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BAFTAs 2024: Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal cosy up to Emma Stone while Kate Beckinsale and Kaia Gerber exude glamour as celebs enjoy wild night of parties after the biggest night in British film


A night of celebration ended with the usual flurry of high-profile departures following the star-studded 76th annual BAFTA Awards on Sunday evening. 

Celebs scattered across London to lavish afterparties hosted by Vogue, Netflix and Universal. 

Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal cosied up to pal Emma Stone at Netflix’s afterparty at the Chiltern Firehouse.

Meanwhile, Kate Beckinsale and Kaia Gerber brought the glamour as they attended the British Vogue And Tiffany & Co. fashion And film party.

Florence Pugh stayed true to form on Sunday night and celebrated the BAFTAs by attending the Universal and Netflix afterparties.

The Dune star, 28, looked incredible as she hopped from the Universal party held at the Nomad hotel in Covent Garden, before skipping off to the Netflix bash at the Chiltern Firehouse.

Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal cosied up to pal Emma Stone at Netflix's afterparty at the Chiltern Firehouse in London

Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal cosied up to pal Emma Stone at Netflix’s afterparty at the Chiltern Firehouse in London

A night of celebration ended with the usual flurry of high-profile departures following the star-studded 76th annual BAFTA Awards on Sunday evening

A night of celebration ended with the usual flurry of high-profile departures following the star-studded 76th annual BAFTA Awards on Sunday evening

Kate Beckinsale and Kaia Gerber (pictured) brought the glamour as they attended the British Vogue And Tiffany & Co. fashion And film party

Kate Beckinsale and Kaia Gerber (pictured) brought the glamour as they attended the British Vogue And Tiffany & Co. fashion And film party

The biggest night in British film returned with actor David Tennant as host and an array of guest presenters on hand to deliver awards throughout the night.

Prince William attended the ceremony in London solo as his wife Kate Middleton continues her recovery from last month’s abdominal surgery.

Oppenheimer won Best Film as well as sweeping the board in the major categories at the EE BAFTA Film Awards at The Royal Festival Hall .

The epic biographical thriller led the wins with seven gongs, including Best Actor for Cillian Murphy, Best Supporting Actor for Robert Downey Jr. and Best Director for Christopher Nolan. It had the most nominations with 13.

Murphy, 47 – who plays the titular role in Nolan’s atomic bomb saga – picked up the prize at the prestigious awards ceremony.

He triumphed against Bradley Cooper for Maestro, Colman Domingo for Rustin, Paul Giamatti for The Holdovers, Barry Keoghan for Saltburn and Teo Yoo for Past Lives.

Accepting the trophy, he said: ‘Oh boy, holy moly, thank you very, very much BAFTA.’

He paid tribute to ‘the most dynamic, kindest producer-director partnership in Hollywood: Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas, thank you for seeing something in me that I probably didn’t see in myself.’

The Irish actor said to Nolan: ‘Thank for always pushing me and demanding excellence because that is what you deliver time and time again.’

Nolan also acknowledged his ‘fellow nominees and my Oppenhomies’, adding: ‘I know it’s a cliche to say, but I’m in awe of you.’

Kate looked slightly deflated as she sat in the car ready to head home

Kate looked slightly deflated as she sat in the car ready to head home

Florence Pugh's night of party-hopping! Actress left BAFTAs to attend Universal and Netflix bashes in a plunging white dress on Sunday - a year after she famously partied at event until 8.45am

Florence Pugh’s night of party-hopping! Actress left BAFTAs to attend Universal and Netflix bashes in a plunging white dress on Sunday – a year after she famously partied at event until 8.45am

As she arrived at the popular celebrity hotspot, where the afterparty was hosted, Florence turned heads in her stylish white gown

As she arrived at the popular celebrity hotspot, where the afterparty was hosted, Florence turned heads in her stylish white gown

Florence was out to celebrate with her Oppenheimer co-stars after the Christopher Nolan biopic swept the board with seven wins at the same venue. At one point she joined her co-star Robert Downey Jr, (pictured)

Florence was out to celebrate with her Oppenheimer co-stars after the Christopher Nolan biopic swept the board with seven wins at the same venue. At one point she joined her co-star Robert Downey Jr, (pictured)

He said J Robert Oppenheimer was a ‘colossally knotty character’, adding: ‘We have a space to debate and interrogate and investigate that complexity and it’s a privilege to be a part of this community with you all.

Downey Jr, 58, also collected a BAFTA for his role as Lewis Strauss in the Hollywood blockbuster, which has swept the board during the 2024 awards season.

He admitted he owes the award to Nolan, producer Emma Thomas and leading man Murphy, as well as ‘British influence’.

Gesturing to Nolan, he said: ‘Recently that dude suggested I attempt an understated approach as a last ditch effort to resurrect my dwindling credibility.’

