At the 76th British Academy Film Awards (Baftas), which were held at the Royal Festival Hall in the United Kingdom, the anti-war German film “All Quiet on the Western Front” took home many awards.
The story of young German soldier Paul Bäumer, who entered in the German army with his pals in hopes of becoming heroes but soon had to deal with the reality of war, is told in a 1929 novel by Erich Maria Remarque that served as the inspiration for the film.
In seven of the 14 categories where it was nominated, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Not in the English Language, and Best Director for Edward Berger, the film triumphed.
In addition, it won the awards for Best Film, Original Music, and Best Cinematography.
The film “All Quiet on the Western Front” had the greatest BAFTA score for a foreign language picture thanks to its seven prizes.
“Elvis,” a biographical drama about the life of late American rock and roll singer and actor Elvis Presley, and “Banshees of Inisherin,” a film about two longtime friends who found their friendship at a dead end to the detriment of each other, tied for second place in the overall winner’s tally of the evening.
Both movies received four awards, with Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan winning Best Supporting Actor for their work in “Banshees Of Inisherin,” and Austin Butler winning Best Leading Actor for his depiction of Elvis.