Revisiting the Poignant Themes of All Quiet on the Western Front
The British Academy Film Awards on Sunday praised the anti-German film “All Silence in the Western Front”. It also was awarded Best Picture. This will boost its chances of being selected for the Oscars. Equally impressive was the Irish tragedy “The Banshees of Inisheron” and the biopic about rock star “Elvis”, garnering four prizes apiece. In the case of “All Quiet”, Edd Berger received the Best Director award alongside additional awards such as Adapted Screenplay cinematography, best score Best Sound and Best Film Not in English. It was not expected that Austin Butler received a prize in addition.
at the Tony Awards ceremony, Baz Lurhmann’s musical “Elvis” was awarded trophies in casting, Costume Design, and Hair and Makeup. It also won the Best Actress Prize was awarded to Cate Blanchett for the Orchestral Drama “Tar.” Martin McDonagh’s “Banshees,” the bleakly humorous story of friendship which has gone south, won the award for Best British Film. In the wake of being told of this award, McDonagh jokingly inquired, “Best what ad?” Although the film was shot in Ireland using an Irish cast and crew and getting British financing, McDonagh is a native of Britain and is the child of Irish parents.
British’s version of Hollywood’s Academy Awards, the EE BAFTA Film Ads were presented with Best Supporting Actor Awards. The lead-up of the Academy Awards, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once The film’s score was shockingly small, winning only one prize from the BAFTA nominations, which were for editing. The show was hosted by the charmingly Self-Defending Richard E. Grant and Alison Hammond, The U.K’s Movie Academy held their ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London. The awards are expected to provide a glimpse into possible Oscar winners come March th this year.
The Academy is working on making the ceremony more welcoming. However, there are lots of things to take care of. Stephen Grant, the host was jovial about the famous incident during the fight between Chris Rock and Will Smith at the recent Oscar ceremony. Prince William was present also. He’s the president of Britain’s TV and film academy.
William is accompanied by Kate in her black velvet suit and jacket. Kate was wearing an Alexander McQueen gown , which she attended the BAFTAs. Helen Mirren paid honor to the Queen’s granddaughter, William’s mother, Elizabeth II, who passed away in September. Admired for her screen portrayal of the Queen and also for her role in ‘The Audience’, Mirren described Elizabeth “the leader of the nation”. In an effort to diversify their advertisement in , Britain’s Film Academy implemented changes as there were no women named Best Director for the seventh consecutive year, and the nominees for the lead roles in films were white.
Eleven women directors were eligible to be considered for advertising across the spectrum, including documentaries as well as animated films. However, only one of the most prestigious best-director nominees was female: Gina Prince Bythewood’s work on “The Women King”. Krishnendu Majumdar (chair of BAFTA) said that reflecting at the academy was a difficult and humble process and added that the academy would keep doing the “vital work” that is required to create an equal playing field. The show’s opening song was Ariana DeBose sang “Sisters Are Doing it for Themselves” along with a rapper’s tribute to some of the Nominated females like Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett, and more.
The BAFTAs this year have been an incredible display of cooperation, diversity and respect. The goal for BAFTAs is to celebrate diversity, unity and respect. BAFTAs is to bring attention to the amazing talent that Britain is able to provide in film and beyond. The BAFTAs focused attention on not only William, Kate, Helen Mirren, but also the lack of diversity among individuals chosen for lead roles in films. That’s why the whole sector should be more tolerant to recognizing people with different backgrounds. This way, we’ll be able to create an environment that is more inclusive and unifying.