Downey Jr’s win set a new record for the longest gap between wins by any performer as it comes 31 years after his previous BAFTA, for the 1993 film Chaplin.

The previous record was 27 years, set by Sir Anthony Hopkins in 2021 when he won the award for best actor for The Father, nearly three decades after his 1994 win for Shadowlands.

Nolan won the Best Director BAFTA for Oppenheimer, his epic tale of how the nuclear bomb was created.

Before accepting the award from actor Hugh Grant, Nolan hugged Murphy.

Nolan joked that his brother ‘beat him up here’ by being in a chorus of a production 40 years ago.

Nolan has previously lost out despite numerous commercial successes such as Inception and The Dark Knight, the UK-born filmmaker won out against Jonathan Glazer [The Zone of Interest], Justine Triet [Anatomy of a Fall], Alexander Payne [The Holdovers], Bradley Cooper [Maestro] and Andrew Haigh [All of Us Strangers].

He paid tribute to Murphy and added to those who backed the film: ‘Thank you for taking on something dark’.

The director also acknowledged the efforts of nuclear disarmament organisations to bring peace.

Oppenheimer swept up in the big name categories, but it was closely followed by the surreal black comedy Poor Things.

It marked five awards for the film, as Emma Stone collected the Best Actress gong for her turn as Bella Baxter.

Accepting her award, she said: ‘Since we’re in London, I want to start by thanking dialect coach. She praised him for not laughing at her when he taught her how to say ‘water’.

‘I really wanted to thank my mum, because she’s the best person I know. Without her none of this would exist, including my life, so thank you for that Mum.’

The American actress said she was ‘in awe’ of all of the team behind the film, where she plays the part of a woman who is reanimated and implanted with the brain of a baby.

She paid tribute to the writers for coming up with the line ‘I must go punch that baby’ in a memorable dinner scene, and also hailed director Yorgos Lanthimos for ‘our friendship and the gift of Bella’.

Also thanking her mother, Stone said: ‘She kind of made me believe this crazy idea that I can do something like this.’

Meanwhile, Da’Vine Joy Randolph crowned victorious in the Best Supporting Actress category for her part in The Holdovers as she continues her march to Oscars glory.

Randolph took to the stage and told Chiwetel Ejiofor, who was presenting the award, ‘you are so handsome’ – prompting laughter from the audience.

On a more serious note, she said: ‘Thank you for trusting me with this beautiful character.

Becoming emotional, she said being able to ‘wear this beautiful gown, standing on the stage in London, is not a responsibility I take lightly’.

Randolph plays school cook Mary in the film set at a boarding school in the early 1970s.

Next up, Director Jonathan Glazer and producer James Wilson’s The Zone Of Interest won the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film.

Wilson told the audience they were ‘stunned’ the film had won three awards during the ceremony, and while it was shot in Poland, the team who made it was assembled from the UK.

The night kicked off with French legal drama Anatomy Of A Fall winning the Original Screenplay award after premiering in Cannes back in May.

Collecting the award, co-writer and director Justine Triet, said: ‘The last time I I was in London, a woman said to me: ‘After I saw your movie I called my ex and told him to see it to understand why I dumped him.’

‘Someone else said ‘Did you put a mic in my kitchen?’

Gesturing to her co-writer and partner Arthur Harari, Triet said ‘I would like to make a statement tonight: it’s a fiction and we are reasonably fine.’

Harari referred to the plot of the courtroom drama when he joked that he had recently found himself near a window in an attic.

He added: ‘I want this room as my witness, if something happens to me, I loved insulating that attic and I’m quite happy tonight.’

Next up, Poor Things has won the BAFTA for special visual effects.

VFX supervisor Simon Hughes said receiving the special visual effects BAFTA for the the film was a career highlight.

‘It’s the peak of my career, absolutely for me. And to have it happen on such a unique film like this is just a real eye-opener, it’s been such a surreal and such a rewarding experience.’

Following this, drama film Earth Mama was honoured with the BAFTA outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer, presented by David Beckham.

Director Savanah Leaf was sobbing as she took to the stage to be presented with the award for her tale of a pregnant single mother.

Leaf said ‘this is crazy’, adding: ‘Our lead had never acted before and she poured her heart into this and she was so fearless.’

The director was given the award alongside Irish producers Shirley O’Connor and Medb Riordan.

The Zone Of Interest won the BAFTA for a film not in the English language.

Director Jonathan Glazer said it was ‘an out of body experience’ to win the award as he paid tribute to his collaborators.

Producer James Wilson thanked Glazer for his ‘virtuosity and his friendship’.

He continued: ‘Walls aren’t new from before or since the Holocaust and it seems stark right now that we should care about innocent people being killed in Gaza or Yemen or Mariupol or Israel.’

