As the Awards season continues, Asia-Pacific projects and practioners are again in the spotlight with nominations for the 2023 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards.
In the category of Cinematography, Australia’s Greig Fraser and Mandy Walker have been nominated for their work on The Batman and Elvis, respectively.
In the category of Sound, the team from Avatar: The Way of Water – Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Julian Howarth, Gary Summers, Gwendoyln Yates Whittle – have picked up a nomination.
The VFX team from Weta Digital, including Richard Baneham, Daniel Barrett, Joe Letteri, and Eric Saindon has also been nominated for Special Visual Effects on Avatar: The Way of Water.
Nominations for best Film not in the English language include South Korea’s
Decision to Leave, directed by Park Chan-wook.
The German war film All Quiet on the Western Front has emerged as the frontrunner after the announcement of this year’s BAFTA nominations. Its tally of 14 nominations is the most for any film since The King’s Speech in 2011.
The Banshees of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All at Once both have 10 nominations, with Elvis on nine and Tár on five.
Charlotte Wells’ directorial debut Aftersun, which was backed by the BFI Film Fund awarding National Lottery money, has picked up four nominations, including for outstanding British film, Wells for outstanding debut and Paul Mescal for best actor. Other films with four nominations are The Batman, Top Gun: Maverick, The Whale and Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.
The winners will be announced in the UK on 19 February.