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Oppenheimer, Poor Things Win Big At BAFTA Film Awards

February 18, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Oppenheimer continued to pick up momentum during award seasons as it won big at the BAFTA Film Awards, taking home seven prizes. The 77th British Academy Film Awards were handed out on Sunday with the blockbuster biopic winning Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr.), and Best Leading Actor (Cillian Murphy), as well as awards for Cinematography (Hoyte van Hoytema), Editing (Jennifer Lame) and Original Score (Ludwig Göransson).

However, it didn’t quite leave all of its competition in the dust. Poor Things missed out on most of the biggest awards, though it did pick up a total of five awards. That includes its major win for Best Leading Actress (Emma Stone) as well as wins for Costume Design (Holly Waddington), Makeup & Hair (Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston), Production Design (Shona Heath, James Price and Zsuzsa Mihalek), and Special Visual Effects (Simon Hughes). None of the wins were considered particular upsets, with both films performing strongly throughout award season.

Outside of those two films, The Zone of Interest took home three awards inlcuding Best Film Not in the English Language and Outstanding British Film. And The Holdovers was able to secure wins for Best Supporting Actress (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), solidifying her as the frontrunner in that Oscar race, and Best Casting.

Notable snubbed films from the BAFTAS were Killers of the Flower Moon, which went winless despite nine nominations, Maestro which lost all six of its nominated categories, and Barbie which went zero for five. You can see the full list of winners below:

Best Film: Oppenheimer
Best Director: Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer
Best Leading Actress: Emma Stone – Poor Things
Best Leading Actor: Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer
Best Supporting Actress: Da’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers
Best Supporting Actor: Robert Downey Jr. – Oppenheimer
Rising Star Award: Mia McKenna-Bruce
Best Original Screenplay: Justine Triet, Arthur Harari – Anatomy of a Fall
Best Adapted Screenplay: Cord Jefferson – American Fiction
Best Film Not In the English Language: Jonathan Glazer – The Zone of Interest
Best Animated Film: The Boy and the Heron
Best Documentary: 20 Days in Mariupol
Outstanding British Film: The Zone of Interest
Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer: Savanah Leaf (Writer, Director, Producer), Shirley O’Connor (Producer), Medb Riordan (Producer) – Earth Mama
Best Casting: Susan Shopmaker – The Holdovers
Best Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema – Oppenheimer
Best Editing: Jennifer Lame – Oppenheimer
Best Costume Design: Holly Waddington – Poor Things
Best Makeup & Hair: Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier, Josh Weston – Poor Things
Best Original Score: Ludwig Göransson – Oppenheimer
Best Production Design: Shona Heath, James Price, Zsuzsa Mihalek – Poor Things
Best Sound: ohnnie Burn, Tarn Willers – The Zone of Interest
Best Special Visual Effects: Simon Hughes – Poor Things
Best British Short Animation: Crab Day
Best British Short Film: Jellyfish and Lobster