He added: ‘Thank your for recognising a film that asks us to think in those spaces.’

The BAFTA for Casting was awarded to Susan Shopmaker for private school-set The Holdovers, while the editing award has gone to Jennifer Lame for Second World War biopic Oppenheimer.

Comedy drama American Fiction has won Best Adapted Screenplay.

American writer and former Gawker journalist Cord Jefferson said winning a BAFTA was ‘surreal’, and that he had his speech written for him because he did not think he would need it.

Jefferson said in a ‘risk-averse industry’, he is thankful for his film – about a novelist who spoofs the ‘black genre’ of books, which becomes a ruse he has to maintain – was made.

The Boy And The Heron won the Best Animated Film Bafta.

Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki was not at the ceremony so the award was collected by presenters Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott.

The Documentary BAFTA went to 20 Days In Mariupol, which highlights the work of Associated Press journalists in the besieged Ukrainian city during the Russian invasion.

Ukrainian filmmaker Mstyslav Chernov said: ‘This is not about us’, this is about the country invaded by Russia and the bombed city they filmed in was just ‘a symbol of everything that has happened’.

‘Thank you for empowering our voice, and let’s keep fighting,’ he added.

Composer Ludwig Goransson won the BAFTA for Original Score for Oppenheimer while Johnnie Burn and Tarn Willers scooped the honour for best sound for Holocaust film The Zone Of Interest.

The BAFTA for Production Design went to Shona Heath, James Price and Zsuzsa Mihalek for surreal comedy Poor Things, about a woman who is reanimated and begins a new life.

It was previously announced the BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema would go to programmer and archivist June Givanni, founder of the Pan African Film Archive, who collected the prize during the ceremony from Bridgerton star Adjoa Andoh.

Northern Ireland actor James Martin, from Oscar-winning film An Irish Goodbye, presented the British short film Bafta to Yasmin Afifi and Elizabeth Rufai for Jellyfish And Lobster, a tale about care home residents.

Accepting the prize, Afifi said the film was about elderly people who find the ‘magic in their final days’, before wiping tears away from her face.

Egyptian actor Sayed Badreya, who appears in the film, got down on his knees and prayed on stage.

The British Short Animation BAFTA was presented to Ross Stringer, Bartosz Stanislawek and Aleksandra Sykulak for Crab Day, about a father and son in a fishing community.

Stringer thanked his parents in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and said the film was about ‘standing up for yourself, no matter what the world thinks of you’.

Poor Things won two more BAFTAs for best costume design, and make-up and hair.

Samantha Morton collected the BAFTA Fellowship from producer David Heyman, who she worked with on Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

There were tributes from her Minority Report co-star Tom Cruise, as well as collaborators Susan Lynch, Molly Windsor and Daniel Mays, while Heyman described her as a ‘rare breed and true artist’.

Morton was visibly emotional and overwhelmed as she said: ‘This is nothing short of a miracle. When I first saw Ken Loach’s Kes on a huge telly that was wheeled into my classroom I was forever changed.

‘Seeing poverty and people like me on the screen, I recognised myself – representation matters.’

She said she would tell her younger self: ‘You matter, don’t give up, the stories we tell, they have the power to change people’s lives.

‘Film changed my life, it transformed me and it led me here today.’

She added: ‘I dedicate this award to every child in care, or who has been in care and who didn’t survive.’

The BAFTA Rising Star award was won by Mia Mckenna-Bruce following a public vote.

The star of coming-of-age film How To Have Sex appeared emotional on stage as she thanked her family and her ‘beautiful baby boy’.

The 26-year-old joked that she hopes her little sisters, who do not think ‘I’m cool’, will change their mind after her win.

Margot Robbie, Emily Blunt, Emma Stone and Florence Pugh were among the star-studded arrivals earlier in the evening on the glitzy red carpet.

BAFTA 2024 WINNERS IN FULL

Best Film

Anatomy Of A Fall

The Holdovers

Killers Of The Flower Moon

Oppenheimer – WINNER

Poor Things

 

 Best Director

Oppenheimer's is set to sweep the board. One of its many nominations is Christopher Nolan as Best Director

Oppenheimer’s is set to sweep the board. One of its many nominations is Christopher Nolan as Best Director

Andrew Haigh, All of Us Stranger

Justine Triet, Anatomy of a Fall

Alexander Payne, The Holdovers

Bradley Cooper, Maestro

Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer – WINNER

Jonathan Glazer, The Zone of Interest

 

Supporting Actor

Robert De Niro, Killers Of The Flower Moon

Robert Downey Jr, Oppenheimer – WINNER

Jacob Elordi, Saltburn

Ryan Gosling, Barbie

Paul Mescal, All Of Us Strangers

Dominic Sessa, The Holdovers

 

