- Film And TV
- 06 Jan 23
The longlists determine which films advance to the nominating stage of voting and are not the final Bafta shortlists.
Irish black comedy-drama The Banshees Of Inisherin has been longlisted in 14 Bafta categories, while An Cailín Ciúin has been longlisted for three nominations.
The 24 longlist categories span best film, cinematography, casting, documentary, film not in the English language, and more.
Written and directed by Oscar-winner Martin McDonagh and starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan; The Banshees Of Inisherin has been tipped for a slew of high-profile awards, Golden Globes and Academy Awards included, since earning a 13-minute standing ovation at its Venice Film Festival premiere.
The longlist nominations include best film, director and leading actor for Farrell. The movie, now streaming on Disney+ following a cinematic release, is set on a remote island off the west coast, and sees Farrell’s character devastated when his friend - played by Gleeson - puts an end to their life-long friendship.
The London-Irish director also saw his flick earn longlist nods for Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Gleeson and Keoghan), and Best Supporting Actress (Condon). The Banshees of Inisherin was filmed on Inis Mór and Achill Island.
Irish-language film An Cailín Ciúin has been longlisted in three categories: Best film not in the English language, best director, and best adapted screenplay.
The movie, adapted from Claire Keegan's novella Foster by Colm Bairéad, was shortlisted for an Oscar last month in the Best International Film in category.
Irish actor Daryl McCormack also earned a longlist Bafta nomination for his role in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.
Also vying for Adapted Screenplay and Outstanding British Film nominations is The Wonder - filmed in Ireland and adapted from Emma Donoghue's book of the same name.
The Northern Irish film An Irish Goodbye is longlisted for Best British Short Film.
Beyond chuffed our film has been longlisted for three categories at the BAFTAs!
💫 Film Not in the English Language
💫 Adapted Screenplay
Nominations announced Jan 19…
Go raibh míle @BAFTA https://t.co/u8F1hmT5wa
— Colm Bairéad (@ColmBairead) January 6, 2023
Meanwhile, All Quiet On The Western Front, the Netflix anti-war epic, is an early frontrunner at this year’s awards, after being longlisted in 15 categories.
The film, directed by Edward Berger and based on the 1929 novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque, features on the lists for best film and director.
Quirky science-fiction thriller Everything Everywhere All At Once and Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of Elvis are both longlisted in 12 categories.
Top Gun: Maverick appears in eight categories, as do Babylon, Tar and the Paul Mescal-starring drama Aftersun, which was the big winner at the recent British Independent Film Awards.
Blockbuster action sequel Maverick, in which Tom Cruise reprises the role of US pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell nearly four decades since the original film, was recently announced as the biggest selling home entertainment movie in 2022, selling more than 1.2 million copies.
Round two voting, which determines the nominations, is now open to the Bafta voting members and closes on Friday January 13.
The final nominations will be announced via a livestream hosted by actors Hayley Atwell and Toheeb Jimoh on Thursday January 19 at midday, with the ceremony due to take place on February 19.
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