Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ Dominates BAFTA Nominations with 13 Nods

LONDON – Christopher Nolan’s biographical epic “Oppenheimer” leads the nominations for the 2024 BAFTA film awards, earning 13 nods, while Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things” follows closely behind with 11 nominations.

“Oppenheimer,” which was previously longlisted for 15 categories, is competing for British Academy honors such as Best Film, Best Director (Christopher Nolan), and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film also received nominations for Best Leading Actor (Cillian Murphy), Best Supporting Actress (Emily Blunt), and Best Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr.).

“Poor Things” is nominated for Best Film, Outstanding British Film, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Additionally, Emma Stone received a nomination for Best Leading Actress.

Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” and Jonathan Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest” both received nine nominations. Other films with multiple nominations include Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall” and Bradley Cooper’s “Maestro,” which received seven nominations each.

The BAFTA nominations highlight the inclusion of new talent, with 11 out of 23 nominees receiving their first BAFTA film nominations. Six former BAFTA Rising Stars winners, including Emily Blunt, Carey Mulligan, and Cillian Murphy, are also nominated.

The winners of the 2024 BAFTA film awards will be revealed on February 18 at London’s Royal Festival Hall. The ceremony will be hosted by Scottish actor David Tennant and will be broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer in the U.K., and on BritBox International in other countries.

This year’s BAFTA nominations reflect a diverse range of genres and stories, showcasing both established and emerging talent in the film industry. The films and individuals nominated represent some of the most acclaimed and anticipated releases of the year.

BAFTA CEO Jane Millichip expressed the organization’s excitement for the strong field of nominees, while BAFTA Chair Sara Putt emphasized the celebration of British and global filmmaking.

Anna Higgs, Chair of the BAFTA Film Committee, noted that the nominated films explore complex moral issues and joyful journeys of self-discovery, ultimately exploring human connection.

The BAFTA nominations underscore the exceptional achievements in film and set the stage for an exciting awards ceremony celebrating the best in British and international filmmaking.