Whale, Samuel D. Hunter

EE Rising Star Award (Voted For By The Public):

Emma Mackey
Aimee Lou Wood
Daryl Mccormack
Naomi Ackie
Sheila Atim

Best Make Up & Hair:

Elvis
All Quiet On The Western Front
The Batman
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
The Whale

Best Production Design:

Babylon
All Quiet On The Western Front
The Batman
Elvis
Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio

Outstanding British Film:

The Banshees Of Inisherin
Aftersun
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
The Wonder

Best British Short Animation: 

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse
Middle Watch
Your Mountain Is Waiting

Best British Short Film: 

An Irish Goodbye
The Ballad Of Olive Morris
Bazigaga
Bus Girl
A Drifting Up

Best Costume Design:

Elvis
All Quiet On The Western
Amsterdam
Babylon
Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris

Best Sound:

All Quiet On The Western Front
Avatar: The Way Of Water
Elvis
Tár
Top Gun: Maverick

Best Original Score:

All Quiet On The Western Front
Babylon
The Banshees Of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio

Best Documentary:

Navalny
All That Breathes
All The Beauty And The Bloodshed
Fire Of Love
Moonage Daydream

Best Special Visual Effects:

Avatar: The Way Of Water
All Quiet On The Western Front
The Batman
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Top Gun: Maverick

Best Animated Film:

Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio
Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
Puss In Boots: The Last Wish
Turning Red

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer: 

Aftersun, Charlotte Wells (Writer/Director)
Blue Jean, Georgia Oakley (Writer/Director), Hélène Sifre (Producer)
Electric Malady, Marie Lidén (Director)
Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, Katy Brand (Writer)
Rebellion, Maia Kenworthy & Elena Sánchez Bellot (Directors)

Best Cinematography:

All Quiet On The Western Front, James Friend
The Batman, Greig Fraser
Elvis, Mandy Walker
Empire Of Light, Roger Deakins
Top Gun: Maverick, Claudio Miranda

Best Editing:

Everything Everywhere All At Once
All Quiet On The Western Front
The Banshees Of Inisherin
Elvis, Jonathan Redmond
Top Gun: Maverick

Best Casting:

Elvis
Aftersun
All Quiet On The Western Front
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Triangle Of Sadness

Best Film Not In The English Language:

All Quiet On The Western Front
Argentina, 1985
Corsage
Decision To Leave
The Quiet Girl

For those working on their Oscar predictions, take note that the BAFTAs don’t exactly have the best track record for predicting the Best Picture Oscar winner, with only nine winning top honor at both the BAFTAs and the Academy Awards since the beginning of the century.

Historically speaking, this is the first time any winner of the BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language has also taken Best Film. The closest another movie has gotten was in 1988, when France’s Jean de Florette won Best Film but, oddly enough, not Best Film Not in the English Language, despite its nomination.

At the same time, while All Quiet on the Western Front is nominated for the Academy Award equivalents of both, it’s highly unlikely to take home Best Picture, although it’s considered a lock for Best International Feature Film, which would give Germany its first win in the category since 2006’s The Lives of Others. Our own Chris Bumbray highly praised the film, giving it an 8/10.

What do you think of this year’s BAFTAs winners? How do you think All Quiet on the Western Front will fare at the Oscars?

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