Supporting Actress

Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

Claire Foy, All Of Us Strangers

Sandra Hüller, The Zone Of Interest

Rosamund Pike, Saltburn

Da’vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers – WINNER

 

Original Screenplay

Anatomy Of A Fall has received plenty of nominations including for Original Screenplay

Anatomy Of A Fall has received plenty of nominations including for Original Screenplay

Anatomy of a Fall – WINNER

Barbie

The Holdovers

Maestro

Past Lives

 

Adapted Screenplay

All Of Us Strangers

American Fiction – WINNER

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

The Zone Of Interest

 

Animated Film

Chicken Run's sequel Dawn Of The Nugget is up for Animated Film

Chicken Run’s sequel Dawn Of The Nugget is up for Animated Film

The Boy And The Heron – WINNER

Chicken Run: Dawn Of The Nugget

Elemental

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse

 

British Short Film

Festival Of Slaps

Gorka

Jellyfish And Lobster – WINNER

Such A Lovely Day

Yellow 

 

Cinematography

Killers Of The Flower Moon

Maestro

Oppenheimer – WINNER

Poor Things

The Sone Of Interest 

 

Documentary

20 Days In Mariupol – WINNER

American Symphony

Beyond Utopia

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie

Wham! 

 

Make Up & Hair

Killers Of The Flower Moon earned plenty of nominations. Pictured: Lily Gladstone and Leonardo di Caprio

Killers Of The Flower Moon earned plenty of nominations. Pictured: Lily Gladstone and Leonardo di Caprio

Killers Of The Flower Moon

Maestro

Napoleon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things – WINNER

 

Product Design

Barbie 

Killers Of The Flower Moon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things – WINNER

The Zone Of Interest 

 

Special Visual Effects

Poor Things, featuring Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo (both pictured), is up for Special Visual Effects

Poor Things, featuring Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo (both pictured), is up for Special Visual Effects

The Creator

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Napoleon

Poor Things – WINNER

Leading Actor

Barry Keoghan is up for Leading Actor for his performance in Saltburn

Barry Keoghan is up for Leading Actor for his performance in Saltburn

Bradley Cooper, Maestro

Colman Domingo, Rustin

Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers

Barry Keoghan, Saltburn

Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer – WINNER

Teo Yoo, Past Lives

 

Leading Actress

Margot Robbie got nominated for Leading Actress

Margot Robbie got nominated for Leading Actress

Fantasia Barrino, The Color Purple

Sandra Hüller, Anatomy Of A Fall

Carey Mulligan, Maestro

Vivian Oparah, Rye Lane

Margot Robbie, Barbie

Emma Stone, Poor Things – WINNER

 

Outstanding British Film

All Of Us Strangers

How To Have Sex

Napoleon

The Old Oak

Poor Things

Rye Lane

Saltburn

Scrapper

Wonka

The Zone Of Interest – WINNER

 

Film Not in the English Language

20 Days In Mariupol

Anatomy of a Fall

Past Lives

Society of the Snow

The Zone of Interest – WINNER

 

Outstanding Debut

How To Have Sex got a nod for Outstanding Debut

How To Have Sex got a nod for Outstanding Debut

Blue Bag Life

Bobi Wine: The People’s President

Earth Mama – WINNER

How To Have Sex

Is There Anybody Out There?

 

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

Lisa Selby, Rebecca Lloyd-Evans, Alex Fry

Christopher Sharp

Savanah Leaf, Shirley O’connor, Medb Riordan – WINNER

Molly Manning Walker

Ella Glendining

 

British Short Animation

Crab Day – WINNER

Visible Mending

Wild Summon

 

Casting

The Holdovers had a good showing, including being up for Casting

The Holdovers had a good showing, including being up for Casting

All Of Us Strangers

Anatomy Of A Fall

The Holdovers – WINNER

How To Have Sex

Killers Of The Flower Moon 

 

Costume Design

Barbie

Killers Of The Flower Moon

Napoleon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things – WINNER

 

Editing

Anatomy Of A Fall

Killers Of The Flower Moon

Oppenheimer – WINNER

Poor Things

The Zone Of Interest 

 

Original Score

Killers Of The Flower Moon

Oppenheimer – WINNER

Poor Things

Saltburn

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse 

 

Sound

The Zone Of Interest is up for Sound alongside Oppenheimer, Maestro and others

The Zone Of Interest is up for Sound alongside Oppenheimer, Maestro and others

Ferrari

Maestro

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Oppenheimer

The Zone Of Interest – WINNER

 

EE Rising Star

Phoebe Dynevor

Ayo Edebiri

Jacob Elordi

Mia McKenna-Bruce – WINNER

Sophie Wilde 

 



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