WHEN: Sunday, February 19, 2023 beginning at 7PM WHERE: Broadcast from Royal Festival Hall in London on BBC1 with livestreaming on Britbox
Like the Oscars,
the BAFTAs are the UK's top honor for both British and
international movie hits.
In recent years, the BAFTAs have have closely mimicked
Hollywood (and vice versa), so the UK awards are always closely watched stateside for possible Oscar winners.
Richard E. Grant and Alison Hammond
co-hosted the 2023 BAFTA Awards.
This year, "the British Oscars", the 2023 BAFTA Awards, was televised live on Sunday evening, February 19, 2023 on BBC1 from Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London.
American and international audiences watched a live stream of the 2023 ceremony on BritBox.
New this year?
TWO hosts were named for the 2023 BAFTAs, with actor Richard E. Grant leading the ceremony from the auditorium while TV personality Alison Hammond gave sneak peaks behind the scenes from the BAFTA Backstage Studio.
BAFTA Awards 2023 nominees
Leading the way at the 2023 BAFTA Awards were "All Quiet on the Western Front" with 14 nominations,
by "Everything Everywhere All at Once" and
"The Banshees Of Inisherin" with 10 nods.
Meanwhile, the full list of 2023 BAFTA Film Awards nominees (also see WINNERS, below) had Netflix’s World War I drama "All Quiet on the Western Front" (the night's big winner) leading the pack with a whopping 14 nominations including Best Film, Director, and Adapted Screenplay.
"The Banshees Of Inisherin" and "Everything Everywhere All at Once" followed with 10 nominations each. Other leading contenders include Elvis, with nine nominations, including Best Film, Best Cinematography and a Best Actor nod for Austin Butler.
"Tár" has five nods, including Best Leading Actress for Cate Blanchett, followed by "Aftersun", "The Batman", "Good Luck to You", "Leo Grande", "Top Gun: Maverick" and "The Whale" which received four nods each.
BAFTA Awards performers and presenters
After a two-year absence, royal couple
Prince William and Kate Middelton returned
to the BAFTAs this year at Royal Festival Hall
Performing on the big night was rapper Little Simz. The A-list of presenters included Ana Taylor-Joy, Ariana DeBose, Brian Cox, Catherine-Zeta-Jones, Eugene Levy, Jamie Dornan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jimmy Akingbola, Jodie Turner-Smith, Julianne Moore, Lily James, Martin Freeman, Matthew Modine, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sophie Turner, Taran Egerton, Taylor Russell and many more.
Along with film royalty. Prince William and wife Kate Middleton made an appearance after being on hiatus for the last two years. Although they are usual attendees (Prince William has been the president of the BAFTAs since 2010), the royal couple missed the show in 2021 due to tight scheduling, and again last year upon the death of William's grandfather, Prince Philip.
And, in an extra-special tribute this year, actress Helen Mirren took the reigns in honoring William's grandmother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, for her support of the BAFTAs that spanned 50 years.
Just up ahead, check out more information on the BAFTAs includig fun facts and trivia plus the complete list of nominees and big WINNERS on awards night!
Funniest presenter? Rebel Wilson at the 2020 BAFTA Awards.
DID YOU KNOW? BAFTA Awards trivia
• They're still talking about Meryl Streep's appearance when she blurted out "I would like to spank..." rather than " I "would like to thank..." at the 2003 awards presentation.
• The first ever Rising Star Award was won by Scottish actor James McAvoy in 2006. Other nominess that inaugural year included Gael García Bernal, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michelle Williams.
• The very first BAFTA awards ceremony took place in May 1949 when "The Best Years of Our Lives" won Best Film.
• British actress Maggie Smith has the most Best Actress wins for her roles in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969), "A Private Function" (1984), "A Room with a View" (1986) and "The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne" (1988).
• British actor Peter Finch holds the record with five BAFTA Best Actor awards for his roles in "A Town Like Alice" (1956), "The Trials of Oscar Wilde" (1960), "No Love for Johnnie" (1961), "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (1971) and "Network" (1976).
• The BAFTA voting public know talent when they see it. BAFTA Rising Star Award winners have included names like Tom Holland, John Boyega, James McAvoy, Tom Hardy and Daniel Kaluuya, along with its youngest recipient, Kristen Stewart, who took home the prize at the age of 19 in 2009.
The BAFTA Awards around the Web:
Below, surf the rest of the Web for more history and BAFTA trivia, current news & information, plus star-studded photo
galleries chronicling the UK's highest film award:
BAFTA- The official site of the British Academy of Film and Television
Arts with related feature stories and interviews, nominees, winners & photos.
BAFTA Awards - Good, but brief background history and a omplete list of BAFTA winners dating back to 1969.
BAFTA 2023 Nominees & WINNERS
Best Film All Quiet on the Western Front The Banshees of Inisherin Elvis Everything Everywhere All at Once Tár
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
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 (Director)
Film Not in the English Language All Quiet on the Western Front Argentina, 1985 Corsage Decision to Leave The Quiet Girl
Documentary All That Breathes All the Beauty and the Bloodshed Fire of Love Moonage Daydream Navalny
Animated Film Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio Marcel the Shell with Shoes On Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Turning Red
Director All Quiet on the Western Front – Edward Berger The Banshees of Inisherin – Martin Mcdonagh Decision to Leave – Park Chan-wook Everything Everywhere All at Once – Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert Tár – Todd Field The Woman King – Gina Prince-Bythewood
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
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
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
Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Hong Chau – The Whale Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin
Dolly De Leon – Triangle of Sadness
Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Carey Mulligan – She Said
Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin 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
Original Score All Quiet on the Western Front – Volker Bertelmann Babylon – Justin Hurwitz The Banshees of Inisherin – Carter Burwell Everything Everywhere All at Once – Son Lux
Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio – Alexandre Desplat
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
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
Editing All Quiet on the Western Front – Sven Budelmann The Banshees of Inisherin – Mikkel E. G. Nielsen Elvis – Jonathan Redmond, Matt Villa Everything Everywhere All at Once – Paul Rogers Top Gun: Maverick – Eddie Hamilton
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
Costume Design All Quiet on the Western Front – Lisy Christl Amsterdam – J.R. Hawbaker, Albert Wolsky Babylon – Mary Zophres Elvis – Catherine Martin Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris – Jenny Beavan
Makeup & 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
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
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
British Short Animation The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Middle Watch Your Mountain Is Waiting
British Short Film The Ballad Of Olive Morris Bazigaga Bus Girl A Drifting Up An Irish Goodbye
EE Rising Star Award (Voted For By The Public)
Aimee Lou Wood
Daryl Mccormack Emma Mackey