Wednesday, April 17, 2024

BAFTA Awards Winners: Oppenheimer Sweep with Best Picture, Director, Editing, Cinematography, Score, Cillian Murphy, Downey Jr, Randolph (Holdovers), Stone (Poor Things)


Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” won 7 BAFTAs, or British Academy Awards, this evening in London.

The Universal Pictures release won Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Score, Cinematography and Editing.

At this point, “Oppenheimer” looks as though it will sweep the Oscars on March 10th in Los Angeles.

The two other big awards at BAFTA were Best Actress for Emma Stone in “Poor Things” and Da’Vine Joy Randolph in “The Holdovers.” A full list is below.

“Killers of the Flower Moon” was totally shut out. Also ignored was “Barbie.”

The BAFTAs aren’t necessarily a forerunner of the Oscars, but international voting in our Academy has suddenly taken on a much bigger importance. And “Oppenheimer” already has momentum among the American voters.

The wins are huge vindication for Nolan, who’s been making acclaimed movies since 2000 without any gold statues to along with them.

The Oscars may still vary from the BAFTAs in the categories of Best Actor and Actress. In the former, Paul Giamatti still has the edge among Oscar voters. And Lily Gladstone is thought to be the front runner for Best Actress. Next week’s SAG Awards will give a clearer picture of where the Academy is headed.

Whatever happens, this season is considered to be the most competitive in years, with the best selection of films and performances. Looking back, 2023-24 will always be considered a classic year for cinema. It’s in stark contrast to last year, especially, where the winners were all head scratchers.

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“Oppenheimer” sweeping main categories: Best Picture, actor, director, supp actor, editing, cinematography, score.

UPDATE: We’re basically seeing the Oscars three weeks early.

The BAFTAs should be called the Daftas.

They’re not on TV yet in the UK but they kicked off there almost an hour ago. Huh?

They’ll be on TV there two hours after they started, and then sometime later we can see them in some edited form in the US.

The thing to love about Britain is that it’s always 40 years ago.

Anyway, so far “The Boy and The Heron” won Best animated film, and “The Holdovers” won for Best Casting.

Best editing goes to “Oppenheimer.”

Best cinematography to “Oppenheimer.”

Best film not in English: “Zone of Interest.”

Best adapted screenplay: “American Fiction.”

Best Supporting Actor to Robert Downey, Jr in “Oppenheimer”

Best original screenplay “Anatomy of a Fall”

Best supporting actress, Da’Vine Joy Randolph in “The Holdovers”

Best documentary “20 Days in Mariupol”

Best original score, “Oppenheimer”

Best Sound “Zone of Interest” (or sound you least want to hear)

Best production design for “Poor Things”

Best makeup and hair for “Poor Things” (this award should go to “Maestro”)

Best director, Christopher Nolan, “Oppenheimer”

Best actor, Cillian Murphy, “Oppenheimer

Best actress, Emma Stone, “Poor Things”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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