The British Academy Film Awards announced today the nominations for the 2023 EE BAFTA Film Awards honoring the best films from last year. Some of the usual suspects that we've seen in the other awards shows showed up on this list and the Oscar race has become more competitive as we're now getting the idea of who will show up on the nominations list next week.
Once again, Angela Bassett received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her performance as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It is her first ever BAFTA nomination in her long career and it is in lieu of her recent Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award wins.
She will be competing against other actresses such as Hong Chau (The Whale), Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin), Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Dolly de Leon (Triangle of Sadness), and Carey Mulligan (She Said).
However, this is the only nomination that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever or any MCU films from last year received in this ceremony. Despite that, it is also worth noting that Bassett's nod for the film is the first time that a Marvel performance received a nomination in BAFTA history.
This is certainly exciting for Bassett's awards season performance as this is yet again another sign that she is indeed the frontrunner to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. All we need to wait next is whether she will get her second Oscar nomination next week which is now all but guaranteed at this point.
Meanwhile, The Batman was able to receive nominations in categories such as Best Cinematography, Best Make Up and Hair, Best Production Design, and Best Special Visual Effects. Avatar: The Way of Water only received nominations in the Best Sound and Best Special Visual Effects categories.
The 2023 EE BAFTA Film Awards ceremony will take place on February 19 and will be broadcast on BBC.