The German Anti-war movie ‘All Quiet’ conquers BAFTA by winning seven awards. It received the Best Picture award. Furthermore, Edward Berger won the BAFTA for best director. Other wins include:
- Best Score,
- Best Sound,
- Best Adapted Screenplay,
- Best Film Not In The English Language, and
- Best Cinematography.
“All Quiet on the Western Front” is a screen adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s classic 1928 novel. The movie vividly portrays the life of German soldier Paul Baumer during World War 1.
This World War 1 epic broke the BAFTA record. By becoming the first film ‘Not in English Language’ to win 7 awards, ‘All Quiet’ conquers BAFTA.
Next in line were “The Banshees of Inisherin”, an Irish tragic-comedy and “Elvis”, a rock biopic. Each of them won four awards.
Berger said in his acceptance speech that the filmmakers “grew up with a responsibility to tell the story.” Meanwhile, they felt esteemed that the public had “accepted it with overwhelming love”.
Martin McDonagh’s “The Banshees of Inisherin” won the best British film award in the star-studded award ceremony. Since it was an Irish movie, McDonagh joked about it, saying, “Best what award?”. Though he later clarified that the film had British funding, which makes it eligible for the award.
“Banshees” also won the original screenplay award. Moreover, Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon grabbed the award for best supporting actor and actress.
While ‘All Quiet’ conquers BAFTA with 7 wins, it did not grab ‘lead role’ awards. Austin Butler sweeped the best actor award for “Elvis”. Cate Blanchett won the best actress for “Tar”.
The 76th British Academy Film Awards took place on Sunday at the Royal Festival Hall in Southbank Centre, London. Actor Richard E Grant was the host.