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  • Jeff Beck

The Winners of the 2023 BAFTA Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has just finished handing out their awards for 2022, and to simply say that there were a few surprises would be quite the understatement. The first big surprise is that Edward Berger's "All Quiet on the Western Front" dominated the awards with seven wins that included Best Film, Director, Adapted Screenplay, and Film Not in the English Language. Martin McDonagh's "The Banshees of Inisherin" and Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis" followed at a distance with four wins each.

Other big surprises included a huge upset by Austin Butler in the Leading Actor category, where it was assumed Colin Farrell would have an easy time picking up a win, while Barry Keoghan pulled his own huge upset in Supporting Actor, defeating assumed winner Ke Huy Quan. It was also quite a shock to see "Everything Everywhere All at Once" walk away with just one win for Best Editing.

So what does this mean for the Oscars next month? Well, obviously Berger won't be able to win there since he didn't get nominated, and an Adapted Screenplay win there is not likely either since the top two contenders ("Women Talking" and "Glass Onion") are in play. Most of these acting wins don't seem likely to carry over either as Quan and Bassett are still the assumed favorites for the supporting categories (with Lead Actor now being something of a three-way race), so it looks like we'll have to wait until the SAG Awards next week to see where we stand.

Next weekend, we have the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, which will finally give us our solid Best Picture frontrunner, and, as mentioned, the SAG Awards the very next day, so be sure to check back for a list of winners. In the meantime, please see below for a list of today's BAFTA winners.

Best Film: All Quiet on the Western Front

Best Director: Edward Berger, All Quiet on the Western Front

Best Actor: Austin Butler, Elvis

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Tar

Best Supporting Actor: Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Supporting Actress: Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Original Screenplay: Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Adapted Screenplay: Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, and Ian Stokell, All Quiet on the Western Front

Best Editing: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Cinematography: All Quiet on the Western Front

Best Production Design: Babylon

Best Costume Design: Elvis

Best Make Up & Hair: Elvis

Best Original Score: Volker Bertelmann, All Quiet on the Western Front

Best Sound: All Quiet on the Western Front

Best Special Visual Effects: Avatar: The Way of Water

Best Animated Film: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Best Documentary: Navalny

Best Film Not in the English Language: All Quiet on the Western Front

Best Casting: Elvis

Best British Short Film: An Irish Goodbye

Best British Short Animation: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Outstanding British Film: The Banshees of Inisherin

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer: Charlotte Wells, Aftersun

The EE Rising Star Award: Emma Mackey

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