The BAFTA Film Awards, the most prestigious British event on the awards season calendar and a forerunner to the Oscars, bring the stars of the silver screen to London for a celebration of the year in filmmaking. Everything you need to know about the BAFTA Awards 2023 can be found here, from the nominations to the red-carpet fashion.
After long listing and two rounds of voting, BAFTA leveled the playing field for the films competing for its highest honors in 2022. This encouraged members to consider a wider range of releases and rewarded smaller indie gems that might have been overlooked (such as After Love, whose compelling lead actress, Joanna Scanlan, won the award for best actress). However, it was also crucial in selecting the Oscar front-runners, including Troy Kotsur and Jane Campion. So, who will get a chance to shine at this year’s ceremony and improve their chances of winning awards?
How, when, and where will the BAFTA Awards 2023 Take Place?
The ceremony for this year will take place on February 19 at Royal Festival Hall, Bafta’s new home in London. The BAFTAs have been held at the Royal Albert Hall for the past six years, but the star-studded event is now moving to a new location: the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre, which, according to the organization, will make the 76th edition of the event the “most ambitious and accessible night yet.”
The red carpet will be accompanied by some of the city’s most famous riverside landmarks, such as the London Eye. This year’s event will be hosted by Richard E. Grant, author, actor, and former BAFTA nominee. Rebel Wilson took over as host last year. He tweeted his happiness after the news: “I had no idea I would be asked to host the ceremony.” “As a star-struck Swazi boy, I am eager to meet my heroes and heroines.”
When it airs on BBC One in the United Kingdom, the final four categories will be announced live on air. Dame Helen Mirren will lead a special tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II during the evening. Kensington Palace has confirmed that the Prince and Princess of Wales will attend the ceremony.
Who has been nominated?
On January 19, the BAFTA Awards 2023 nominees were announced. The German war drama All Quiet on the Western Front received 14 nominations, followed closely by The Banshees of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All At Once, which each received 10. Along with Tár and Elvis, they are all competing for the night’s most important prize, Best Film. Cate Blanchett (Tár) and Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once) will compete with Emma Thompson (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande), Viola Davis (The Woman King), Danielle Deadwyler (Till), Ana de Armas (Blonde), and Danielle Deadwyler (Till). For her work on The Woman King, Gina Prince-Bythewood is the only woman to have been named to the Best Director shortlist this year; Chloé Zhao and Jane Campion won the award in 2021 and 2022, respectively. Naomi Ackie, Sheila Atim, Sex Education co-stars Aimee Lou Wood and Emma Mackey, and Daryl McCormack are up for the EE Bafta Rising Star Award 2023, with the winner selected by the British public.
What will the BAFTA Awards 2023 Ceremony Look Like?
For the first time in its history, BAFTA has confirmed that, at the conclusion of the night, the winners for the final four categories—best actor, best actress, best director, and best film—will be announced live on air. In addition, BAFTA has promised a “refreshed production and format” for 2023. The complete BAFTAs ceremony has previously been broadcast with a delay. “The production will be supported by two hosts, leading the ceremony from the auditorium, and a new BAFTA Backstage Studio that will offer viewers a 360-degree viewing experience with interviews from past and present winners, nominees, and presenters,” the organization added.
What does the fashion at the BAFTAs look like?
At the Baftas, the stars with the best outfits frequently reveal which fashion trends are truly defining the year. For instance, Bridgerton’s Simone Ashley was one of the first people to wear Pink PP, Valentino’s signature shade, on the red carpet last year, just a few days after sitting front row at the brand’s FW22 show at Paris Fashion Week. At the 2022 ceremony, Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones also dazzled in a Gucci dress in iridescent sky blue. This season, the high-shine gown set the tone for attire that is ready for the dance floor and was inspired by iconic looks from the 1920s. In addition, legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell was one of the early adopters of the gothic style, wearing a Burberry-designed black velvet gown that resembles Morticia Addams’ signature look on Netflix’s hit show Wednesday.
Who will perform at the BAFTA Awards 2023?
The organization stated in a statement that “the broadcast will feature music performances from both newcomers and established artists alike, following the success of Dame Shirley Bassey’s iconic performance from last year, which was inspired by 60 years of James Bond.” One artist whose identity has been established? Little Simz, who is scheduled to perform a track from “No Thank You,” her fifth studio album,
How can I watch the BAFTA Awards 2023?
The BAFTA Awards 2023 will air in the United Kingdom from 7 to 9 p.m. local time on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. BritBox is the only streaming service available to Americans.