British Academy Film Awards 2024 - Ones To Watch


12th February 2024
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Our top picks for the upcoming 2024 EE British Academy Film Awards, which honours best national and foreign films of 2023.

The 77th British Academy Film Awards, also known as the BAFTAs, will be held on the 18th February 2024. The event takes place at the Royal Festival Hall in London, and will be hosted by David Tennant.

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Killers of the Flower Moon

Director: Martin Scorsese

Nominated for: Best Film, Supporting Actor, Original Score, Casting, Cinematography Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Make Up & Hair

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser

Synopsis: Set in 1920s Oklahoma, it depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror.

The Holdovers

Director: Alexander Payne

Nominated for: Best Film, Director, Original Screenplay, Leading Actor, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, Casting

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Dominic Sessa, Carrie Preston

Synopsis: A bad-tempered history teacher at a New England prep school is forced to remain on campus over the holidays following a failing grade from one of his students. There, he begins to bond with a troubled student who has no place to go, and a grieving cook.

Anatomy of a Fall

Director: Justine Triet

Nominated for: Best Film, Film Not In The English Language, Director, Original Screenplay, Leading Actress, Casting, Editing

Starring: Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud, Milo Machado Graner, Samuel Theis

Synopsis: A clever and compelling drama about a woman who must prove her innocence after the unexpected death of her husband, whilst their blind son faces a moral dilemma as the main witness.

The Zone of Interest

Director: Jonathan Glazer

Nominated for: Outstanding British Film, Film Not In The English Language, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actress, Cinematoraphy, Editing, Production Design, Sound

Starring: Christian Friedel, Sandra Hüller, Ralph Herforth, Daniel Holzberg

Synopsis: The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife, Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.

Napoleon

Director: Ridley Scott

Nominated for: Outstanding British Film Costume, Design, Make Up & Hair, Special Visual Effects

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Rupert Everett, Tahar Rahim

Synopsis: A look at the military commander's origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine.