January 28, 2023

The BAFTA nominations were announced on Thursday and 14 of the 24 nominees in the acting categories received their first BAFTA Film nomination.

Ana de Armas, 34, Austin Butler, 31, and Paul Mescal, 26, were among the first-time nominees for their work on Blonde, Elvis and Aftersun respectively.

The nominations were announced by Hayley Atwell and Toheeb Jimoh on Thursday ahead of next month’s ceremony for the 76th annual film awards to be hosted by actor Richard E Grant and TV host Alison Hammond.

BAFTA 2023 nominations: Ana de Armas, (pictured) Austin Butler and Paul Mescal are among the stars receiving their first nominations after they were announced on Thursday

Acclaimed: Ana'S Nomination Comes For Her Netflix Role As Marilyn Monroe In Blonde (Pictured)

Acclaimed: Ana’s nomination comes for her Netflix role as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde (pictured)

The BAFTAs will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on February 19.

Blonde is a fictional chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

Elvis tells the life story of American music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Aftersun tells the story of a girl named Sophie, played by Frankie Corio, who reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a vacation she took with her father twenty years earlier.

In addition, Angela Bassett has also received a nomination for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Colin Farrell for The Banshees of Inisherin, Brendan Fraser for The Whale, and Ke Huy Quan for Everything Everywhere All At Once.

In the Best Director category, four of the six are first-time Director nominees.

All Shook Up: Austin Wearing A Pink Suit And Taking The Stage In An Elvis Scene

All Shook Up: Austin wearing a pink suit and taking the stage in an Elvis scene

Gina Prince-Bythewood for The Woman King, Todd Field for Tár, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for Everything Everywhere All At Once, and Edward Berger for All Quiet on the Western Front.

The Banshees of Inisherin and All Quiet on The Western Front lead the nominations for this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards.

The EE BAFTA Film Awards will take place on Sunday 19 February at the Southbank Center’s Royal Festival Hall and will be broadcast in the UK from 19:00 to 21:00 on BBC1 and iPlayer, and distributed globally.

Beloved: Paul Mescal Earned His First Bafta Nomination For His Role In Aftersun, In Which A Girl Named Sophie Reflects On The Shared Joy And Private Melancholy Of A Vacation She Took With Her Father Twenty Years Earlier (Pictured 12 January)

Beloved: Paul Mescal earned his first BAFTA nomination for his role in Aftersun, in which a girl named Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a vacation she took with her father twenty years earlier (pictured 12 January)

Stars: Aftersun Follows 12-Year-Old Sophie (Frankie Corio) As She Heads Out On A Gloomy Vacation With Her Father Calum (Paul Mescal).

Stars: Aftersun follows 12-year-old Sophie (Frankie Corio) as she heads out on a gloomy vacation with her father Calum (Paul Mescal).

Film critic Ali Plumb and presenter Vick Hope will host the red carpet pre-show at @BAFTA.

For the first time, the ceremony will reveal the winners of the final four categories live on the show, allowing audiences at home to be part of the excitement as it happens.

Jane Millichip, CEO of BAFTA, said: ‘The EE BAFTA Film Awards are a celebration of the full spectrum of craftsmanship and creativity that goes into film.

“We extend our warmest congratulations to the 215 nominees today who represent 45 extraordinary films, spanning a wide range of storytelling styles, genres and perspectives.

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“We are proud of the role our awards play in inspiring audiences and future filmmakers around the world, and we look forward to celebrating all the nominees and their films at next month’s ceremony.”

Superstar: Angela Bassett Also Received A Nomination For Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Superstar: Angela Bassett also received a nomination for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever