Baftas 2023: When are the film awards and who's nominated?

Everything you need to know about Britain's answer to the Oscars

BAFTA trophy
All you need to know about the BAFTAs 2023. (Getty)

Hollywood's biggest stars are headed for the Baftas this weekend as the film awards return for another year.

It's the glitziest night in the UK film calendar — but who's nominated, and how can you watch the ceremony unfold?

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Here's all we know so far.

When are the Baftas 2023?

The Baftas are due to take place on 19 February, 2023 at London's Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank.

This is the film awards ceremony: there is also a separate TV BAFTAs that will celebrate the small screen in a ceremony on 14 May, 2023.

How can I watch the Baftas?

Stephen Beresford attending the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London.
You can watch the winners pick up their trophies. (PA/Alamy)

Even if you're not one of the A-list guests, you can still watch the awards from home as they will air on TV as usual.

The Baftas will air on 19 February from 7pm to 9pm on BBC One, and will also be available on BBC iPlayer.

For the first time, the ceremony will include a live broadcast to reveal the final four category winners after previously being recorded and then broadcast on the same day.

The four categories announced live will be, EE Rising Star, Leading Actor, Leading Actress and Best Film.

Who is nominated?

Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan in the film THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN. Photo by Jonathan Hession.  Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2022 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved.
Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan in The Banshees of Inisherin. (Searchlight Pictures/20th Century Studios)

The shortlist for nominations was announced on Thursday, 19 January, with Netflix anti-war epic All Quiet On The Western Front leading with the most nods.

Also doing well are Golden Globes success The Banshees Of Inisherin, science-fiction thriller Everything Everywhere All At Once and Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of Elvis.

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All four titles are included in the best film nominees, along with Tár, with The Banshees of Inisherin also making its way into the outstanding British film shortlist alongside the likes of Matilda The Musical, The Wonder and Good Luck To You, Leo Grande.

Felix Kammerer takes on the lead role in All Quiet On The Western Front. (Netflix)
All Quiet On The Western Front (Netflix)

The Banshees of Inisherin has been chosen for the director category as well as best actor for Colin Farrell, and supporting role nods for Brendan Gleeson and Kerry Condon.

Other best actor nominees include Austin Butler for Elvis, Brendan Fraser for The Whale, and Bill Nighy for Living, while some of the best actress nominees are Emma Thompson in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande and Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All At Once.

Everything Everywhere All At Once (A24)
Everything Everywhere All At Once (A24)

Other supporting actor and actress nominees are Barry Keoghan for The Banshees of Inisherin, Eddie Redmayne for The Good Nurse, Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything Everywhere All At Once and Carey Mulligan for She Said.

The shortlist for original score sees nods for All Quiet On The Western Front, The Banshees of Inisherin, Babylon, Everything Everywhere All At Once and Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.

Bafta's full list of nominations is available here.

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Sex Education’s Emma Mackey and Aimee Lou Wood are among the contenders to be named the next star of the future at the upcoming Bafta awards.

They have been nominated for the EE Rising Star Award alongside Naomi Ackie, who recently portrayed Whitney Houston in Sony’s musical biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody, The Woman King’s Sheila Atim and Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’s Daryl McCormack.

Last year’s EE Rising Star Award winner Lashana Lynch will return to present the award to this year’s winner.

Who will be awarded the Bafta Fellowship?

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 24: Sandy Powell attends The 25th SCAD Savannah Film Festival - Day 3 on October 24, 2022 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for SCAD)
Sandy Powell attends The 25th SCAD Savannah Film Festival, 2022. (Getty Images for SCAD)

The award-winning Sandy Powell will be awarded a Fellowship at the EE Bafta Film Awards. It is the highest accolade bestowed by Bafta upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, games or television.

Powell is the first costume designer to be awarded the Bafta Fellowship.

Her extensive body of work spans period films from The Favourite and Shakespeare in Love to fantasy productions including Mary Poppins Returns and Cinderella, to Wolf of Wall Street, The Irishman and Velvet Goldmine.

Who is hosting the ceremony?

Richard E. Grant (Getty)
Richard E. Grant (Getty)

Richard E. Grant has been named as the host of this year's Bafta film awards.

He will be joined in his BBC coverage by TV presenter Alison Hammond, who will give viewers an access-all-areas experience and offer interviews with some of the biggest stars in attendance.

Film critic Ali Plumb will host Bafta’s red carpet show alongside presenter Vick Hope.

A tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is to be led by BAFTA Fellow Dame Helen Mirren. The Queen occupies a unique place in BAFTA’s history, a close association that spanned 50 years. Through her various patronages, The Queen was renowned for her support of the UK’s creative industries.

Who is appearing at the Baftas?

MILAN, ITALY - DECEMBER 05: Little Simz performs at Fabrique on December 05, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images)
Little Simz performing in 2022. (Getty Images)

It has been announced that London rapper Little Simz will perform on the night.

Mercury Prize winner Little Simz, who has also appeared in Top Boy, said: "I’m so excited and honoured to be performing at the EE Bafta Film Awards this year. Thank you for having me. Lots of Love."

Presenters confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order): Anya Taylor-Joy, Ariana DeBose, Brian Cox, Catherine-Zeta-Jones, Cynthia Erivo, Diego Luna, Eugene Levy, Geri Halliwell Horner, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gwendoline Christie, Hayley Atwell, Hoyeon, Jamie Dornan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jimmy Akingbola, Jodie Turner-Smith, Julianne Moore, Lily James, Martin Freeman, Matthew Modine, Paapa Essiedu, Rami Malek, Regé Jean Page, Rita Wilson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shazad Latif, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sophie Turner, Taron Egerton, Taylor Russell, Toheeb Jimoh, Troy Kotsur.

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 23: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY - For Non-Editorial use please seek approval from Fashion House) Anya Taylor-Joy attends the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week  on January 23, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
Anya Taylor-Joy attends the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2023. (Victor Boyko/Getty Images)

Nominees confirmed to attend include (in alphabetical order): Adele Romanski, Adrian Politowski, Agustina Llambi Campbell, Albrecht Schuch, Alex Bulkley, Alexander Glehr, Alexandra Milchan, Ali Jaafar, Aman Mann, Amy Jackson, Ana De Armas, Andrew Goldman, Andrew Lowe, Angela Bassett, Austin Butler, Axel Kuschevatzky, Barry Keoghan, Baz Luhrmann, Bill Nighy, Brendan Fraser, Brendan Gleeson, Brett Morgen, Carey Mulligan, Caroline Kaplan, Cate Blanchett, Charlotte Wells, Chris Hayward, Cleona Ní Chrualaoi, Colin Farrell, Colm Bairéad, Damian Jones, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Danielle Deadwyler, Daryl Mcormack, David Earl, Dean Fleischer Camp, Debbie Gray, Dennis Kelly, Diane Becker, Dolly De Leon, Domee Shi, Ed Guiney, Eddie Redmayne, Edward Berger, Elena Sánchez Bellot, Elisabeth Holm, Elizabeth Karlsen, Emma Donoghue, Emma Thompson, Eric Fellner, Gail Berman, Gary Ungar, Georgia Oakley, Gina Carter, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Graham Broadbent, Guillermo Del Toro, Hélène Sifre, Hong Chau, Howard Gertler, Ian Stokell, Ina Fichman, Jack Thorne, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jim Archer, Joel Crawford, John Lyons, Jon Finn, Jonathan Wang, Katy Brand, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ke Huy Quan, Kerry Condon, Lesley Paterson, Lindsey Collins, Luke Kelly, Maia Kenworthy, Malte Grunert, Marie Kreutzer, Marie Lidén, Mark, Chappell, Mark Gustafson, Mark Swift, Martin McDonagh, Matthew Warchus, Melanie Miller, Micheal Ward, Michelle Yeoh, Nan Goldin, Odessa Rae, Oliver Hermanus, Patrick McCormick, Paul Mescal, Paul Mezey, Pete Czernin, Pippa Harris, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Ruben Östlund, Rupert Majendie, Sally El Hosaini, Sam Mendes, Samuel D Hunter, Santiago Mitre, Sara Dosa, Schuyler Weiss, Scott Lambert, Sebastián Lelio, Shane Boris, Stephen Woolley, Teddy Leifer, Tessa Ross, Tim Bevan, Tim Cole, Todd Field, Tom Georg, Victoria Alonso, Viola Davis.

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