The top British film award, awarded by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), has revealed the names of the 2023 nominees. The leader was the military drama All Quiet on the Western Front, based on the novel of the same name by the German writer Erich Maria Remarque. The film was directed by Edward Berger.
The film was awarded in fourteen categories, including Best Film, Best Non-English Language Film, Best Director’s Work, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.
Following the film adaptation of Remarque are Martin McDonough’s Banshee Inisherin and Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s Everything Everywhere and At Once. They intend to win in ten categories. Nine nominations for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic, five for Todd Field’s Tar, starring Cate Blanchett.
The awards ceremony will take place on February 19. This year it will not take place at the Royal Albert Hall, as usual, but at the Royal Festival Hall on Southbank.
Remember, “All Quiet on the Western Front” was the first movie based on Remarque’s book, shot in German. In the story, a hero named Paul Bäumer volunteers for World War I. On the front lines, he faces the realities of war, cruelty, and guilt. The novel carries a powerful anti-war message. You can see the teaser here.