The 2023 BAFTAS were the “most ambitious and accessible night yet” and hosted by Oscar and BAFTA nominee Richard E Grant, who presented the main show, and Alison Hammond, who interviewed winners and presenters in the BAFTA Backstage Studio
Attendees included the Prince and Princess of Wales ( Prince William – president of Bafta since 2010 )
The night ended with the winners for the final four categories Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress and EE Rising Star being announced live on air. This was a first in BAFTA history as in the past, the full BAFTAs ceremony was prerecorded on the same night and broadcast with a delay.
The 25 catagories include Best Film, Leading Actor, Leading Actress, Best Director, Outstanding British Film, Costume Design and Original Screenplay.
Netflix’s anti-war epic All Quiet On The Western Front was the leader with 14 nominations. The Banshees Of Inisherin, starring Colin Farrell, and Everything Everywhere All At Once, featuring Michelle Yeoh, follow closely behind with 10 nominations each.
THE 76TH BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS 2023 Winners:
WINNER: All Quiet on the Western Front
The Banshees of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Best Outstanding British Picture..
WINNER: The Banshees of Inisherin
Brian And Charles
Empire of Light
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
See How They Run
Best Leading Actress..
WINNER: Cate Blanchett, Tár
Viola Davis, The Woman King
Danielle Deadwyler, Till
Ana De Armas, Blonde
Emma Thompson in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All At Once
Best Leading Actor..
WINNER: Austin Butler, Elvis
Brendan Fraser, The Whale
Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
Daryl McCormack, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Paul Mescal, Aftersun
Bill Nighy, Living
Best Supporting Actress..
Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Hong Chau, The Whale
WINNER: Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All At Once
Dolly De Leon, Triangle of Sadness
Carey Mulligan, She Said
Best Supporting Actor..
Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
WINNER: Barry Keoghan, 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
British Costume Designer..
Sandy Powell honored with BAFTA Fellowship
by Kim Grahame
photos courtesy of Associated Press