All Quiet on the Western Front leads 2023 BAFTA film winners
James R | On 20, Feb 2023
The winners of the 2023 BAFTA film awards were unveiled last night, and Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front was the big winner, taking home a record-breaking 7 awards.
Based on Erich Maria Remarque’s 1929 novel about a German soldier sent to the trenches during World War I, Edward Berger’s film went into the night with 14 nominations and went on to win half of them – making it the first film not in the English language to win more than 4 BAFTAs (a record set by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and the film not in the English language to win Best Film since Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, also released by Netflix. The movie also won Best Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Original Score and Sound.
The second biggest winner on the night was The Banshees of Inisherin, which took home 4 masks, including Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor for Barry Keoghan and Supporting Actress for Kerry Condon.
Also on 4 wins was Elvis, including Leading Actor for Austin Butler, Casting, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair.
The Leading Actress prize was won by Cate Blanchett for Tár, while Charlotte Wells won the Outstanding Debut prize for Aftersun.
Oscars favourite Everything Everywhere All At Once only took home 1 prize – for Editing – while Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio won Animated Film (another win for Netflix). Navalny won Documentary, which, combined with the anti-war sentiment of All Quiet, cemented the 2023 BAFTAs as a topical night ahead of the one-year anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine.
Here’s the full list of winners:
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT Malte Grunert
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
AFTERSUN Charlotte Wells (Writer/Director)
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT Edward Berger, Malte Grunert
NAVALNY Daniel Roher, Diane Becker, Shane Boris, Melanie Miller, Odessa Rae
GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar, Alex Bulkley
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT Edward Berger
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN Martin McDonagh
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell
CATE BLANCHETT Tár
AUSTIN BUTLER Elvis
KERRY CONDON The Banshees of Inisherin
CAREY MULLIGAN She Said
BARRY KEOGHAN The Banshees of Inisherin
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT Volker Bertelmann
ELVIS Nikki Barrett, Denise Chamian
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT James Friend
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE Paul Rogers
BABYLON Florencia Martin, Anthony Carlino
ELVIS Catherine Martin
MAKE UP & HAIR
ELVIS Jason Baird, Mark Coulier, Louise Coulston, Shane Thomas
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT Lars Ginzsel, Frank Kruse, Viktor Prášil, Markus Stemler
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER Richard Baneham, Daniel Barrett, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE Peter Baynton, Charlie Mackesy, Cara Speller, Hannah Minghella
BRITISH SHORT FILM
AN IRISH GOODBYE Tom Berkeley, Ross White
EE RISING STAR AWARD