By the final stretch of the two-hour BAFTAs ceremony, it was all about faces and accounts. Cate Blanchett and Austin Butler were chosen by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA in the original acronym in English) as best actors for the films that are named after their characters — tar It is elvis, respectively — and it remained to be seen whether To the West Nothing New would be doubly crowned. Confirmed: the German film Netflix was considered the Best Non-English Language Film and the Best Film, in addition to being the most awarded of the night.
To the West Nothing New, a Netflix production that portrays the First World War, accumulated awards throughout the rhythmic British ceremony that took place at the Royal Festival Hall: Best Direction for Edward Berger and the BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score and Sound in addition to the two main awards dedicated to feature films. The film is nominated for nine Oscars and was up for 14 BAFTA awards. He got seven. It is the second time that a film from the streaming receives the most coveted BAFTA, after having awarded Pomegranateby Alfonso Cuarón, in 2018.
Almost disappeared in combat Everything Everywhere at the Same Time, the film with the most Oscar nominations and which this Sunday morning received the Directors Guild of America award for best direction. In London, it only received the BAFTA for Best Editing.
The big competitor A West Nothing New, would also be seen during the London event, it was The Spirits of Inisherin, which had ten nominations and which at the Oscars made the full candidacy for the main categories — all acting, Directing, Original Screenplay and Best Film. It left London with the coveted Best British Film trophy, as well as Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan with the Actress and Supporting Actor accolades.
He saw the BAFTA for Best Actor slip away, which could have gone to Colin Farrell but which went to the American Austin Butler for his role as Elvis in biopic by Baz Luhrmann. in total, The Spirits of Inisherin won four statuettes of the mask that symbolize the BAFTA awards.
Cate Blanchett gave the tarby Todd Field, the only one of five possible BAFTAs for its praised interpretation of conductor Lydia Tár — PÚBLICO critic Luís Miguel Oliveira considered that “Cate Blanchett plays superlatively” this character, work that “is among the most impressive performances by an actress ever seen in 21st century films”.
Aftersun, who was awarded an award in Los Angeles early this Sunday for his first feature film at the hands of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), returned to shine hours later in the United Kingdom. Charlotte Wells was also distinguished in the newcomer category, as author and director of the film that earned Paul Mescal his first Oscar nomination, taking home the BAFTA which also includes first British film productions.
The Best Documentary for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts was Navalny, directed by Jon Blair and about the poisoning of the politician and opponent of Vladimir Putin. Hours earlier, he had been beaten at the DGA gala by Volcano: A Love Storyby Sara Dosa.
The ceremony was hosted by Richard E. Grant, who couldn’t resist teasing the Oscars by saying something like: “As long as I’m here, nobody gets slapped”, alluding to Will Smith’s aggression towards Chris Rock on the North American stage. British efficiency, tested by the new location for the ceremony and the greater number of guests in attendance, had only one flaw – which has already been committed at the Oscars: announcing the wrong winner.
Troy Kotsur, in charge of presenting the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, indicated that the winner was Kerry Condon, but the person in charge of the sign language translation (the actor is deaf, being known for his role in CODAlast year’s Best Picture Oscar winner) mistakenly gave the award momentarily to Carey Mulligan for her role in She said. The error was quickly corrected but evoked the climax of the Oscars ceremony in which it was announced in 2017 that La La Land was Best Picture when the statuette ultimately belonged to moonlightthe result of an exchange of envelopes made by the representative of the auditing company backstage.