Bafta nominations 2023 – live: Film world reacts to awards announcement

The Bafta nominations have been announced in London.

The nominees were revealed by Hayley Atwell and Ted Lasso actor Toheeb Jimoh during a live press conference at 12pm on Thursday (19 January).

This year’s Baftas, which are taking place in the UK’s capital city on 19 February, will be presented by Richard E Grant and Alison Hammond, three weeks before the Oscars.

Films in contention include current favourites The Banhees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All at Once and Cate Blanchett film Tár.

Netflix’s German-language war film All Quiet on the Western Front, though, surpassed the favourites to become the most-nominated film.

Actors that were named included Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Austin Butler (Elvis), Brendan Fraser (The Whale) and Banshees of Inisherin stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.

Follow along with all the live updates, as the nominations were announced, below

Baftas 2023

Thursday 19 January 2023 09:29 , Jacob Stolworthy

Hello, and welcome to The Independent’s Bafta nominations live blog! Yes, it really is that time of year again...

Thursday 19 January 2023 09:50 , Jacob Stolworthy

Awards season is in full swing. We’ve had the Golden Globes, the Critics Choice Awards – and next week, the Oscar nominations will arrive.

But before that, the Bafta will announce its nominations for 2023. Who will be named? Let’s take a look...

Thursday 19 January 2023 10:05 , Jacob Stolworthy

The films to have dominated the 2023 awards season so far include Martin McDonagh’sThe Banhees of Inisherin, Tár, starring Cate Blanchett and sleeper hit Everything Everywhere All at Once.

They all featured onn Bafta’s longlist compiling all the possible films that will be nominated. But will they be named later?

‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ (Searchlight Pictures)
‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ (Searchlight Pictures)

Thursday 19 January 2023 10:20 , Jacob Stolworthy

Acting wise, it’s being expected that Best Actor is a two=horse race between Banshees actor Colin Farrell and Brendan Fraser’s comeback performance in The Whale.

Should they get nominated today, it will be each actor’s first ever Bafta nomination.

Will Brendan Fraser receive a Bafta nomination (2018 Invision)
Will Brendan Fraser receive a Bafta nomination (2018 Invision)

Thursday 19 January 2023 10:40 , Jacob Stolworthy

It really seems as if Tár star Cate Blanchett is the one to beat for Best Actress this year, so a nomination would hardly be surprising. It would be her seventh (seventh!) nomination., with the first arriving in 1999 for Elizabeth.

Fierce competition, though, is expected to manifest in the form of Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Will Cate Blanchett receive her seventh Bafta nomination? (Universal Pictures)
Will Cate Blanchett receive her seventh Bafta nomination? (Universal Pictures)

Thursday 19 January 2023 11:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

It’s a good time to highlight the Rising Star nominees, who were announced earlier this week.

Let’s just say: it was a good day to be a Sex Education star.

Previous winners include James McAvoy, Eva Green, Tom Hardy, Kristen Stewart, Tom Holland and Letitia Wright.

In 2022, the award was won by Lashana Lynch.

Bafta announces 2023 Rising Star nominees, with two Sex Education actors up for award

Thursday 19 January 2023 11:20 , Jacob Stolworthy

One surprise film that was omitted from the Bafta longlists in several of the main categories was The Fabelmans, which is an Oscar frontrunner following its victory at the Golden Globes earlier this month.

Will this hurt the biographical Steven Spielberg film’s Oscar chances? Time will most certainly tell.

‘The Fabelmans’ (AP)
‘The Fabelmans’ (AP)

Thursday 19 January 2023 11:35 , Jacob Stolworthy

There’s not long to go now before Hayley Atwell and Ted Lasso actor Toheeb Jimoh announce this year’s nominations!

Thursday 19 January 2023 11:45 , Jacob Stolworthy

There’s only 15 minutes to go until the nominations are announced – we will be putting each category here as soon as they’re in, so don’t go anywhere.

Thursday 19 January 2023 11:50 , Jacob Stolworthy

Let’s quickly namecheck one film whose campaign appears to have sadly run of steam: Sarah Polley’s Women Talking.

The powerful film, starring Rooney Mara, Jessie Buckley and Claire Foy, is deserving of the top prize.

It’s (finally) released in the UK on 10 February, and we included it in our film preview of 2023.

23 films to look out for in 2023, from Barbie and Wonka to Dune and M3GAN

Thursday 19 January 2023 11:59 , Jacob Stolworthy

We are moments away from finding out which films have been nominated the 2023 Baftas.

Now’s the time to start a prayer circle for your favourite films from the last year!

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:02 , Jacob Stolworthy

Aaaand we’re off, with a fun compilation followed by Hayley Atwell and Toheen Jimoh live from Bafta HQ in London.

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:05 , Jacob Stolworthy

“They’re all winners in my eyes,” Toheeb Jimoh says, to which Hayley Atwell replies: “Agreed.”

That’s the spirit!

 (YouTube)
(YouTube)

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:06 , Jacob Stolworthy

First up, we have:

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

Aftersun

The Banshees of Inisherin

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

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:06 , Jacob Stolworthy

Next up is:

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin

Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Tony Kushner, Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans

Todd Field – Tár

Ruben Östlund – Triangle of Sadness

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:07 , Jacob Stolworthy

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY nominees are:

Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell – All Quiet on the Western Front

Kazuo Ishiguro – Living

Colm Bairéad – The Quiet Girl

Rebecca Lenkiewicz – She Said

Samuel D Hunter – The Whale

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:08 , Jacob Stolworthy

The BEST DOCUMENTARY nominees are as follows:

All that Breathes

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Fire of Love

Moonage Daydream

Navalny

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:08 , Jacob Stolworthy

Now it’s BEST FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

All Quiet on the Western Front

Argentina, 1985

Corsage

Decision to Leave

The Quiet Girl

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:09 , Jacob Stolworthy

BEST OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

Aftersun

Blue Jean

Electric Malady

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

Rebellion

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:10 , Jacob Stolworthy

BEST DIRECTOR

Edward Berger – All Quiet on the Western Front

Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin

Park Chan-wook – Decision to Leave

Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Todd Field – Tár

Gina Prince-Bythewood – The Woman King

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:10 , Jacob Stolworthy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin

Barry KeoghanThe Banshees of Inisherin

Ke Huy QuanEverything Everywhere All at Once

Eddie Redmayne – The Good Nurse

Albrecht Schuch – All Quiet on the Western Front

Micheal WardEmpire of Light

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:11 , Jacob Stolworthy

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Hong Chau – The Whale

Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin

Dolly De Leon – Triangle of Sadness

Jamie Lee CurtisEverything Everywhere All at Once

Carey Mulligan – She Said

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:12 , Jacob Stolworthy

BEST LEADING ACTOR

Austin ButlerElvis

Colin FarrellThe Banshees of Inisherin

Brendan FraserThe Whale

Daryl McCormack – Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

Paul Mescal – Aftersun

Bill NighyLiving

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:14 , Jacob Stolworthy

BEST FILM

All Quiet on the Western Front

The Banshees of Inisherin

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Tár

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:15 , Jacob Stolworthy

So All Quiet on the Western Front leads with 14 nomination.

The Banshees of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All at Once both have 10.

Elvis has nine, and Tár has five.

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:15 , Jacob Stolworthy

Coming up now we have the best of the rest:

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Turning Red

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:19 , Jacob Stolworthy

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

All Quiet on the Western Front – Volker Bertelmann

Babylon – Justin Hurwitz

The Banshees of Inisherin – Carter Burwell

Everything Everywhere All at Once – E Son Lux

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Alexandre Desplat

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:20 , Jacob Stolworthy

BEST CASTING

Aftersun – Lucy Pardee

All Quiet on the Western Front – Simone Bär

Elvis – Nikki Barrett, Denise Chamian

Everything Everywhere All at Once – Sarah Halley Finn

Triangle of Sadness – Pauline Hansson

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:21 , Jacob Stolworthy

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

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:23 , Jacob Stolworthy

BEST EDITING

All Quiet on the Western Front – Sven Budelmann

The Banshees of Inisherin – Mikkel EG Nielsen

Elvis – Jonathan Redmond, Matt Villa

Everything Everywhere All at Once – Paul Rogers

Top Gun: Maverick – Eddie Hamilton

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:24 , Jacob Stolworthy

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

All Quiet on the Western Front – Christian M Goldbreck, Ernestine Hipper

Babylon – Florencia Martin, Anthony Carlino

The Batman – James Chinlund, Lee Sandales

Elvis – Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, Bev Dunn

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Curt Enderle, Guy Davis

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:25 , Jacob Stolworthy

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

All Quiet on the Western Front – Lisy Christl

Amsterdam – JR Hawbaker, Albert Wolsky

Babylon – Mary Zophres

Elvis – Catherine Martin

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris – Jenny Beavan

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:26 , Jacob Stolworthy

BEST MAKE UP & HAIR

All Quiet on the Western Front – Heike Merker

The Batman – Naomi Donne, Mike Marino, Zoe Tahir

Elvis – Jason Baird, Mark Coulier, Louise Coulston, Shane Thomas

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical – Naomi Donne, Barrie Gower, Sharon Martin

