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Everything you need to know about the BAFTA Film Awards 2023.

Updated: May 7, 2023

The BAFTA Awards is one of the most prestigious and star-studded events of the film calendar, shining a light on the best of the British and international film companies and this year was no different.

Held at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Sunday, A-list Hollywood stars took to the red carpet to celebrate the remarkable work of their peers this past year.

Actor Richard E Grant hosted the 76th annual film awards ceremony while 'This Morning' presenter Alison Hammond was interviewing stars and giving the audience at home an all-access experience. As part of his opening speech, BAFTA presenter Richard poked fun at Will Smith's infamous Oscar slap that took place at last year's ceremony.

Check out all the winners from the night here!

Original Tweet can be found here.

The highlights:

- Austin Butler won Leading Actor for 'Elvis' while Cate Blanchett took the award for Leading Actress for 'Tár', respectively.

- Tributes were paid to those lost this past year in a moving In Memoriam montage

-Helen Mirren paid tribute to the Queen, 'Your majesty, you were our nation's leading star.'

- Richard E Grant pokes fun at Will Smith's Oscars slap

-Casey Mulligan mistakenly gets announced as Best Supporting Actress.

The winners:

BAFTA history was made this year as the final four awards of the show were announced live, allowing audiences at home to experience the winners in real-time.

All Quiet on the Western Front took home the most awards on the night winning seven BAFTAs: Best Film; Director for Edward Berger; Film Not in the English Language; Adapted Screenplay; Cinematography; Original Score and Sound.

The Banshees of Inisherin won four BAFTAs, including Best Supporting Actor for Barry Keoghan.

Image Credit: BAFTA

Elvis took also took home four BAFTAs, Austin Butler winning Best Leading Actor for the King of Rock 'N' Roll.

Cate Blanchett won Best Leading Actress for her performance as Lydia Tár in Tár.

In Memoriam

A touching In Memoriam clip also played, paying tribute to late stars Anne Heche, William Hurt, Olivia Newton-John and Robbie Coltrane all of whom we have lost in the past year.

And what does this all mean for the Oscars?

It seems a certainty that Cate Blanchett will go on to win Best Actress at the Oscars after she's virtually won every major award for the category. I don't like to say that its a guaranteed win, as you must give credit to Michelle Yeoh and Michelle Williams for their performances in Everything Everywhere All At Once and The Fabelmans however Blanchett is as close to 100% certainty as you can get.

All Quiet On The Western Front is the only non-english speaking film to be nominated for Best picture so it seems like it should comfortably win Best Foreign Film as well as a real chance of winning the Best Picture Award as it also won Best Film on Sunday.

As we know, Austin Butler picked up the BAFTA for Leading Actor and I still believe there's a chance that Brendan Fraser or Colin Farrell could pip Butler to the Oscar but this win is great momentum for Butler going in to the Oscars. History likes to repeat itself however, and for the last 9 years winner of Best Actor at the BAFTA's has gone on to win the Oscar.

For the supporting Actors , there was a shock as Ke Huy Quan was beaten for the first time this awards season by Barry Keoghan however I still believe the Oscar is Quan's. Keoghan's counterpart in The Banshees of Inisherin Kerry Condon, won Supporting Actress and looks set to pip Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever for the award.

From left to right: Avatar: The Way of Water, Disney,All Quiet On The Western Front, Netlfix, The Banshees of Inisherin, Searchlight Pictures, Everything Everywhere all at once, A24, The Whale A24, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Dreamworks

Avatar: The Way Of Water won the award for Best Special Visual Effects (pretends to be shocked) and I think if it doesn't win the Oscar, I may just delete this website and stay as far away from films as possible. It's a locked on winner in my eyes.

Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio won Best Animated film as it has done at nearly every award show, the Oscar looks a guarantee but I wouldn't rule out one of the greatest animated films in recent years, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, taking home the award either.

What're your Oscar predictions? Reach out to my socials and let me know!

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