BAFTA voters have shown a lot of love to All Quiet on the Western Front this year and awarded it with a total of seven trophies. In addition to topping the list of winners at this year’s ceremony, the German anti-war drama also walked away with the best film award.
All Quiet was competing against The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, and Tár, but the tough competition didn’t stop it from coming out victorious. This doesn’t come as a shocker since BAFTA voters made it clear they have a lot of love for this film when they gave it 14 nods—a record-breaking number for a non-English language film.
Edward Berger won the best director award for his work on this film, defeating the Daniels and Martin McDonagh. All Quiet came out victorious in five more categories: best adapted screenplay, best cinematography, best original score, best sound, and best film not in the English language.
The list of major winners also included The Banshees of Inisherin and Elvis, with four awards each. Martin McDonagh’s tragicomedy defeated the likes of Aftersun, Living, and Empire of Light to be named outstanding British film.
The 76th British Academy Film Awards were held on February 19 at the Royal Festival Hall in London, with Richard E. Grant and Alison Hammond hosting for the first time.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS AT THE 2023 BAFTA AWARDS:
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT; Malte Grunert
CATE BLANCHETT; Tár
AUSTIN BUTLER; Elvis
EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
MAKE UP & HAIR
ELVIS; Jason Baird, Mark Coulier, Louise Coulston, Shane Thomas
EDWARD BERGER; All Quiet on the Western Front
BABYLON; Florencia Martin, Anthony Carlino
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN; Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin
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
ELVIS; Catherine Martin
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT; Lars Ginzsel, Frank Kruse, Viktor Prášil, Markus Stemler
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT; Volker Bertelmann
NAVALNY; Daniel Roher, Diane Becker, Shane Boris, Melanie Miller, Odessa Rae
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; Richard Baneham, Daniel Barrett, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN; Martin McDonagh
GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO; Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar, Alex Bulkley
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
AFTERSUN; Charlotte Wells (Writer/Director)
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT; James Friend
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE; Paul Rogers
ELVIS; Nikki Barrett, Denise Chamian
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT; Edward Berger, Malte Grunert
BARRY KEOGHAN; The Banshees of Inisherin
KERRY CONDON; The Banshees of Inisherin
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT; Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell