British Academy of Film and Television Arts announces recipients of 2023 Film Awards

Saturday, February 25, 2023

A file photo of Royal Festival Hall.
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On Sunday, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) conferred its 2023 Film Awards at a ceremony in London, England's Royal Festival Hall.

The German anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front won seven of the fourteen awards it was nominated for, including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Direction and Best Film.

The Banshees of Inisherin won Outstanding British Film and Best Original Screenplay. The film adaptation of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse bagged the Best British Short Animation award.

The Academy handed the Award for Best Special Visual Effects to Avatar: The Way of Water.

Meanwhile, Cate Blanchett won Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Tár, Austin Butler took the Best Actor in a Leading Role award for Elvis, and Emma Mackey won the EE Rising Star Award.

The Academy gave costume designer Sandy Powell the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement.

CNN called All Quiet on the Western Front "the sweeping victor of the night". Malte Grunert, the movie's producer, said: "We’ve been blessed with so many nominations and winning this is just incredible".

Mackey declared she was "so proud to be nominated" and the win was "really special".