The Whale – Anne Marie Bradley, Judy Chin, Adrien Morot

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:27 , Jacob Stolworthy

BEST SOUND

All Quiet on the Western Front – Lars Ginzsel, Frank Kruse, Viktor Prášil, Markus Stemler

Avatar: The Way of Water – Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Julian Howarth, Gary Summers, Gwendoyln Yates Whittle

Elvis – Michael Keller, David Lee, Andy Nelson, Wayne Pashley

Tár – Deb Adair, Stephen Griffiths, Andy Shelley, Steve Single, Roland Winke

Top Gun: Maverick – Chris Burdon, James H Mather, Al Nelson, Mark Taylor, Mark Weingarten

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:28 , Jacob Stolworthy

BEST SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

All Quiet on the Western Front – Markus Frank, Kamil Jafar, Viktor Müller, Frank Petzoid

Avatar: The Way of Water – Richard Baneham, Daniel Barrett, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon

The Batman – Russell Earl, Dan Lemmon, Anders Langlands, Dominic Tuohy

Everything Everywhere All at Once – Benjamin Brewer, Ethan Feldbau, Jonathan Kombrinck, Zak Stoltz

Top Gun: Maverick – Seth Hill, Scott R Fisher, Bryan Litson, Ryan Tudhope

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:29 , Jacob Stolworthy

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Middle Watch

Your Mountain is Waiting

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:30 , Jacob Stolworthy

BRITISH SHORT FILM

The Ballad of Olive Morris

Bazigaga

Bus Girl

A Drifting Up

An Irish Goodbye

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:31 , Jacob Stolworthy

and a reminder of the EE RISING STAR AWARD nominees (voted for by the public):

Aimee Lou Wood

Daryl McCormack

Emma Mackey

Naomi Ackie

Sheila Atim

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:32 , Jacob Stolworthy

You can find every single nomination for persual purposes here

All Quiet on the Western Front has MATCHED Crouching Tiger, Hidden Drasgon’s 2002 record to become the second film with the most ever nominations for a film not in the English language.

A big day for both Germany and Netflix.

Bafta nominations 2023 list in full

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:39 , Jacob Stolworthy

Over the afternoon, we will be sharing reactions from certain nominees as they roll in.

First up, we have Sara Dosa, the director of National Geographic’s acclaimed documentary Fire of Love, which follows a married couple who spent their lives photographing volcanoes.

It is an incredible privilege to be recognised by BAFTA and receive a nomination for Fire of Love. Katia and Maurice Kraffts’ footage and legacy were sources of profound inspiration and I feel so honored and grateful to have gotten to tell their story. It was a labor of love to make this film in such a collaborative way with my wonderful team as we always looked to the Kraffts as our North Star. I’m so happy that the joy and awe we had making Fire of Love has resonated.

Sara Dosa, ‘Fire of Love’ director

‘Fire of Love’ (National Geographic)
‘Fire of Love’ (National Geographic)

Thursday 19 January 2023 12:57 , Jacob Stolworthy

As mentioned before, Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans was largely ommitted from the longlist, so its snub from the main categories isn’t too surprising.

However, just one nomination for an Oscar frontrunner is certainly unprecedented.

Thursday 19 January 2023 13:10 , Jacob Stolworthy

Another big snub is RRR, the Indian epic from director SS Rajamouli.

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Thursday 19 January 2023 13:25 , Jacob Stolworthy

And my beloved Women Talking picked up a grand total of zero – yep, zero – nominations.

But there is a tonne of good stuff packed away! Find a debrief with Bafta CEO Jane Millichip and executive director of awards and content, Emma Baehr, here.

Irish actors and All Quiet on the Western Front dominate Bafta 2023 nominations

Thursday 19 January 2023 13:51 , Jacob Stolworthy

Blue Jean director Georgia Oakley has responded to the film’s nomination for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.

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Thursday 19 January 2023 17:00 , Jacob Stolworthy

Thanks for following along with the live blog! Join us for the actual ceremony on 17 February.